Woodbridge High Soccer Takes Two League Championships

This season, Woodbridge High’s boys and girls won the Pacific Coast League


Sristi Palimar

Boys and girls soccer won Pacific Coast League, bringing pride to the Warrior community.

With determination and intensity, both of the Woodbridge High soccer teams kicked their way up to the top of the Pacific Coast League. Both the boys and girls soccer teams won the Pacific Coast League Championship this season.

The girls varsity soccer team won the Pacific Coast League Championship for the first time since 2001. While the girls soccer team finished with a successful season, they had a bit of a difficult journey along the way. The team started off without a coach until October and as a result had to cancel the summer season. While the varsity girls soccer team started on this difficult note, they managed to pull together and succeed.

 “We had 11 seniors, so we were all really motivated to end our high school soccer career off with a bang,” senior and girls varsity soccer player Allison Hoertig said. “We put our all into every game and we made sure we didn’t stop competing until the final whistle blew.”

After winning the league championship, the varsity girls soccer team continued their strong season by making it past the first two rounds of CIF and advancing onto the quarterfinals of CIF. 

“When we went onto CIF in round two before we moved onto the quarterfinals, that game was really intense,” Hoertig said. “It was back and forth between the two teams and we were able to pull off the win and it was very exciting.”

The boys soccer team also won the league championship this season for the first time since 2015. 

“I think we really clicked socially along with our playing skills,” junior and varsity boys soccer player Kade Knutson said. “This year we were really good friends, so we had really good team chemistry which allowed us to play better on the field.”

The boys soccer team clinched the league championships with a win over Portola High at the end of the regular season. Boys soccer continued on to CIF where they made it to the second round.

“We [had] the two best goalkeepers in the league and we worked well together as a team,” senior and varsity boys soccer player Andy Gale said. “We all had a very high work [ethic] and never gave up until the final whistle”.

With both the boys and girls soccer teams winning league this year, Woodbridge High will have an opportunity to start a league championship streak next year.

 “Next year I think we definitely want to make CIF again and win league,” Knutson said. “I’m going to be ambitious and say we want to win league and make it to quarters.”