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August 19, 2014
Youth, movement fuels Trapper Men
While discussing the season outlook of their soccer team Friday, the smiles on the faces of Erik Wehse and Omar Garcia never faded.Freshmen-Heavy Trappers Could Be Key To NWC Success BY JOE ALBERICO Tribune Sports Editor While discussing the season outlook of their soccer team Friday, the smiles on the faces of Erik Wehse and Omar Garcia never faded. And if the Northwest College men’s soccer team is as successful as the two sophomore captains are predicting, the Trappers may be smiling all season long. “I think it’s going to be a good year — bottom line,” said Wehse, who returns as starting goalkeeper from coach Rob Hill’s 2013 squad. Both Wehse and Garcia’s optimism is limitless despite last season’s 9-8-2 campaign that saw the Trappers lose a 2-1 overtime heartbreaker to North Idaho College in the NJCAA Region IX opener. Add in the fact that Hill’s club will carry 15 freshmen and just eight sophomores (four starters) this year, it’d be excusable if one was skeptical as to how far youthful NWC can go. Not Wehse and Garcia. “Yeah, a majority of our team are freshmen this year, but I think they all came in fit and ready to play,” Garcia said. “I think having so many freshman is actually an advantage for us because all of them are so good. If someone gets hurt, we’ll be OK because we have replacements everywhere.” Wehse agreed, adding that age and experience hasn’t hindered any of his teammates’ desire to improve, compete and win. “Our depth ... every one, every single one of the guys, all 23 guys are talented and are going to contribute in every way possible,” Wehse added: “Us sophomores, we bring the experience, we bring the knowledge and (the freshmen) bring the energy. Add that together, it’s going to be a good year. We’re going to go far.” Hill echoed his keeper’s sentiments. “There’s really no difference in what I see in terms of the abilities and experience within the team,” he said before adding: “This team’s work ethic, their intensity of play ... their desire on the field is something you can’t really teach. I’ve purposely gone after players that are hungry and have a high level of desire because I think that’s something you have to have.” NWC dropped its first scrimmage of the season last week, but impressed Hill after rallying from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits before finally falling 3-2. “I think we learned a lot from that match, and honestly, my players showed me that we have fight and resiliency,” Hill said. “As a coach, that’s what you want every time you take the field. If we can bring that each day, we’re in great shape.”

August 14, 2014
Trapper men, women drop opening games
GREAT FALLS, Mont. — The Northwest College men’s and women’s soccer teams came up empty-handed in their season opening contests Saturday at the University of Great Falls in Montana.

August 7, 2014
Starting spots up for grabs on NWC men's soccer team
Head coach Rob Hill has no idea who will comprise the starting lineup of Northwest College’s men’s soccer team, and he’s really excited about that.

June 26, 2014
Four NWC teams make All-Academic list
Four Northwest College teams and seven student-athletes were honored for their work in the classroom, the NJCAA announced Tuesday.

June 26, 2014
Northwest College sends 21 athletes to play at 4-year schools
Former members of Northwest’s basketball, soccer and volleyball programs will transfer to study and play at four-year schools this fall.

November 7, 2013
NWC men's soccer sent home early
The Northwest Trappers men’s soccer team was ousted in the first round of the Region IX Tournament Oct. 25 in LaJunta, Colo.

October 24, 2013
Trapper men enter Regionals at No. 5
The Northwest Trappers men’s soccer team split two home games over the weekend to end its regular season.

October 17, 2013
Men drop two at home
While their female counterparts were reeling off three consecutive wins, the Northwest Trapper men were struggling to find the back of the net, and went 1-2 in three Region IX games.

October 8, 2013
Trapper men find scoring touch
The Northwest Trappers men’s soccer team kicked its offense into gear as it won two games by a combined score of 11-2 over the weekend.

September 19, 2013
NWC men's soccer emerges from darkness
The Northwest men’s soccer team had two of its last three games called due to darkness as it enters the middle of a six-game road trip.

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