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Women’s Soccer Starts the Season Strong, Undefeated

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The Jesuit Crusaders women’s varsity soccer team looks to win another state championship this year, with new faces and returning talent.

The United Soccer Coaches released the latest high school rankings on Tuesday, September 5th, and Jesuit Women’s Varsity Soccer is ranked number three in the nation.

The Crusaders are led by senior co-captain, Abigail Cox, and junior co-captain, Sophia Stiles, and they have high expectations to repeat as State Champions. Furthermore, the team is steeped in young talent, including six sophomores and three freshmen, and that bodes well for a strong future.

To recap the season so far, Jesuit started strong with a 4-0 win over Ida B. Wells. Crusader goals were scored by Jo Frischknecht ‘26 and Natalie Webber ‘27, and Riley Weaks ‘27 who scored twice.

The dominance continued in their second game, when the Crusaders rolled to a 9-1 win over Cleveland. Goals came from Riley Jeffries ‘25, Claudia Rose ‘25, and Natalie Webber ‘27, while Lane Lee ‘26, Jo Frischknecht, and Abigail Cox each scored twice.

In the next game against a stronger opponent in Camas, Jesuit easily won 5-0. Goals continued to come from multiple different players including Kaitlyn MacLennan ‘25, Marian Dunne ‘26, and Claudia Rose who each scored once, and Abigail Cox who netted two.

With two shutouts in three games, Jesuit is clearly as strong on the defensive end. When asked about this year’s defensive group.

“It is a very young group, but I have a lot of confidence in them, and they have proven themselves to be up for the task,” goalkeeper senior Lauren Butorac said.

As returning state champs, Jesuit would be expected to feel pressure.

Captain Abigail Cox knows about high expectations.

“One of the things talked about at the beginning of our season was to ‘write our own story.’ As a team we are looking to not only build on the legacy, but to also add a new amazing chapter.”

Senior Kaitlyn MacLennan looks forward to the season.

“We have started off strong and are improving with every game. I feel we have a very strong team this year, and we will continue to find success.”
The Crusaders will travel to Bend next where they will face Summit on Friday, September 8th at 4 pm.

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Quinny Handley, Staff Writer
For her third year at Jesuit High School, Quinny will be joining the Jesuit Media Team. With two older brothers, Quinny quickly learned how to work hard to keep up as well as cooperate with others. She developed an interest in sports and commentating at a young age as she had to attend all of her brother's numerous athletic events. Quinny also loved writing fairy tales and made up stories of adventure. To this day, she still loves to express herself through fiction writing and stories about her life and those close to her. Outside of school, Quinny is involved in playing soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. Her main passion is lacrosse, and she hopes to play in college. Quinny loves having conversations on a range of topics including controversial ones where she can learn from diverse opinions. On the Media Team, Quinny hopes to highlight unique stories and under the radar news. Additionally, she aspires to host shows that deliver exciting sports previews and recaps and discuss trending student topics. She also hopes to produce hype videos showcasing all of the extracurriculars at Jesuit. Quinny looks forward to diving into all that Advanced Media offers and pursuing her childhood dreams of becoming a sports and news commentator!