Edmonds-Woodway boys soccer | Spring sports previews
Coach: Tony Gilman
Number of athletes: 18 on varsity, 38 in the program
Last season: The Warriors finished the season 7-9.
Strengths: “We're a lot bigger than we were last year, as far as size, which is good,” said returning head coach Tony Gilman. “We have one of best goal keepers in Wesco back from last year, as a junior, Griffin Small. Our challenge will be the same as last year, we could play with just about everybody, but we couldn't score goals.”
Focus: “Right now it's a lot of conditioning, and team cohesiveness,” said the coach. “The last couple of years it's been a little fragmented with groups here and there, so we're trying to pull them together.”
Captains: Seniors Noah Berg, Cooper Hansley and junior Alejandro Peregrino
“We really want to connect and work on team building,” said Hansley about the upcoming season.
Matches to watch: “The whole Wesco south is very, very strong,” said Gilman. “At least based on the last couple of years, there are no givens. There are no easy people.”
The seniors said they are excited to play Mariner and Lynnwood this year.
The Warriors start the season with a non-league match against Inglemoor on Saturday, March 15 and will play Lynnwood on March 18 at home.