The Washington State women’s soccer team, on which Marysville native and Marysville Getchell alumna Kelsee Crenshaw is a first-team defender, received an at-large berth to the NCAA tournament on Monday, and will play Central Florida in Orlando, Florida on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Crenshaw has played in 16 of the Cougars’ 19 games this season, and has one assist.
Washington State finished the regular season with an overall record of 9-7-3, and finished 4-6-1 in the Pac-12.
The Cougars ended the season with just one win in their final four matches, but forged a scoreless draw at Washington in their Nov. 3 regular-season finale.
WSU’s signature win was a 1-0 triumph over No. 2 UCLA on Oct. 19 in Pullman. The Bruins were awarded a national seed in the NCAA tournament. Seven Pac-12 teams will be competing for the NCAA title, which will be decided at the College Cup from Dec. 1-3 at the new Orlando City Soccer Stadium.
Joining Crenshaw on the Cougars’ roster is her younger sister, Gabriella, a freshman who played her prep soccer at Marysville Pilchuck, Kamiak alumna Emele Chaddock and reserve goalkeeper Emma Dahline of Mill Creek (Jackson H.S.).
Central Florida finished the season ranked seventh in the nation with a record of 13-1-3, and received an at-large bid out of the American Athletic Conference.
Marysville’s Shriver wins Minor League Golf Tour event
Zack Shriver, of Marysville, tied with Michael Midgette at four-under 67 to share medalist honors in qualifying for the Minor League Golf Tour’s Match Play Championship on Monday on PGA National’s Estate Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
By virtue of his victory Monday, Shriver will receive a bye in the first round of the Match Play tournament, which begins Tuesday.
It was Shriver’s third MLGT victory. He made four birdies on the front nine, and then nine straight pars on the back.
Kamiak Unified to join Team Washington at Special Olympics
Kamiak High School’s good work in unified sports is giving the school an opportunity with the Special Olympics USA Games.
Special Olympics Washington recognized Kamiak for its efforts in unified sports by inviting representatives from the school to join the Team Washington delegation at the 2018 Special Olympics World Games. The games take place July 1-6 in Seattle.
Unified sports involve partnering athletes with intellectual disabilities with those without to compete in various sports. Kamiak, along with program head Georgia McClaskey, was recognized specifically for its work with Unified Champion Schools, a program designed to create atmospheres of social inclusion in schools for students with and without intellectual disabilities.
Kamiak had one unified pair (one student with an intellectual disability and one without) along with a mentor invited to serve with the Washington State Unified Ambassadors to the Special Olympics USA Games. The ambassadors will be involved in the administrative aspects of the games.
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