Boys soccer

Edmonds-Woodway's Eddy Olson, left, and Shorecrest's Mason Dougherty jump for a header Tuesday evening at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 3, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2022 All-Area high school boys soccer teams

A look at the top prep boys soccer players in the area this spring.

 

Caden Kaasa, the 2022 Boys Soccer Player of the Year, stands on his home turf Friday, June 24, 2022, at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Caden Kaasa

The Monroe senior scored a school-record 29 goals and led the Bearcats to a third-place finish at state.

 

Kamiak’s Daniel Kim tees off at the Tom Dolan Memorial Invitational at the Everett Golf & Country Club on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spring 2022 All-Wesco teams

Athletes honored in baseball, boys soccer, golf, girls tennis, softball and track and field.

 

State soccer.

State soccer: Monroe boys bounce back to claim 3rd place

The Bearcats rebound from a tough semifinals loss to rout O’Dea 6-0.

State soccer.
Monroe’s Owen Skurdal is slide tackled by Mercer Island’s Edward Brown during the 3A boys state semifinal on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Puyallup, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Monroe suffers heartbreaker in 3A state soccer semifinals

The Bearcats allow two extra-time goals and lose to Mercer Island 3-2.

Monroe’s Owen Skurdal is slide tackled by Mercer Island’s Edward Brown during the 3A boys state semifinal on Friday, May 27, 2022 in Puyallup, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Monroe’s Diego Perez-Diaz, left, and Tanner Summers celebrate their win over Shorewood Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022. The Bearcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

State boys soccer preview: A look at the 3A state final four

Monroe will make its second state semifinal appearance in program history on Friday afternoon.

Monroe’s Diego Perez-Diaz, left, and Tanner Summers celebrate their win over Shorewood Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022. The Bearcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Koll Pehlivanian’s charge is halted by Skyline’s Vishnu Varadhan Saturday afternoon at Goddard Stadium in Everett, Washington on May 21, 2022. The Knights lost 5-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Skyline adds on late to oust Kamiak boys soccer from state

The Knights kept it close for the first 60 minutes of a season-ending loss in the state quarterfinals.

Kamiak’s Koll Pehlivanian’s charge is halted by Skyline’s Vishnu Varadhan Saturday afternoon at Goddard Stadium in Everett, Washington on May 21, 2022. The Knights lost 5-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Lakeside’s Thiago Ausland stops a shot at goal with Edmonds-Woodway's Isaac Parreno charging with Lakeside’s Joshua Koch, left, and Uriel Lopez Friday afternoon in Seattle, Washington on May 20, 2022. The Warriors lost 4-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

E-W soccer’s state run comes to an end with loss to Lakeside

The Warriors finish the season 14-5-2 after a 4-0 defeat in the round of 16.

Lakeside’s Thiago Ausland stops a shot at goal with Edmonds-Woodway's Isaac Parreno charging with Lakeside’s Joshua Koch, left, and Uriel Lopez Friday afternoon in Seattle, Washington on May 20, 2022. The Warriors lost 4-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Bonney Lake's James O'Callaghan stands dejected as Edmonds-Woodway's Victor Ibarra, far right, celebrates Edgar Cabrera’s goal in the second half Tuesday evening at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, Washington on May 17, 2022. The Warriors won 3-1. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway advances to state soccer round of 16

Forced into a 3A state play-in game, the Warriors put on a clinic in a 3-1 win over Bonney Lake.

Bonney Lake's James O'Callaghan stands dejected as Edmonds-Woodway's Victor Ibarra, far right, celebrates Edgar Cabrera’s goal in the second half Tuesday evening at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, Washington on May 17, 2022. The Warriors won 3-1. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Katherine Streissgut competes in the pole vault during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Katherine Streissgut competes in the pole vault during Eason Invitational track and field meet on Saturday, April 23, 2022 in Snohomish, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington's Tyler Howe, left, and Edmonds-Woodway's Ryan Hanby vie for control of the ball Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Warriors won 4-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Tyler Howe, left, and Edmonds-Woodway's Ryan Hanby vie for control of the ball Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Warriors won 4-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shorecrest’s team lay dejected after loosing to Mount Vernon Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Scots lost 2-1 in sudden death. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Shorecrest falls to Mt. Vernon in district soccer title game

The Bulldogs win 2-1 in double overtime in a matchup of the top two 3A teams according to RPI.

Shorecrest’s team lay dejected after loosing to Mount Vernon Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Scots lost 2-1 in sudden death. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe’s Diego Perez-Diaz, left, and Tanner Summers celebrate their win over Shorewood Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Bearcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Monroe boys clinch first state soccer berth since 2002

The Bearcats defeat Shorewood 2-0 in a winner-to-state, loser-out 3A District 1 Tournament match.

Monroe’s Diego Perez-Diaz, left, and Tanner Summers celebrate their win over Shorewood Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Bearcats won 2-0. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway's Benjamin Hanson avoids a tackle by Arlington's Kayden Allen to score a goal in the second half Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Warriors won 4-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Dramatic comeback lifts E-W boys soccer into state

The Warriors rally from two goals down to beat Arlington 4-2 in a 3A District 1 Tournament loser-out game.

Edmonds-Woodway's Benjamin Hanson avoids a tackle by Arlington's Kayden Allen to score a goal in the second half Saturday afternoon at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 14, 2022.  The Warriors won 4-2. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Kamiak boys soccer beats Redmond in PKs, advances to state

After giving up a late match-tying goal, the Knights win a penalty-kick shootout to earn the 4A bi-district’s final state berth.

Skyline’s Arnav Murudkar gather a shot with Kamiak’s Koll Pehlivanian attempting a header Tuesday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on May 10, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Kamiak can’t keep up with Skyline in 2nd half, falls in bi-district semis

The Knights were outshout 14-2 after the break, but they still have a chance to make state.

Skyline’s Arnav Murudkar gather a shot with Kamiak’s Koll Pehlivanian attempting a header Tuesday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on May 10, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Shorecrest’s Mason Dougherty, front, is celebrated for a goal against Edmonds-Woodway High School Tuesday evening at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 3, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Shorecrest’s undefeated boys soccer team enjoying a ‘magical season’

The senior-laden Scots are eyeing a deep playoff run after outscoring opponents 60-5 during a perfect 16-0 regular season.

Shorecrest’s Mason Dougherty, front, is celebrated for a goal against Edmonds-Woodway High School Tuesday evening at Shoreline Stadium in Shoreline, Washington on May 3, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Monroe's Rafael Garnica goes up for a header during a game March 18 in Arlington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

Culture shift leads to big turnaround for Monroe boys soccer

After many years of losing, the Bearcats are hoping to earn the program’s first state berth in 20 years.

Monroe's Rafael Garnica goes up for a header during a game March 18 in Arlington. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Arlington's Jack Machovina watches Monroe's Rafael Garnica heads the ball Friday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on March 18, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

GALLERY: Monroe boys down Arlington on the pitch

The Bearcats beat the Eagles 3-1 in a Wesco 3A/2A soccer match on Friday night.

Arlington's Jack Machovina watches Monroe's Rafael Garnica heads the ball Friday evening at Arlington High School in Arlington, Washington on March 18, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Azavier Coppin, Glacier Peak sophomore, score 17 goals in the abbreviated season and is The Herald's boys soccer Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021 Boys Soccer Player of the Year: Azavier Coppin

The Glacier Peak sophomore scored 17 goals in just 10 matches to lead the Grizzlies to a 5-1-4 mark.

Azavier Coppin, Glacier Peak sophomore, score 17 goals in the abbreviated season and is The Herald's boys soccer Player of the Year. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)