Players of the Week - 9/21/09
Kris Barr, Brick - As the one of only three players on Brick's opening day roster with any starting experience, Barr has been asked to pick up his production and has he ever delivered. In three games, Brick is 2-0-1 and has scored seven goals. Barr has scored four of them and assisted two. The Green Dragons had a balanced distribution of scoring last year, but Barr looks like he will be the main source of goals on a surprising Brick team.
Kristopher Olsen-Barr DOB: 10-08-91 School - Brick Township High School, Brick N.J. 08723
1st team All-Division
1st team All-County
Starting at an early age of four, Kristopher showed a remarkable interest in sports, with soccer being the one he WANTED to play more than any other and since then, has markedly improved year after year in this great sport to being one of the best I have ever seen. He has dribbling and scoring abilities left and right footed and has patience in ball control, releases great passes among other talents and is always on the move and never gives up. Since his very early start, he has approximately three-hundred goals to his credit, a pure and true scorer at his best. He simply just scores and scores and scores, given the opportunities. One of his most accomplished and proudest moments as a soccer player was being awarded M.V.P. in his freshman year of high school ball along with gaining trust and accolades from his coaches and fellow players alike. He had scored over and above twenty three goals after missing the first six games of that season among other accomplishments that first year. The B.T.H.S Dragons soccer team for the last fifteen years had not made shore conference or state playoffs until Kristopher started playing varsity as a sophomore, and I know, without question, that he had a very prominent role in making this happen. In his junior year of playing soccer, the head coach did not position Kristopher up front very much but instead played him as half-back, still the team made it to shore conference and state playoffs due mostly in part to his unbelievable scoring and passing abilities from anywhere in the field. The first year on the varsity team, the head coach did not position him as a midfielder or forward as much as he should have, but Kristopher still managed to lead the team in scoring, and again the Dragons made shore conference tournament and state playoffs. He has played on teams where unfortunately father (coach) and son (player) was a determining factor in position playing, not skill and statistical approach, that led to unwise and eventually losing decisions, but when the coach wanted to win they played Kristopher up front and most of the time, they would win, decisively! Kris is a winner, someone who contributes one-hundred and ten percent all of the time and if a team wants to win with him on it they will. Many opposing team’s coaches and players and referees as well have told him what a tremendous player he is. One of his downfalls is that he hates to lose! He does not have a big ego for what he does but otherwise will play any position that you decide to play him. I am his Grandfather, and I started teaching him soccer at the age of four. I have tutored him along the way, mentored him with the knowledge and skills that a young soccer player should have, and with the experience of playing throughout his early life till now, he has become great in every sense and deserves to be on a high caliber team that appreciates the efforts of a young talent as my grandson. He is young, energetic, and has the drive to be the best and deserves a chance to win games for you. We are willing to come to any practice you have so you may see him play, or in turn, invite you to come and see him play his games for yourself. I will gladly forward the schedules for your convenience. He plays indoor soccer in the winter months also and has approximately four goals per game, a great accomplishment.. Please give him a chance, I know you will like what you see. We can not afford to pay a lot of money for his college education, and hopefully you will be able to help us with this situation. We are his grandparents and have raised him and are proud of him and hopefully you will be just as happy and proud to have him attending your college.