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2023 Fall Sports Playoff Preview

T. Smith
#8 Sadie Ross preparing to hit from the outside position in the first round of playoffs in which Jesuit beat Jefferson (Portland) 3-0.

It’s everyone’s favorite time of year: October. With golden leaves dancing through the air, the return of Starbucks’ seasonal flavors, and Halloween decor becoming omnipresent, it can only mean one thing—it’s playoff season at Jesuit High School.

The leaves and temperature aren’t the only things dropping this fall; our men and women’s soccer, volleyball, and football teams have been placed in the running for OSAA State Championships, where the winners move on and those defeated say goodbye to their season.

The number 2 ranked Jesuit Men’s Soccer team will face 31-seed Forest Grove on Saturday, October 28 at noon on Cronin Field. Later that day our Women’s Soccer team will play the 32-seed, Nelson High School at 3:00pm on their home turf as well.
The women head into the playoffs ranked as the number one seed after an impressive, undefeated regular season. Both soccer programs are ready to reclaim the title they so effortlessly obtained last season.

Starting off strong and continuing the momentum they’ve had this whole season, the Women’s Volleyball team slid through the first round of playoffs on Wednesday, October 25 with a three-set win against Jefferson at home. They will join the men and women’s soccer team in Saturday’s match-ups, where they will go head-to-head with 16-seed Grant High School. Jesuit’s biggest competition is Sprague High School, seed-2, who resides on the other side of the bracket. After coming up short the last two years, the big question is: Will Coach Zim and her team be able to claim the Oregon State Title and add another banner in the Knight Gym?

The final team entering the state knockout round is the Jesuit Men’s Football team. Last Thursday, October 19, the crusaders bested the Mountainside Mavericks, resulting in their state rank bumping into the top 16 and claiming their spot in the OSAA 6A State Championship Bracket. They will conclude their regular season as Metro League Champions if they defeat 40-ranked Beaverton on Friday, October 27 on the Beavers turf at 7:00pm.

For the Jesuit Men and Women’s Cross Country teams, they will compete for the state title on November 4 at Lane Community College in Eugene Oregon. After both walking away from the district meet in first place, the Jesuit Cross Country Program is on the ball for reclaiming the Men and Women’s Oregon State Title.

As the fall sports season comes to a close, it will be interesting to see where these Jesuit’s fall programs will stand in the end, and how they set the tone for Jesuit sports this year.


Round 1: Wednesday 10/25 vs Jefferson (32) @ Jesuit
Starting off strong with a 3-0 win

Round 2: Saturday 10/28 vs Grant (16)
Grant defeated Glencoe (17) in set 4

Sprague (2) is dominating on the other side and it will be interesting to see if these two meet in the final as they did in one of the weekend tournaments where Sprague won.

Quarterfinals & Semifinals: 11/3
State Championship: 11/4 @ 8:30 PM

Metro League Districts: 10/25 @ THPRD
both men and women’s JV and varsity took first place
Womens var: had all racers finish in the top 13
Emma Bennett (set season PR 17:41.8) and Liliana Hudnut leading the pack and coming in first and second
Men’s var: all finishers in top 11
Familiar names Caden Swanson and Matthew Wroblewski leading the pack finishing under 16 minutes

State: 9/4 @ Lane Community College in Eugene

Crusaders bested the Mountainside Mavericks last Thursday 10/19 to claim a spot in the OSAA 6A state championship bracket

Will face the Beaverton Beavers Friday (ranked 40 by OSAA)
Overall record of 2-6 and they have gone 1-3 in metro
^^beat aloha earlier in the month
10/27 @ Beaverton @ 7:00 PM
Last metro league game if they win they are metro champs

Jesuit will host Round 1: Friday 11/3 TBD
In the OSAA playoffs

Going into playoffs ranked 1
First game Saturday 10/28 @ 3:00 vs Nelson (32)

Going into playoffs ranked 2
First game Saturday 10/28 at noon against Forest Grove (31)

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About the Contributor
Lucy Maddocks
Lucy Maddocks, Staff Writer
Lucy Maddocks is a senior at Jesuit High School and a first year media student. With a budding interest in journalism, Lucy is excited to learn more about the inner-workings of media studies. She also has a passion for writing and is ready to share her voice with the rest of her student body. Lucy is a lover of athletics and plans to focus her work on Jesuit sports through commentating on various games and interviewing with players and coaches to get an inside look on how Jesuit sports operate. She also hopes to discover new interests and skills that she could bring with her to college as she plans to study broadcast journalism. Lucy is also a member of the Jesuit Women’s Lacrosse Team and of the Jesuit Ski team as well. She hopes to bring home another championship during her final year of high school lacrosse. In her free time, Lucy enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing any competitive game, and hanging out with her dog Josie. She looks forward to branching out this year and uncovering new ideas that she can share with the world.