HML champion soccer team reunites after 40 years

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 0 Comments

HML champion soccer team reunites after 40 years
On January 19, players and coaches of the Hialeah Miami Lakes High School (HML)1977-1978 State Championship Soccer team joined together for a 40 year reunion. The reunion was hosted by former player Mario Sabates.
To this day they are the only soccer team in HML history to achieve this success in boys’ soccer. Coach Jose Enriquez, a counselor and soccer coach at HML, worked with these players for years and ultimately lead them to a 17-1-2 season that resulted in the Class 4A State Championship.
The players lined up for the picture in their reunion shirts in the same order as the original State Championship team picture. Enriquez gave his reunion speech to his former players. His message to his players was that it has and will always be about being a very close team and he thanked them for the great memories. The team won the GMAC Championship and the State Championship in the same year for the first time in history. 
Many players who have moved to other states made the trip to attend the reunion. Plans were made to have another reunion in five years.

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