Coach Blythe Simpson’s team of Orcas Island Middle School’s 7th grade girls “SWISH” team concluded their two-month season with a 5-3 record.
The girls brought home the second place trophy for the “Silver-Samish” league. The season ended Saturday, Dec. 12, with the League Tournament at Sedro-Woolley High School. The team squared up against Concrete Lions in the first round, beating them. The next game, the girls lost to the Burlington-Edison Tigers, who had won earlier in the day against Friday Harbor.
The girls say they were inspired to never give up after a field trip to watch the Western Washington University women’s team play and seeing both Orcas Viking varsity teams win the night before during home games against Mt. Vernon Christian.
The team consists of: Lindsey Simpson, Astasia Monahan, Hazel Meinhardt-Moe, Izie Janecek, Grace Gustafson, Evie Smith, Lani Lago, Flora Lister and Emma O’Neal.
The team was coached by Simpson and Assistant Keri Lago. They would also like to thank Troy O’Neal.