Senior Thomas Bell and Richie Taylor Take on a Leadership Role on the Soccer Team


Credit to Savannah Wandzel

Senior Richie Taylor takes a free-kick for FHN on 9/5.

By Jamie Sneed

With four returning varsity boys’ soccer players, the team members focus on looking up to two of them for direction at the start of and throughout this season. Seniors Thomas Bell and Richie Taylor have been named captains by their coaches and help to lead the team. Coach Lawrence Scheller chose the two as captains based upon their extensive soccer experience and leadership skills.

“I have to be more of a leader for the team this year than I was previously,” Bell said.

As the boys’ soccer team has many players lacking in varsity-level experience, their main goals for the season are focusing on improving and working as a team each time they get on the field.

“[Bell and Taylor] are very vocal on the field and lead by example,” junior Corey Valleroy said.

According to Scheller, with 20 years of soccer experience combined between Bell and Taylor, including six years on varsity, they have proven themselves qualified to help lead the team throughout this season.