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Boys soccer team ends successful season

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Senior Ian Yenzer prepares to throw-in the ball back into play. “I thought I had a personally good individual season, the way I played and communicated with my teammates to clear up our backfield to get the ball up the field,” Yenzer said. The Blue Jays finished their season 13-15 and won the district championship.

Senior Ian Yenzer prepares to throw-in the ball back into play. “I thought I had a personally good individual season, the way I played and communicated with my teammates to clear up our backfield to get the ball up the field,” Yenzer said. The Blue Jays finished their season 13-15 and won the district championship.

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Senior Ian Yenzer prepares to throw-in the ball back into play. “I thought I had a personally good individual season, the way I played and communicated with my teammates to clear up our backfield to get the ball up the field,” Yenzer said. The Blue Jays finished their season 13-15 and won the district championship.

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The boys soccer team, led by coach Brian Dougherty, finished up a very successful season this past fall. With help from their new head coach and productive underclassmen with reliable upperclassmen play, the Blue Jays became the first WHS boys soccer team to win the district.

Senior Gaveyn Novak was very happy with the Blue Jays’ play this year.

“I am proud that we won the district championship and are the first soccer team ever in Washington to win it,” Novak said.

Even while having a rough start to the year, the Blue Jays picked up their play to end their season on a high note.

“At the beginning of the year, we were terribly bad. But we came back together as a team and played a lot better and beat a lot better teams like Fort Zumwalt South,” Novak said.

Another senior on the team enjoying his last season, Ian Yenzer, was also pleased with his team’s performance.

“This season was a success because we got the first varsity district title and advanced to sectionals for the first time ever,” Yenzer said.

Throughout the year, it is often thought that a team improves and “bonds together.” This was most certainly the case for the Blue Jays.

“We definitely grew as a team,” Yenser said. “We started off 0-5, and we eventually ended 13-15, which was really good. It was the second highest in our district.”

If you are interested in being a part of the defending district champion Blue Jays soccer team, Novak has some advice.

“Be prepared to meet all different kinds of people,” Novak said, “ [and] grow together as a family to have a really good season.”

Yenzer also has advice for students interested in soccer.

“Always trust your teammates and they will always become family to you in the long run,” Yenzer said. “You will be able to do special things together.”

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