Tech’s varsity soccer teams made it to OAL Championships last season. In the first official soccer season since pandemic school closures, Tech made an effort to supply the athletic teams with new equipment. After some back and forth over where to purchase new soccer uniforms, the obvious economical and quality choice was apparently Shein. This new announcement stands in contrast to the basketball and football teams who have been sponsored by Nike for years.
Certain players expressed their excitement over the new uniforms. As she posed with her brand-new uniform, Sophomore Bree Capra remarked, “At least these shorts aren’t see-through anymore. It’s the little things in life.” Star defender Max Madden added, “I’ve literally been stuck with the same uniform since I was a freshman, which would’ve been fine but I really wanted my lucky number.”
A certain clique of talented varsity girls petitioned against the short shorts, appalled at the fashion disaster that is fitted shirts and off-brand Spandex. One player explained that “the short shorts just don’t look good on [her] hourglass figure.”
Possibly the most significant and shocking difference in design is not the material’s opacity, but the new color choices. Previously sporting Tech’s iconic colors, purple and yellow, the teams will now play in red and green. Receipts from the PTSA’s funding show that the purchase was in fact made for 100 purple and yellow uniforms, however the Shein return policy does not cover inaccurate colors for online shoppers. After waiting the entire season for delivery, the teams gathered to retrieve their new uniforms and celebrate their championship performance in style.