Winter Sport Preview: Girls’ Numbers up in Wrestling

Brooke Presten, staff writer

As the fall sports season comes to a close, the winter sports season begins. Practice sessions have started for wrestling, basketball, and soccer.

Several girls have decided to join wrestling, though it is a male-dominated sport. Athletic Director Bob Wilson reported, “There’s about five or six girls, which is more than normal.”

The team’s goal is to win the League Championships. Boys and girls together, there are about 40 kids out for the team right now.

Wrestling veteran Wesley Caspillo, said, “Through strength and conditioning of the coaches, it has made it so anyone can achieve anything.”

According to Wilson, changes are coming to the girls basketball program. “[The] girls’ basketball program has a new head coach, so there will be changes in that sport through the coaching. The old head coach went to Bentley to become the assistant athletic director,” Wilson explained.

Last year, boys’ soccer won the North Coast Section title. Wilson said, “It will be tough for the boys’ soccer team to do as good as last year. They were number one in the East Bay.”

Girls’ soccer also did well last year, tying for the League Championship and advancing to the NCS playoffs.  Three freshmen have made the varsity roster for this season: Bridget Coleman, AJ Morgan and Samantha Vankoll. Coleman said, “It’s a really good feeling to be on varsity and play with all the experienced players.”

Of Campolindo’s strong winter sports teams, Wilson said, “They should all be very successful.”