Across New England, there are a plethora of seniors capping their high school soccer careers at their respective institutions.
Many of them will have the opportunity to see the final minutes of their final matches expire while they are on the pitch, while quite a few other final-year players will be relegated to watching the time tick down from the sidelines.
For those who are viewing the play more than participating in matches, the road is long and arduous. It is filled with sacrifice with little reward.
Most of them — especially the players on winning teams — would have it no other way.