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Prep sports: Wilsonville fall teams recognized on academic all-state lists

Five squads recognized for classroom commitment


by: JEFF GOODMAN / FILE - The Wilsonville girls soccer team ranked second in Class 5A with a combined grade-point average of 3.83. Above, members of the team celebrate their shutout of Sherwood at home Oct. 17Five of Wilsonville High School’s fall athletic teams were recognized by the OSAA for their academic achievements this past season.

The Wilsonville girls soccer, boys soccer and volleyball teams each ranked in the top 10 in Class 5A in their respective sports in collective grade-point average. The boys and girls cross-country teams also earned averages above 3.0.

The Wildcats girls soccer team, which reached the state semifinals for the second time in three years, was second in 5A with a collective 3.83. Corvallis-Crescent Valley (3.92) held the highest ranking.

The WHS volleyball team, which advanced to the state quarterfinals for the first time since 2007, earned a collective GPA of 3.56 to place eighth in 5A. League champion St. Helens took first overall with a 3.88.

In boys soccer, Wilsonville came in 10th in its athletic classification with a 3.30 in a season in which it earned a spot in the state semifinals for the first time since 2002. Crescent Valley received top honors with a 3.82.

The Wildcats boys and girls cross-country teams mustered top-20 marks in grade-point average. The boys, who won a fourth-straight district title this season, were 11th in 5A with a 3.56. The girls, who earned a state berth after not qualifying last year, were 19th with a collective 3.63.

Silverton (3.97) and Bend-Mountain View (3.97) won the respective boys and girls academic competitions in 5A cross-country.

The girls cross-country teams at Portland-Grant and Forest Grove, each with seven participants, posted the only perfect 4.0 averages in the state this fall.

All members of academic top-10 programs receive commemorative pins.



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