The Los Alamos boy’s soccer program always goes into a season as state title contenders, but this season the target on the Hilltoppers’ back might be bigger after last year’s state championship appearance.
Los Alamos plans to rely on its experience and a vigorous schedule to match last season’s success. The last time the Hilltoppers lost in a state championship, they regrouped the following season and claimed the program’s latest state championship (2009, 2010).
The road to redemption begins 6 p.m. Tuesday as the Hilltoppers host defending Class 4A state champion Bosque School at Sullivan Field.
“Los Alamos always tends to have a tradition of being a pretty solid program and always has a mark on there back. So a lot of teams look at Los Alamos as a good bench mark,” said Ron Blue, who’s entering his third season as the Hilltoppers’ head coach. “Obviously this year will be a bit different. Coming in, I think we’re putting some pressure on ourselves.”
“We believe that we have a team that can be very good. So we’re going to try to go and play and win as many games as possible.”