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In two years under Romano, Serrano missed only one start as a varsity player. Forward, evidently, was his sweet spot.
A left knee injury knocked Serrano out of the supersectional match with 23 minutes remaining in his high school career. He never returned to the field, watching his Cadets teammates ultimately fall 5-1 to Peoria Notre Dame as rain sprinkled the field.
He's using it as motivation to return even stronger, as he hopes to play collegiate soccer in the future. It's just another opportunity for Serrano to prove himself.
"People sometimes doubt my ability to play," Serrano said. "I always want to prove myself to people that 'Yes, I can. I want to continue on playing soccer at the collegiate level and I want to do the best that I can in high school.'"
"It's a challenge every day to prove myself," Serrano continued. "Maybe not to the team, but other people."