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Kickin’ it with the Sounders

Kickin’ it with the Sounders

Naomi Sato, Staff Writer

March 21, 2020

You’ve heard of the local professional mens soccer team, Sounders FC, but have you heard of Sounders Academy? The Sounders Academy team is a youth soccer team affiliated with Seattle’s major league soccer team. Logan Caltpito and team captain Cody Baker are both sophomores who are on the Sounders...

Girls soccer adopts a new tradition

Girls soccer adopts a new tradition

Daniel Flash, Staff Writer

January 21, 2020

Passing the ball isn’t the only connection the girls soccer team has. Looking for their third state title in 3 years, the team decided to add something new to the squad. “So the three H’s, that’s what we call it, is brand new this year and it’s kind of a way my coach and everyone gets to know...

Girls soccer

Gabrielle Parrish, Sports Editor

September 29, 2019

Following two state championship wins, Liberty’s girls soccer program is full of experienced returners who are determined to continue their winning streak. Unlike previous years, the varsity team has no freshmen. There is also no C-team due to a smaller turnout at tryouts. One thing, however, remains...

Spring Postseason Recap: Soccer

Kaitlyn Keyes, Photography Editor

June 10, 2019

In the second round of districts, 15 minutes into the game, things were not looking good for the Liberty boys soccer team. After two quick scores by the opposing team, Liberty was down early 2-0 to the Bellingham Red Raiders. Fortunately, through their determination and perseverance, the season was...

SEITO GAOs to collegiate soccer team

May 16, 2019

Seito Gao is a four-year varsity player for Liberty High School boys soccer. His ten years of experience with Pacific Northwest Soccer Club has played an integral role in the successes of both Liberty’s team and his club team. Gao is officially an athletic commit to Northwest University, a NAIA division school in Kirkland.

Team chemistry leads boys soccer to postseason

Brigitte Larkin, Social Media Director

May 16, 2019

For anything, it takes years to form the kind of chemistry that allows people to flow together well. This year, the varsity boys soccer team has found that chemistry. Most of the players have played soccer together for upwards of ten years on both club and school teams. “All the boys know each other....

Boys soccer succeeds with new drive to work hard

Sylvie Cao, Sports Editor

April 5, 2019

Boys soccer had a record turnout of 70 boys for their tryouts, and as a result, they have an extremely selective team of 54 talented players.The cuts mostly affected the JV and C-team rosters, as varsity had many returners, but the program has become more competitive overall. “Liberty’s competitive...

Girls soccer is kicking it despite younger team

Kaitlyn Keyes, Staff Writer

November 20, 2018

Sometimes the success of others can be daunting. All of a sudden, the level you’re expected to reach is unbearably, insurmountably, high. But it’s a level you’re expected to reach nonetheless. And following their state championship win last year, the Liberty girls soccer team definitely feels...

Turf Turds: rubber demons from hell

Nikayla Copenhaver, Staff Writer

December 15, 2017

Turf, turf turds, rubber, black bits--whatever you call them, you probably see them everywhere.  For us athletes, we know especially how annoying these pesky little things can be, and just how far into our lives they invade. There have been reports of people finding them in their beds, cars, clothes,...

Early Loss gives girls soccer a reality check

Mia Oliver, Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

Dripping with sweat and frustration, the girls make their way to the sideline after the final whistle confirms their loss. One question lingers among them: How could this have happened? September 12th, girls’ soccer suffered an unexpected 3-0 loss to Mercer Island in its first conference game of...

Girls soccer snags second in state

Girls soccer snags second in state

Siri Christopherson, Sports Editor

March 23, 2017

Rewarding. That’s one way to describe the how the girls soccer team felt about its advance through the ranks to the 2A finals. Left with only five returners from last year’s varsity team, the odds were stacked against the Patriots, but the girls were able to unify as a team and work towards success...

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