Soccer Works Toward State


Varsity soccer works to make it to the playoffs this season, moving 8-3-1 for their record so far.

Riley Cornell, Writer

Olathe West Soccer has had lots of success in its past; winning the first state championship in West’s history and winning the Sunflower League Championship multiple times.

The team had their season debut on Sept. 3 starting off the year with a victory against Van Horn High School. Their goal is to achieve another state victory. 

The boys work 3 days a week with at least 4.5 hours, practicing so they can improve their ranking and work towards state.

Junior Tate Sebghati explained how the season is going so far.

“Great season so far we are having great teamwork and really bonding. We are working together to give a good result.” 

Though they have had great teamwork and really bonded with each other, they still face challenges and have to work against the hard competition.

 “Honestly, I would say [our biggest competition] is ourselves because sometimes we can get in our own heads and overthink things, but as long as we stay united we can get a good result,” Sebghati said.

The team is working hard every day to achieve another state championship, but they know it won’t be an easy victory.

“We are confident we will make it back to state but know we can’t just breeze through it without working for it,” Sebghati said. “We know that there are a lot of good teams in this state and we still have to work hard, day in and day out.” 

Their hard work has been paying off so far since they are currently 8-3-1.

They have upcoming games in October. The first is Oct. 15 against Olathe Northwest and the other is Oct. 22 against Shawnee Mission East.