When they are not practicing and have some free time on their hands, the team likes to go watch other FCIAC high school football games or go to one of their houses and kick back, relax, and play video games. They also, before every game, have a big pasta dinner together. Even before practice, the team likes to go to Wendy’s to get a bite to eat.
If you play football at McMahon, you are apart of a brotherhood according to staring wide receiver, Erik Hernandez ('19). “You know I love every single one of these guys. We are like a brotherhood, and we always have each other's backs no matter if we are up by 30 or down by 30.”
The girl's soccer team also does a pasta dinner before every game, but in an effort to build commemorator, the team recently participated in an Escape room at the Panic Room in Norwalk ; the whole team participated .
”We are super close. We do everything together, and we just have so much fun as a group, and I would not want it any other way.” [Chloe Ortolano ‘19]
The girl's soccer team is a very young group and it helps with the bonding process because they are mostly the same age.
Chloe thinks that because they are so close off the field it translates to on-field success which makes sense because this year the girl's soccer team made history by being the first team from Norwalk to make it to the FCIAC playoffs.
Our last team is the boys soccer team. They do a majority of their bonding over the phone. “We play a lot of games on IMessage, it is just our way of staying loose”[Elias Pardo ‘19] These games range from Eightball pool, basketball and even mini golf. Eli also says that they always are in contact saying that they are either always texting in here group chat or messing around in person.
The soccer boys can always be seen off the field together and when they are they usually are laughing so they definitely know how to keep it loose. It is a unique way of off-field bonding but hey, it works for them.