Athletes of the Week
(For the week of Sept. 25-30)
Lexis Law, Astoria
It had been four years since the Astoria girls soccer program had won more than two league games in a single season — until last week. Victories over Tillamook and Banks capped a three-game win streak for the Lady Fishermen. Defense wins games, and Astoria has the ultimate defender in goalkeeper Lexis Law. Her 10 saves in a 1-0 win over Banks helped the Fishermen score their fourth shutout win of the season. It was their first victory over Banks since 2012.
“The girls have confidence in her, and I never have to worry about her,” said Astoria coach Tim Fastabend. “She makes all the easy saves, and makes it look routine. It’s never too exciting with her back there.”
Colton Carter, Seaside
Carter is a senior who is well on his way to earning the Cowapa League’s Player of the Year award for the third straight season.
Meanwhile, the Seaside boys soccer team reached the No. 1 spot in the OSAA rankings last week, with wins over Valley Catholic and Tillamook, two of their main challengers in the Cowapa League. In a 2-0 win at defending league champion Tillamook, Carter scored off an assist from Chase Januik just nine seconds into the game, then scored again on a penalty kick in the second minute. In a 2-1 victory over Valley Catholic two days earlier, Carter scored two goals, including a penalty kick.