Kailin Wiley was deemed the best of the North.
Wiley, a freshman forward on the Edmonds Community College women’s soccer team and a graduate of Kamiak High School, was named the Most Valuable Player of the Northwest Athletic Conference’s North Region.
Wiley finished the season with 16 goals and seven assists, ranking sixth in NWAC in both goals and points (39).
She led the Tritons to a 9-7-2 record and a playoff spot, just one year after Edmonds won just two games.
Wiley was one of a host of players with local ties selected to NWAC soccer All-Star teams. they included:
Women North-South: Edmonds’ Wiley and freshman defender Lexi Ramirez (Lake Stevens High School); Skagit Valley sophomore midfielder Bailey Post (Stanwood) and sophomore Defender Allie Taylor (Marysville Pilchuck).
Women East-West: Bellevue freshman forward Lauren Landis (Sultan); Highline sophomore midfielder McKenzie Buell (Arlington).
Men North-South: Everett sophomore forward Aaron Byrne (Everett), freshman midfielder Mamadi Sarr and freshman defender Nahor Asso; Edmonds sophomore midfielder Kyle Aure (Edmonds-Woodway); Whatcom freshman forward Keegan Rubio (Glacier Peak) and sophomore defender Cam Miller (Glacier Peak).
Men East-West: Highline sophomore forward Ryley Johnson (Lynnwood).
SU’s Aune, Uderitz pick up WAC honors
Seattle University men’s soccer players Nathan Aune and Hal Uderitz were among those honored at the Western Athletic Conference postseason awards banquet last Tuesday. Aune, a senior defender and a graduate of Arlington High School, was named first-team All-WAC. Uderitz, a freshman defender and graduate of Snohomish High School, was named to the league-s all-freshman team.
Grace Academy grad makes all-GNAC team
Grace Academy High School graduate Jeremiah Lee, now a junior on the Western Washington University men’s soccer team, was named to the All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference’s second team. Lee had been an honorable mention selection in 2016.
Drechsel earns Pac-12 Player of the Week
Cedar Park Christian High School graduate Samantha Drechsel, now a sophomore outside hitter on the University of Washington volleyball team, was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for Nov. 5-11. Drechsel, a transfer from Maryland, had 19 kills and just one error in a four-set victory at USC last Thursday, then had 11 kills in a three-set victory at UCLA on Saturday.
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