VWS Soccer Team Receives CIF Championship Rings
Members of Vivian Webb School’s undefeated 2021-22 varsity soccer team celebrated their historic season with a ring ceremony held Jan. 4 in Hooper Community Center.
Webb students gathered as Stephen Wishek, Webb’s director of athletics and afternoon activities, recounted the team’s many accomplishments: San Joaquin League Champions, CIF-SS Division Six Champions, Southern California Division 5 Regional Champions.
The team’s regional title is the highest possible in California – and the first time any Webb team has secured a state championship.
“Our soccer players and our coaches achieved something remarkable, a victory that reflects on all of Webb,” Wishek said. “Congratulations to all the incredible athletes!”
The team included Eva Annabi, Jasmine Beseth, Noelani Chock, Abbey Cook, Olivia Cooke, Taylor Crawford, Ava Darby, Lauren Duffy, Taren Duffy, Ella Garcia, Sienna Gomez, Valeria Gonzalez, Emma Holliday, Dorothy Ma, Caroline Metz, Kaitlyn Metz, Reagan Ollivierre, Reece Ollivierre, Julia Tyck, Paige West and Elizabeth Whitaker. It was coached by Webb teacher Malick Mbengue and George Sipa and Syrah Russell. Team managers were Tory Baer, Narineh Madikians and Bryan Oglesby.
The rings are emblazoned with the Webb “W”, the player’s name, the CIF and state victories and the year.