Soccer - Varsity Boys
The Catlin Gabel Boys Soccer Program is among the state's oldest programs, and several times a state champion, having won most recently in 2010. Because we play on our own Gant-Davis Field, a spacious, pristine natural grass pitch, we focus on a possession game that prizes skill, vision, and combination play. Throughout the program, hallmarks include cultivating a positive team spirit, good sportsmanship, individual resilience and dogged competitiveness. In a school without American Football, soccer is at the center of school spirit, with a yearly highlight being the Homecoming game under the lights in front of a large crowd of students, parents, friends, and alumni.
The 2015 Catlin Gabel Boys went 14-1-2, holding the state’s 3A number 1 ranking through the last six weeks of an unbeaten regular season. The team won both the Special District 1 League Title and the District’s Sportsmanship Award. With 12 returning players, the 2016 season is eagerly anticipated. Individual awards included the following: Connor ’16 was 3A All-State and District 1 Co-Player of the Year; Ben ’17 was 3A Second Team All-State and District 1 First Team; Hemming ’17 was 3A State Second Team and District 1 First Team; Fritz ’18 was District 1 First Team; and Charley ’17 was District 1 Second Team. Portland Tribune Players of the Week during 2016 were Diego ’16, Ben ’17, and Keegan ’18.