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Led by seniors Alyssa Rios and Caitlynn Spencer, Bulldogs were recognized for their largely successful league campaign.

PMG FILE PHOTO: TANNER RUSS - Woodburn senior Alyssa Rios was named first team all-conference for her work as a defender in the Bulldogs 2022 campaign.

Woodburn's season may have ended in the first round of the playoffs, but the team put together a noteworthy run in its first season at 5A in five years.

The Bulldogs went 6-6-3 overall but racked up a 6-1-1 Mid-Willamette Conference record that secured them second place in league and the No. 11 ranking in the state heading into the playoffs. Part of that conference run included four straight shutout victories over McKay, South Albany, Central and Lebanon.

As such, the team was rewarded with several all-league awards. First team honors went to senior defenders Alyssa Rios and Caitlynn Spencer; second team awards went to senior goalkeeper Litzy Gonzalez Hidalgo, senior midfielder Luz Rojas Martinez and junior striker Elizabeth Valdez Vazquez; and honorable mentions went to seniors Cassidy Garibaldo, Crystal Garcia and Thalia Monroy.

Woodburn started the season off trying to find its footing, going 0-4-2 throughout non-league play. The team started the Mid-Willamette Conference portion of the season with a 1-1 draw against Silverton, but went on a run from there, winning six of the next seven games. The lone blemish in that time was a 2-0 loss to state semifinalist Crescent Valley.

The final game of the season came in the first round of the state playoffs in a rematch against Wilsonville. The Bulldogs fell 3-1.

The full Mid-Willamette Conference All-League Awards are below:

Player of the Year: Nicole Huang, Midfielder, Sr. (Crescent Valley)

Coach of the Year: Blake Leamy (Crescent Valley)

1st Team All-Conference

Nicole Huang, Midfielder, Sr. (Crescent Valley)

Abby Smith, Forward, Sr. (Crescent Valley)

Kareena Mathew, Defender, Sr. (Crescent Valley)

Caitlynn Spencer, Defender, Sr. (Woodburn)

Alyssa Rios, Defender, Sr. (Woodburn)

Gemma Mulick, Defender, Fr. (Silverton)

Allison Mansur, Midfielder, Fr. (Silverton)

Hailey Blaine, Midfielder, Jr. (West Albany)

Ava Marshall, Defender, Jr. (South Albany)

Maegan Cooper, Forward, Jr. (Crescent Valley)

Yazmin Estrada, Defender, So. (Corvallis)

Ava Fries, Goalkeeper, Jr. (Corvallis)

2nd Team All-Conference

Haley Bland, Defender, So. (Crescent Valley)

Molly Campbell, Defender, Sr. (Crescent Valley)

Elizabeth Valdez Vazquez, Forward, Jr. (Woodburn)

Luz Rojas Martinez, Forward, Sr. (Woodburn)

Trillian Hawley, Defender, Sr. (Silverton)

Kailea Buckley, Defender, So. (Silverton)

Maya D'Alessio, Defender, Sr. (West Albany)

Nayeli Flores, Mid./Fwd., Sr. (McKay)

Roselind Alejandre, Midfielder, Jr. (South Albany)

Kelsey-Ann Guzon, Midfielder, Jr. (Corvallis)

Isabella Amoth, Midfielder, Jr. (Corvallis)

Litzy Gonzalez Hidalgo, Goalkeeper, Sr. (Woodburn)

Honorable Mention

Ella Romer, Defender, So. (Crescent Valley)

Mckenna Hunter, Goalkeeper, Jr. (Crescent Valley)

Charlotte Patel, Midfielder, Jr. (Crescent Valley)

Thalia Monroy, Def./Mid., Sr. (Woodburn)

Crystal Garcia, Mid./Fwd., Sr. (Woodburn)

Cassidy Garibaldo, Mid./Fwd., Sr. (Woodburn)

Yesenia Gaspar, Midfielder, Sr. (Silverton)

Lillian Miller, Midfielder, Fr. (Silverton)

Sidney King, Defender, Jr. (Silverton)

Lyly Martinez, Midfielder, So. (West Albany)

Felix Washko, Defender, Sr. (West Albany)

Alexa McGowan, Forward, Jr. (West Albany)

Chavela Hernandez, Midfielder, Jr. (McKay)

Ashley Lopez, Midfielder, Sr. (McKay)

Sharnell Gonzalez, Defender, Jr. (McKay)

Marlee Hammer, Forward, Jr. (Corvallis)

Maggie Mersmann, Midfielder, Jr. (Corvallis)

Lauren Soskis, Defender, Jr. (Corvallis)

Ruby Greaves, Midfielder, Sr. (South Albany)

Alyssa Mendoza, Midfielder, Sr. (South Albany)

Natalie Alejandre, Defender, Sr. (South Albany)

Sadie Voight, Midfielder, Sr. (Lebanon)

Jacquelynn Breshears, Goalkeeper, So. (Lebanon)

Alivia Griffiths, Defender, Jr. (Lebanon)

Amanda McArthur, Mid./Fwd., Jr. (Central)

Joseleen Martinez, Def./Mid., Jr. (Central)

Alondra Garcia, Def./Mid., Fr. (Central)


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