Soccer Wilson

PREVIEW: Wilson Boys’ Soccer

Wilson (3-2-1) is the fastest growing program in the league. The Bruins have moved up to Division 1 after consecutive 12-plus win seasons, and second-year coach C.J. Brewer said his team is extra motivated for two reasons.

“Obviously the players want to make the program look good, and the goal is to play the best,” Brewer said. “But they also know they want to play at the next level. We had eight guys from last year go to college. In Division 1 those scouts are going to be at the games come CIF time.”

Wilson lost 13 seniors to graduation, but has 22 seniors on the roster this season led by captain Carlos Mota. The center back plays on a top-5 club team in the nation, and can move up into an attacking role if Brewer calls on him. Mota and center midfielder Javi Cervantes are among only a few four-year varsity starters in the league.

“(Mota) Is our stud and (Cervantes) connects everything,” Brewer said. “Everything starts and goes though him.”

Wilson has grown its program from 62 total players to 82 this season, and this includes a few transfers who Brewer hopes will make a difference in the second half of the season.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.