Washington State defensive lineman Jesus Echevarria (78), an Archbishop Murphy alum, tackles California running back Christopher Brooks during a game on Oct. 2, 2021, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

Washington State defensive lineman Jesus Echevarria (78), an Archbishop Murphy alum, tackles California running back Christopher Brooks during a game on Oct. 2, 2021, in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/John Hefti)

Community roundup: Murphy alum earns scholarship at WSU

Jesus Echevarria is awarded for his hard work, Washington Golf honors local standouts, and more.

Jesus Echevarria earned himself a scholarship.

The Archbishop Murphy High School graduate, now a senior defensive tackle for the Washington State University football team, was recently elevated from walk-on status and put on scholarship.

The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Echevarria, who graduated from Archbishop Murphy in 2017, headed to WSU as a walk-on after high school. He spent four-plus seasons as a walk-on, dealing with multiple injuries that included a serious leg injury that wiped out most of his 2019 season.

This season Echevarria has appeared in three games for the Cougars, recording four tackles.

Local golfers named Player of the Year

Two Snohomish County residents received 2021 Player of the Year awards from Washington Golf.

Mark Strickland of Everett was named the Men’s Mid-Amateur Player of the Year for amateur players ages 25 and older. Strickland won the Pacific Northwest Men’s Mid-Amateur, made the round of 16 at the Pacific Northwest Men’s Amateur, and placed second at the Washington Men’s Champion of Champions.

Susan Craven of Mukilteo was named the Senior Women’s Player of the Year for players ages 50 and older. Craven won the Washington Senior Women’s Amateur, earned medalist honors in qualifying for the U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur, and reached the quarterfinals of the Pacific Northwest Women’s Mid-Amateur.

Two locals earn NWAC volleyball awards

Two volleyball players with local ties earned Northwest Athletic Conference weekly awards for Oct. 10-16.

Edmonds College’s Charity Wilson was named the Offensive Player of the Week. Wilson, a first-year outside hitter from Rexburg, Idaho, had 29 kills, five blocks and 22 digs over the course of two matches, leading the Tritons to four-set victories over Whatcom and Skagit Valley.

Everett High School graduate Brooklyn Johnson, now a sophomore setter at Skagit Valley College, was name the Setter of the Week. Johnson had 48 assists along with two kills, three aces and 16 digs in the Cardinals’ four-set loss to Edmonds.

Try hockey for free on Nov. 6

Snohomish County’s two youth hockey organizations, Everett Youth Hockey and the Mountlake Terrace-based Seattle Junior Hockey Association, are holding their Try Hockey for Free day on Nov. 6.

The event is designed for kids, with the Seattle Junior event taking place from 8:15-9:30 a.m. at Olympicview Arena and the Everett event taking place from 9:15-10:15 a.m. at the Everett Community Ice Rink. Gear will be provided, and players are asked to arrive an hour early in order to be fitted.

To register, visit the Everett Youth Hockey website or the Seattle Junior Hockey Association website.

If you have an item for the community sports roundup, email Nick Patterson at npatterson@heraldnet.com.

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