The John F Kennedy Cup: The Legacy of an International Cup Competition on the West Coast, 1960 – 2018

From a must-read piece by Josh Duder on Protagonist Soccer: “The 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was an avid sportsman; he played American Football and was a member of his high school swim team.” READ IT HERE: The John F Kennedy Cup: The Legacy of an International Cup Competition on the West Coast, 1960 – 2018 “The competition would go on to be dominated by Washingtonian teams like four-time winners FTI Seattle and legendary four-time winners Seattle Hibernian & Caledonian Saints. Hibs-Caley Saints, originally formed in 1990 as Transients Football Club, started accumulating silverware right away … Continue reading The John F Kennedy Cup: The Legacy of an International Cup Competition on the West Coast, 1960 – 2018

Seattle Prep’s Bea Franklin named Gatorade Washington Girls Soccer Player of the Year

CHICAGO (June 13, 2019) — In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Bea Franklin of Seattle Preparatory High School as its Gatorade Washington Girls Soccer Player of the 2018-19 School … Continue reading Seattle Prep’s Bea Franklin named Gatorade Washington Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Puyallup High’s Logan Oyama named Gatorade Washington Boys Soccer Player of the Year

CHICAGO (June 6, 2019) — In its 34th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company today announced Logan Oyama of Puyallup High School as its 2018-19 Gatorade Washington Boys Soccer Player of the Year. Oyama … Continue reading Puyallup High’s Logan Oyama named Gatorade Washington Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Knowing Dagi Kesim: Player reflects on 12 years with his soccer teacher

Editor’s Preface: When Kevin Baron (Kamiak HS) scored the first-ever goal for the Snohomish County FC Steelheads in league play in late April, it was a big moment for the player, the team and the head coach, Dagi Kesim. Now … Continue reading Knowing Dagi Kesim: Player reflects on 12 years with his soccer teacher

Boys soccer: Win gives Wolves perfect league mark | Sequim Gazette

After setting nearly every school benchmark in the record books in 2018, these Wolves somehow found a way to top it. With a 4-1 win at Kingston on Monday night, Sequim’s boys soccer squad capped an undefeated league campaign for the first time in school history. Source: Boys soccer: Win gives Wolves perfect league mark | Sequim Gazette Continue reading Boys soccer: Win gives Wolves perfect league mark | Sequim Gazette

Seattle U’s Schreiner coaches at Special Olympics World Games

Courtesy Seattle U Athletics Rich Schreiner helped the US team win bronze last month. SEATTLE, WA –– (school release)  Seattle University women’s soccer Associate Head Coach Rich Schreiner served as Head Coach of Team USA at the Special Olympics World Games in Abu … Continue reading Seattle U’s Schreiner coaches at Special Olympics World Games

Storm King takes second at PacNW Winter Classic | Sequim Gazette

In front of a slew of college coaches and scouts, the Storm King B01 soccer squad went unbeaten in four games at the 2019 PacNW Winter Classic before falling 1-0 in the finals to ISG Gunners on Jan. 21. Source: Youth soccer: Storm King takes second at PacNW Winter Classic | Sequim Gazette Continue reading Storm King takes second at PacNW Winter Classic | Sequim Gazette

Navy Vet from Startup chosen to receive Steelheads Founders Club Membership

SMOKEY POINT, WA— The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are happy to announce that Navy veteran John Morehead III (Sonar Technician Submarines First Class) of Startup, Washington (Sultan VFW #2554), has been chosen to receive a Founders Club Membership that was donated to the club in honor of a local Vet. Source: Navy Vet from Startup chosen to receive Steelheads Founders Club Membership Continue reading Navy Vet from Startup chosen to receive Steelheads Founders Club Membership

Tony Chursky joins Adrian Webster in new NASL Sounders book

1970’s Seattle Sounders stars Adrian Webster and Tony Chursky have teamed up for a new book available on Amazon entitled “Sounders Together, Friends Forever.” It’s just the latest collection of North American Soccer League (NASL) Sounders memories for Webster, who has … Continue reading Tony Chursky joins Adrian Webster in new NASL Sounders book

MLS Coach of the Year Award named after late Sigi Schmid

The late Sigi Schmid is synonymous with coaching greatness and fittingly the MLS Coach of the Year award will now be named after the league’s all-time winningest coach. Schmid, who passed away on December 25 at the age of 65, was a coaching legend over the course of two decades in MLS. Source: MLS Coach of the Year Award named after late Sigi Schmid “Sigi was an important part of our league from the very early years in our history, and he had a significant impact on everyone he touched throughout his life and coaching career,” said MLS Commissioner Don … Continue reading MLS Coach of the Year Award named after late Sigi Schmid

WSU’s Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year

Quarterback Gardner Minshew II and WSU soccer player Morgan Weaver have both been nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year. The award recognizes achievements by athletes in the state of Washington and is given annually to one male and one female athlete. Source: Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year Continue reading WSU’s Minshew, Weaver nominated for Seattle Sports Star of the Year

Moses Lake player to represent USA in overseas soccer tournament

MOSES LAKE- Moses Lake will have one of its own representing the United State in two overseas tournaments, when high school freshman, Shaylee Miacolo travels to Europe this summer. Read the story here: Moses Lake girl to represent USA in overseas soccer tournament Miacolo was invited to try out for the USA National girls 04 Tournament Soccer Team, and she impressed enough in the tryouts to make the team. Continue reading Moses Lake player to represent USA in overseas soccer tournament

New name coming for Greater Seattle Surf | My Edmonds News

Greater Seattle Surf Soccer Club, chartered by Washington Youth Soccer as the sole provider of premier soccer in the Northshore and Edmonds School Districts, announced Monday that it is rebranding itself and will operate as Sound Football Club (Sound FC) starting April 1. Sound FC will continue to be based in Bothell and will remain a member of both Northshore Youth Soccer and South Snohomish County Youth Soccer Associations. Greater Seattle Surf will depart their current affiliate relationship with Surf Soccer Club, based in San Diego, on April 1, 2019. Read the entire article here: New name coming for local youth … Continue reading New name coming for Greater Seattle Surf | My Edmonds News

Prenovost steps down from collegiate coaching as all-time winningest NWAC coach

By Liviu Bird, Photo: Bob Bunn TACOMA, Wash. — After coaching in the NWAC for over two decades, Jason Prenovost has announced he will step away from coaching after winning the 2018 championship with the Tacoma CC men’s soccer team. The TCC athletic director compiled a 306-97-66 record in 22 years at Tacoma and Highline College, and was on the sideline for three NWAC titles, eight division titles, and 18 years of consecutive playoff appearances. “I have been fortunate to coach a number of great young men and soccer players during my 22 years at Highline and now Tacoma Community … Continue reading Prenovost steps down from collegiate coaching as all-time winningest NWAC coach

Camas coach named ‘TOPSoccer Coach of the Year’

A Camas soccer coach has been named the 2018 “TOPSoccer Coach of the Year” by the nonprofit U.S. Youth Soccer organization. The national award is given to a volunteer who, according to the Youth Soccer group, “demonstrates patience, understanding, dependability, flexibility and ability to adjust to ever-changing on-field situations.” Rocky Fresh ticked all of those boxes last year. A soccer coach for 35 years — mostly at large high schools in his home state of Ohio — Fresh says he discovered the “magic of the soccer ball” during childhood and never looked back. Read the article:  ‘TOPSoccer Coach of the Year’: … Continue reading Camas coach named ‘TOPSoccer Coach of the Year’

E-W alum’s hard work pays off for North Carolina soccer team | HeraldNet.com

Madison Schultz recommitted herself and helped lead the Tar Heels to a national runner-up finish. The challenge was thrown down to Madison Schultz: Get to work, or get used to the bench. So Schultz strapped on her work boots, and her labors helped the University of North Carolina women’s soccer team march all the way to the national championship game. Read the article here: E-W alum’s hard work pays off for North Carolina soccer team | HeraldNet.com The Edmonds-Woodway High School product played a key role in the Tar Heels’ run to finishing as national runners-up, and it was largely … Continue reading E-W alum’s hard work pays off for North Carolina soccer team | HeraldNet.com

Sigi Schmid might have owed everything to soccer, but it was a debt he paid in full | Pro Soccer USA

If soccer gave legendary coach Sigi Schmid everything, it was a debt he paid back several times over. “He formed soccer in this country like no one else,” former U.S. national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann said of Schmid. Read the article here: Sigi Schmid might have owed everything to soccer, but it was a debt he paid in full | Pro Soccer USA Continue reading Sigi Schmid might have owed everything to soccer, but it was a debt he paid in full | Pro Soccer USA

2018 Washington All-state boys soccer teams

2018 Washington All-state boys soccer teams for Class 4A, 3A, 2A and 1A as chosen by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association. (Announced in June 2018) CLASS 4A MVP – Edwin Aquino, Pasco, jr. Coach of the year – Matt Potter, Pasco FIRST TEAM Forwards – Alec LaBarge, Sumner, jr.; Oscar Cortez, Pasco, sr.; Alex Velasco, Kentlake, sr.; Joey Underwood, Issaquah, sr. Midfielders – Johan Espinoza, Eastmont, sr.; Edwin Aquino, Pasco, jr.; J.J. Allen, Todd Beamer, sr.; Keegan Rubio, Glacier Peak, sr. Defenders – Tannar Larson, Auburn Riverside, sr.; Nathan Martinez, Pasco, sr.; Torin Dye, Issaquah, sr.; Jared Butler, Sumner, … Continue reading 2018 Washington All-state boys soccer teams