Ida B. Wells Athletic Update
“Somewhere behind the athlete you’ve become and the hours of practice and the coaches who have pushed you is a little girl who fell in love with the game and never looked back… play for her.”- Mia Hamm
Greetings Sports Fans!
To say that tomorrow is a big day is an understatement. We host out first contests in over a year tomorrow in our stadium when we host men’s soccer contest against Beaverton. Looking forward to seeing our student-athletes and coaches on the pitch tomorrow! The rest of our fall programs have their first contests this week as well. Going to be an exciting week of Ida B. Wells Athletics!
Transportation + Pre-Screening
The district is providing transportation to contests. The bus schedule is included in this update. Every student-athlete will need to go through the pre-screening process before they get on the bus. If a student-athlete does not ride the bus, they will have to go through the pre-screening process before they enter the facility. It is extremely important to communicate to our coaches if your student-athlete is not going to be on the bus. Communication is key.
The schedule for this weeks’ contests are included in this email and as a reminder, we cannot host spectators during contests. That includes lining along the fences as well.
Our Cross Country program is gearing up for an exciting season with a solid group of returning runners and a staff that has done an outstanding job of creating an amazing running culture. Their athlete of the week is Freshmen Simon Walsh. According to Coach Esbensen, Simon has entered his first high school cross-country season with a bang. His inspiration and leadership are remarkable. Rarely have we seen an athlete with his confidence and ability to lead. We are so grateful to have him as an essential member of our TEAM. They travel to Pier Park for their first contest this week.
The Women’s Soccer Program is continuing to build a foundation of competitive, inclusive, and fun soccer under the leadership of 2nd year coach Josh Richards and his staff. They have a solid nucleus of returning players and very athletic freshmen sophomore group. They are poised to have an exciting season ahead. They have a big week with a full slate of JV2, JV, and Varsity contests.
Our Men’s Soccer Program is excited to get things started with our new Head Coach, Dylan Lomanto and his staff. They too bring back a solid group of returners mixed with a talented freshmen and sophomore class. They have a big week with a full slate of JV2, JV, and Varsity contests.
The Football Program is poised and ready to make a splash this year with our new Head Coach, Keith Bennett and his staff. It has been great to watch the Football Staff build a culture of football that is going to translate into success for the program. Looking forward to them taking on the Rough Riders of Roosevelt on Saturday!
Our Volleyball Program has been under the steady leadership of Mark Mendak and his staff and they continue to build a culture of inclusivity, family, and competitiveness. They are looking to fill the gaps of a talented senior class from last year. They have key returners that provide leadership for a young program. We face off with Madison and Grant this week.
Ida B. Wells HS Athletics Week of March 1 - March 6
Monday, March 1
JV2 vs Lincoln 4pm @ Delta Grass Field
Bus Departs @ 245pm; Pre-Screening @ 230pm
JV vs Beaverton @ 530 Wells Stadium
Varsity vs Beaverton @ 730 Wells Stadium
Tuesday, March 2
Women’s Soccer @ Century
Bus Departs @ 3pm; Pre-Screening @2:45pm
Bus Departs @ 5pm; Pre-Screening @ 4:45pm
Wednesday, March 3
JV2 vs Sherwood @ Delta Grass Field 4:00pm
Bus Departs @ 245pm; Pre-Screening @ 2:30pm
JV2 vs Lincoln @ Delta Grass Field 4pm
Bus Departs @ 2:45pm; Pre-Screening @ 230pm
Cross Country @ Pier Park
Varsity Women: Bus Departs @ 130pm-Pre-Screening @ 1:15pm
Varsity Men: Bus Departs @ 2pm; Pre Screening @ 1:45pm
JV1: Bus Departs @ 230pm; Pre-Screening @ 2:15pm
JV2: Bus Departs @ 3pm; Pre-Screening @ 2:45pm
Thursday, March 4
Volleyball vs. Madison
JV2: 4pm; Pre-Screening, 3:15pm
JV: 530pm; Pre-Screening, 4:45pm
Varsity: 7pm, Pre-Screening, 6:15pm
Friday, March 5
Volleyball @ Grant
JV2 Bus Departs @ 245pm-Pre-Screening 230pm
JV Bus Departs @ 415pm-Pre-Screening @ 4pm
Varsity Bus Departs @ 530pm-Pre-Screening @ 530pm
Women’s Soccer vs Aloha
JV @ 4pm Rieke; Pre-Screening @ 315pm
Varsity @ 730pm Wells Stadium ; Pre-Screening @ 645pm
JV2 vs West Linn @ 4pm Delta Turf #7
Bus Departs @ 245pm-Pre-Screening @ 230pm
Men’s Soccer @ Centennial
JV @ 245pm ES Tim Complex
Bus Departs @ 130pm; Pre-Screening @ 115pm
Varsity @ 245pm ES Tim Complex
Bus Departs @ 130pm; Pre-Screening @ 115pm
Saturday, March 6
JV Grant vs Lakeridge @ 10am
Varsity Jefferson vs Lincoln @ 1230pm
Varsity Wilson vs Roosevelt @ 4pm; Pre-Screening begins @ 3pm
The Ida B. Wells Athletic Department is committed to supporting our student-athletes to thrive in the classroom, promoting character, fostering healthy competition, and building bridges in our community