Mackenzie Nolte has had a storied career for the Central Washington University women’s soccer team, and now her name will be etched into the program’s record book.
Nolte, a graduate of Marysville Pilchuck High School, broke Central’s career points record during the Wildcats’ 4-1 loss to Simon Fraser University on Oct. 14.
Nolte, a senior, scored Central’s goal against the Clan to bring her career points total to 66 (27 goals, 12 assists). She passed the previous record of 65 set by Judy Koenigs, who played at Central from 1996-98.
Nolte’s 27 career goals also tied Koenigs for the school record. The Wildcats have two games remaining, Thursday at Concordia and Saturday at Montana State Billings, for Nolte to attempt to break that record.
Nolte currently leads Central in goals this season with eight.
Byrne honored by NWAC
Everett Community College’s Aaron Byrne was named the NWAC Men’s Soccer Player of the Week, the league announced last Wednesday.
Byrne, a freshman forward and Everett High School alumnus, had two goals in the Trojans’ 3-3 tie against Skagit Valley on Oct. 11, then added a goal and an assist in Everett’s 5-1 victory over Edmonds on Oct. 14. Those two results helped the Trojans (6-6-1 NWAC North, 8-8-3 overall) clinch a playoff berth.
Byrne ranks second in NWAC in both goals (16) and points (35).
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