Heights soccer captain leading team to strong season
Heights High's Senior Boys Soccer team captain Gabriel Pewu has emerged as one of the top scorers for Heights this year. At mid-season (Sept. 15) he had tallied 12 goals and five assists. Pewu is a four-year varsity starter, kicks for the football team, is a member of the National Honor Society and has a 3.5 GPA. As of mid-September, Pewu had helped his team to a 6-1-1 record, building on last year’s strong showing as a Sectional Finalist.
The team's new head coach, Tshepo Motsamai, a native of South Africa, played soccer in the developmental minor league there and was called up to play professionally for the Orlando Pirates, but chose to attend college instead. Motsamai is also a coach with the Eastside Kickers.
“The transition to a new coach has been smooth and we are looking forward to another very strong year,” Pewu said at the beginning of the season.
Pewu will apply to several colleges in Ohio as well as Temple University in Philadelphia. He plans to study pre-law or business, but has not decided if he will play soccer at the collegiate level.
Joy Henderson is the parent/community liaison for Heights High.