The Wilsonville girls soccer program is looking for improvements. Last year, the Wildcats went 9-7 overall, and 4-3 in league play. They made it into the playoffs only to be defeated by Crescent Valley in the opening round. This year, they are looking to come together under new head coach Dwight Sheppick. Sheppick notes that this will be the youngest team he has coached.
Despite their youth, they still have returning all-league player and sophomore Araxi Tejeda-Martinez, and seniors Sierra Bishop and Katherine Banning.
This will be Sheppick's first season coaching the Wilsonville girls soccer team. The focus for his team will be the team itself.
"Our success will come from our effort as a team," Sheppick said. "I know we will work hard and I know I will feel happy at the end knowing we put everything into every game."
With solid opposition in the Northwest Oregon Conference such as La Salle Prep, Sandy, and Hillsboro high schools, the Wildcats will have to play well in order to come out on top. Still, no matter what their wins and losses stack up to at the end of the season, Sheppick knows that he will be proud of his team.
"If we buy into our system and each other we will be successful, regardless of what our record shows," Sheppick said.