Community sports roundup: Area college soccer players honored

A host of NCAA soccer players from Snohomish County high schools have been named to their all-conference teams for the 2019 season.

Jackson High School graduate Jadyn Edwards, now a sophomore forward on the University of New Mexico women’s team, was named second-team All-Mountain West Conference after registering six goals and six assists in 20 games.

In the Western Athletic Conference, Seattle University senior midfielder Holly Rothering from Snohomish was named second-team All-WAC. Meanwhile, two members of the Redhawks’ men’s team, senior defender Kees Westra from Monroe and sophomore defender Hal Uderitz from Snohomish, were All-WAC honorable mention selections.

At the Division II level, Northwest Nazarene women’s junior forward Rikki Myers from Jackson was named second-team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference while Western Washington senior forward Liv Larson from Arlington was an honorable mention. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute men’s sophomore goalkeeper Luke Brezak from Camano Island was an honorable mention All-Liberty League pick.

Haller, Parle shine for Boise State cross country

Edmonds-Woodway High School graduates Miler Haller and Yukino Parle continued their strong postseason showings, earning All-West Region honors with top-ten finishes at the NCAA West Regional on Friday in Colfax.

Haller, a senior, placed fourth in the men’s 10-kilometer race, finishing in a time of 29:55.0 to lead Boise State to a fifth-place team finish. Parle, a sophomore, finished seventh in the women’s 6-kilometer race in a time of 20:05.8 as the Broncos took third as a team.

Both Haller and Parle will compete in the NCAA National Championships on Saturday in Terre Haute, Indiana.

EvCC’s Sarr named NWAC North Region MVP

Mamadi Sarr, a sophomore midfielder on the Everett Community College men’s soccer team, was named the Northwest Athletic Conference’s North Region MVP. Sarr, a native of Gambia, finished the season with 12 goals and five assists as the Trojans reached the NWAC tournament quarterfinals.

Other North-East Region All-Stars included: Everett freshman midfielder Manuel Segura (Kamiak High School); Everett sophomore defender Cade Cooke (Kamiak); Everett sophomore defender Nahor Asso; Edmonds sophomore goalkeeper Colin Hauser; and Whatcom freshman defender Sebastian Figueroa (Lake Stevens). Edmonds coach Ozzy Erkut and Everett coach Erik Cruz shared the North Region Coach of the Year award. Also, Tacoma freshman defender Marcus Swanson (Kamiak) was a South-West Region All-Star.

On the women’s side, North-East Region All-Stars included: Everett sophomore forward Olivia Lee (Marysville Pilchuck); Everett freshman midfielder Hannah Hiester (Arlington); Edmonds sophomore defender Lexi Ramirez (Lake Stevens); and Skagit Valley freshman forward Amber Elliano (Lake Stevens). Bellevue sophomore forward Lauren Landis (Sultan) was a South-West Region All-Star.

Gray picks up GNAC honor

Lake Stevens High School graduate Tevin Gray, now a senior linebacker on the Central Washington University football team, was named the Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week for Nov. 11-17. Gray had five tackles, a forced fumble and returned a blocked punt for a touchdown as the Wildcats defeated Simon Fraser 51-14.

Snohomish County Sports Commission feted

The Snohomish County Sports Commission was recognized by the SportsEvents Media Group as the winner of a 2020 Readers’ Choice Award for its work in making the county a destination for youth and amateur sports. More than 3,000 votes were received from planners and industry professionals across the nation. The Snohomish County Sports Commission will be spotlighted in SportsEvents Magazine’s January issue.

Nitro Circus coming to Evergreen Speedway

The Nitro Circus “You Got This” tour is coming to Monroe’s Evergreen Speedway this spring. Nitro Circus is a daredevil stunt organization that features motorcycles and other vehicles performing stunts that launch up to five stories into the air. The tour hits town on May 8.

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