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A sneak peak at the 2019/2020 winter sports seasons


  It is officially winter, which means San Luis Obispo High School has three sports programs competing for winning seasons. Basketball, soccer, and wrestling were all very triumphant last year. Can the winter sports programs continue the success in their 2019-2020 seasons?

  The girls basketball program lost some key players last year who helped them finish 24-3 on the season, Boys basketball, now led by Coach Trey Francke, finished 21-12, and boys soccer finished 20-2-1. The boys soccer team also lost a few dominant players, but have a strong group of returning seniors this year. Girls soccer finished 22-3-1 last season and won the 2019 Division 1 Central Section CIF Championship. 

  Expressions interviewed multiple varsity winter sports athletes to get a better understanding of what to expect in their upcoming seasons as well.

  Expressions: What do you expect from your team in the upcoming season?

  Senior basketball player Riley O’Connor: I expect us to do the best we can and get better in every game.

  Senior soccer player Diego Albarran: I expect it to be a hard season but I think we will be good this year. We have a lot of seniors and hopefully we can win league. 

  Senior basketball player Taylor Burns: Honestly I have no idea, to have fun and to win. I hope we will win state.

  Senior soccer player Angie Crozier: I expect us to be good, we have a lot of potential.

  Senior wrestler Ty Evans: I expect several of my team members and myself to place if not win CIF and I hope some of us can make it to state.

  Expressions: How important is team chemistry this year and how will it affect your team?

  O’Connor: We all need to talk a lot on the floor. We have to, if not, we get in trouble. Having that chemistry where you can just say one word like “ball” and then your teammate gets on the ball is important.

  Albarran: I think team chemistry is very important. It keeps our team together and we can feel more confident playing with each other. 

  Burns: I think that team chemistry is a big part of basketball. I think the more support you have from your team and coaches, the better you will perform. 

  Crozier: I love my team, they’re all really good people and we’re very close.

  Evans: Wrestling is mostly an individual sport and I’m so focused in the middle of the match that I can’t really hear my teammates cheering.

  Big things are coming for our winter sports programs. Be sure to come out and support them as they compete for winning seasons. 

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