After thrilling home matches in volleyball, boys soccer and girls soccer – and a superb performance by our cross country teams at the Cowapa League championship – the Valiants moved into the OSAA state championships.
Girls Soccer: 2017 4A state champions!
The Valley Catholic girls soccer team won the 2017 OSAA 4A state championship in a hard-fought defensive match against Hidden Valley. Competing at Liberty High School in Hillsboro on Nov. 11, the Valiants won the match: 1-0.
It is the third state championship for Valiant girls soccer. They won the 3A/2A/1A championship in 2013 then won the 4A state championship in 2014. In 2016, they earned silver medals at state.
Callie Kawaguchi was named Player of the Game for Valley Catholic.
The road to the state championship
Round of 16: Playing in an OSAA State round of 16 match at Junction City High School on Oct. 31, the Valiants got another big win: 4-0.
Quarterfinals: They went on to defeat North Valley in the quarterfinals by a score of 3-1. | Photo album
Semifinals: On Nov. 7, the Valiants outscored Philomath 4-0 in a semifinal match on the Valley Catholic turf field. | Photo album | Video | Valiant girls soccer back to 4A title game (Beaverton Valley Times)
Championship Match (news coverage): Valley Catholic girls soccer redeems, wins 4A state title (Beaverton Valley Times) | Photos from The Oregonian
Boys Soccer: first state championship appearance in 10 years
The Valiants advanced to the OSAA state championships in boys soccer for the first time since 2007. Congratulations to our student athletes and coaches on outstanding season that we will always remember!
Play-in Match: Their appearance at state followed a thrilling 4A state play-in game on Oct. 28, defeating North Marion 2-1 after two overtime periods, then winning on penalty kicks, 4-2. | Photo album | Video
Round of 16: In a state round of 16 match, the boys soccer team competed valiantly on the road before bowing to a talented team Molalla High School.
Volleyball: a superb season leads to silver medals at state
Congratulations to our Valiant volleyball team on their silver medal season!
With tremendous performances against Baker (straight sets in the quarterfinals) and Hidden Valley (straight sets in the semifinals), the Valiants faced a talented team from Sisters in the state finals. After an exciting four-set match, the Valiants were presented with silver medals for their outstanding performance – and season. Lizzy Osborn was named Player of the Game for Valley Catholic. She was also an unanimous choice for first team in the OSAA All-State Tournament Team. She was joined by Kayla Robbins (first team) and Allie Merz (second team).
First Round: Our Valiant Volleyball team – the 2017 Cowapa League champions – defeated Estacada 3-0 on Oct. 28, to advance to the OSAA state quarterfinals. | Valiants vs. Estacada photo album
Quarterfinals: In their OSAA 4A state quarterfinal match, the Valiants defeated Baker, 3-0. | Valiants vs. Baker photo album
Semifinals: In their OSAA 4A semifinal match, the Valiants defeated Hidden Valley in straight sets, earning the right to compete for the state championship. | Valiants vs. Hidden Valley photo album
Bonus feature: OSAA State Championship Digital Program
Cross Country: Valiants on the podium
Valiants performances in cross country led to medals in league championship and at state.
Cowapa League Championship: In the girls cross country competition, Valiant Taylor Isaac won the bronze medal, finishing third. The Valley Catholic boys cross country team won the 2017 Cowapa League championship. | Photo album
OSAA State Championship: At the 2017 OSAA 4A Cross Country Championship, held at Lane Community College on Nov. 4, Valiant Nate Schmidlin stood on the podium after finishing eighth at state. With other strong finishes by Valiant runners, the Valley Catholic boys team finished in fifth place at state. Valiant Taylor Isaac finished fifth at state in the girls cross country competition. | Video