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Wilson Athletics Weekly, September 2, 2019

09/03/2019, 1:30pm PDT
By Mike Nolan

To me, soccer is so much more than a ball and two goals; it connects people from all of the corners of the world.” –Unkown Author

Greetings Sports Fans!
Week one is under our belts and what a week it was for our Fall Sports Programs right out of the gate. Our Football Program traveled to Marshall High School for their jamboree and performed well in their opener. Both the Men and Women Soccer programs opened up the year with a double header varsity contest against Grants Pass on Saturday and came out on top. The Cross Country Program traveled to Wilsonville for their first race of the year and walked away with some hardware. Our Volleyball Program opened up with a jamboree and the Varsity Team went to the Southridge Tournament and competed at a high level. The Cheer Program was in full effect at the jamboree this past week getting ready to put on a full performance for our football home opener this Friday. We have added a new member to the Wilson Coaching community for our Dance Program, Kimberley Allen. And I can’t say enough about our Administrative Team this year under the direction of our new Principal, Filip Hristic. I can’t say enough about our community of parents, teachers, coaches, and of course, our student-athletes who all help make Wilson an amazing community to be a part of. We March On!

Character & Leadership
One of the goals of the Athletic Department for the 2019-20 season is to promote, foster, and teach character and leadership. Our coaches are tasked with it and the Athletic Department is committed to it as an ongoing conversation this year. The power of sport can have a transformational impact on the lives of so many and character and leadership is foundational to that transformation. The following two links from our partners at the Positive Coaching Alliance are good reminders about our themes of character and leadership-

Winning is a goal and not our purpose.

New Dance Coach
Wilson High School is proud to welcome Kimberley Allen to the Wilson Coaching community. We will having and informational meeting for all returning and interested Dancers on Wednesday, September 4th at lunch in the Gym.

2019-20 Wilson Sports Kick-off Night Re-Cap
A huge thank you to the parents, coaches, student-athletes, and administrators that could attend the Sports Kick Off Night. It was great to see parents wearing Wilson T-Shirts at the Soccer event on Saturday as well! If you could not attend, below are the Athletic Department goals for the 2019-20 Season-

To dive into the good work on our why as coaches.
To promote character and leadership.
To ensure our student-athletes have the best possible experience.
To introduce the Wilson Athletic Handbook and launch our hype video.
To strengthen the Wilson Athletic Leadership Council.
To implement more PD sessions at our coaches meetings.
To finalize the work on the Wilson Alumni Association.
To strengthen our communication within the community.

WHS Golf Tournament
Come out and support the Women’s and Men’s Golf Programs by playing in their 2nd Annual Golf Fundraiser at the Broadmoor Golf Course on September 13th. You can find out more information and register at the following link:

Participation Fees:
Now that we have formed teams and are underway for our Fall Programs, it is time to pay your participation fees. Please visit to pay your fees.

October 3rd-A west side rivalry Wilson vs Lincoln:
We are going to host both the Lincoln Varsity Men and Women’s Soccer program along with the Varsity Volleyball Program for a fun night of competition on October 3rd. We are going to get T-Shirts made for the contest, mascot races, half-time contests, invite the youth programs, and enjoy some healthy competition between the two schools. Shaping up to be an exciting night! Contests are as follows-

  • Men’s Soccer @ 4pm
  • Volleyball @ 5:15pm
  • Women’s Soccer @ 7pm

Wilson Sailing:
The Sailing Club is looking for new members this year. For more information, please email the program director, Mitchell Burke or Piper Easton

Wilson Athletics-A week in review:
The Cross Country Program had a strong showing this past week in Wilsonville. The men’s team placed 9th and the women’s team 7th out of 45 teams! The future is extremely bright for the young program with Novice B Men’s, Novice B Women, and Novice A Women’s Teams all finishing in 1st place. Petra Schuster ran a fantastic race and the set the freshmen record for the Wilson XC Program in the 3K. Noah Nelson and Oliver Hamilton ran top ten sophomore times and Charlotte Richman ran the #3 all time sophomore time. Guiliano Scasso, Quinn Wilcox, Sullivan Maag, and Annika Deazley all ran top ten times for juniors. Sylvia Ingram set the Wilson record for sophomores! The program will be traveling to Pier Park on Wednesday for a PIL event.

Our Men’s Soccer Program kicked off the 2019 season with an impressive victory over Grants Pass on Saturday. The game was back and forth until about the 20th minute in the 2nd half when Wilson scored 3 unanswered goals and cruise to a 4-2 victory. Freshmen sensation Carter Kroenke had a goal and two assists. The Varsity and JV will be traveling to Canby this week.

The Women’s Soccer Program kicked off their season with a jamboree at Beaverton High School where both the JV and Varsity Programs competed well in their first tests of the season. On Saturday, they kicked off their Varsity season with an impressive 5-0 victory over Grants Pass. Mackenna Antonini had a hat trick and Hannah Bradley had two goals and two assists. The Varsity and JV will travel to Mountainside tomorrow and how Glencoe on Thursday. The JV2’s first contest will be this Friday against Mountainside at Rieke at 4:15pm.

Our Volleyball Program had their first competitions at Jamborees this past week as they prepare for the 2019 Season. The Varsity traveled to Southridge this past weekend to take on some tough competition at their first tournament of the year. Their pool consisted of McMinnville, Valley Catholic, and Forest Grove. They finished 1st in pool play and then proceeded to take down Crescent Valley on their way to the Championship Match against Valley Catholic. Their run came to an end finishing 2nd but get a chance at Valley again when we host them in October. The program travels to take on Lincoln on Thursday while the JV travel to Oregon City on Saturday.

Finally, the Football Program had a strong showing at the PIL Jamboree this past week. Quarterback, Hunter Davis delivered some tight passes to a talented receiver core and our Defense looked stout against some very good running teams. The Trojans are poised to make some noise this year!

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