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Northwest Soccer Teams Ready to Kick Off 2023 Season

Grand Island Northwest high school Viking Mascot.

(Grand Island, NE) - The Northwest soccer teams are getting set to start the 2023 spring season Tuesday as the Vikings travel to Kearney to take on the Kearney Catholic Stars. It will be a busy start for both girls' & boys' teams. After Tuesday the Vikings will head to Lakeview Thursday and then host Scottsbluff on Saturday.  

The Northwest girls are coming off a stellar 2022 season. The Vikings finished with a 15-3 record and made it to the state tournament for the first time in school history falling to Scotus 5-1. The two regular season losses for the Vikings were to Scottsbluff & Scotus. 

The Northwest boys also had a fantastic season a year ago going 14-4 and also made it to the state tournament in Omaha. The Vikings would fall to eventual runner-up Lexington in the first round of the Class B field. The three regular-season losses for the Vikings included defeats from Scottsbluff, Scotus, and Lexington. 

Below listen to interviews with both Northwest soccer head coaches Jess Herrman & Ann Purdy. 

GINW Girls Soccer Jess Herman 03/15/23

GINW Boys Soccer Ann Purdy 03/15/23