Posted at: 10/18/2012 10:46 PM
Updated at: 10/24/2012 6:33 PM
(ABC 6 NEWS) -- Lourdes senior soccer player Jack Convery is no stranger to high pressure soccer.
He has now played on three state bound teams for the Eagles and knows what it takes to win in clutch situations. But it's not his personal skill that he focuses on when you ask him about his senior season. For him, it's all about what he can do for everyone else.
It's a trait Convery learned from his big brother Paul.
"He taught me how to play the game and see others,” said the senior. “He wasn't all about scoring, he was about bringing others into the game and creating other opportunities for others."
That’s now something Jack does every time he steps on the field. As one of the team leaders in assists, Jack is involved in about 50% of the Eagles goals…even if he's not the one netting them.
"If you just have individuals, you're not going to get very far. I think that speaks to Jack, I think that speaks to everybody else on this team. They concern themselves with just doing what's best for the team," said Lourdes head coach Tom Kane.
Because of that mindset, this Eagles team is on their way to accomplishing their goal for the 2012 season. They want to win a state title.
"We all have played together, we were all at the dome together last year, we know how to win and what we have to do to win,” the team captain said. “When we’re all together we just have a ridiculously good connection and I guess it's working."
It's not surprising that Jack has a team-orientated mindset.
Born in Scotland, Jack came to the U.S. just before he was two, and has been instilled with the love of the game all his life. Even little kids pick up on how special he is.
"I have a grandson who thinks Jack is the greatest guy in the world,” said Coach Kane. “Jack will sit with him after the game, and that's just the kind of guy he is."
Jack even gave an old Celtic F.C. jersey, his favorite futbol team from Scotland, to Kane’s grandson. Coach Kane said the 4-year old still wears it to all the Eagles games.