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Highline sports to play spring seasons

Kaeden Wray Staff Reporter Oct 08, 2020

The Highline men’s soccer season will get to play an NWAC season in spring 2021.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, all NWAC sports have been delayed until Feburary 2021, except for golf, which played a handful of matches in September.

“As of right now our season has been moved to the Spring Quarter,” said Head Men’s Soccer Coach Steve Mohn.

Men’s and women’s soccer, and volleyball, normally play fall seasons.

“We will get to begin training camp towards the end of February/beginning of March,” Mohn said.

While the women’s team are defending league champions, the men’s team hopes to improve on last year’s performance. Highline finished 8-7-1, second in the NWAC West, making the playoffs.

“We had a decent season last year. We finished second in our division and lost in the round of 16 playoffs,” Coach Mohn said.

So we will see how far they can take us this year on their championship run.

The pandemic has also put a damper on recruiting, Mohn said.

“I had two players I signed to a letter of intent that decided to not play this year,” he said.

Mohn said he looks forward to getting back on the pitch with his team, which could have as many as 19 freshmen returning from last year’s team.

“I haven’t been able to work with the players in quite a while,” he said. “This will be the first time I have seen everyone since March. I am used to seeing everyone on a consistent basis and that has not been the case for a while.”

Some small practices are being allowed at the moment.

“The school just allowed us to start practicing with five  players per coach,” Mohn said.

The team will have one new coach, volunteer assistant and former T-Bird Ben Clayton.

“Hopefully a former head assistant coach will be returning this year,” Mohn added.