Bulldog's Myranda Marquez named Player of the Year; Whiteman named Co-Coach of the Year

In 12 contests against Oregon West Conference (OWC) competition, Woodburn girls soccer team never tasted defeat, posting a 9-0-3 record. In fact through the entirety of its 2021 campaign to ultimately claim the 4A state title, the Bulldogs went an impressive 13-0-4.

Naturally, the OWC recognized the hard work and results of Woodburn with all-conference honors.

Woodburn senior Myranda Marquez was named Oregon West Conference's Player of the Year for her work on the field, in addition to a first team all-conference nod.

PMG FILE PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - Woodburn senior Myranda Marquez (right) was named the Oregon West Conference Player of the Year for 2021.

"We are extremely proud of Myranda for being named POY for our league for the second year in a row," Woodburn head coach Andrea Whiteman said. "Myranda has done an excellent job leading our team on the field and in the classroom this year, and so it is well deserved."

Whiteman was named Co-Coach of the Year, along with Newport/Eddyville Charter's Travis Leonard.

PMG FILE PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - Woodburn head coach Andrea Whiteman was named Oregon West Conference Co-Coach of the Year for her run to the OWC championship.

The only other Woodburn player to receive first team honors was junior Luz Rojas.

Four Bulldogs received second team all-conference honors, three of which held it down in the defensive third. Junior defenders Caitlynn Spencer and Alyssa Rios and junior goalkeeper Litzy Gonzalez were given the second team nod; in the field, junior Crystal Garcia received the distinction as well.

Finally, three Woodburn players were given honorable mention nods: juniors Thalia Monroy and Cassidy Garibaldo, and senior Larissa Fregoso.

Woodburn's state championship this year makes it two in three years. The Bulldogs won the title in 2019 with a 14-2-2 overall record.

The full Oregon West Conference girls soccer all-conference awards are as follows:

Player of the Year: Myranda Marquez, 12, Woodburn

Co-Coach of the Year: Andrea Whiteman- Woodburn, Travis Leonard- Newport

First Team

Field Players

Myranda Marquez, 12, Woodburn

Bailey Bell, 10, Philomath

Anya Shockley, 12, Sisters

Luz Rojas, 11, Woodburn

Layla Newell, 10, Newport

Hollie Lewis, 12, Sisters

Kamilla Grimmer, 10, Philomath

Maddie Harris, 12, Sweet Home


Analise Backus, 11, Sisters

Reese Grube, 12, Philomath


Josie Patton, 11, Sisters

Second Team

Field Players

Diana Burnell, 9, Cascade

K Bacho, 12, Philomath

Tori Nyquist, 12, Stayton

Marley Holden, 10, Sisters

Crystal Garcia, 11, Woodburn

Brisa Aguilar, 9, Newport

Ariel Tobiasson, 12, Cascade

Ella Weickum, 12, Philomath


Caitlynn Spencer, 11, Woodburn

Alyssa Rios, 11, Woodburn


Litzy Gonzalez, 11, Woodburn

Honorable Mention

Field Players

Haili Nyquist, 11, Stayton

Itzel Arrizmendi, 12, Newport

Mia Cook, 11, Philomath

Alissa Humphreys, 12, Stayton

Jenica Trujillo, 12, Stayton

Thalia Monroy, 11, Woodburn

Emma Lutz, 12, Sisters

Reese Harwell, 12, Sisters

Meagan Baham, 12, Sweet Home

Cassidy Garibaldo, 11, Woodburn

Elizabeth Morales-Marquez, 11, Philomath

Kianna Leonard, 9, Newport


Sage Wyland, 11, Sisters

Adrianna Frank, 11, Stayton

Charlotte Gardner, 10, Newport

Rian Hill, 12, Stayton

Zianna Duncan, 10, Sweet Home

Larissa Fregoso, 12, Woodburn

Brooke Burke, 11, Sweet Home

Tatiana Yaknitsa, 10, Cascade

Abigail Green, 11, Newport

Shae Wyland, 9, Sisters

Christine McCants, 10, Stayton


Kami Hart, 12, Sweet Home

Hailie Couture, 11, Philomath

Avonly Wolf, 11, Newport

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