OLYMPIA, WA – Just weeks ago Oly Town announced Matt Herrera as “Interim” Men’s Head Indoor Coach but the hunt for a new coach has ended with the promotion of Assistant Coach Nick Boatright to Head Skipper for the 2022-23 Season. Nick Boatright has been a prevalent soccer coach locally covering Timberline High School, Black Hills Football Club, Cascadia League Head Coaching Duties as well as assisting the Evergreen State College Men’s Program.

Nick Boatright

“I am most looking forward to learning” says new head coach Nick Boatright, “I have always set the intention that when I decide to work with a team I have to grow through the process and be a better version of myself. I find that is the best way to serve the players, team and club.”

The Boatright Family are no strangers to the soccer community let alone the Artesians with Thomas, Nate and Nick Boatright (Father and Sons) all having worked for the club through the years.

“The Boatrights have left an indelible mark on local soccer from Tom coaching at Evergreen, Nate being a standout collegiate player and Oly Legend and now Nick in the mix as a local coaching guru. Analytically and foundationally, Nick brings a whole new level of strategic development as he dives deep into practice and competition prep better than most” said Ryan Perkins, Principal Owner of the Oly Town Artesians.

Oly Town comes into the 2022-23 season having fought well the previous year losing to Bellingham United in the Semifinals. Bellingham would later lose to the Tacoma Stars in the Championship which saw send offs as a late game brawl occurred.

Local Soccer Coach Nick Boatright

“I can’t wait to see all of you on the 5th of November, and for all of you to see the team. To me, this is what Oly Town is about, the community and fans are the heart of the club. The game is best when it is shared. To see soccer thriving in this area is to have the soccer community united” says Coach Nick Boatright.

Players interested in trying out for the Artesians Arena Team can attend open tryouts on October 14 (8:15-10:15PM) and October 19 (9:30-11PM) at the Evergreen State College Pavilion at 4201 Driftwood Rd NW Olympia, WA 98505. Players are asked to arrive on-time to fill out forms and pay the $25 tryout fee. The fee goes towards covering a portion of the individual players cards and insurance.

The Artesians are in their 8th year since the Tumwater Pioneer days which was founded by Brandon Sparks and eventually rebranded into Oly Town. Home games will be played at the Evergreen State College Pavilion and under the management of Olympia Indoor Soccer. Information on how to get to the Arena can be found by visiting the locations page at Olympia Indoor Soccer.

Oly Town is also pre-selling season tickets for the upcoming arena league which will feature Well 80 Brewhouse and an array of game day promos. Season Tickets are $60 while single game tickets are $15. This year the Oly Soccer Foundation is covering youth tickets 13 & Under so kiddos are in FREE this year. Thank you to the foundation for providing assistance so youth can attend games and watch amazing, local soccer.

For information on the Schedule, Oly Town’s Store, Tickets and more visit www.olytownfc.com and follow Oly Town on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

If interested in donating or partnering with the Artesians which is primarily funded by local support head to the Oly Town Partnerships page and view opportunities at the bottom of the web page or donate.

The Artesians on Friday wrapped up their inaugural USL League Two season with a road loss in Portland, Oregon 2-0 in the Northwest Division. The season saw a 3-0 win for OVF Alliance over Lane United and an 8-1 Ballard over PDX FC result.

Alec; July 7, 2022 against Ballard
Photo Credit: Cortni Herrera

The wins and losses solidified the final standings with the Artesians still sitting in 4th place, 4 points behind 3rd Place Lane United. USL2 National Playoffs were announced July 18th and #1 Seed Capital FC Atletico and #2 Seeded Ballard FC will be representing the Northwest in the tournament which starts July 22nd at Interbay Stadium in Seattle.

The Artesians finish their USL2 and EPLWA Reserve Team seasons with an undefeated 4-game exhibition match series in 2022 defeating Snohomish 2-0, Wenatchee 6-2, St Martins University 2-0 and the Lacey Lights 2-0. Wenatchee ended up taking 1st Place in the Cascadia Premier League while Lacey took second.

Final 2022 USL2 Northwest Division Standings

“We know we could’ve finished higher, especially with that last minute Lane United draw at home and the goals left on the field in the Ballard tie back in June” General Manager Matt Herrera said. “We competed well in many matches that ended up in 1-goal losses that were close to ties and two ties that we felt were going to be wins. But that’s soccer. Couple different outcomes and we’re sitting closer to 2nd place.”

Isidro; July 7, 2022 against Ballard
Photo Credit: Cortni Herrera

Goal scoring in the first year USL2 Oly Town was led by Gil De La Luz followed by assist leader Jason Fairhurst. The goalkeeping most minutes played was Sawyer Price with over 40 saves. The Artesians saw 22 players from this region touch the field in USL2 play captained by local talent Alec Zimmerman with an end of year change to St Martin’s graduate Jose Marquez.

The Artesians now prepare for the Regions Super Cup which is host to every level of pre-professional and semi professional squads from around Washington State. The Artesians have managed to win every game in their hunt for their first ever Super Cup Trophy. Oly Town plays the winner of the SemiFinal match between the Everett Jets and Nido Aguilar Tuesday July 19th.

Manny; July 7, 2022 against Ballard
Photo Credit: Cortni Herrera

To find out more information on Super Cup follow the Artesians on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and support Oly Town Soccer by heading to www.olytownfc.com and check out the partner page and storefront! Replica Jerseys, Summer & Winter Scarves and Fan Shirts are available, shipping options too.

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Oly Town Artesians will play their regular season opener on Saturday, November 17th when they host the Western Indoor Soccer League’s newest member, Tacoma Narrows FC, at The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College. It is the first of ten regular season games for the Artesians as announced by the WISL this week.

With the addition of Narrows FC, the WISL returns to a six team league for its fifth season and each team will play five home games. The Artesians play three of their first four games on their home turf but then hit the road for four straight before finishing things off with two home games in a row, including a visit from three-time WISL champion Bellingham United in the regular season finale.

Here is the entire Artesians 2018-2019 schedule…

November 17 – vs. Tacoma Narrows – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM
December 1 – vs. Snohomish Skyhawks – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM

December 8 – at Bellingham United – Bellingham Sportsplex – 7:35 PM
December 15 – vs. Tacoma Stars Reserves – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM
December 22 – at Oly-Pen Force – Oly-Pen Sports Center – Time: TBA
January 5 – at Tacoma Stars Reserves – Tacoma Soccer Center – 6:00 PM
January 12 – at Snohomish Skyhawks – Snohomish Soccer Dome – Time: TBA
January 19 – at Tacoma Narrows – Tacoma Soccer Center – 8:00 PM
January 26 – vs. Oly-Pen Force – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM
February 2 – vs. Bellingham United – Evergreen Pavilion – 6:30 PM

Oly’s home field is The Pavilion at The Evergreen State College, a unique campus facility that received a $1 million renovation over the summer that included a new roof, new siding and interior improvements that will make the building much more inviting for players and fans. The field is the smallest field in the WISL but features the best site lines and the best atmosphere in the league and the Artesians are dedicated to putting on the best show in the WISL this season.

The Artesians will get their first competitive action next Saturday at the WISL Preseason Tournament, hosted by the Oly-Pen Force at the Oly-Pen Sports Center in Bremerton. The first games are set to kick off midday. A full schedule will be posted this week.