Glastonbury High School senior Adam Molusis is a captain on a boys’ soccer team that has started the season with six straight wins.
Molusis scored his first goal of the season on Sept. 13, tallying the team’s initial goal in a 7-0 win over Northwest Catholic.
“It was a nice feeling. I hadn’t scored since last year, so it felt good,” said the senior center midfielder, who netted his second goal this past week.
Molusis, who is captaining the Guardians on the field with Will Greelish and Aiden Crean, said he has embraced the leadership role this season.
“I try to encourage guys in practice and games, and my voice is heard more this year,” stated Molusis, who added that each of the captains take a different approach. “We all have our areas where we excel as captains and we talk every day to see what we’ve got to improve on.”
Through the first six games, the Guardians are outscoring their opponents 22-1, including shutouts in five contests.
Playing alongside Molusis in the center of the midfield is Ben Pavano. Greelish also plays midfield and Crean is captaining a strong defensive unit.
Molusis credited the team’s sizzling start to quick ball movement and communication, saying, “If we do both of those well we could be a really good team.”
Versatility has also been a key this season for the Guardians as Molusis is one of several players that have played multiple positions across the field.
He is the team’s only returning all-conference player from last season’s team that nearly upset top-seeded Xavier in the second round of the Class LL tournament, before losing on penalty kicks in overtime.
“Deep down everyone wishes we could have gotten a different result, but we moved past it and we’re looking forward,” said Molusis. “We’ve turned the page and are focusing on the season ahead and what we can improve now.”
Along with starring as a soccer player, Molusis is also a standout basketball player at GHS during the winter months.
He’s been doing both sports since he could remember, saying that as far as he could remember he has either had a soccer ball at his feet or basketball in his hands.
In the spring, his plan is to play soccer unaffiliated with the school with CFC (Connecticut Football Club) as he begins to prepare for life after high school.
Molusis said he has yet to make any college decision, yet is leaning towards playing soccer at the next level.
For now, his goal as a senior student athlete is simple.
“Just working hard in the classroom and on the field,” he said.
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