Snohomish’s Jason Fairhurst (left) points before trying to pass to a teammate during the 3A state championship against Roosevelt on May 27 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Snohomish’s Jason Fairhurst (left) points before trying to pass to a teammate during the 3A state championship against Roosevelt on May 27 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. (Ian Terry / The Herald)

Murphy and Snohomish soccer standouts named state MVPs

Archbishop Murphy senior forward Matt Williams and Snohomish senior midfielder Jason Fairhurst have been voted the Most Valuable Players of their respective classifications by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association.

Williams, who last week was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year, received 2A state MVP honors for the second consecutive season. The Archbishop Murphy standout recorded 37 goals and 17 assists and helped lead the Wildcats to an undefeated campaign and the program’s third consecutive 2A state title.

Fairhurst tallied 17 goals and 14 assists, helping Snohomish to a 3A state runner-up finish.

Williams and Fairhurst were among 16 local players voted by coaches to the all-state teams.

Archbishop Murphy had four 2A first-team picks: Williams, junior midfielder Sam Johnson and senior defenders Diego Rios and Ryan Henderson.

Johnson recorded 11 goals and 10 assists, and Rios and Henderson anchored a Wildcats defense that allowed just seven goals all season. Rios added nine goals and nine assists. Henderson had four goals and seven assists.

Snohomish senior forward Logan Stapleton joined Fairhurst as a 3A first-team selection after tallying 17 goals and 13 assists to help power the Panthers’ high-scoring attack.

Earning 3A all-state honors were Lynnwood senior forwards Ryley Johnson and Dane Evanger, who led the Royals to the program’s first state-tournament appearance in 31 years. Johnson (25 goals) was a first-team selection and Evanger (18 goals) was a second-team pick.

Mountlake Terrace had a pair of 2A first-team selections in junior forward Bobby Stoyanov and senior defender Sam Polevoy.

Stoyanov recorded 27 goals and 12 assists, and Polevoy keyed a defense that posted 10 shutouts and allowed just 23 goals. The two standouts led Terrace to a 2A state semifinal appearance, helping the Hawks overcome the loss of five starters during the postseason.

Glacier Peak junior midfielder Keegan Rubio and senior defender Camron Miller garnered 4A second-team honors after leading the Grizzlies to a third-place state finish. Rubio tallied 17 goals and 10 assists. Miller added seven goals and four assists and anchored a defense that allowed just 1.2 goals per match.

Also earning 4A second-team honors was Kamiak senior defender Jason Kim, who recorded eight goals and five assists.

Oak Harbor senior midfielder JJ Mitchell and Marysville Getchell senior goalkeeper Erik James were 3A second-team picks. Mitchell tallied 15 goals and eight assists, and James was the backbone of a defense that posted six shutouts.

Cedarcrest senior midfielder Chase Bolin garnered 2A second-team honors after recording 10 goals and seven assists and helping the Red Wolves to a third-place state finish.

The full teams are listed below.


MVP – Luke Gregg, Todd Beamer

Coach of the Year – Joel Lindberg, Todd Beamer

First team

Forwards – Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez, sr., Pasco; Erik De Anda, sr., Auburn Mountainview; Kyle Casey, sr., Bellarmine Prep; Luis Navarrete, jr., Wenatchee.

Midfielders – JJ Allen, jr., Todd Beamer; Charlie Wilcox, sr., Tahoma; R.J. Stretch, jr., Central Valley; Danny Wing, sr., Camas.

Defenders – Ivan Esmeral, sr., Skyline; Luke Gregg, sr., Todd Beamer; Matt Springer, sr., Wenatchee; Noah Whitman, sr., Central Valley.

Goalkeeper – Lucas Richardson, jr., Skyline.

Second team

Forwards – Bakary Sey, jr., Eastlake; Briskans Shibale, sr., Mt. Rainier; Ethan Carlson, jr., Puyallup; Jake Levine, sr., Central Valley.

Midfielders – Stephen Murray, sr., Sumner; David Uribe, sr., Pasco; Brayan Torres, sr., Puyllup; Edwin Aquino, soph., Pasco; Keegan Rubio, jr., Glacier Peak.

Defenders – Brandon Palmateer, sr., Battle Ground; Jason Kim, sr., Kamiak; Camron Miller, sr., Glacier Peak; Tommy Martin, sr., Bellarmine Prep.

Goalkeeper – Brandon Wolter, sr., Union.

Class 3A

MVP – Jason Fairhurst, Snohomish

Coach of the Year – Gary Hunter, Roosevelt

First team

Forwards – Alex Bradbury, Sr. Central Kitsap; Isaiah Arechiga, Sr. Kamiakin; Ryley Johnson, sr., Lynnwood; Logan Stapleton, sr., Snohomish.

Midfielders – Jason Fairhurst, sr., Snohomish; Lucas Meek, sr., Mercer Island; Tyler Hughes, sr., Squalicum; Mason Haubrich, sr., Peninsula.

Defenders – Andrew Scrimsher, sr., Kamiakin; Reis Kissel, jr., Mercer Island; Rowan Calvert, Roosevelt; Kendall Burks, jr., Stadium; Jason Cortes, jr., Kennewick.

Goalkeeper – Jacob Castro, jr., Spanaway Lake.

Second team

Forwards – Eddie Castillo, jr., Kennewick; Dane Evanger, sr., Lynnwood; Edgar Iniguez, sr., Lake Washington; Chase Alire, sr., Gig Harbor.

Midfielders – Johnny Swann, O’Dea; JJ Mitchell, sr., Oak Harbor; Hunter Bauman, jr., Mercer Island; Paul Wadsworth, sr., Stadium.

Defenders – Jack Sluys, sr., Gig Harbor; Carter Stephens, sr., Central Kitsap; Hayden Barnovw, Roosevelt.

Goaleeper – Erik James, sr., Marysville-Getchell.

Class 2A

MVP – Matt Williams, Archbishop Murphy

Coach of the Year – Todd Morrow, East Valley Yakima

First team

Forwards – Matt Williams, sr., Archbishop Murphy; Paul Cuevas, sr., East Valley Yakima; Nick Parris, sr., Lynden; Bobby Stoyanov, jr., Mountlake Terrace; Habib Barry, sr., Tyee.

Midfielders – Sam Johnson, jr., Archbishop Murphy; Cesar Corona, sr., Aberdeen; Devonte Gorman, sr., East Valley Spokane; Keegan Boyd, sr., Steilacoom.

Defenders – Diego Rios, sr., Archbishop Murphy; Robby Lewis, sr., Aberdeen; Ryan Henderson, sr., Archbishop Murphy; Sam Polevoy, sr., Mountlake Terrace.

Goalkeeper – Noah Carver, jr., Franklin Pierce.

Second team

Forwards – Alex Kirtsov, sr., Lindbergh; Cristobal Cervantes, jr., Toppenish; Miguel Torres, sr., Aberdeen; Jake Connop, fr., Columbia River.

Midfielders – Gilbert De La Luz, jr., Franklin Pierce; Chase Bolin, sr., Cedarcrest; Deondre Sluys, sr., North Kitsap; Zach Bowsky, jr., East Valley Spokane.

Defenders – Angel Sanchez, jr., Toppenish; Fabian Kirby, soph., East Valley Yakima; Kody Boles, sr., Kingston; Joseph Gresch, jr., East Valley Spokane.

Goalkeeper – Chris Kirby, sr., East Valley Yakima; Jordan Thompson, sr., North Kitsap.


MVP – Eamon Stein, Bush

Coach of the Year – Bob Bristol, Overlake

First team

Forwards – Alberto Cisneros, sr., Colville; Nick Iregui, sr., Charles Wright; Emmanuel Hidalgo, sr., Wahluke; Gustavo Barragan, Toledo-Winlock United.

Midfielders – Eamon Stein, sr., Bush; Rafa Barajas, sr., Chelan; Michael Rojas, jr., Royal; Jacob Sargent; sr., Klahowya; Jose Serna, sr., Highland.

Defenders – David Van Vleck, sr., Toledo-Winlock United; Bryce Goldman, sr., Overlake; Alonso Perez, sr., Wahluke; Hugo Caplow, sr., Bush.

Goalkeeper – Ulysses Gonzalez, sr., Wahluke.

Second team

Forwards – Felix Nava, Brewster; Tom Fahlman, sr., Bush; Arturo Avila, fr., Cascade (Leavenworth); Jonathan Van Vleck, sr., Toledo-Winlock United.

Midfielders – Alex Martin, fr., Overlake; Brevin Lacy, sr., Overlake; Billy Chissoe, jr., Charles Wright; Brian Sanchez, jr., Cascade (Leavenworth).

Defenders – Nathan Cunningham, sr., Overlake; Riccardo Marangon, Montesano; Luis Ramos, sr., Connell; Abel Dominguez, sr., Royal.

Goalkeeper – Alan Contreras, soph., Toledo-Winlock United.

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