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William Davidson earned MVP honors for the first-ever Coupeville Middle School boys soccer squad. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

He froze out the competition.

William “Mr. Freeze” Davidson has a little bit of Cow Town athletic history to call his own, after being named MVP of the first-ever Coupeville Middle School boys soccer team.

The CMS 8th grader, who anchored the Wolves with his play as the team’s primary goalie, was honored at an awards banquet Wednesday night.

Also receiving awards were Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim (Most Improved), Mikey Robinett (Rookie of the Year), Ryan Blouin (Best Defender), and Andrew Williams (Best Sportsmanship).

The Wolf booters finished 2-8 during their debut season, drilling Granite Falls twice, while fighting strongly against undefeated league champ Lakewood and posh private school Northshore Christian Academy.

Logan Downes led the squad in scoring, rattling home five goals.

 

The trailblazers:

Reese Cernick (Head Coach)
Michelle Cernick (Assistant Coach)
Ryan Blouin
Mason Butler
William Davidson
Logan Downes
Preston Epp
Nathan Ginnings
Nick Guay
Dane Hadsall
Tavan Hughes
Zane Oldenstadt
Mikey Robinett
Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim
Alexander Smith
Nick Wasik
Andrew Williams

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Ryan Blouin and the CMS soccer team survived a wet, muddy game in Granite Falls Monday. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

William Davidson and Co. have one game left on their schedule, a home bout Wednesday.

It rained all over the world Monday afternoon.

Or at least it seemed that way, as the Coupeville Middle School boys soccer squad escaped drenched Whidbey Island, only to end up in drenched Granite Falls.

With the liquid sunshine coming down in buckets, the Wolf booters found themselves sliding across the field, which made mounting an offensive attack nearly impossible in a 4-0 road loss.

With the defeat, the first-year CMS soccer program slips to 2-7 heading into its season finale at home Wednesday.

Coupeville hosts Northshore Christian Academy in a game set to kick off at 3:30 PM.

The weather forecast currently calls for 55 degrees, partly cloudy, mildly windy, and little to no precipitation.

So, exactly the opposite of Monday’s mess.

“Was a muddy game. Every time someone tried to plant their foot, they would end up on their butt,” said Coupeville coach Reese Cernick. “We took several shots from several players and couldn’t get one in.

“I told the guys to just have fun and play a muddy game.”

The Wolves had rung up wins in both of their previous meetings with the Tigers, but this time Granite was a different team, Cernick said.

“Very proud of the team, they tried hard, but Granite Falls played the best we’ve seen them all season.”

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Nathan Ginnings reaches a state of Zen as he, and his Coupeville Middle School teammates kick off the start of their soccer season. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Quinten Simpson-Pilgrim slaps a shot to a waiting teammate.

William Davidson clears the ball from the goal.

A little slice of history – the first-ever CMS soccer team.

Ryan Blouin unleashes the full fury of his leg.

One game, and a million photos, in the books.

The brand-new Coupeville Middle School boys soccer program kicked off Monday with a home game against Northshore Christian Academy, and plenty of cameras were busy recording the historical moment.

The photos above come from wandering’ paparazzi John Fisken, who strolled in from Oak Harbor.

To see everything he shot, pop over to:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-Soccer/MSBS-2019-09-23-vs-Northshore-Christian/

When you do, if you snap up any snaps, a percentage of each purchase goes to help fund scholarships Fisken doles out to CHS senior student/athletes in the spring. So there’s that.

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Tate Wyman, seen last spring, returns for his 8th grade season of track. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Let ’em loose and get out of their way.

Coupeville Middle School track coaches Elizabeth Bitting and Jon Gabelein will have almost 40 athletes ready to attack a new season when practice kicks off Tuesday afternoon.

It’s a mixture of veterans and newbies, and, like any first-day roster, could see some additions and/or subtractions.

But, for the moment, here are the 37 athletes expected to show up on day one:

 

8th:

Aiden Anderson
Reiley Araceley
Katie Buskala
Camryn Clark
Dominic Coffman
Josh Guay
Taygin Jump
Mercedes Kalwies-Anderson
Coen Killian
Ryanne Knoblich
Carolyn Lhamon
Jovan Light
Jacob Mathusek
Claire Mayne
Trinity McGee
Cristina McGrath
Alex Murdy
Kevin Partida
Abigail Ramirez
Jordyn Rogers
Helen Strelow
Tate Wyman

 

7th:

Ryan Blouin
Alex Clark
May Crain
William Davidson
Logan Downes
Nick Guay
Erica McGrath
Hank Milnes
Allison Nastali
Timothy Nitta
Zane Oldenstadt
Desi Ramirez
Mikey Robinett
Isabella Schooley
Cole White

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