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2012 FALL SPORTS REVIEW

Fall 2012 was another successful season for Central Catholic athletics. The Rams captured five Mt. Hood Conference championships and the boys cross country team claimed its sixth state championship. The Ram cross country team also won state titles in 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009. Additionally, football and boys soccer advanced to the state quarterfinals and volleyball advanced to the semi finals.

The Rams had three players earn conference player of the year awards: JR Tristan Cooper (boys soccer), SR Dallin Leavitt (football) and SR Maheyla Molinari (girls soccer), and JR Kyle Thompson was the individual champion at the Mt. Hood Conference Boys Cross Country District Championships. Central Catholic also had four coaches earn Mt. Hood Conference Coach of the Year honors: John Mulligan (girls cross country), Steve Pyne (football), Nicole Strong (girls soccer) and Jimmy Weber (boys soccer).

Central Catholic student-athletes also continued the tradition of excelling in the classroom. Four sports teams were recognized by the Dairy Farmers of Oregon for having a team GPA that ranked among the top 10 in 6A, in its’ respective sport. Boys soccer led the way, ranking No. 1 with a team GPA of 3.52. Football (3.23 GPA) was sixth, girls soccer (3.68) tied for eighth and volleyball (3.58) tied for 10th.

BOYS CROSS COUNTRY
JR Kyle Thompson finished 3rd at the state meet.VARSITY: Won the sixth state title in program history … The Rams won a 12th consecutive Mt. Hood Conference title … JR Kyle Thompson earned third-team All-America honors with a 17th-place finish at the NIKE Cross Nationals, held at Portland Meadows on Dec. 1 … Thompson also successfully defended his MHC individual championship and finished third at the 6A state meet.

JUNIOR VARSITY: Won the Mt. Hood Conference District meet, outscoring Barlow, 37-52.

GIRLS CROSS COUNTRY
VARSITY: Second-year head coach John Mulligan was named the MHC co-Coach of the Year … For the first time in program history, the Rams sent two runners to the state meet in consecutive years, in SR Maggie Riley and SO Julia Stevenson.

JUNIOR VARSITY: The JV squad recorded its best finish at the MHC District meet, finishing second.

FOOTBALL
VARSITY: Made back-to-back appearance in the state quarterfinals for the first time since the 1999 and 2000 seasons … The Rams finished 9-3 overall, including 5-0 in the MHC to win their fifth consecutive conference title … Central Catholic has now posted seven straight seasons with at least eight wins, going 60-22 (.732 winning pct.) since the streak began in 2006 … The Rams defeated Jesuit, 16-7, on Sept. 21 to claim their first win in the “Holy War” series since 2002 … With a 68-28 win over Centennial in the regular-season finale on Oct. 26, Central Catholic ended 2012 with a 21-game Mt. Hood Conference win streak … SR DB Dallin Leavitt was named the MHC Defensive Player of the Year … Head Coach Steve Pyne earned MHC co-Coach of the Year Honors … SR PK Mitch Seeley finished his four-year varsity career as the state of Oregon’s career leader in both PATs made (180) and FGs made (30) … The Rams had 24 All-MHC selections, including 12 first-team picks. SR WR/DB Beau Duronslet, SR OL/DL Fergus Frederickson and SR PK/P Mitch Seeley earned two first-team selections.

JUNIOR VARSITY/FRESHMAN: The JV team completed an unbeaten season with a perfect 8-0 record … The Central Catholic freshman finished the year 8-1.

BOYS SOCCER
VARSITY: The Rams finished 12-1-3 and advanced to the state quarterfinals for the eighth time in school history … Central Catholic went 10-0 in Mt. Hood Conference matches to notch the school’s 11th straight conference title … JR GK Tristan Cooper recorded five shutouts and combined one two others in MHC matches to earn MHC Goal Keeper of the Year honors … JR Peter Bergmann led the MHC in goals (8) and tied for the conference lead in total points (17) en route to earning first-team All-MHC honors at forward … The Rams placed a total of 14 players on the All-MHC team, including first team selections: Cooper, Bergmann, SO Lucas Hale (F), JR Danny Allred (MF), SR Max Malany (D) and JR Christian Arntson (D) … Head Coach Jimmy Weber was named the conference’ Coach of the Year.
 
GIRLS SOCCER
VARSITY: The Rams finished the year 13-3 and advanced to the second round of the 2012 6A state playoffs … Central Catholic went 11-1 in the Mt. Hood Conference to win the conference title, including winning its last nine conference matches … The Rams’ 1-0 win over Sheldon in the first round of the playoffs extended Central Catholic’s win streak to 10, before falling in the second round … Head Coach Nicole Wilcox was named the Mt. Hood Conference Coach of the Year … SR F Maheyla Molinari finished the regular season leading the conference in both goals (11) and total points (29), and was the only player in the conference to reach double digits in goals scored … Molinari was named the MHC Player of the Year … The Rams had a total of 10 All-MHC selections, including three first-team honorees: Molinari; SR MF Lindsey Mattila and SR D Katy Segal.

JVII: An up-and-down season – in terms of results -- produced more than just wins and losses as the JVII girls competed with some of the best programs in and out of the state. Long-time coach and first-year Central Catholic Coach Andrew Sharp skippered the mostly freshmen girls to a 3-4-2 record. The team philosophy was not your typical English, German, or America style of play by trying to outscore your opponent. The refinement of skills, possession, and soccer IQ were the main focus of the season, not a good-looking win/loss column. Dedicated season-long spectators were all in agreement that the style and skill the girls demonstrated in their final legs of the season were unmatched by any opponent. Rather than highlight standout players and stats Coach Sharp would like to thank all the girls for the dedication this past year and to recognize the team effort in playing the beautiful game.

VOLLEYBALL
VARSITY: Central Catholic fell shy of fourth straight state championship, still the Rams finished with a 27-5 record and advanced to the state semi finals … With a 3-0 sweep of West Linn in the second round, Central Catholic advanced to the state quarterfinals for the ninth straight season and for the 15th time in the last 16 years … The Rams’ playoff win streak reached 17 matches before falling to Roseburg in the semi finals … In capturing the Mt. Hood Conference titles, Central Catholic went 33-2 in sets during conference play.

JVII: The JVII Rams finished with a 31-3 overall record, with the three losses coming to JV teams – including one against the Rams’ own JV squad … Central Catholic did not drop a single set during conference play … The team played in four tournaments – three of which were JV tournaments – and won the Silverton JV Tournament … The JVII team was led by co-captains FR Maddie Johnson and FR Kylie Humphries … The team received strong performances from sophomores Emman Schumacher, Caitlin Fouts, and McKenzie Raze, and freshmen Indonesia Foxworth, Zharia Hale and Bailey Puetz.