Lucas DaSilva said there isn’t one area in particular where he has improved the most since last season. The Palm Beach Atlantic men’s soccer star is simply a better all-around player and that has shown with his performances on the field.
“I’ve just become a better player overall from last season to this year,” DaSilva said. “Pushing myself to be better everyday and applying the information that my coaches have given me have been key to my progression as a player.”
In 13 games this year, DaSilva, only a sophomore, has struck for a team-best 13 goals and has also dished out four assists. The sophomore midfielder scored only six goals last season.
Despite his rapid rise, he is anything but complacent. His goal is to continue to improve as he helps the Sailfish push toward contending for a national title next month.
“There is always room for improvement as an athlete,” DaSilva said. “It’s important that I stay disciplined and focused and keep striving for more.”
The Sailfish are 12-0-1 through 13 games, winning their last seven, and they are the highest scoring team in the country, punching in 59 goals on 47 assists.
“As a team, we push each other every day and make sure we stay united,” DaSilva said.
The Sailfish are also focused on achieving their lofty goals.
“As the year progresses, there is nothing I’d like more than to win nationals with this group of guys,” DaSilva said. “I think we have come a long way since last year to this year and it’s important that we continue to move forward as a team and keep working hard every day to reach our goal.”