Mirza takes reins of Spartans offense

Spartans senior attackman Aadam Mirza has 26 more points this season than the second highest scorer on the team, helping a largely defensive team to succeed offensively when they need to.

Posted: May 11, 2019 12:08 AM
Updated: May 11, 2019 12:08 AM

New Hartford, N.Y. - New Hartford Spartans senior attackman Aadam Mirza has stepped up this season to produce offensively for a team that has largely succeeded based on defensive play.

Mirza has 42 goals and 63 points through 14 games this year, leading the team significantly in both categories. He has 22 more goals than the next leader on the team and 26 more points that the second highest scorer.

"I've just been trying to do my part here this year because we lost a lot of seniors last year," said Mirza. "They were a big part of the team so I'm just trying to fill those shoes."

While his leadership on and off the field aren't questioned, it's not his skill that defines his game, but rather the effort he puts forth to succeed.

"His motor is constantly going," said Spartans head coach, Dan Pope. "He's going a thousand miles an hour and it doesn't matter if it's the first quarter or the fourth quarter, he's going at the same pace."

Mirza has helped lead the Spartans to a 9-5 overall record, extending their TVL winning streak to 47 straight games with a 5-0 league record this year.

They have two regular season contests remaining, against Watertown and Proctor.

For more on Aadam's story, click on the video above.

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