Boussy explained in recent years he has stressed the need not so much to win but to win well.
He told them “it's not 'to win' but 'how to win.'"
The coach expected his players to improve in their play as they went along, not merely to outscore their opponents. He made it clear that improving in their play would, besides winning the game at hand, help them make it on their high school teams. And it has.
Freedom has several of the county's top high school players. These include the reigning Times Girls Soccer Player of the Year, Winters Mill’s Erin Snyder.
"Sometimes we score goals in bunches and have multiple girls that score,” Boussy said. “We don't depend on just one.”
However, the thing that most typifies this team is its defense.The final three tournament games were 1-0 shutouts. In fact, Freedom United has allowed only one goal in its past 11 games.
"That is typical of our team; we always defend well. They can score, but they are also very comfortable in a 1-0 game. We play good teams at a high level, but our defense has gotten it done," Boussy said.
It starts in goal. The team's number one goalie has signed on for college and the back-up is All-County.
It continues with the cohesion that comes from playing together a long time. Ten of the girls have been together since the team was formed 10 years ago. Seven have also played together at Century High for several years.
And now as they come to the end of their time together, they've accomplished pretty much everything they set out to do. They've won championships, succeeded in high school, and many have been accepted in colleges and universities where they will continue their soccer careers.