PCC men’s soccer team practices despite COVID

The PCC men’s soccer team have been practicing every Tuesday since the beginning of Aug. between 8 a.m and 10 a.m. to prepare for the 2021 Spring season. Without the assistance of their coaches, the student-athletes took it upon themselves to run their own practices even though there are 18,641 COVID-19 cases and 146 deaths in Los Angeles County in the month of Nov., according to Los Angeles Public Health.

PCC soccer has a ‘born leader’ in freshman midfielder

As a 5-year-old, PCC midfielder Mario Urbina remembered watching one of his favorite soccer teams play in the 2010 World Cup with his family. The Urbinas’, especially his grandfather, would wake up at 6:00 a.m. to watch Honduras, a small country in Central America between Guatemala and El Salvador. On other days, Urbina would find his grandfather watching soccer after he came home from school. This was a special time for both of them because it gave them a chance to connect with each other …