Cedarcrest Varsity Girls Soccer Named 2A State Fall Academic Champions
As the Cedarcrest Red Wolves Varsity Girls Soccer program has put together an incredible season on the field, and are ready to begin post-season play, away from the field they have accomplished something which will stay with them for a long time to come.
With a combined team GPA of 3.912, the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA), the Dairy Farmers of Washington, and Les Schwab Tires have named the Cedarcrest Red Wolves Varsity Girls Soccer team the 2A State Fall Academic Champions for 2018!
The Scholastic Awards program recognizes the team with the highest grade point average among all Washington high schools in their enrollment classification. For fall sports, state champions are named for Cross-Country, Football, 1B/2B Boys Soccer, Girls Soccer, Girls Swimming and Diving, and Volleyball.
“What a great honor and a true testament to the hard work these young ladies do, day in and day out,” said coach Alex Hickox. “Our Girls Soccer program places heavy importance on not just passing classes, but earning higher achievement. We set this expectation at the beginning of the year and throughout the season, actively engaged with our players about how the academic year is going.”
Across the Varsity, JV, and “C” Team programs, student-athletes are presented with a document outlining expectations from the coaches and to the players. The document spells out the following items right up front:
- “Remember, you are a Student first and an Athlete second, please note the order.”
- “Strive in having at least a 2-star asterisk on the game day roster (2-Star = 3.5 cumulative GPA).
While a playoff run looms on the horizon, no matter what happens, the Cedarcrest Girls Soccer Program has earned a state championship that stretches far beyond any one goal, assist, win or loss.
The Red Wolves will be presented with a special plaque at the upcoming WIAA, Dairy Farmers of Washington, Les Schwab Tires State Championships in November.
“All the credit to our students,” adds Coach Hickox. “I know I speak on behalf of my entire coaching staff when I say it is an incredible honor being associated with such great young women.”