By Tamas Mondovics
Each athletic team has its standouts; individuals who, due to possessing certain talents, earn the respect of their teammates.
It is safe to say that such a notion fits a number of great players on this year’s Brandon High School Eagles’ soccer team, including the talented senior midfielder, Dylan Dyer, who has stepped up his game and is currently leading the program that is now sporting an impressive record.
Thanks to his skills and the support of his teammates, Dyer is in the spotlight for his love of the game, having the most goals scored as well as being a driving force behind the Eagles’ current season success.
“I have been playing soccer since I was three years old,” Dyer said. “It is my sport and I hope to continue to play it in college and beyond.”
Proud of his team’s success, Dyer emphasized what he believes it takes to be successful.
“It takes time to build a program especially when it has to start from a couple of win-less seasons,” he said. “We have been at it since my freshmen year and I am very proud of being a part of it and enjoy the results of our hard work.”
Of course, at the end of the day, the parents of these young athletes turn out to be the proudest of them all, which can be seen in the face of Bonnie Dyer, Dylan’s mom, who was clearly pleased with the opportunity to say a few words about her son.
“I’m so happy for Dylan,” she said. “He has worked really hard this year to improve his game and I’m glad he is recognized for his efforts. He’s funny, smart and has a great attitude. He is always positive and doesn’t let anything negative get him down.”
Bonnie hopes to see her son continue to play the sport in college, which she said, has been her son’s dream for a long time.
“I can only be proud of Dylan, not just for his soccer accomplishments, but for the man he is becoming,” she said. “I could not have asked for a better son.”
The Eagles are well on their way towards one of the best soccer seasons in school history thanks to the commitment, dedication and talent of these student athletes.
For more information about Dyer and members of the Brandon Eagles’ soccer team, please visit www.maxpreps.com.