The Highline men’s soccer team opened its COVID-delayed season at Bellevue, coming away with a 4-4 tie on Friday, April 9.
The women’s team, still the most recent team to be crowned NWAC champions, split its first two games. The Lady T-Birds beat Lower Columbia 4-3 on April 6 before falling to Bellevue 3-1 on April 9.
The new surge of COVID-19 cases has kicked local high schoolers’ chances to get scholarships for next season.
It has affected a lot of local club teams, with coaches or scouts not being able to watch prospects play.
The women’s soccer team is ready to make another championship run this season, but has to wait until play starts early next year.
Women’s soccer is one of many NWAC sports that play in the fall, all of which have been delayed until early spring because of the COVID pandemic.
Highline’s fall sports teams may be back in action as early as Jan. 2, 2021, NWAC officials say.
The Northwest Athletic Conference, of which Highline is a part, has pushed all sports ahead to winter and spring as they attempt to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Former Highline goalkeeper Liviu Bird is getting his chance as a video performance analyst with MLS’s Columbus Crew.
Bird was born in Fairbanks, Alaska but moved to Romania at the age of 1. That’s where his mother is from. While there, he fell in love with the game of soccer.