The Snohomish County FC Steelheads won the Northwest Premier League Indoor championship in their inaugural season. (Brit Litwin)

The Snohomish County FC Steelheads won the Northwest Premier League Indoor championship in their inaugural season. (Brit Litwin)

Community roundup: Steelheads win indoor women’s championship

Also, Lake Stevens grad sets college record, EvCC claims “T” Trophy and Monroe alum wins NWAC honors.

In its first go, the Snohomish County FC Steelheads indoor women’s soccer team is a champion.

The Steelheads claimed the Northwest Premier League Indoor championship in their inaugural season when they defeated the Tacoma Galaxy 9-1 in the championship game Saturday at the Snohomish Sports Dome.

Brooke Pingrey, Anna Roslander and Alma Mana’o each scored two goals for the Steelheads, while Chalise Baysa, Estera Levinte and Kiana Jacobson all struck once.

The Steelheads, who hosted the championship game after finishing first during the regular season, closed out the season on a seven-game winning streak. Jordyn Bartelson finished the season as the team’s leading goal scorer with eight, while Alicia Barker and Mariah Roggow led the team in assists with six.

Roe sets OSU record in 5,000

Taylor Roe’s outstanding 2021-22 distance running season continued as the Lake Stevens High School graduate broke Oklahoma State University’s school record in the outdoor women’s 5,000 meters.

Roe, a junior, won the 5,000 at the Bryan Clay Invitational on April 14 in Azusa, California, crossing the finish line in a time of 15 minutes, 21,47 seconds. That broke the school record by nearly 20 seconds, and at the time it was the fastest time in the NCAA this year (it’s now fourth).

Roe already turned in All-American efforts in two other disciplines this school year. She placed fifth at cross country nationals in November, then won the national title in the indoor 3,000 in March.

Everett CC claims “T” Trophy

The Everett Community College Trojans have lifted the “T” Trophy for the first time.

The “T” Trophy, an annual competition between the Trojans and the Edmonds College Tritons which began in 2018-19, features the two Northwest Athletic Conference schools in Snohomish County, with the results of every competition between the two in all nine sports is tallied. Everett’s 9-6 softball victory over Edmonds on April 13 ensured the Trojans would finish on top this year.

Edmonds won the inaugural “T” Trophy in 2018-19. The 2019-20 and 2020-21 competitions were canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Cain named NWAC Hitter of the Week

Monroe High School graduate Nate Cain, now a freshman outfielder on the Bellevue College baseball team, was named the Northwest Athletic Conference Hitter of the Week for April 11-17. Cain batted 10-for-19 over the course of five games, driving in nine runs as the Bulldogs went 4-1.

For the season Cain is batting .370 with 32 RBI in 27 games for Bellevue, which is 11-1 in North Region play and 21-17 overall.

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