Awards Night and Potluck Dinner, Offseason training

As quickly as it arrived the 2015 fall season has passed by, but that doesn’t mean Lady Vikings Soccer is done until next August! Read on to see what’s coming up:

AWARDS NIGHT AND POTLUCK

On Thursday, November 12 from 6:00-8:00 PM we are holding an awards night and potluck dinner for the entire girls soccer program. Players are strongly encouraged to invite their families to join.

All players or families attending are expected to bring something to add to the potluck dinner–snacks or appetizers, dinner items, desserts, beverages, extra plates and napkins and so on, or any number of these. Please bring at least enough for you or your group so there is more than enough food for everyone in attendance. Sign up below:

AWARDS NIGHT POTLUCK SIGN UP SHEET

If your item is locked and you want to change what you’re bringing, please contact Erik directly to get it changed.

OFFSEASON TRAINING

As part of the ongoing commitment of the Lady Vikings Soccer players and coaching staff to build a better soccer program, we’ve not had our fill of soccer this fall and are starting the offseason early! Saturday, November 12 from 3:00-5:00 PM we are holding a practice session in the North Salem High School stadium.

See you there and GO VIKS!

Varsity battle to 1-1 draw at home against Woodburn

Following two tough losses away to Aloha and then South Eugene, the Lady Vikings varsity team bounced back with a hard-fought 1-1 draw and outstanding team effort against the Woodburn Bulldogs at the North Salem High School stadium (Littlejohn Field) last Thursday.

The first half began with both teams playing tentatively as neither wanted to give up an early goal. However, the Lady Viks found their footing and began pushing forward with their efforts resulting in a close-range goal from junior Carrie Ochoa, assisted by a cross from freshman Valentina Santos.

Woodburn struck back quickly as they worked the ball into the Viks’ eighteen yard box, and were awarded a penalty kick for a foul in the box away from the play. After tying the score the Bulldogs soon had their post hit by a snapshot header from freshman Melissa Salgado.

An altercation on the field near an assistant referee saw a player from each team red carded, putting both sides at 10 players for the rest of the match.

Woodburn then sprung on the counterattack after a saved North free kick which led to the Bulldogs breaking through the Vikings defense, only to be denied by a superb save from junior goalkeeper Monce Barajas as she rushed off her line.

In a lively second half each team threatened the other’s goal, with strong defending and goalkeeping from both keeping the score even. As the teams tired they gave up chances late, with the Lady Vikings looking more likely to score owing to a resilient defense anchored by junior captain Amy DuVall. The game would finish 1-1.

Video highlights coming soon!

VIKQUEEN (Woman of the match): Carrie Ochoa

Previous Vikqueens: Monce Barajas (@Aloha), Isabel Ramos (@South Eugene)

Varsity Jamboree, Team Weekend, and more

[UPDATED 8/23]

The Greater Valley Conference Varsity Jamboree (Friday 8/28) schedule has been announced and we will be playing against McMinnville 11:30 AM at Gilmore Field and McNary 1:30 PM at the South Salem HS stadium. Players involved must be ready to play (all gear on) 30 minutes before each game. Those not playing are strongly encouraged to attend to cheer on the team and get a preview of what varsity competition looks like.

We are having a program movie night starting 8 PM that evening that all players are invited to and encouraged to attend. We’ll be watching two movies while chowing down on snacks (that all attending are suggested to bring but will also be provided). There will also be a team event on Saturday August 29th, the details of which will be determined soon (check back for updates!).

While we have concluded our official tryout week, new players are still welcome and encouraged to sign up and join. Practices from 8/24-8/27 will be held 6:15-8:15 PM at Barrick.

All Lady Vikings Soccer players must complete the concussion impact test before they’re able to play in games. We are scheduled for Monday, August 24th at 5:15 in room 112 at North. Get it done sooner than later!

The league schedule has also been set — see the Schedules & Results pages to learn more.

Get hyped for the season and let’s have a great one. As always, GO VIKS!

Player-parent meeting scheduled for Wednesday, August 19

Hello Lady Vikings Soccer players and family!

Tryouts are upon us and soon the season will be going full steam ahead. Here is the tryout schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10:00-11:15 AM & 4:30-6:15 PM
Tuesday, Thursday: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Immediately following this Wednesday‘s afternoon tryout session, at 6:15 PM, we will be holding a player-parent meeting to discuss the upcoming season, program expectations and events, fundraising, and more. It is important that parents or guardians attend in order to meet coaches and, especially for newer players, get a feeling for what the program is all about.

Attendance to this meeting is mandatory unless a player has good reason to be absent and notifies a coach beforehand.

Team Camp and Tryouts

It’s that time already! From August 10th to 14th we will be having our team camp, 12-2 PM in the stadium. The cost is $25 which includes a t-shirt–download the registration form or stop by the school office to pick one up. Water will be provided but all players should bring MORE than they feel is necessary should we have 80-100 degree weather.

Tryouts are the following week (August 17-21), so be sure to complete the athletic packet and have an up-to-date physical before the first day. We are anticipating strong numbers and a competitive tryout, so do everything you can to prepare!

We will have two final offseason practices the week before team camp, Tuesday August 4th and Thursday the 6th, from 7:00-8:30 PM at Barrick Field (just north of Market St. between Baker and 15th streets). This is also the tryouts and fall season practice location. Please take this opportunity to shake off the rust before things get serious. Camp forms may be picked up at these practices as well.

See you at the fields, and GO VIKS!

Summer soccer winding down

[SCHEDULE UPDATED 7/31]

Hello soccer lovers! A fun and busy summer league season has already passed us by, which means that in only three weeks we start gearing up for real for the fall season with our team camp. Keeping that in mind, here is the schedule up until and including camp and tryouts:

[Note: Anyone interested in participating in girls soccer at North may attend offseason practices]
WED 7/22: Practice @ North, 12:00-1:30 PM
FRI 7/24: Practice @ North, 7:30-9:00 PM
SAT 7/25: Practice @ North, 6:00-7:30 PM
7/26-8/2: OFF
TUE 8/4: Practice @ Barrick, 7:00-8:30 PM
THU 8/6: Practice @ Barrick, 7:00-8:30 PM
8/10-8/14: TEAM CAMP @ NORTH (Times TBA, cost is $25 which includes t-shirt)
8/17-8/21: TRYOUTS @ BARRICK FIELD Monday/Wednesday/Friday 10-11:15 AM & 4:30-6:15 PM, Tuesday/Thursday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM

Come to as many practices as you can to be sure we hit the ground running this fall. GO VIKS!

Summer schedule is out!

[SCHEDULE UPDATED 7/31]

The summer practice and games schedule has been released! See below for a small version of the calendar or check out the SCHEDULES page for more details. With the first game coming up it is very important that players get sign-up forms turned in to head coach Erik Boyd or the NSHS main office right away. Remember that you do not have to be participating in Summer League in order to come practice, and vice versa. See you out there, and GO VIKS!

Here is a list of all NSHS Girls Soccer summer games (times are for kickoff; players should do their best to be there an hour early to be ready on time for warm-up):

Thursday, June 11, 2015
Sprague vs. North Salem
Location: Sprague
5:30 PM

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
McNary vs. North Salem
Location: McNary
5:30 PM

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
North Salem vs. Silverton
Location: North Salem
8:00 PM

Monday, June 22, 2015
Woodburn vs. North Salem
Location: Woodburn
6:30 PM

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
West Salem vs. North Salem
Location: West Salem
6:00 PM

Monday, June 29, 2015
North Salem vs. B. Munich
Location: North Salem
8:00 PM

Monday, July 06, 2015
North Salem vs. McKay
Location: North Salem
6:00 PM

Thursday, July 09, 2015
North Salem vs. Stayton
Location: North Salem
8:00 PM

Monday, July 13, 2015
North Salem vs. Thunder
Location: North Salem
8:00 PM

Dates and times for both practices and games may be subject to change so check back frequently.