Cadet senior Cristian Urbina has been a fixture on the Frederick Boys Soccer team since his freshman season of 2015, and now will be apart of its history. Urbina, etched his name into the FHS record book by totaling 17 career assists during his three varsity seasons for the Cadets, good for 3rd all-time. He sits behind Able Ameyaw who recorded 23 assists from 2012 to 2015, and Ben Schur who’s 25 assists from 1994 to 1997 is the Cadet record. Cristian’s 8 assists this past fall also puts him in a 4th place tie for assists in a season.
Urbina may be known for his ability to find open teammates but his biggest moment as a Cadet, which also happens to be his favorite, is one of him scoring a goal of his own. During his sophomore in 2016 he would score the game winning goal against Tuscarora in the Sectional Finals with just under 11 minutes to play in the game. The win advanced the Cadets to their first regional final appearance since 1984.
Cristian credits his technical ability as to what helps him a lot on the field. “I can keep the ball close to my feet while being able to look up and pick out my teammates”. The humble senior said “When dribbling I often look up to see any runs being made so I can make important passes and get the team going forward” he added.
With several area college and university scouts regularly in attendance this past season to see Urbina play, soccer may still be in his future after he leaves FHS. “My education is a high priority and I hope to study computer science and play at the college level”.
When asked how it feels to now be 3rd all time in assists for a program dating back 102 years to 1916, Urbina responded “It feels pretty good, if I’m 3rd all-time I must be doing something right”. he then added ‘My name will be on the boards for some time to come, even when I leave the school, which makes me proud’.
You can view the entire Cadet Boys Soccer Record Book Here