Glen Lipschitz ’12: Spotlight Athlete

Leigh Jacobson

Spotlight Editor

Glen Lipschitz ’12 has torn the soccer field to shreds, dominating the boys varsity soccer team this season.

A first year co-captain with Matt Khorsandi ’11, Lipschitz is a loud, hardworking leader on the field. He also brings a lot of experience to the table, being a three-year starter on the team as a center midfielder and center back. In the team’s current record of 3-2, Lipschitz, as the main defender, didn’t allow even one goal to be scored on Milken in any of their victories.

“Glen’s just a solid wall in the back line defense,” says teammate Josh Simmons ’12. “He’s always there to cover”.

Lipschitz attributes his passion for the sport to his family. “Soccer is in my blood,” he says. “All my older cousins played. Everyone in my family played. So I started playing and I loved it”.

And he’s loved it from an early age. Says Lipschitz: “I’ve been playing since I could walk”. Since the age of ten, he’s joined top-notch club teams and participated in the JCC Maccabi Games representing Los Angeles three times, and was even captain of the team one year. Most recently, his club team Real So Cal, garnered the first place honor in the gold division and has since moved up to premier, the highest possible division for club soccer in Southern California. Over the years, he’s made his mark at Milken, receiving the award for Varsity Defensive MVP in 7th grade, followed by the Varsity Offensive MVP in 8th grade, in addition to the Coach’s Award last year in 10th grade.

Glen Lipschitz
Lipschitz charges down the field. Photo courtesy of Glen Lipschitz.

He’s also got the brains to match; in addition to rigorous school and club seasons, Lipschitz manages three AP’s and a heavy workload.

As far as college, Lipschitz says that he’s definitely interested in playing.

For now, he continues to be an unstoppable force on the soccer field, leading the team to what will undoubtedly be a great season.