When the final whistle blew last Sunday, this team of English Learner students from T.C. Williams High School became celebrated champions as they lifted the Suburban Friendship League U19 trophy.
After a nail biting weekend of games, they came out victors, convincingly beating Northern VA 2 with a score of 3-1.
Athletico — a team started by a social worker and two high school resource officers two years ago — has become a family for these teenagers from the T.C. Williams International Academy.
Watch what it means to be a part of something bigger than yourself: