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Baltimore Blast Goalie William Vanzela Talks About Team's Championships

November 2, 2017
Baltimore Blast goalie William Vanzela shares his thoughts on the team's recent championships, what set the team's latest title apart and more.

By Michelle Harris,  Baltimore magazine

With two consecutive championships, how does it feel to be part of a successful sports team like the Baltimore Blast?
It feels great, I can't complain. When you're playing any sport that you love, as a professional, you want to succeed. We've been back-to-back champions -- I've won three of the five since I've been here -- but the reality is, we put in a lot of work to be where we are. 

Last season makes nine wins for the Blast. How did this championship game compare to others in the past?
At the championship in Mexico, they scored on us with 18 seconds left in the game. They had won the first game, so that meant they would win the championship if they beat us. We scored back with five seconds left. Then we went into overtime, and then second overtime, and we won. We still can't believe we did that. 

For more from Vanzela, including his take on the move to SECU Arena, what he likes best about coaching and more, read the full interview at

Photo Credit: David Colwell/Baltimore Magazine