Walton Soccer needs volunteers for our Board. If you are interested in serving on the 2020 Board of Directors please email soccer.walton@gmail.com for information on open positions. 

Thank you and we can’t do it with out the support of our parents.

Walton Soccer 2020 Season

We are looking forward to another great spring season.  Over the next couple of months we will be updating the calendar with information meetings, pre-season workout opportunities and the try-out schedule. We will update with email reminders, but make sure to check out the website from time to time.  

Reminder – DO NOT plan to be away February vacation.  Both Men’s & Women’s JV & Varsity teams have multiple games scheduled that week. Please pass this along to any incoming freshmen and additional players that may be trying out.  Thank you.

We hope you have a great fall semester and successful club season!!!

GO RAIDERS!

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Walton’s Gayola shows how to lead

The Marietta Daily Journal

The Walton boys soccer team suffered its first loss in six games in the second round of the Class AAAAAAA state playoffs to Hillgrove to conclude the 2019 season.

 

Prior to that six game run, the Raiders were looking at a 3-8 record and senior defender Joao Gayola called a team meeting.

 

“That’s not the Walton standard,” Gayola said. “We had a team meeting to try and change some things. Then we played Pope and tied them and they were ranked nationally.”

 

 

With a predominantly young team, it was up to Gayola to turn the tide and bring the Raiders back to state prominence, coming in second in Region 4AAAAAAA. Because of his performance, Gayola was named the Marietta Daily Journal/Cobb County Boys Soccer Player of the Year..

 

“I had a different role, being the only remaining starter from the year before,” Gayola said. “It was all a bunch of sophomores, so I had to lead them. There weren’t a lot of seniors.”

 

There were just six seniors, and the leadership from Gayola led to a winning streak that even caught coach Bruce Wade by surprise.

 

“We had a team meeting and there was a training session where we saw where we needed to be to be effective,” Wade said. “That Pope game was a huge turnaround for us.”

 

Gayola’s leadership didn’t begin with the Pope game. It was something that had been developing throughout his four-year career, Wade said.

 

“Throughout his four years he’s been a top notch player, hard working kid. His sophomore year he was a starter and learned a lot from the older guys,” Wade said. “This year, he stepped into that leadership role.”

 

Though a natural offensive force, Wade used Gayola on defense to stop teams from scoring and limit the pressure on his fellow senior goalkeeper.

 

 

“I had a good high school career I think,” Gayola said. “But I’m probably retired. I’ve had enough of soccer.”

 

Boys Soccer All-County

First Team

Carlos Maldonado Pebblebrook M Jr.

Gillem Fabergas Lassiter GK Jr.

Michael Garcia Pebblebrook F Jr.

Joao Gaylola Walton D Sr.

2020 Walton Soccer Women’s Varsity Coach

Walton Soccer is excited to announce Megan Tymchuk as the New Women’s Varsity Head Coach.  Megan played club soccer at NASA for 15 years and High School soccer at Kell.  She continued to play Division 1 soccer in college at KSU.  Megan currently coaches for NASA TopHat.  We are looking forward to many seasons of successful Women’s soccer at Walton under Megan’s guidance.  Welcome Coach Tymchuk!!!

2019 Summer Camp Cancelled

Regrettably, due to the construction at Walton in Raider Valley, Walton Soccer will NOT host any camps this summer.

Please check back for 2020.

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors