States or bust for upcoming soccer season


Alex LaFontaine, Online Assistant Sports Editor

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As the WJ fall sports teams begin to ramp up so does soccer, with big expectations this season. WJ boy’s soccer has just as much tradition as any other successful high school sport in the county. After having a successful soccer campaign last season, the boys’ team is ready to compete for a state championship this fall.

Given their success last year and the high expectations many have for the boys this year, many of the students and soccer fans around the area feel that this team can go on a run for states.

“They’ll be good this year but it will be interesting to see how they do against the bigger teams this year” fan and senior girls soccer defender Marissa O’Conner said.

Even the team is confident in their ability to win a state championship.

“We definitely have the ability to win the state championship this year,”  senior midfielder Cameron Park said. 

A key factor for the team this year will be the senior leadership this team has to help guide them through the peaks and valleys of the season. This year’s seniors have a lot of experience; many have been in the program all four years, and their experience will be vital in helping the younger players.

“We need our experienced players to step up and show the new guys how to compete at the highest level,” Park said.

As WJ soccer gets off to a good start going 2-0 in their first two games, they’ll look to senior leadership and talent to compete for the state title this season.