WILSONVILLE WILDCATS

WILSONVILLE, OR

Coach:                 Chris Roche (18th

                             season at WHS; 21st

                             as varsity coach. 431-

                             122 career record; 4

                             state championships

                             '05, '16, '17, & '19)

Assistants:          Tommy Haaga, Mike

                             Weston, Allen 

                             Sugiyama, Aaron

                             Harris, Aaron Koford,

                             Davis Martin, Shane

                             Wardle, Kevin Marshall,

                             Austen Peters

'18-19 Record:    27-2, Oregon 5A

                             State Champions

Enrollment:         1,197

Classification:     Oregon 5A

League:               NWOC

CCC Sponsor:     TBA

Fun Fact:             Wilsonville was the #1

                             Oregon 5A boys

                             basketball team in

                             Varsity Team GPA at

                             3.78 last year

Wilsonville finished second in the Capitol City Classic last year, losing a hard-fought game to Centennial (Corona, CA) in the championship contest...  The Cats went on to finish 27-2; to become the first team at any classification in state history to make it to five straight championship games; and to win their 3rd state title in the past four years with a 67-58 defeat over #1-ranked Churchill...  It won't be easy for the Cats with the loss of 5A Player of the Year Jack Roche, who led the team in scoring while setting a single season state record for assists, and four other athletic, strong players to graduation... not to mention a rigorous pre-season schedule that includes a game against district rival West Linn, as well as participation in both the Capitol City Classic and the LSI...  "We may have the toughest pre-season schedule in the state," remarked Coach Chris Roche, "but that's okay. Hopefully, it will make us tougher."  Wilsonville will rely on three returning starters to lead the way in 6'6 Dakota Reber, 6'4 Keegan Shivers and 6'2 Gabe Reichle, three players Roche believes all will go on to play college basketball and have the potential, along with some other important senior teammates, to be great leaders...  Keys for the Wildcats will be to consistently put team over self and focus on living in the moment rather than worrying about things they don't control or all "the noise" around them...  "I'm excited," said Roche, "I like these kids, and I think they will be willing to work hard to achieve whatever goals they want to set.  As long as we are unselfish, I think our season can be fun and hopefully very fulfilling, too."

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