Boys Soccer season recap

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GM Artman

Cameron Little and Daniel Page fight for the ball with an opposing player.

Wilsonville boys soccer had a phenomenal season finishing with nine wins, five losses, and two ties. The Wildcats made a run in the Boys Soccer State Championship before losing 1-0 in the quarterfinals to North Salem. 

The Wildcats, led by ten seniors, finished being ranked #5 via OSAA in 5A Boys Soccer. Two standout players this season were senior Joey Friedman, and freshman Alex Aguilar. When not kicking for the football team, Friedman was on the soccer field helping his Wildcats. “Joey always brought his electric offense which helped me lock down the defense” said junior goalie Chase Nelson. Freshman Ruben Velazquez agreed saying “Every game he gave it his all and was a good leader for everybody.” 

Another star player was freshman Alex Aguilar. “Alex was a freshman who really stepped up and became a key player in our offense. Being the second highest goal scorer, and earning all league honors as a freshman is really something special.” stated Friedman. Nelson agreed adding “He stepped up big at the end of the year putting in work that a lot of Freshman won’t and don’t want to do.” 

Multiple Wildcats agreed that their first playoff game versus Eagle Point was one of their best games because “we made the team chase the ball and we controlled the midfield and we all came out with 100% effort” stated Velazquez. The Wildcats took the win 3-0 that game. 

Compared to last year’s crazy season, the Wildcats were able to come out and competitively play the usual amount of games and compete in the playoffs. 

Overall Record: 9-5-2

League Record: 4-0-1

OSAA Rank: #5

Goals Scored: 30

Goals Allowed: 18

Team Schedule:

W 1-0    8/26    @ Sandy

W 1-0    8/28    vs Ashland

T 3-3      9/9      vs Silverton

W 1-0    9/16     @ Woodburn

L 0-1      9/21     vs Lincoln

L 2-3      9/23    @ Westview

L 1-4      9/27     @ Liberty

W 3-0    9/29    vs McMinnville

T 0-0     10/6     @ La Salle Prep

W 6-0   10/12    @ Putnam

W 2-1    10/14    vs Parkrose

W 3-0   10/19    vs Hillsboro

W 2-0    10/21   vs Scappoose

L 2-5      10/27   @ Springfield

W 3-0    11/3      vs Eagle Point

L 0-1      11/6      @ North Salem

Team Roster:

EJ Kleiner                                      12
0 Diego Macoco Lopez   GK      10
00 Caleb Haskins            GK      12
1 Chase Nelson                 GK      11
2 Alex Aguiar                    M/F    9
3 Mason Pyne                  D          11
4 Collin Pinto                   M        12
5 Cameron Little             D/M    11
6 Daniel Page                   D/M   12
7 Champ Ott                     M        10
8 Greg Keswick                M/F    11
9 Toshi Kondo                   F        12
10 Yaseen Mubashir        M       11
11 Daniel Cortez-Pineda  F        12
12 Cody Dimpflmaier      M        9
13 Huston Ellis                 M/F    12
14 Yazly Nazarav              M        10
15 Dylan Lee                     D/M   12
16 Ryan Soderland          D         11
18 Joseph Friedman       D         12
22 David Munoz              F         10
23 Victor Munoz             D         12
26 Ruben Velazquez       M         9

Photos (credit to Greg Artman):