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By Derrick Smith

Isaias Silva played his first soccer game when he was four years old and it was at that moment he fell in love with the game. Fourteen years later, he is still playing the game and his love for it has only grown. 

“There has been a lot for me to become the player that I am today,” Silva said. “Non-stop practice and always playing my best. I have never given up on myself and I have always tried to stay humble.”

Silva attends Mustang High School, where he is a senior. He plays forward for the Broncos soccer team. He says that the highlight moment of his career was when he and his teammates reached the state semifinals for just the second time in school history. Also, during his sophomore year, he was the top goalscorer in Class 6A.

Jared Homer, Mustang boys soccer coach, says that Isaias is a highly decorated player and has earned all of his accolades. 

“Isaias is a senior forward and was a United Soccer Coaches All-American last season. One of nineteen boys honored across the country. He also was the Oklahoman Player of the Year in 2019,” he said. “He led 6A in scoring his sophomore year and was poised for a big junior season last year, but that was cut short due to Covid. He is a tremendous player that is arguably the best player in the state. Isaias is one of the most decorated players in his class. He has won almost every major award he can. He is a tremendous player and an even better teammate.”

Though Silva has put in a lot of work, he knows that he did not get where he is alone. 

“My parents have been great influences in my life,” Silva said. “They taught me everything I know. One of the biggest things they taught me was to always be humble and respectful.”

He is also thankful for all the coaches he has had over the years. 

“They all taught me different things, but they each helped me discover and grow as an athlete and as a person.”

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