Edmonds College’s Elyon Zevenbergen (34) shoots the ball during a game against Everett Community College on Jan. 25, 2023, at Seaview Gymnasium in Lynnwood. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Edmonds College’s Elyon Zevenbergen (34) shoots the ball during a game against Everett Community College on Jan. 25, 2023, at Seaview Gymnasium in Lynnwood. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Community roundup: EdC’s Zevenbergen named NABC All-American

Plus, Edmonds-Woodway graduate Sota Kitahara earning playing time with Sounders, locals earn weekly awards and more.

Elyon Zevenbergen is an All-American.

The Edmonds native and Edmonds College men’s basketball player was one of 24 players from the Northwest Athletic Conference who were named to the National Association of Basketball Colleges two-year college All-American team.

The 6-foot-8 freshman forward averaged 16.4 points per game while shooting 56.5% from the field. He also added 9.5 rebounds for an Edmonds team that finished 20-8 and reached the quarterfinals of the NWAC tournament.

Also named an All-American was Everett’s Leon Sayers. The 6-foot-7 sophomore forward from Spokane posted 12.0 points per game on 53.8% shooting from the field, while adding 6.8 rebounds per contest for a Trojans team that went 25-8 and finished as NWAC runner-up.

Kitahara finding regular spot on Sounders bench

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduate Sota Kitahara, now a midfielder with Seattle Sounders FC, has become a regular member of Seattle’s matchday roster as a substitute.

Kitahara, who signed with the Sounders in the offseason following a strong season with Seattle’s reserve team, the Tacoma Defiance, has been on the bench in each of the Sounders’ past three MLS games and five of the past seven. That includes making his MLS debut in a three-minute substitute appearance in a 4-1 victory at Sporting Kansas City on March 25.

Jacobson named CAA Player of the Week

Glacier Peak High School graduate Ashley Jacobson, now a junior first baseman on the Stony Brook University softball team, was named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week for April 17-23.

Jacobson went 8-for-12 with three home runs and seven RBI as the Seawolves went 3-1 during the week. For the season Jacobson is batting .291 with eight homers and 21 RBI in 39 games for the 19-23 Seawolves.

Greenlee picks up SWAC award

Snohomish High School graduate Bailey Greenlee, now a senior pitcher/outfielder on the Alabama State University softball team, was named the Southwest Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Week for April 17-23.

Greenlee tossed 15.0 innings over the course of three games, allowing two runs on six hits and seven walks while striking out 24 as the Lady Hornets went 3-0. For the season Greenlee is 15-8 with a 3.17 ERA, recording 85 walks and 131 strikeouts in 130.1 innings for 26-19 Alabama State.

EvCC’s Holbert earns NWAC weekly honor

Everett Community College’s Elias Holbert was named the Northwest Athletic Conference Baseball Pitcher of the Week for April 10-16.

The sophomore right-hander from Sherwood, Oregon, threw eight innings in a 6-1 victory over Bellevue, allowing just an unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out six.

Holbert is 2-0 with a 1.62 ERA in seven games, walking 13 and striking out 34 in 33.1 innings for an Everett team that is 16-19.

EdC baseball holds steady at No. 2

The Edmonds College baseball team remained ranked No. 2 in the latest Northwest Athletic Conference coaches poll. The Tritons, who are in first place in the North Region at 10-3 and are 24-9 overall, trail just Tacoma, which received all 10 first-place votes. Everett (7-8, 16-19) was among the other teams receiving votes.

In the softball poll, Everett (6-4, 12-8) dropped one spot to No. 8, while Edmonds (8-6, 15-13) was among the other teams receiving votes.

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