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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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Girls Soccer: All-Olympic League 2A/1A teams

All-Olympic League 2A
MVP—Mary Cait Moriarty, sr., MF, North Kitsap
Coach of the Year—Mitchell James, North Mason
First team
Gemma Ferland, sr., MF, North Kitsap; Jenae Arnold, sr., MF, North Kitsap; Briann George, jr., F, North Kitsap; Katie Campana, jr., D, Olympic; Liz Krotzer, sr., D, Olympic; Tegan Daviscourt, sr., F, North Mason; Raven Wolfe, sr., F, North Mason; Maddie Boe, sr., MF; Port Angeles; Alyssa Beach, sr., D; Bremerton; Claire Henninger, so., GK; Sequim.
Second team
Madison Skansi, sr., D, North Kitsap; Allie Zinn, sr., D, North Kitsap; Maia Larson, so., D, North Kitsap; Hanna Troy, fr., F, Olympic; Morgan McCorkle, jr., F, Olympic; Lacey Stark, jr., MF, North Mason; Dawn Phipps, so., MF; North Mason; Taylar Clark, jr., MF, Port Angeles; Somiya Watson, sr., GK, Bremerton; Mattie Clark, sr., D, Sequim; Courtney Dormaier, sr., D, Kingston.

All-Olympic League 1A
MVP—Danni Antoldi, sr., F, Klahowya
Coach of the Year—Stan Berdinner, Chimacum
First team
Emily Peters, jr., MF, Klahowya; Gabrielle Marcoux, fr., D, Klahowya; Hailey Sargent, so., MF, Klahowya; Rylee Radford, fr., MF, Klahowya; Kailia Littlejohn, fr., MF, Coupeville; Mia Littlejohn, so., F, Coupeville; Jennifer Spark, sr., D, Coupeville; Kaitlyn Meek, so., F, Port Townsend; Mckenzie Ginther, sr., D, Port Townsend; Grace Johnson, fr., MF, Chimacum; Kyah McKinlay, sr., GK, Chimacum.

State football/soccer/volleyball matchups set

Football:
Here’s the Class 2A state bracket.
North Kitsap at River Ridge on Saturday at South Sound Stadium in Lacey at 7 p.m.
Olympic hosts Sedro Woolley on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Soccer
Central Kitsap hosts Marysville-Pilchuck in Class 3A state opening round Tuesday at 7 p.m. (bracket).
North Kitsap hosts Shorecrest in Class 2A state opening round Tuesday at 7 p.m. (bracket)
Klahowya is at King’s on Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the Class 1A state opening round. (bracket)
The Crosspoint boys and girls play a doubleheader at Interlake in Bellevue (update: these games have been moved to South Kitsap) on Saturday. (Girls bracket, boys bracket).

Volleyball
North Kitsap plays Anacortes Friday at 9 a.m. at the Class 2A state tournament at St. Martin’s in Lacey. NK could face Sequim in their second game. (Bracket)