Nicolas’ brother, Alex, has now become a professional soccer player!  Alex has always been an outstanding soccer player in youth, high school, college, and now in professional indoor soccer with the Wichita Wings.  His first test was to make the cut in open-to-the-public tryouts, going from 110 people to just 20 or so.  The second test then was to prolong through two weeks of team practices.  After thriving in those two tests, his final chance to make the team came through a “live game” scrimmage.  Of the last remaining 12 unsigned players, only 5 were going to be offered contracts.

This scrimmage was open to public and a live game.  We were extremely fortunate as the game was being played during the week when we were already going to be in Kansas.  Alex played superbly, still impressing his family.  He was aggressive and always in a good position – even with three chances to score – but most impressive was his defensive skills.  Not long after the game, Alex was pulled away from autograph signing to visit with the general manager.  At that moment, the GM had offered Alex a 3-year contract!  (Additionally, Alex’s longtime friend Kevin was also offered a contract.  They have played soccer together since they were very young)

Nicolas hasn’t done many sporting event photos, so many of them were blurry due to dim lighting and slower shutter speeds.  However, some turned out well.  We hope you enjoy them.

Congratulations Boofy, you’ve made the family and us so proud!

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