Community roundup: GNAC honors SPU’s Benson, Ohlsen

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  • Monday, March 10, 2014 6:22pm
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Katie Benson of Snohomish and Suzanna Ohlsen of Monroe were among the women’s basketball players honored last week by the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Benson was named to the All-GNAC first team and Ohlsen made the second team. They both play for Seattle Pacific University.

Benson, a senior forward, was the second-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder in the GNAC, averaging 19.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game. She shot 50 percent from the field and her 38 blocked shots ranked sixth in the conference.

Ohlsen, a junior guard, averaged 14.3 points per game and led the GNAC in free-throw shooting at 91.7 percent.

Snohomish players named all-state

Three players from Snohomish were named last week to the Washington State Girls Lacrosse Association’s 2014 Preseason High School All-State Team.

Honored were senior attacker Kayla Petz, senior midfielder Hannah Dalrymple and senior defender Hailey Nyquist. Petz attends Glacier Peak High School. Dalrymple and Nyquist attend Snohomish.

The Snohomish lacrosse team, which is made up of players from Glacier Peak and Snohomish high schools, was the only squad to land three players on the 12-member all-state team. Bainbridge, Lakeside and Issaquah each had two.

Black Ice soccer team wins Founders Cup

The Black Ice girls U-11 soccer team completed its season by winning the state Founders Cup in mid-December at Lynnwood High School. The Black Ice, part of the FC Edmonds soccer club, went 6-0 during the tournament and defeated BYSC 2-0 in the championship game, getting goals from Julia Causbie and Grace Roberts.

Other members of the first-year select team included Reagan Christensen, Madison McLeod, Daphne Andrews, Kelsey Armstrong, Riley Horton, Rachel Haberman, Siena Samione, Noelle Becker, Ella Zoloth, Eliza Maloney, and Isabella Sandoval. The team, which was coached by Scott Andrews and assistants Lance Horton and Tamara Becker, won three tournaments during the season and finished with a 24-3-2 record.

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