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09/27/19 6:37am
09/27/2019 6:37 AM

Bryan Flores is obviously the same person he was last year. He’s not nearly the same soccer player, though.

Last year Flores was a little-used reserve player, one of the last on Mattituck’s bench. “He didn’t play much,” coach Will Hayes said. “He came to practice every single day with a smile on his face and just kept grinding.”

Flores participated in a couple of indoor practices over the winter, but didn’t play for Mattituck’s summer league team. Hayes wasn’t even sure if Flores would come out for the team in training camp before receiving a text message.

Then, Hayes saw the new and improved Flores, who is taller and stronger. The senior left wing reported to camp fit and ready. READ