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 2013 Boys Varsity demonstrated that they could play with anyone in the league, losing 1-0 in the last minutes to 4A State Semifinalist Philomath on the road, tying (despite dominating) two other 3A state tournament teams, and beating state tournament quarter-finalist Portland Christian 3-0 on the road. Our victories were emphatic, while the losses were quite close, resulting in more goals scored than conceded overall during the season. Along the way, we managed to break the record for cereal packed in a single session at the Oregon Food Bank. Junior Nathaniel Hamlett, Sophomore Connor Ford, and Senior Craig Robbins were 2nd Team All-District, and Senior Alex Lee was Honorable Mention.