Thursday, 31 August 2017

INWsn's Must-See Matches of the Week

Here are Inland Northwest Soccer News' picks for the best games to head out to see this week in the greater-Spokane area.

Friday: Tough choice here... The Gonzaga men have a doubleheader in which they and Oregon State (featuring Post Fall's Timmy Mueller) face a pair of teams outside the region. Also, Southridge of the MCC comes north to face Lewis & Clark at Hart Field on the South Hill. It's the opening day of the HS soccer season. Southridge, a 3A school, claimed the MCC title a year ago with a 12-2 record while LC was 5-4. INWsn's choice, though, is USA v Costa Rica World Cup Qualifier. The match, taking place at Red Bull Arena in NJ, is on ESPN, Univision and Univision Deportes Network with coverage beginning at 3:30 ET. Kickoff is set for 3:50 ET. The US won their recent Gold Cup semifinal meeting against Costa Rica 2-0.

Saturday: North Idaho College plays Everett in a doubleheader with the ladies at noon and the men following at approximately 2:15.

Sunday: Gonzaga Tripleheader. The action begins with Oregon State facing UC Riverside at 11:00 am followed by the Gonzaga ladies hosting Hawaii at 1:30. The Bulldog men cap the day against American at 4:00.

Monday - Lewiston @ Shadle Park: One of the 5A Inland Empire League sides from across the border comes to town to face the Highlanders. The match is at Merkel at 4:00.

Tuesday: The Northeast A League begins league play with Medical Lake @ Freeman and Lakeside @ Riverside, but the Match of the Day is easily USA at Honduras World Cup Qualifier. The match is on beIN Sports and Universo with coverage beginning at 2:30. The USMNT clobbered Honduras 6-0 in their previous qualification meeting in March.

Must-See Matches Elsewhere in the INW region... 

Friday - #14 Nebraska @ Washington State: The Cougs look for a big win against a ranked opponent early in the season in a doubleheader. The match begins at 7:30 following the opener of the Cougar Classic between Georgia Southern and Montana at 5:00. The Cougs and Griz switch opponents Sunday.
Saturday - Central Valley @ Wenatchee: It's a showdown of the second-place teams from a year ago in the GSL and Big Nine at the Apple Bowl at 3:00.
Saturday - West Valley (Yakima) @ Hanford: WV won the Big Nine a year ago and Hanford was tied for first (second on tiebreakers) in the MCC.
Monday - Seattle University @ Idaho: The Vandals host the reigning four-time WAC-champion Redhawks program, picked to finish first again, at 2:00 at the Kibbie Dome.
Monday - Carroll College Women @ Northwest Nazarene: The NAIA Saints head south to Nampa to face the Crusaders at 4:00.
Tuesday - Chiawana @ Southridge: It is the marquee match of the Opening Day of league play in the Mid-Columbia Conference. Chiawana (4A) was third a year ago and Southridge (3A) won the regular season title. The two played in the opener last year as well with Southridge prevailing in overtime, 2-1. The Suns also won the second encounter in a stunning 7-0 result.

*Matches highlighted here do not necessarily indicate games INWsn will be covering in person. 


Wednesday, 30 August 2017


Here's a round-up of all the area non-league games thus far in the opening days of the collegiate season (does not include exhibitions).



8/18 - South Dakota 0-4 Gonzaga 
GU Scoring: Sophia Viviano (Madeline Gotta) 9, India Jecks (Jodi Ulkekul) 13, Sam Heilman (Mari Kneisel) 40, Savannah Van Citters 71
8/18 - Omaha 1-5 Eastern Washington
EWU: Chloe Williams (Aimie Inthoulay) 3, Saige Lyons (Lexi Klinkenberg) 23, Jenny Chavez (Allison Raniere) 64, Alexis Stephenson (Williams) 71, Brenna Blaser (Kiley Norkus) 87
8/18 - Boise State 0-1 Montana 
UM: Boise St Own Goal 35 [Claire Howard shutout]
8/18 - Idaho State 3-0 Chicago State 
ISU: Meaghan Bare (Christina Krieger) 21, Michaela Didericksen (Tristen Spooner) 29, Kathryn Leachman (Corinne Sanderson) 40
8/18 - Idaho 0-3 UC Santa Barbara 
8/18 - Minnesota 0-0 Washington State
WSU: [Ella Dederick shutout]

8/20 - Omaha 0-2 Gonzaga 
GU: Callie Best (McKenna Ferrera) 14, Madeline Gotta (Maddie Cooley) 71 [Isabel Jones shutout]
8/20 - South Dakota 0-1 Eastern Washington
EWU: Lexi Klinkenberg (Delany Romero, Aimie Inthoulay) 56
8/20 - Utah State 2-0 Montana 
8/20 - Idaho 1-0 UC Riverside 
UI: UC Riverside Own Goal 89 [Makayla Presgrave shutout]
8/20 - Idaho State 0-4 Michigan 
8/20 - Southern Utah 1-5 Boise State
BSU: Sarah Taylor 27, Raimee Sherle 41, Baylee Blaser (McKenna Kynett) 42, Blaser (Emily Curry) 76, Kynett (Sherle) 78

8/24 - Southern Methodist 1-1 Gonzaga 
GU: Maddie Kincaid (Jodi Ulkekul)
8/25 - Eastern Washington 0-3 San Jose St (@ Montana)
8/25 - Air Force 0-2 Montana 
UM: Kennedy Yost (Taylor Hansen) 67, Raye Burton 85 [Claire Howard shutout]
8/25 - Boise State 1-1 Idaho 
BSU: Baylee Blaser (Raimee Sherle, McKenna Kynett) 74 - UI: Kelly Dopke 90
8/25 - Saint Mary's 0-1 Washington State 
WSU: Maddy Haro (pen) 28 [Ella Dederick shutout]

8/27 - Gonzaga 2-1 Portland State 
GU: Madeline Gotta (Sophia Viviano) 49, Callie Best 60
8/27 - Eastern Washington 1-3 Air Force (@ Montana) 
EWU: Alexis Stephenson (Emma Vanderhyden) 62
8/27 - San Jose St 1-4 Montana 
UM: Alexa Coyle (Ellie Otteson) 14, Kaitlin Crowell (pen) 22, Allie Lucas (Tayrn Miller) 38, Miller (Chanelle Pederson, Hallie Widner) 71
8/27 - Saint Mary's 1-0 Idaho 
8/27 - Boise State 1-0 Idaho State 
BSU: Baylee Blaser (pen) 17
8/27 - Washington State 1-2 Santa Clara
WSU: Grace Hancock (Maddy Haro) 41 - Of Note: Kelsey Turnbow assist on Santa Clara winner in 75th.

All exhibitions / scrimmages


8/24 - College of Idaho 0-1 Embry-Riddle AU 
8/25 - Warner Pacific 1-4 Northwest Nazarene 
NNU: Rikki Myers 36, Emily Wilkins (Tennyson Young) 42, Wilkins (Maddy Midstokke) 68, Myers (Anita Maryskova) 71
8/26 - College of Idaho 0-1 Arizona Christian 
8/28 - Eastern Oregon 1-0 Vanguard 
EOU: Morgan Farrington 67 [Cyndi Cottrell shutout]


8/24 - Spokane 1-5 Highline (Starfire Friendlies) 
CCS Scoring: Cheris Brown 7
8/24 - Columbia Basin 1-1 Lower Columbia (Starfire Friendlies) 
CBC: Kaile Kauanui (Jasmine McCarther) 47
8/24 - Walla Walla 4-0 Shoreline (Starfire Friendlies) 
WWCC: Madison Brownell (Dominique Velazquez) 15, Haley Wammock (Brownell) 50, Kailee Hipke (Madison Hemenway) 79, Hannah Thompson (Jessica Garcia) 85 [Paige Kubista shutout]
8/24 - Yakima Valley 2-0 Pierce (Starfire Friendlies) 
YVC: Harley Hendry 20, Brittany Little 78
8/24 - Treasure Valley 0-0 Bellevue (Starfire Friendlies) 
TVCC: [Natalya Miller shutout]
8/24 - Wenatchee Valley 2-1 Centralia (Starfire Friendlies) 
WVC: Brenna Whitney 56, Whitney 67
8/24 - Blue Mountain 0-6 Chemeketa (Starfire Friendlies)
8/24 - North Idaho 1-3 Lane (Starfire Friendlies) 
NIC: Chelsea Love 56
8/25 - Treasure Valley 1-7 Whatcom (Starfire Friendlies) 
TVCC: Ruby Gomez 59
8/25 - Spokane 3-4 Peninsula (Starfire Friendlies) 
CCS: Peyton Vasquez 25, Jamie Fassler (Sabrina Casteneda) 50, Casteneda 60
8/25 - Columbia Basin 3-0 Chemeketa (Starfire Friendlies) 
CBC: Cami Pfliger (Gracie Geurts) 11, Taylor-Ley Ilona Garan 69, Natalie Strauss 77 [Jenelle Garza shutout]
8/25 - Walla Walla 4-0 Green River (Starfire Friendlies) 
WWCC: Jennifer Inions (Tate Kautzky) 3, Jaz Lemos (Jessica Garcia) 34, Madison Brownell (Sophia Garrison) 68, Garcia (Lemos) 70 [Danielle Dowd shutout]
8/25 - Yakima Valley 4-1 Skagit Valley (Starfire Friendlies) 
YVC: Katie Balauro (Courtney Abrams) 8, Harley Hendry (Madison Cecil) 22, Cecil (Gabby Nicodemus) 72, Cecil (Brittany Little) 89
8/25 - North Idaho 3-2 Everett (Starfire Friendlies) 
NIC: Aunika Capps 7, Erica Powell (Linnea Pretzer) 61, Pretzer 84
8/25 - Blue Mountain 0-5 Pierce (Starfire Friendlies) 
8/25 - Wenatchee Valley 2-1 Grays Harbor (Starfire Friendlies) 
WVC: Gabby Flores 50, Brenna Whitney 86
8/28 - Walla Walla 4-0 Lower Columbia 
WWCC: Dominique Velazquez (Emily Thornton) 13, Chelsea Marozik 13, Haley Wammock (Jessica Garcia) 44, Wammock (Keanna Egbert) 87 [Paige Kubista shutout]



8/27 - Gonzaga 2-1 (OT) Bradley 
GU Scoring: Christo Michaelson (Nick Ulowetz, Ben White) 29, Austin Giftopoulos (Jalen Crisler, Ben White) 107

All exhibitions / scrimmages

8/25 - Eastern Oregon 3-2 (OT) Embry-Riddle AU 
EOU: Steven Beaudry (Julian Wells) 12, Fredy Rodriguez (Wells) 35, Alex Gutierrez (Carlos Peregrina) 108  
8/26 - College of Idaho 0-2 Embry-Riddle AU 


8/24 - Spokane 2-2 Chemeketa (Starfire Friendlies) 
CCS Scoring: Chase Reidt (Hector Magana) 9, Nick Frost 78
8/24 - Wenatchee Valley 4-2 Bellevue (Starfire Friendlies) 
WVC: Rafa Barajas (Michael Raya) 16, Cristian Barajas (Lenin Guzman) 21, Guzman 25, Greysen Gilman (Romario Martinez) 75
8/24 - Walla Walla 1-0 Pierce (Starfire Friendlies) 
WWCC: Missael Lopez 18 [Alex Grimaldo shutout]
8/24 - Columbia Basin 2-1 S Puget Sound (Starfire Friendlies) 
CBC: Jesus Delgado (Johnathan Mata) 55, Israel Gonzalez 70
8/24 - Blue Mountain 0-5 Shoreline (Starfire Friendlies) 
8/24 - Treasure Valley 0-3 Rogue (Starfire Friendlies) 
8/24 - North Idaho 2-5 Highline (Starfire Friendlies) 
NIC: Omar Hernandez (Cade Roske) 19, Roske (Shane Gillette) 34
8/25 - Columbia Basin 2-0 Skagit Valley (Starfire Friendlies) 
CBC: Jesus Delgado (pen) 16, Delgado (Isaiah Arechiga) 36 [Andres Mendoza shutout]
8/25 - Spokane 3-1 Peninsula (Starfire Friendlies) 
CCS: Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez 15, Arturo Bahena (Cole Johnson) 70, Ian Schimandle (Chase Reidt) 75
8/25 - North Idaho 1-4 Pierce (Starfire Friendlies) 
NIC: Shane Gillette (pen) 69
8/25 - Treasure Valley 2-4 Everett (Starfire Friendlies) 
TVCC: Rico Mendez 3, Hadir Saad 12
8/25 - Walla Walla 1-2 Whatcom (Starfire Friendlies) 
WWCC: Cristian Torres 1
8/25 - Blue Mountain 2-1 Southwestern Oregon (Starfire Friendlies) 
BM: Elias Ismael Arenas 17, Anthony Carrillo (Bryan Altamarino) 60
8/25 - Wenatchee Valley 2-5 Shoreline (Starfire Friendlies) 
WVC: Rafa Barajas (Lenin Guzman) 12, Greysen Gilman (Micah Ching) 30
8/27 - Spokane 1-2 Highline
CCS: Hector Magana (Ian Schimandle) 65


Wednesday, 21 June 2017

MCC and CBBN 2017 Boys honors

Here's a round-up of the league-issued honors Mid-Columbia Conference and the Columbia Basin Big Nine.

Mid-Columbia Conference

Player of the Year: Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez, Forward (Pasco, Sr)
Coach of the Year: Matt Potter (Pasco)

All-Leauge, First Team
G - Jake Voordepoorte, Jr, Richland
D - Sergio Avalos, Sr, Pasco
D - Jason Cortes, Jr, Kennewick
D - Fernando Ortiz, Jr, Walla Walla
D - Andrew Scrimsher, Sr, Kamiakin
M - David Uribe, Sr, Pasco
M - Edwin Aquino, So, Pasco
M - David Ramirez, Sr, Southridge
M - Emir Velic, Jr, Kennewick
M - Joel Valle, Sr, Pasco
F - Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez, Sr, Pasco
F - Eddie Castillo, Jr, Kennewick
F - Isaiah Arechiga, Sr, Kamiakin

All-Leauge, Second Team
G - Alexander Flannery, Jr, Kennewick
D - Alex Hernandez, Sr, Southridge
D - Ivan Ceja, Jr, Pasco
D - Jairo Villasenor, Jr, Kennewick
D - Reilly Cannon, Sr, Hanford
D - Jared Hancock, So, Richland
M - Kevin Meraz-Rodriguez, Jr, Pasco
M - Jeremiah Nguyen, Jr, Pasco
M - Kaleb Rainsberry, Sr, Kamiakin
M - Drew Fulton, So, Richland
M - Nito Lucatero, Sr, Chiawana
M - Edgar Rodriquez, Sr, Kennewick
F - Juan Cruz, Jr, Kennewick
F - Moamel Abd Ali, Sr, Hanford
F - Ross Kieffer, So, Hanford
F - Jason Pietrok, Jr, Richland

Honorable Mention
G - Cole Varker, So, Southridge
D - Tristan Schultz, Jr, Pasco
D - Spencer Fall, Sr, Kamiakin
M - Joseph Stout, So, Hanford
M - Andres Arroyo, Sr, Chiawana
M - Jorge Mendez, Sr, Southridge
F - Luis Perez, Walla Walla

Columbia Basin Big Nine Awards
... As unveiled by the Yakima Herald

Player of the Year: Matt Springer (Sr, Wenatchee)
Coach of the Year: Tyler Suhm (Eisenhower)

All-League, First Team
F - Johan Espinoza, Jr, Eastmont
F - Crue Gilman, Sr, Eisenhower
F - Gonzalo Frausto, Jr, Sunnyside
F - Luis Navarrette, Jr, Wenatchee
M - Cole Mattson, Jr, Davis
M - Omar Mendoza, Sr, Eastmont
M - Daniel Sinchuk, Sr, Moses Lake
M - Eduardo Ramirez, Jr, Sunnyside
M - Alex Medina, Sr, Wenatchee
D - Jose Espinoza, Sr, Eastmont
D - Fernando Muro, Sr, Eisenhower
D - Jose Marquez, Sr, Sunnyside
D - Matt Springer, Sr, Wenatchee
G - Robert Gonzalez, Sr, Eisenhower.

All-League, Second Team
F - Ian Reynoso, Jr, Eisenhower
F - Anthony Cortez, Jr, Moses Lake
F - Dan Reyes, Jr, Wenatchee
F - Edgar Ramirez, Jr, West Valley
M - Rafael Diaz, Jr, Davis
M - Jake Vanassche, Sr, Eastmont
M - Gilbert Bautista, Sr, Eisenhower
M - Juan Acevedo, Sr, Sunnyside
M - Jose Camarillo, So, Wenatchee
D - Alexjandro Borges, So, Davis
D - Jose Guerrero, Sr, Eisenhower
D - Jose Ramirez, Sr, Sunnyside
D - Erik Owen, Jr, Wenatchee
D - Noah Zepeda, Jr, West Valley
G - Alexis Calderilla, Jr, Wenatchee.

Honorable Mention (Local/Yakima only)
F - Quinton Stromme, Sr, West Valley
F - Cesar Valle, Jr, Eisenhower
F - Alexis Arellano, Jr, Davis
M - Francisco Lagunas, Jr, Sunnyside
M - Cristian Martinez, Jr, Sunnyside
M - Jorge Ramirez, Jr, West Valley
D - Jefferson Cruz, So, Davis
D - Andres Lopez, Sr, Eisenhower
D - Isidro Diddens-Maldonado, Sr, Sunnyside
D - Luke Powers, So, West Valley.


Spokane-area HS Boys Awards for 2017

Here's a round-up of all the league-issued honors for the Spokane area that were announced by the Greater Spokane League, Great Northern League and Northeast A League.

Greater Spokane League

All-League, First Team
G - Isaiah Damschen, Jr, Gonzaga Prep
D - Zak Deutschman, Jr, Lewis & Clark
D - Luke Livingston, Sr, Central Valley
D - Braden Brock, Sr, Ferris
D - Jack Walker, Sr, Mead
M - Max Thompson, Sr, Ferris
M - Adam Drassen, Sr, University
M - Jared Mehaffey, Jr, Lewis & Clark
M - Aidan Chaparro, Jr, North Central
F - Jake Levine, Sr, Central Valley
F - Brennan Murphy, Sr, Lewis & Clark

All-League, Second Team
G - Jadon Bowton, Fr, Ferris
D - Hunter McKenna, Jr, Gonzaga Prep
D - Reece Bumgarner, So, Central Valley
D - Craig Robertson, Sr, University
D - Cole Dobson, Fr, University
D - Fernando Ayala-Rosales, Jr, Rogers
M - Luke Denke, Jr, Gonzaga Prep
M - Hiroo Furukama, Sr, Ferris
M - Will Hoefer, Jr, Lewis & Clark
M - Adam Nevdahl, Jr, Mead
F - Devin Hauenstein, Jr, Central Valley
Peter Weller, Sr, Mead

Offensive MVP: RJ Stretch, Midfielder (Central Valley, Jr)
Defensive MVP: Noah Whitman, Defender (Central Valley, Sr)
Coach of the Year: Robin Crain (Ferris)

Great Northern League

All-League, First Team
Thoedore Baiye, So, Clarkston
Zach Bowsky, Jr, East Valley
Jed Byers, Jr, Pullman
Samuel Fix, So, Cheney
Devonte Gorman, Sr, East Valley
Joseph Gresch, Jr, East Valley
Kelby Holland, Sr, Cheney
Jared Holstad, Jr, Pullman
Won-Jun Kim, Sr, Pullman
Noah Prophet, Sr, Cheney
Kyle Richardson, Sr, East Valley
Kohl Tomcho, Sr, East Valley

All-League, Second Team
Caleb Atkins, Jr, West Valley
Giuliano Dinaro, So, East Valley
Kyle Fey, Sr, West Valley
Augustas Hagestad, Fr, Clarkston
Gabe Hemenway, Jr, Cheney
Alessandro Italia, Fr, Clarkston
Graham Laird, Sr, Pullman
Cadence Ostrander, Fr, West Valley
Noah Schorzman, So, Cheney
Colton Sior, Jr, East Valley
Spencer Strasser, Fr, Clarkston

Offensive MVP: Devonte Gorman (East Valley, Sr)
Defensive MVP: Jared Holstad (Pullman, Jr)
Coach of the Year: Gabe Escobar (East Valley)

Northeast A League

F - Mark Pratt, Sr, Lakeside
F - Ethan Williams, So, Lakeside
F - Nick Rosenbeck, Jr, Medical Lake
F - Kai Thomas, Sr, Newport
M - Eduardo Zarate, So, Newport
M - Jeff Friedman, So, Lakeside
M - Steven Robo, Jr, Medical Lake
M - Kade Zorica, Jr, Newport
D - Ollie Benson, Sr, Colville
D - AJ Hord, Sr, Lakeside
D - Ty Masteller, Sr, Medical Lake
D - Jase Hoadley, Sr, Newport
G - Carter Christen, So, Lakeside
G - Adam Moorhead, So, Newport

Offensive MVP: Alberto Cisneros (Colville, Sr)
Defensive Co-MVP: JJ Williamson (Lakeside, So)
Defensive Co-MVP: Mark Kharchenko (Colville, Sr)
Coach of the Year: David Rarrick (Colville)


State HS honors announced

The Washington State Soccer Coaches Association announced its honors for the 2017 Spring High School season on Tuesday. The following honors were voted on by members of the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association.

WSSCA All-State 2017 Honors

4A Classification

MVP: Luke Gregg (Todd Beamer)
Coach of the Year: Joel Lindberg (Todd Beamer)

All-State, First Team
F - Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez (Sr, Pasco)
F - Erik De Anda, Sr. Auburn Mountainview
F - Kyle Casey, Sr. Bellarmine Prep
F - Luis Navarrete, Jr. Wenatchee
M - JJ Allen, Jr. Todd Beamer
M - Charlie Wilcox, Sr. Tahoma
M - R.J. Stretch, Jr. Central Valley
M - Danny Wing, Sr. Camas
D - Ivan Esmeral, Sr. Skyline
D - Luke Gregg, Sr. Todd Beamer
D - Matt Springer, Sr. Wenatchee
D - Noah Whitman, Sr. Central Valley
G - Lucas Richardson, Jr. Skyline

All-State, Second Team
F - Bakary Sey, Jr. Eastlake
F - Briskans Shibale, Sr. Mt. Rainier
F - Ethan Carlson, Jr. Puyallup
F - Jake Levine, Sr. Central Valley
M - Stephen Murray, Sr. Sumner
M - David Uribe, Sr. Pasco
M - Brayan Torres, Sr. Puyllup
M - Edwin Aquino, Soph. Pasco
M - Keegan Rubio, Jr. Glacier Peak.
D - Brandon Palmateer, Sr. Battle Ground
D - Jason Kim, Sr. Kamiak
D - Camron Miller, Sr. Glacier Peak
D - Tommy Martin, Sr. Bellarmine Prep
G - Brandon Wolter, Sr. Union

All-State, Honorable Mention
F - Grant Larson, Jr. South Kitsap
F - Max Basarab, Sr. Heritage
F - Angel Trejo-Delgado, Sr. Decatur
F - Bakary Dibba, Sr. Mariner.
M - Manav Gill, Jr. Kentwood
M - Mason Rudolph, Sr. Kentwood
M - Austin Staffor, Sr. Todd Beamer
M - Alex Whiting, Sr. Curtis.
D - Sergio Avalos, Sr. Pasco
D - Matt Barden, Sr. Kentwood
D - Dominic Fewel, Jr. Camas
D - Kendrick Lu, Sr. Skyline
D - Nathan Steele, Sr. Skyline.
G - Matteo Delduidice, Sr. Olympia

3A Classification

MVP: Jason Fairhurst (Snohomish)
Coach of the Year: Gary Hunter (Roosevelt)

All-State, First Team
F - Alex Bradbury, Sr. Central Kitsap
F - Isaiah Arechiga, Sr. Kamiakin
F - Ryley Johnson, Sr. Lynnwood
F - Logan Stapleton, Sr. Snohomish.
M - Jason Fairhurst, Sr. Snohomish
M - Lucas Meek, Sr. Mercer Island
M - Tyler Hughes, Sr. Squalicum
M - Mason Haubrich, Sr. Peninsula.
D - Andrew Scrimsher, Sr. Kamiakin
D - Reis Kissel, Jr. Mercer Island
D - Rowan Calvert, Roosevelt
D - Kendall Burks, Jr. Stadium
D - Jason Cortes, Jr. Kennewick.
G - Jacob Castro, Jr. Spanaway Lake

All-State, Second Team
F - Eddie Castillo, Jr. Kennewick
F - Dane Evanger, Sr. Lynnwood
F - Edgar Iniguez, Sr. Lake Washington
F - Chase Alire, Sr. Gig Harbor.
M - Johnny Swann, O’Dea
M - JJ Mitchell, Sr. Oak Harbor
M - Hunter Bauman, Jr. Mercer Island
M - Paul Wadsworth, Sr. Stadium
D - Jack Sluys, Sr. Gig Harbor
D - Carter Stephens, Sr. Central Kitsap
D - Hayden Barnovw, Roosevelt.
G - Erik James, Sr. Marysville-Getchell

All-State, Honorable Mention
F - Banks Telkamp, O’Dea
F - Nestor Rodriguez, Sr. Mt. Tahoma
F - Logan Barker, Sr. Stadium
F - Owen Gortner, Jr. Interlake.
M - David Ramirez, Sr. Southridge
M - Chase Tovey, Sr. Gig Harbor
M - Devon Castro, Sr. Spanaway Lake
M - Baptiste Debuire, Sr. Lake Washington
M - Avery Jacobson, Roosevelt.
D - Darrian Rivers, Sr. Spanaway Lake
D - Casey Brine, Jr. Lake Washington
D - Benjamin Graner, Jr. Marysville-Getchell
G - Jamison Gunhus, Sr. Lake Washington

2A Classification

MVP: Matt Williams (Archbishop Murphy)
Coach of the Year: Todd Morrow (East Valley, Yakima)

All-State, First Team
F - Matt Williams, Sr. Archbishop Murphy
F - Paul Cuevas, Sr. East Valley Yakima
F - Nick Parris, Sr. Lynden
F - Borislav Stoyanov, Jr. Mountlake Terrace
F - Habib Barry, Sr. Tyee.
M - Sam Johnson, Jr. Archbishop Murphy
M - Cesar Corona, Sr. Aberdeen
M - Devonte Gorman, Sr. East Valley Spokane
M - Keegan Boyd, St. Steilacoom.
D - Diego Rios, Sr. Archbishop Murphy
D - Robby Lewis, Sr. Aberdeen
D - Ryan Henderson, Jr. Archbishop Murphy
D - Sammy Polevoy, sr. Mountlake Terrace
G - Noah Carver, Jr. Franklin Pierce

All-State, Second Team
F - Alex Kirtsov, Sr. Lindbergh
F - Cristobal Cervantes, Jr. Toppenish
F - Miguel Torres, Sr. Aberdeen
F - Jake Connop, Fr. Columbia River
M - Gilbert De La Luz, Jr. Franklin Pierce
M - Chase Bolin, Sr. Cedarcrest
M - Deondre Sluys, Sr. North Kitsap
M - Zach Bowsky, Jr. East Valley Spokane
D - Angel Sanchez, Jr. Toppenish
D - Fabian Kirby, Soph. East Valley Yakima
D - Kody Boles, Sr. Kingston
D - Joseph Gresch, Jr. East Valley Spokane
G - Chris Kirby Sr. East Valley Yakima
G - Jordan Thompson, Sr. North Kitsap

All-State, Honorable Mention
F - Jensen Crisler, Sr. Archbishop Murphy
F - Jed Byers, Jr. Pullman
F - Danny Fazio, Jr. Sehome
F - Theodore Baiye, Soph. Clarkston
M - Peter Sustad, Sr. Kingston
M - Kelby Holland, Sr. Cheney
M - Brady Vermik, Sr. Kingston
M - Juan Soto, Sr. East Valley Yakima
M - Joel Ramos, Sr. Lindbergh.
D - Jared Holstad, Jr. Pullman
D - Gauoussou Doucoure, Sr. Tyee
D - Dylan Reed, Sr. Bremerton
D - Miguel Salcedo, Jr. Highline
G - Joeseph Worley, Sr. Bellingham

1A Classification

MVP: Eamon Stein (Bush)
Coach of the Year: Bob Bristol (Overlake)

All-State, First Team
F - Alberto Cisneros, Sr. Colville
F - Nick Iregui, Sr. Charles Wright
F - Emmanuel Hidalgo, Sr. Wahluke
F - Gustavo Barragan, Toledo-Winlock United
M - Eamon Stein, Sr. Bush
M - Rafa Barajas, Sr. Chelan
M - Michael Rojas, Jr. Royal
M - Jacob Sargent; Sr. Klahowya
M - Jose Serna, Sr. Highland
D - David Van Vleck, Sr. Toledo-Winlock United
D - Bryce Goldman, Sr. Overlake
D - Alonso Perez, Sr. Wahluke
D - Hugo Caplow, Sr. Bush
G - Ulysses Gonzalez, Sr. Wahluke

All-State, Second Team
F - Felix Nava, Brewster
F - Tom Fahlman, Sr. Bush
F - Arturo Avila, Fr. Cascade (Leavenworth)
F - Jonathan Van Vleck, Sr. Toledo-Winlock United
M - Alex Martin, Fr. Overlake
M - Brevin Lacy, Sr. Overlake
M - Billy Chissoe, Jr. Charles Wright
M - Brian Sanchez, Jr. Cascade (Leavenworth)
D - Nathan Cunningham, Sr. Overlake
D - Riccardo Marangon, Montesano
D - Luis Ramos, Sr. Connell
D - Abel Dominguez, Sr. Royal
G - Alan Contreras, Soph. Toledo-Winlock United

All-State, Honorable Mention
F - Tony Espindola, Jr. Wahluke
F - Benjamin Paniagua, Sr. Highland
F - Jack Cooper, Sr. Klahowya
F - Alexis Ayuso, Sr. Connell
F - Edgar Najera, Brewster.
M - Andreas Malunat, Soph. Toledo-Winlock United
M - Derek Carpenter, Jr. Klahowya
M - Adam Reid, Jr. University Prep
M - Ty Maider, Jr. University Prep.
D - Mark Kharchenko, Sr. Colville
D - Alexis Tovar, Sr. Cascade (Leavenworth)
D - Rodrigo Gomez, Brewster
D - Bradley Poerio, Sr. Seattle Christian
G - Ethan Mayer, Sr. Charles Wright
G - Jose Mendoza, Jr. Cascade (Leavenworth)


Thursday, 25 May 2017

Brian Ching eligible for National Soccer Hall of Fame

The National Soccer Hall of Fame announced Wednesday the official voting ballot for the 2017 induction class. Among the players added to the list for their first year of eligibility is Spokane legend Brian Ching, who was a standout player for Gonzaga University and the Spokane Shadow.

While playing for the Shadow in the Premier Development League, The Hawaiian was among the league's leading goal scorers and was named the PDL Rookie of the Year in 1998. The following season he suffered a terrible facial fracture in an early-season friendly and was sidelined for the rest of the season, missing the team's PDL championship game appearance.

During his college career at GU, he was named All-WCC First Team on two occasions and Second Team once. Ching finished his Gonzaga career with 34 goals, which still ties him third on the all-time GU list. His 23 assists are a Gonzaga career record.

In order to be eligible for election as a Player, an individual must be retired for at least three full calendar years, but for no more than 10 full calendar years, and have either: 1) Played in at least 20 full international games for the U.S.; if played prior to 1990, the game requirement is reduced to 10 games, or 2) Played at least five seasons in an American first-division professional league and named to a postseason league All-Star team at least once.

The voting pool includes all past and present full Men's and Women's National Team coaches, all active MLS and NWSL head coaches with a minimum of four years of experience as a head coach at the highest level in the United States, MLS and NWSL management representatives, the MLS and NWSL Commissioners/Executive Director, U.S. Soccer CEO/Secretary General, U.S. Soccer President, designated media members and all Hall of Famers.

Each voter can select up to 10 candidates per ballot. Any player appearing on at least 66.7 percent of ballots will earn election, while any player who does not appear on at least five percent of ballots will be removed from voting contention until they qualify for the Veteran ballot.

Here is the NSHOF bio for the ballot: 

A forward who scored 90 goals in MLS and 11 for the U.S. national team. Ching played 12 MLS seasons between 2001 and 2013 for Los Angeles, San Jose and Houston, winning an MLS title in 2006 with

Houston and being chosen to the MLS postseason Best XI in 2004. His MLS goals included 82 in regular-season play and eight in the playoffs. He played 45 full internationals for the United States between 2003 and 2010, including 17 World Cup qualifiers in 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2009, and was a member of the United States team at the 2006 World Cup. His achievements for the United States also included winning a CONCACAF Gold Cup championship in 2007. Ching also played one season in the A-League and was a runner-up for the MLS title in 2011 and 2012 with Houston. He played 229 MLS regular-season games and 26 MLS playoff games.


Wednesday, 3 May 2017

HS Update - 5.03.17: Playoffs, Playoffs, Playoffs

The postseason kicked off Monday around eastern Washington with a few opening round games for the Greater Spokane League and Mid-Columbia Conference with the first round of the 1A district tournament for the Northeast A League following on Tuesday. Wednesday evening is a big night as everyone else in the GSL and MCC get into the mix.

On Monday, the two leagues kicked things off with individual 4A play-in games between their four and five seeds while on the 3A side the bottom seeds from each league squared off against one another.

The 4A meetings were both tight contests. For the second time in a week, the Gonzaga Prep Bullpups were unable to find the back of the net against University, falling 1-0 on a second half tally by Adam Drassen. It was Hunter Atwood's fourth shutout in official play this season for the Titans, who will visit Pasco. Details from Tri-Cities are largely unavailable, but according to a Richland Twitter post, a rebound of a penalty kick late in the match was the deciding moment in a 1-0 victory at Chiawana, which had won four of its last five, to put the Bombers through to a match-up with Central Valley.

It was a one-sided affair, though, down in Tri-Cities as Southridge dominated Shadle Park for a 5-0 win. Azuka Osokogu opened the scoring five minutes in and the Suns took control by the 21st with goals from Jorge Mendez and Emilio Sanchez to make it three. In the second half Mendez added two more back-to-back in the 66th and 70th minutes to complete a hat-trick on the night. Cole Varker registered the shutout as Southridge cruised to a second round match in Spokane against Rogers, which finished second among the 3A GSL schools thanks to a shootout win over Mt Spokane in the final week of the season.

The NEA contests Tuesday were both thrillers.

After a scoreless first half, top seed Colville looked to be in control of things early after the intermission with a pair of goals from Alberto Cisneros in the 45th and 51st, but the second half proved to be a doozy. Nicholas Rosenbeck answered with a goal in the 59th to quickly cut into the deficit and then tied it up in the 67th. Just three minutes later, though, Chase Kanamu put Colville back in front with what held as the winner.

In Newport, the Grizzlies were able to come out on top in a back-and-forth affair with Lakeside. Kai Thomas scored the opener in the 14th, but things were leveled four minutes before the break by Lucas Ousley. Martin Roca put Newport back in front in the 53rd, but Jeffrey Friedman fired back three minutes later to even it up for the Eagles and ultimately send the match to overtime. Johnny Quandt delivered the golden goal five minutes into extra session to give Newport the win.

On Thursday, Colville will host Newport at Spokane Falls CC for the NEA District title and the Great Northern League will open its district tournament with Cheney hosting Clarkston and Pullman playing West Valley. As the GNL regular season champion, East Valley has a bye.

Wednesday Playoff Games

4A :: Lewis & Clark @ Walla Walla 4:00
4A :: Hanford @ Ferris 5:00
3A :: Mt Spokane @ Kamiakin 5:00
4A :: University @ Pasco 5:30
4A :: Richland @ Central Valley 5:30, SFCC
3A :: Southridge @ Rogers 7:30, SFCC

Thursday Playoff Games

2A :: Clarkston @ Cheney 4:00
2A :: West Valley @ Pullman 4:00
1A :: Newport @ Colville 7:00

BTW: Unfortunately, INWsn fell behind on stats and it has been a chore trying to get caught up. Nearly there though and should have an update later this week... for most leagues (more about that later).