Goose Creek Memorial men's soccer has always been a consistent playoff program.
Excluding last season, the Patriots had been to the postseason for eight straight seasons dating back to 2012. In 2019, they reached the Regional Semifinals.
A key to their success has been senior Jonathan Diaz, who graced this spring's cover. VYPE caught up with the 2021 grad for this VYPE 411.
VYPE: What was the difference this season compared to last?
DIAZ: "It has turned out well. I think last year we had a lack of focus. Our mentality just wasn't there. This year we set the standard high and we've gotten players ranging from freshmen to seniors to buy-in. They have the skill and potential to make the team better this year."
VYPE: What's your soccer story?
DIAZ: "I started playing soccer when I was about four or five years old. I've been playing club for the past two years. I played in middle school at Gentry Middle School. When I got to high school, I started off on JV and in my sophomore year we reached the fourth round of the playoffs. We got knocked out by Kingwood Park but it was a great experience."