Newport Harbor (15-2-5, 3-0 in league) has established itself as the favorite in the four-team Wave League, the lower division of the Sunset Conference which also includes Laguna Beach, Marina and Fountain Valley. Coach Justin Schroeder said his team is after the first league title in program history. Newport Harbor, ranked No. 7 in Division 1, has many skilled players and is particularly strong in the midfield with players like UC Santa Barbara-bound senior Emily Johnson and Sofia Velazquez, the two co-captains, as well as sophomore Reese Bodas.
“It looks like all of the teams that are in Division 1 in the Sunset Conference [Los Alamitos, Newport Harbor, Edison, Corona del Mar and Huntington Beach] could make the Division 1 playoffs,” Schroeder said. “We could all see each other again.
“We’re excited we get to compete for a league championship and hopefully get back into CIF. We’re happy to play any of those Surf teams again. I’m sure they’d be happy to see us, too. If somehow us and Corona del Mar get matched up in CIF, that would be wild.”
Sadie Pitchess scored two goals as the Newport Harbor High girls’ soccer team beat Fountain Valley 3-0 on Thursday night at home, clinching the outright Wave League title.
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Reese Bodas and Skylynn Rodriguez scored goals as the Newport Harbor High girls’ soccer team beat visiting Laguna Beach 2-1 in Thursday’s Wave League opener.
Kenna Robar and Sadie Pitchess had assists for Newport Harbor, which improved to 12-2-5 overall and plays at Fountain Valley on Tuesday at 5 p.m. Click here to read more.
Join us for Senior Night to celebrate our Sensational Seniors! Principal Boulton will be grilling hotdogs and hamburgers and will MC our halftime Ceremony to honor our 6 graduating Seniors. January 29th at 5 pm at Davidson Field.
Thanks to all the NHHS Alumni and current NHHS Soccer Sailors for making our 2nd Annual Alumni game the best yet! See you all next season!
Daily Pilot: High School Female Athlete of the Week: ‘Peanut’ playing big for Newport Harbor girls’ soccer
Newport Harbor High sophomore Reese Bodas is better known as “Peanut,” not only to her teammates on the girls’ soccer field but also among many of her classmates at school.
Bodas got the nickname on her first club team, as a 7-year-old for Slammers FC. The team was coached by Daily Pilot Cup tournament director Kirk McIntosh and also featured five players — Nicole Laz,