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Several Kitsap soccer players named All-State

Several Kitsap soccer players were named to Washington State Soccer Coaches’ All-State team.

Locals named:
3A: Logan Beachy, Central Kitsap, honorable mention
2A: Leo Hernandez, Kingston, second team
2A: Alex Barrett, Kingston, second team
2A: Kody Boles, Kingston, second team
2A: Alejandro Hernandez, Kingston, honorable mention
2A: Spencer Stuart, Bremerton, second team
2A: Deondre Sluys, North Kitsap, honorable mention
2A: Ethan Schmitt, North Kitsap, honorable mention
1A: Jacob Sargent, Klahowya, second team
1A: Mason Joe, Klahowya, second team
1A: Keegan Grellner, Klahowya, honorable mention

Class 4A
MVP – Miguel Viramontes – Wenatchee
Coach of the Year – Dennis Tronson – Wenatchee
First Team
Forwards – Cris Garfias, Jr. Tahoma; Bennett Lehner, Sr. Camas; Jesus Meraz-Rodriguez, Jr.
Pasco; Hector Magana, Sr. Pasco; Jackson Moore, Sr. Lewis and Clark.
Midfielders – Miguel Viramontes, Sr. Wenatchee; Alex Whiting, Jr. Curtis; Miles Sanchez, Sr.
Woodinville; Eric Hollenbaugh, Sr. Ferris; Manav Gill, Soph. Kentwood.
Defenders – Grant Holland, Sr. Skyline; Oswal Lopez, Sr. Pasco; Jack Sluys, Sr. Gig Harbor;
Eric Jones, Sr. Snohomish; Nick Hall, Sr. Thomas Jefferson.
Goal Keeper – Luis Birrueta, Sr. Davis.
Second Team
Forwards – Luis Navarrete, Soph. Wenatchee; JD Hauenstein, Sr. Central Valley; Gonzalo
Frausto, Soph. Sunnyside; Ty Good, Sr. Skyline.
Midfielders – David Uribe, Jr. Pasco; Brayan Torres, Sr. Puyallup; Henry Smaldon, Sr. Lewis
and Clark; Jose Rodriguez, Sr. Chiawana.
Defenders – Noah Whitman, Jr. Central Valley; Sam Ebner, Jr. Puyallup; Alex Kirk, Sr. Pasco;
Charlie Rieger, Sr. Lewis and Clark.
Goal Keeper – Brandon Wolter, Jr. Union.
Honorable Mention
Forwards – Callan Martin, Sr. Ferris; Danny Wing, Jr. Camas; Jordan Williams, Sr. Bellarmine
Prep; Peter Weller, Jr. Mead.
Midfielders – Isaac Ponce, Soph. Chiawana; Jonathan Granados, Sr. Union; Michael McLeod,
Sr. Mead; Toby Pizot, Jr. Camas.
Defenders – Jose Huizar, Sr. Chiawana; Max Bilsborough, Jr. Camas; Dominic Welch, Sr.
Mead.
Goal Keeper – Travis Peyton, Sr. Gig Harbor.

Class 3A
MVP – Conner Seed – Glacier Peak
Coach of the Year – Dan Peterson – Interlake
First Team
Forwards – Nigel El-Sokkary, Sr. Capital; Austin Ball, Sr. Interlake; Christian Thyron, Sr. Prairie;
Eric Dreyer, Jr. Mercer Island.
Midfielders – Ethan Hopkins, Sr. Edmonds-Woodway; Christian Rotter, Sr. Auburn
Mountainview; Brandon Gonzalez, Sr. Auburn Riverside; Connor Seed, Sr. Glacier
Peak; Hunter Bauman, Soph. Mercer Island.
Defenders – Spencer Baird, Sr. Columbia River; Bradley Keller, Sr. Peninsula; Hector
Cervantes, Sr. Hazen; Justin Soto, Sr. Lake Washington.
Goal Keeper – Sahm Noorfashan, Sr. Glacier Peak and Sten Tolgu, Sr. Garfield.
Second Team
Forwards – Erik De Anda, Jr. Auburn Mountainview; Reyes Garcia, Sr. Hazen; Dane Evanger,
Jr. Lynnwood; Sharif Kombo, Sr. Lakeside.
Midfielders – Isle Raftery, Sr. Ballard; Ivan Castillo, Sr. Interlake; Christian Correa-Avila, Sr.
Marysville-Pilchuck; Ethan Kem, Jr. Hazen.
Defenders – Cameron Miller, Jr. Glacier Peak; Kyle Green, Jr. Marysville-Getchell; Sam
Johnson, Sr. O’Dea; Reis Kissel, Soph. Mercer Island.
Goal Keeper – Matthew LeProwse, Sr. Mercer Island.
Honorable Mention
Forwards – Will Eldred, Sr. Hanford; Ryley Johnson, Jr. Lynnwood; Ariaan Cardenas, Sr.
Marysville-Pilchuck.
Midfielders – Anton Easterbrook, Sr. Bainbridge; Garrett Miyaoka, Jr. Shorewood; David
Braman, Sr. Mercer Island; Logan Beachy, Sr. Central Kitsap.
Defenders – Andrew McCray, Sr. Lakeside; Baruc Galvan, Sr. Marysville-Pilchuck; Tyler
Mikulsky, Sr. Glacier Peak; Cameron Cohn, Jr. Edmonds-Woodway.
Goal Keeper – Kole Bradley-Kuk, Sr. Marysville-Pilchuck.

Class 2A

MVP – Matt Williams – Archbishop Murphy
Coach of the Year – Arturo Guerrero – Quincy
First Team
Forwards – Matt Williams, Jr. Archbishop Murphy; Fredy Ruiz, Sr. Quincy; Israel Gonzalez, Sr.
Grandview; Alex Kirstov, Jr. Lindbergh.
Midfielders – Ray Sigala, Sr. Fife; Max Hauser, Sr. Ridgefield; Parker Buchanan, Sr. Archbishop
Murphy; Cesar Corona, Jr. Aberdeen.
Defenders – Nicholas Taylor, Sr. Rochester; Noah Byford, Sr. Sehome; Ryan Henderson, Jr.
Archbishop Murphy; Hector Robles, Sr. Toppenish.
Goal Keeper – Daniel Mycroft, Fr. Archbishop Murphy.
Second Team
Forwards – Cristobal Cervantes, Soph. Toppenish; Leonel Hernandez, Sr. Kingston; Alex
Barrett, Sr. Kingston; Paul Cuevas, Jr. East Valley Yakima.
Midfielders – Sam Johnson, Soph. Archbishop Murphy; Francisco Alejandrez, Sr. Quincy; Matt
Winchell, Sr. Pullman; Spencer Stuart, Sr. Bremerton.
Defenders – Diego Rios, Jr. Archbishop Murphy; Kody Boles, Jr. Kingston; Joel Moreno, Sr.
Quincy; Mason Petrino, Sr. Pullman.
Goal Keeper – Matthew Evetts, Soph. Lindbergh.
Honorable Mention
Forwards – Devonte Gorman, Jr. Eat Valley Spokane; Liam Harris, Soph. Sequim; Finn
Hoffmann, Fr. Shorecrest; Sam Druffel, Sr. Pullman.
Midfielders – Alejandro Hernandez, Sr. Kingston; James Farrell, Jr. Lindbergh; Deondre Sluys,
Jr. North Kitsap; Laurence Silva, Sr. Centralia.
Defenders – Adam Warren, Jr. Tumwater; Leon Bormann, Sr. Shorecrest; Ethan Schmitt, Sr.
North Kitsap; Tim Reitz, Sr. Lindbergh.
Goal Keeper – Austin Wagner, Sr. Sequim.

Class 1A
MVP – Josue Vargas – Connell
Coach of the Year – Todd Wallenius – Seattle Academy
First Team
Forwards – Adair Garibay, Sr. Toledo-Winlock; Alexis Carmona, Jr. Connell; Alberto
Cisneros, Jr. Colville; Nick Iregui, Jr. Charles Wright.
Midfielders – Jackson Ragen, Jr. University Prep; Gerardo Reyes, Sr. Connell; Lenin Guzman,
Sr. Connell; Missael Lopez, Sr. Highland.
Defenders – Lars Helleren, Jr. King’s; Paul Powell, Sr. Klohowya; Rafa Barajas, Jr. Chelan;
Grant Young, Sr. Charles Wright.
Goal Keeper – Josue Vargas, Sr. Connell.
Second Team
Forwards – Emmaunuel Hidalgo, Jr. Wahluke; Alan Eyoub, Sr. Meridian; Luca Barsher, Sr.
Seattle Academy; Jacob Sargent, Jr. Klahowya.
Midfielders – Ivan Cortez-Robles, Sr. Columbia-White Salmon; Jorge Rincon, Sr. Wahluke;
Fernando Munoz, Sr. Toledo-Winlock.
Defenders – Jesse Mendina, Sr. Highland; David VanVleck, Jr. Toledo-Winlock; Jose
Garcia, Sr. Wahluke; Mason Joe, Soph. Klahowya.
Goal Keeper – Tahj Malone, Sr. Hoquiam.
Honorable Mention
Forwards – Benny Paniagua, Jr. Highland; David Postma, Sr. Bellevue Christian; Jonathan
VanVleck, Jr. Toledo-Winlock; Jordan Vazquez-Hunt, Sr. La Center.
Midfielders – Hunter Leach, Soph. La Center; Keegan Grellner, Sr. Klahowya; Lucas Lieberman,
Sr. South Whidbey; Cristian Barajas, Jr. Chelan.
Defenders – Jose Romero-Martinez, Jr. Columbia-White Salmon; Jose Serna, Jr. Highland;
Joseph McManus, Sr. La Center; Ridge Walston, Sr. Colville; Uriel Sanchez, Sr.
Granger.
Goal Keeper – Sergio Sandoval, Sr. La Center.

CPA’s Nation signs with Pacific University

Kalie Nation of Crosspoint signed her letter to play soccer at Pacific University earlier this month. (Contributed photo)
Kalie Nation of Crosspoint signed her letter to play soccer at Pacific University earlier this month.
(Contributed photo)

Crosspoint Academy standout Kalie Nation signed her celebration letter to play soccer at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, next fall.

Nation, who signed last week with her parents Travis and Jennifer by her side, was a multi-sport star for the Warriors playing soccer, volleyball and basketball.

All Narrows 4A/3A boys soccer teams announced

Narrows League 4A
MVPs—Jordan Williams, sr., Bellarmine; Jack Sluys, sr., Gig Harbor
Coach of the year—Joey Waters, Bellarmine
First team
GK—Travis Peyton, sr., Gig Harbor; Sean Carlin, jr., Bellarmine; Forward—Ryan Clark, sr., Bellarmine; Robert Nurmi, sr., Bellarmine; Midfield—Issac Russell, sr., Bellarmine; Bryson Gardener, jr., Bellarmine; Kolby Johnson, sr., Olympia; Collin Tate, sr., Timberline; Conner Tovey, sr., Gig Harbor; Elijah Wolfe, sr., Bellarmine; Defenders—Tommy Martin, jr., Bellarmine; Garett Landers, so., Olympia; Tyler Vu, jr., Bellarmine; Sean Lane, jr., Bellarmine; Kendall Burke, so., Stadium; Madison Douglas, jr., Timberline.
Second team
GK—Dylan Zurfluh, sr., Bellarmine; Matteo Delgiudice, jr., Olympia; Forward—Max Hilger, jr., Bellarmine; Shawn Kimble, jr., Gig Harbor; Erik Silva, sr., Stadium; Midfield—Nate Faber, sr., Yelm; Ryan Sanchez, jr., Bellarmine; Gavin Stewart, so., Yelm; Paul Wadsworth, jr., Stadium; Eduardo de la Cruz, fr., South Kitsap; Defenders—Max Nail, sr., South Kitsap; Alika Pai, sr., Gig Harbor; Ryan Stewart, sr., Bellarmine; Mitchell Nee, so., Olympia; Matt Lamfers, jr., Timberline.

Narrows League 3A
MVP—Nigel El-Sokkary, sr., Capital
Coach of the year—Jason Gjertsen, Wilson
First team
GK—Diego Rodriguez, jr., North Thurston; Alek Greenleaf, jr., Wilson; Forward—Jose Aguilar, sr., North Thurston; Angel Herrera, so., Lincoln; Midfield—Vitthal Powell, sr., North Thurston; Pablo Ramos, jr., Wilson; Logan Beachy, sr., Central Kitsap; Scott Penner, jr., Capital; Defenders—Ian Maclean, sr., North Thurston; Daniel Ocampo, sr., Lincoln; Jack Coupe, sr., Central Kitsap; Alan Ryan, sr., Capital.
Second team
GK—Simon Capilla, sr., Lincoln; Forward—Tommy Johnson, sr., North Thurston; Jesus Flores, jr., Shelton; Anei Yel, jr., Wilson; Midfield—Charles Jellison, jr., North Thurston; Ronaldo Venegas, sr., Lincoln; Kevin White, sr., Central Kitsap; Willie Klemmer, jr., Capital; Defenders—Skyler Stephens, jr., Central Kitsap; Carter Stephens, jr., Central Kitsap; Rodolfo Castillo, sr., Capital; Michael Benitez, so., Wilson.

Soccer: Hernandez, Powell named Olympic League MVPs

Kingston’s Leo Hernandez and Klahowya’s Paul Powell earned Olympic League most valuable player honors for boys soccer.

Hernandez was the 2A league MVP, while Powell was the 1A league MVP.

Boys Soccer
Olympic League 2A
MVP—Leo Hernandez, Kingston
Coach of the Year—Randy Lund, Bremerton
First Team
Alex Barrett, sr., Kingston; Alex Hernandez, sr., Kingston; Kody Boles, jr., Kingston; Deondre Sluys, jr., North Kitsap; Ethan Schmitt, sr., North Kitsap; Liam Harris, so., Sequim; Austin Wagner, sr., Sequim; Wei-Yan Fu, sr., Port Angeles, Spencer Stuart, sr., Bremerton; Cameron Lax, sr., Olympic; Miguel Sebastian, sr., North Mason
Second Team
Zach Hobson, sr., Kingston; Brady Vernik, jr., Kingston; Will Thompson; sr., North Kitsap; Jordan Thompson, jr., North Kitsap; Cameron Chase, sr., Sequim; JT McElhose, sr., Sequim; Keenan Leslie, so., Port Angeles; Dylan Reed, jr., Bremerton; Alvaro Perez, sr., Bremerton; Joshaua Frey, fr., Bremerton; Walter Sebastian, fr., North Mason.

Olympic League 1A
MVP—Paul Powell, sr., Klahowya
Coach of the Year—Jeff Quinn, Klahowya
First Team
Jacob Sargent, jr., Klahowya; Keegan Grellner, sr., Klahowya; Derek Carpenter, so., Klahowya; Mason Joe, so., Klahowya; Elijah Biskup, sr., Port Townsend; Patrick Charlton, sr., Port Townsend; Abraham Leyva Elenes, sr., Coupeville; William Nelson, so., Coupeville; Carter McCleary, jr., Chimacum; Joseph Richey, jr., Chimacum.

Boys soccer regular season scoring leaders

Leading Scorers

Name, school    Goals    Assists    Points
Jacob Sargent, Kla    16    3    32
Liam Harris, Seq    11    7    29
Spencer Stuart, Brem    13    2    28
Leo Hernandez, King    9    10    28
Alex Barrett, King     11    5    27
Logan Beachy, CK    10    7    27
Lukas Mobius, PA    10    5    25
Alex Hernandez, King    10    4    24
Alvaro Perez, Brem    10    3    23
Keegan Grellner, Kla    9    3    21
Derek Carpenter, Kla    7    6    20
Josiah Urquia, Seq    7    6    20
Isaiah Roland, CK    7    6    20
Cameron Chase, Seq    7    4    18
Dylan Pederson, SK    7    3    17
Thomas Winfield, Seq    7    2    16
Brady Vernik, King    6    4    16
Tim Meyer, PA    6    4    16
Grant Larson, SK    5    6    16
Deondre Sluys, NK    6    2    14
Jack Cooper, Kla    5    3    13
Carlos Ovalle-Alarcon, Oly    6    0    12
Jesse Salgado, PA    5    2    12
Darius Joe, Kla    4    4    12
Peter Sustad, King    3    6    12
Andrew St. George, PA    5    1    11
Reese Newman, NK    5    1    11
Alex Moran, King    4    3    11
Konner Parrish, Seq    4    3    11
Nate Blanchard, NK    4    2    10
Ian Lanfear, King    4    2    10
Dylan Reed, Brem    2    6    10

Developing the district soccer picture

Class 3A West Central/Southwest District

Bracket: here

Who: Central Kitsap (10-4-2) vs. TBD

When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at Stadium HS

Berths to state available: Six

Outlook: A three-game winless skid toward the end of the regular season cost Central Kitsap the Narrows League 3A title. Capital took first and secured a state berth, while Central Kitsap must win two loser-out games to reach state for the fifth time in six seasons. The Cougars face the winner of Tuesday’s game between Shelton and Peninsula.

Class 2A West Central District

Bracket: Here

Who: Kingston (14-1-1) vs. Lindbergh (15-0-1)

When: Thursday, 7:30 p.m. at Highline Memorial Stadium

Berths to state available: Six

Outlook: Kingston won the Olympic League 2A title. The Buccaneers are assured of a berth to state for the fourth consecutive year. Seeding is the remaining question mark. Kingston could take first, second, third — which would all mean a home game in the first round of state — or sixth.

Who: Sequim (11-5-0) vs. Foster (5-7-3)

When: Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at Bonney Lake HS

Outlook: Sequim placed second in the Olympic League 2A. The Wolves would clinch a berth to state with a win over Foster and face the winner of Kingston-Lindbergh for seeding. A loss to Foster and Sequim’s season is done.

Who: North Kitsap (8-4-2) vs. TBD

When: Thursday, 7 p.m. at North Kitsap

Outlook: North Kitsap placed third in the Olympic League 2A and faces a loser-out game between winner of Tuesday’s game between Sammamish and Clover Park. The Vikings need two victories to secure their seventh state berth in the past eight seasons.

Who: Port Angeles (9-6-1) vs. Washington (7-8-0)

When: Tuesday, 5 p.m. at Silverdale Stadium

Outlook: Port Angeles took fourth in the Olympic League 2A and needs to win three loser-out games in order to reach state for the first time since 2012.

Class 1A West Central District

Bracket: Here

Who: Klahowya (14-1-1) vs. Vashon (9-2-4)

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m. at Silverdale Stadium

Berths available to state: Two

Outlook: Klahowya placed fourth state last year and repeated as Olympic League 1A champions. The Eagles can earn a berth to state by going 2-0 or 2-1 this week.

Who: Port Townsend (9-6-1) vs. Charles Wright (10-3-0)

When: Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at Harry Lang Stadium, Lakewood

Outlook: The Redhawks knocked out Seattle Christian 2-0 on Saturday and now face the Nisqually League champs.

McCoy returning as Bremerton girls soccer coach

Lance McCoy is returning to familiar territory.

McCoy is returning for his third stint as girls soccer coach at Bremerton High School. The hiring became official Wednesday and the 60-year-old McCoy couldn’t be happier.

“It’s exciting,” said McCoy, who replaces former coach Colette Lyons. “It’s neat to be coming back. I love coaching at Bremerton.”

McCoy, a 1973 graduate of West Bremerton High who works as lead groundskeeper for the Bremerton School District, coached the Knights from 1999-2003 before resigning. He was coaching both the boys and girls programs at the time.

“I was burned out,” McCoy said.

He returned in 2006 and led Bremerton to its first playoff win in 20 years in 2008 with a team featuring five starting freshmen. That team fell one victory shy of reaching the state tournament.

McCoy said he resigned after that season because the school district was adopting a policy that would not allow classified employees to coach.

“I didn’t want to go,” McCoy said.
McCoy remembers walking off the field after the Knights’ season-ending loss to Sumner in district play and thinking he’d never coach again.

When he saw the job posted this winter, he didn’t think twice about jumping back into the game.

“It took about 30 seconds to say yes,” McCoy said.

He returns to a Bremerton program that posted a 5-10-1 record in 2015. Participation numbers fell so low that the Knights were not able to field a JV team.

“We are going to rebuild it,” McCoy said.

McCoy said one of his former players, Jacki Hill, will serve as one of his assistant coaches.
Former South Kitsap High standout Tori Fairweather, will be another assistant.
Both Hill and Fairweather teach at Bremerton.

Does McCoy have any reservations about returning to coach the Knights for a third time?
“Running a program is like riding a bike,” McCoy said. “I definitely have the energy to do it.”

Raft of Kitsap soccer players named to WSSCA All-State team

Several players earned honors on the Washington State Coaches Association All-State team, released Tuesday night.
You can see the whole team here
Four from Kitsap were named to the first team:
North Kitsap’s Mary Cait Moriarity was named to the Class 2A first team.
Crosspoint’s Kalie Nation was a Class B first teamer as were two from the boys team: Jackson Kimmel and Matthew Kelly.
Second teamers:
Kamryn Coryell, Bainbridge
Lauren Hudson, Central Kitsap
Alyssa Carter, Central Kitsap
Danni Antoldi, Klahowya
Honorable mention:
Taylor Mohs, Central Kitsap
Briann George, North Kitsap

Girls Soccer: All Narrows League 4A/3A teams

All-Narrows League 4A
Co-MVP—Leahi Manthei, jr., Gig Harbor; Emily Nelson, sr., Bellarmine
Coach of the Year—Stephanie Cox, Gig Harbor
First team
GK—Isabel Davis, fr.,  Bellarmine; Jordan Bertrum, sr., Gig Harbor.
Forward—Emma Lynch, sr., Stadium; Sam Putnam, jr., Stadium; Emily Walsh, so., Bellarmine; Kaysie Bruce, jr., Gig Harbor
Midfield—Joey Watermeyer, sr., Gig Harbor; Mia Ostergren, sr., Gig Harbor; Kristi Williams, sr., Stadium; Elena Maes, jr., Bellarmine; Hailey Lekowski, so., Bellarmine; Ari de la Cruz, sr., South Kitsap; Savannah Foster, so., South Kitsap.
Defender—Mallory Price, jr., Bellarmine; Kendra Biewald, sr., South Kitsap; Christie Kaldestad, sr., Gig Harbor; Abby Nordquist, jr., Gig Harbor; Ruby Gellner, jr., Stadium.

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