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“It’s very special coming in [as a] first-time varsity [player] as a senior,” De LaTorre said. “It feels great to be able to do something good for the team, something that means something.”
That De La Torre has cracked the lineup of a team that is deeper and talented than it has been in years says something about him. The 6-foot-4 striker has been able to make the most of his playing time and his contributions have been important. De La Torre had a game-tying goal earlier in the season and Thursday’s finish was his first game-winner.
“Leo didn’t play last year,” Stassen said. “He came back out and is just a changed kid, a hard worker outside of school.
“He’s your perfect kid that’s going to come off the bench. Against Washington he comes on, scores in 30 seconds. Here he comes on, scores in five minutes. He’s that kid that’s going to introduce energy and for his size he’s got some wheels.”