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Wilson Athletics Weekly, May 27

05/28/2019, 9:15am PDT
By Mike Nolan

Greetings Sports Fans! We celebrated the signing of 13 Wilson student-athletes going on to play at the next level. They include-  Annika Sundstrom - Oregon State XC/Track  Zoe Andersen - Portland State XC/Track  Francesca Ierulli – Oregon XC/Track  Finn Tyvoll - Humboldt State XC/Track  Ben Fowler – Linfield Track  Mason Lommen - Linfield Track  Cooper Curtin - Track  Tavares Tims- Mount Hood Community College Baseball  Keating Hinkley- WOU Football/Track  Lizzie Scriven Whittier College Basketball  Caden Samkutty-Azusa Pacific Tennis  Logan Clizer- Linfield Soccer  Olivia McKinnon- Highline Community College Softball Baseball All-City Team The following student-athletes made the Baseball PIL All-City Team-  1 st Team-Tavares Tims-PIL Pitcher of the Year  1 st Team-Tyson Davidson- 1 st Base  2 nd Team- Devan Knight-INF  2 nd Team-Tavares Tims INF  2 nd Team-Jordan Taff-OF  2 nd Team-Zach Lewis OF  Baseball All-City Team  Honorable Mention-Devan Knight Pitcher Outstanding accomplishments for the team and Tavares Tims PIL Pitcher of the Year! Amazing! Softball All-City Team The following student-athletes made the Softball PIL All-City Team-  1 st Team-Ellie George INF  1 st Team-Ava Hergenhan DH  2 nd Team-Kailin Gilzow Pitcher  2 nd Team-Kaija Shreeve Pitcher  2 nd Team-Lexi Krake INF  2 nd Team-Olivia McKinnon OF  2 nd Team-Becca Gurnee Utility  Honorable Mention-Maya Goines INF  Honorable Mention-Malea Triplett OF Nine of our Softball Players were voted in on the All-City Team! Outstanding accomplishments! Men’s Lacrosse 2019 Columbia All-Conference Team The following student-athletes made the Columbia All-Conference Team  2 nd Team- Logan Clizer Attack  2 nd Team- Henry Anderson Midfield  2 nd Team- Dylan Gwaltney Defense  Honorable Mention- Eric Tervo Attack  Honorable Mention- Jesse Brodrick Attack  Honorable Mention- Kevin Pixley Midfield  Honorable Mention- Rij Dorfman LSM Excellent accomplishments for the Men’s Lacrosse Program! Men’s Lacrosse cont. The Men’s Lacrosse Program continues to march along in the playoffs. We hosted Roseburg on Friday and took care of business. That puts the program in the semi-finals on Tuesday against Westview. Face off is at 7pm. The Lacrosse Program is going to help students with a discount to get in the game. Tickets will only be $3! Come and help us fill the stadium! We March On! Women’s Lacrosse All-League Teams The following student-athletes were named to the All-League Teams-  2 nd Team- Hyland Cullen-Musengo  Honorable Mention- Ursa Freeman  Honorable Mention- Claire Haats  Honorable Mention- Ashley Fale-Olsen  Honorable Mention- Daphe Haats Hyland was the leading goal scorer in the state! Excellent year for the program! Family ID Family ID will be live this week to register for the 2019-2020 Season. Never too late to get signed up for a Fall/Winter/Spring sport. You can visit www.familyid.com to register. Registering early helps us streamline the clearance procedures so all programs can kick off their seasons without any hiccups. 2019-2020 Season Kick Off Night On August 29th at 6:30pm in the Wilson Auditorium, we will be hosting our Sports Kick-Off Night for the 2019-2020 season. It is highly encouraged that all returning and incoming student-athletes and parents attend the event. We will be going over goals, policies, procedures, and have time for Q & A. Our entire coaching staff will be in attendance from the fall, winter, and spring seasons. We will also be introducing our Athletic Handbook as well. Portland Interscholastic League Foundation Golf Tournament The purpose of the Portland Interscholastic League Foundation (PILF) is to generate resources to support athletics and our serve students enrolled in the Portland Public School (PPS) district. One in three PPS students, grade 6-12, participate in PIL athletic programming. Over the past five years, the PIL has grown from providing opportunities for 5,500 student-athletes to providing opportunities for over 13,000 student-athletes. The largest growth areas have been the increased participation of female student athletes and increased opportunities for lower income students as we seek to decrease the inequities that exist. The mission of the PILF is to continue to generate funds in order to support the ever increasing participation of students in athletics. One of their major fundraisers in the PIL Golf Tournament at the Reserve on June 12th . For registration, please email or call Heather Egan hegan@pps.net / 971-803-8179 Recognizing Senior Student-Athletes On June 3rd at the Senior Assembly, we will be recognizing our senior student-athletes and their accomplishments. We will recognize our Male and Female Scholar Athletes, Male and Female Paul McCall Student-Athletes, and our Male and Female Student Athletes of the Year. A huge thanks goes out to Elena Miller and all the work she is doing to capture some really great pics of our student-athletes. You can see her work at the following sitehttps://www.flickr.com/photos/63953015@N06/albums Week Re-Cap Our Baseball Program traveled to Jesuit for the 1st round of the OSAA State Playoffs on Monday. We couldn’t quite get the bats going in our efforts and came up short losing 4-0. The team had a tremendous year and should be proud of all of their accomplishments and their year together. The program is young and brings back a solid group of returners. A huge thanks to the coaching staff for providing a great experience for the program! The Softball Program traveled to Newberg for the 1 st round of the OSAA State Playoffs. The game was exciting all the way to the last out of the game. We came up just short losing 4-3 in a well-played game. They too bring back a solid nucleus of players and with the JV Program going 15-1, the future looks bright! A huge thanks to the coaching staff for their leadership this season. The Track Program finished up their season at the OSAA State Meet over the weekend and our athletes performed well. Ben Fowler tied for 5th place in the pole vault, Keating Hinkley finished 8th in the shot put, Nolan Malcomson finished 6th in the 110 hurdles, and our 4 X 100 team finished 10th in the state. Outstanding accomplishments for the group and they also bring a solid group of returners as well. Can’t thank the Track Program enough for their efforts in creating a fun, inclusive, and competitive Track Program. As our sports programs wrap up another year of Wilson Athletics, I wanted to say thank you to the parents, community, businesses, and teachers for supporting Wilson High School. To say that we have faced adversity this year would be an understatement. But out of adversity comes resiliency, and I firmly believe that our student-athletes demonstrated that all year. I can’t thank them enough for being leaders in our school and community. I also want to thank Leanne Van Horn who has been such an instrumental component of our Athletic Department. She has done so much to increase community outreach, communications, and supporting our school. We March On! 

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