Soccer Aims For Another State Title This Year

(COVINGTON, La) — Over the past decade and a half, the St. Paul’s Wolves Soccer team won five state championships and played in four additional state championship games. Led by Head Coach Sean Moser and captains Colin Hanley, Eric Guin, Byron Morgan, and Davis Neitzschman, the varsity soccer team has gained recognition within the state and nationally. The Wolves’ season is young, but is has the promise of being a great one. The wolves are currently 8-0-1, ranked number one in the state and number 3 in the nation.

“We are gonna leave everything on the field. We are confident in our team and think we have a really good chance to win (the championship),” Colin Hanley, one of the team’s captains, said.

The wolves taking the field to start the game.

The Wolves take the field at the start of a game. (photo by Trey Couvillion)

The Wolves have advanced to the state finals game for the past four years, winning two of the four championships. This year’s team has a strong group of leaders that are flanked by a very talented senior class.

The varsity soccer wolves pray and get their minds ready  before a game.

The varsity Soccer Wolves pray and get their minds ready before a game. (photo by Trey Couvillion)

“Well, we have consistently made it to the state championship, but ultimately we just want to play to the best of our ability and be ranked as high as possible in the nation,” Hanley said.

“We want to repeat as state champions, and be nationally ranked,” Feringa echoed.

St. Paul’s rivals include north shore teams Mandeville High, Northshore High, and Covington High, but the team that the Soccer Wolves always seem to face deep in the playoffs in a winner-take-all game is the Jesuit Blue Jays. The Blue Jays have faced the Soccer Wolves in three of the last four state championship games, and the Wolves beat Jesuit in the semifinals last year on their ride to the state championship. However, the team is confident that these rivals won’t pose a threat this year.

“I feel like for every team we play, if we play our game, we can beat anyone,” Feringa said.

For a schedule of the upcoming varsity games and on-going results throughout the season, visit the Soccer Wolves Scoreboard.

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