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Wilson Athletics Weekly, November 4

11/05/2018, 1:15pm PST
By Mike Nolan

Greetings Sports Fans!

We officially wrapped up the Fall Season this weekend with the Cross Country Program battling it out at the State Cross Country Meet and the Unified Soccer Program competing in their end of the season tournament as well. Thanks again to the all the student-athletes, coaches, parents, and teachers for making this Fall Season great! We March On!

The Cross Country Program headed down to Lane Community College on Saturday for the 6A State Meet and competed well. On the men’s side, Giuliano Scasso, Finn Tyvoll, Caden Samkutty, Torsten Huseby, Quinn Wilcox, Fischer Kirk, Luke Bexelius, finished 11th in the State. On the women’s side, Francesca Ierulli, Sylvia Ingram, Annika Sundstrom, Zoe Andersen, Avery Poulsen, Annika Deazley, Autumn Darrah, finished 6th in state with our own Frencesca Ierulli capping off her senior season with a 6th place podium finish!

We also had great representation for the PIL Cross Country All-League Teams as well. On the women’s side, Francesca Ierulli and Sylvia Ingram made 1st Team, Annika Sundstrom and Avery Poulsen made 2nd Team, and Zoe Anderson and Autumn Darrah made Honorable Mention. For the men, Giuliano Scasso made 1st Team, Caden Samkutty and Finn Tyvoll made 2nd Team. Excellent accomplishments for our Cross Country Program. We March On!

The Unified Soccer Program traveled to Wilsonville on Saturday for the State Tournament and competed well. The squad ended up finishing 6th in the State for the year. A great accomplishment for a great group of Wilson students who demonstrate great character and leadership for Wilson High School. A huge thanks to the coaches for making this year special as well. We March On!

The Wilson Football Program had some players get recognized for their hard work making the All-League Team for Special District 1.

1st Team
Henry Williams, Wide Receiver
Andy Martinez, Running Back
Gavin Martini, Punter

2nd Team
Keating Hinkley, Down Lineman + Guard
Andy Martinez, Linebacker
Henry Williams, Safety

Honorable Mention
Cole Thomas, Tight End
James Coefield, Guard
Bailey Jaramillo, Center
Jack White, Place Kicker
Henry Williams, Returner

Every year, the OSAA and the Oregonian team up for the Oregonian Cup. Each school collects points for making the Academic All-State Team and can accumulate points for other accomplishments as well. The Fall Academic All-State Teams came out and Wilson did great!

* Women’s Soccer finished 2nd getting edged out by .01 to Cleveland!
*Men’s Soccer finished 1st
* The Volleyball Program finished 1st
* The Football Program finished 2nd

Well done by our student-athletes and thanks to our great staff of teaches for providing the support and challenging our kids to do their very best! We March On!

As we move into the Winter Sports Season, I think it is important to re-inforce the concept of creating positive and inclusive programs. We had a saying when coaching basketball, team chemistry trumps talent. Creating positive team chemistry is a fundamental when building a program. The following links from our partners at the Positive Coaching Alliance are great reminders- https://www.positivecoach.org/the-power-of-positive/ https://d3kv8ayplk3lle.cloudfront.net/sites/uploads/files/PCA_EYG3.4_0.pdf https://devzone.positivecoach.org/resource/video/focus-attitude-and-effort-even-when-game-isnt-going-your-way

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