When the final whistle blew on Sunday, this team of English Language Learner students from T.C. Williams High School became celebrated champions as they lifted the Suburban Friendship League U19s trophy.
After a nail biting weekend of games they came out victors, convincingly beating Northern VA 2, 3-1.
Athletico – a team begun by a social worker and two high school resource officers two years ago – has become a family for these teenagers from TC’s International Academy.
Watch what it means to be a part of something bigger than yourself.