Connecting You With AK Athletes Outside the 907

The Alaska Sports Blog is sponsored by the Alaska Sports Hall of Fame and provides daily updates on local athletes outside the state. The blog was created in 2009 to fill a void of media coverage once Alaskans left the 907 area code. Former Anchorage Daily News sports editor and Alaska Press Club award winner Van Williams has been with the blog since the beginning and written almost 4,000 stories on some 1,000 Alaska athletes.

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September 21, 2018

Bubacar Touray soccer

Bubacar Touray

Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray found the net again.

The Tacoma Community College men’s soccer star scored the first goal in a 2-1 win over Highline to give the sophomore striker 10 goals in 10 games this season.

He sits second in the NWAC in goals and points (23).

Dating to last season, Touray has 13 goals in his last 15 games.

The former Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year has registered at least one point in 9 of the 10 games for Tacoma, leading the team to a perfect 10-0 start.

He had a hat trick in the previous game, an 8-0 win over Bellevue.

Touray, of West High fame, has collected 40 points in 30 career NWAC games.

Talon Stanley soccer

Talon Stanley

Anchorage’s Talon Stanley scored the golden goal in overtime for the Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team as the Orediggers took a 2-1, overtime thriller from Colorado State-Pueblo in Colorado.

In the 95th minute, Stanley found the ball near midfield and took off on a breakaway. He let loose two steps inside the 18-yard line and found the back of the net to give the Orediggers the victory.

It was the first game winner for the sophomore’s career.

Mines improved to 6-1 on the season, 3-0 in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

Stanley, of South High fame, tallied two assists in a 6-0 win over Cal State East Bay earlier this month.

For his career, the midfielder has amassed 3-3—9 totals in 27 games.

September 20, 2018

Cam McDonald hockey

Cam McDonald

There was never a question of whether Eagle River’s Cam McDonald would play college, just a matter of where.

The all-star figured that out when he visited Providence College.

“I went on an official visit and knew from the start it was something that I wanted to be a part of,” McDonald told me. “The campus was beautiful, and not too big with only about 4,000 students.”

He wasn’t wooed by aesthetics alone.

“Providence was the right fit for me because the education is superb along with their hockey,” he said. “The coaching staff was great. I was able to build a relationship with the entire coaching staff, so they made me feel right at home.”

McDonald, of Eagle River High fame, is a Class of 2019 commit and could sign his letter of intent as soon as November’s NCAA Early Signing Period.

“I’m really excited to play in Hockey East because to me it’s the one of the best conferences to be in for college hockey,” he said.

The 17-year-old defenseman will play this season for the Michigan Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League.

Last season, he played for the Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL). The 5-foot-9 165-pounder racked up 2-37—39 totals in 59 games and earned NAHL All-Rookie Second Team honors.

McDonald comes from a well-known Alaska hockey family that has produced several NCAA D1 skaters over the decades.

Cam is proud to continue that tradition with the Friars.

“Yeah, my family is pretty stoked,” he said. “They’ve been there from the beginning and I can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they have put in.”

September 19, 2018

Rebecca Syrup rugby

Rebecca Syrup

Even though Anchorage’s Rebecca Syrup had never touched a rugby ball prior to joining the women’s team at the United States Military Academy at West Point, her background in flag football helped make for a smooth transition.

“I was able to pick up the rules of rugby pretty easily,” she told me. “Also, there might have been an accidental stiff arm or two during flag football, and we are allowed to stiff arm in rugby, so that is natural for me.”

Syrup, of West High fame, was a standout quarterback and softball player in high school.

The Army freshman joined the rubgy team because all West Point cadets are required to participate in an athletic activity.

“I like to be physical – I found that out when I was at rugby tryouts,” she said. “I’ve never played a contact sport before, so playing rugby and being introduced to tackling was a great experience.

“I love the physical nature of the sport. There is a quote in our locker room from a poem one of the players wrote and one line is ‘I can spill blood and there won’t be any bad blood.’ That is my favorite line.”

Syrup wants to play flanker on the rugby field.

“Flankers are the ones to hit first off a scrum, so I love that position,” she said.

Syrup arrived at West Point in July and has since completed basic training and started classes. Her major is undecided, but her opinion of West Point is not.

“Army is great. I love West Point. It feels like I was born to be here,” she said.

Syrup is still adjusting to the grueling lifestyle of a first-year cadet. Lots of early mornings and lots of late nights with lots of long runs and pushups in between.

“School is going really well. Sleep deprivation is the hardest challenge lately,” she said. “I’ve made really close friends within my academic year company – Go Apaches! – and my closest friends are on the rugby team.

“Overall the experience here is amazing and very humbling. I’m really grateful to have this opportunity, and rugby is a huge part of why I am happy here.”

September 18, 2018

Danielle VanOrd soccer

Danielle VanOrd

Anchorage’s Danielle VanOrd reached a trifecta of milestones for the Lane Community College women’s soccer team in Eugene, Oregon.

The sophomore striker has joined the 20-goal, 10-assist and 50-point club in 26 career NWAC games.

VanOrd, of Bartlett High fame, ranks seventh in the conference with seven goals and fourth with 15 points in seven games. She was scoreless after the first three games and then went nuts.

In the last two games, she has single-handedly led Lane to back-to-back wins. She scored a hat trick in a 3-1 win over Southwestern Oregon. She scored the lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Clackamas.

Last year, VanOrd finished 10th in the league with 13 goals, 9 assists and 35 points.

September 17, 2018

While Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya was shattering the world record at the Berlin Marathon on Sunday, several Alaskans set personal records while finishing among the Top 125 at one of the highest-profile running events on the globe.

Tony Tomsich, who grew up in Fairbanks and was a running coach at the University of Alaska Anchorage, led the charge in 2 hours, 26 minutes and 31 seconds. That placed him 61st in a field of more than 40,000 finishers.

Tony Tomsich

Tomsich now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. A dual citizen due to having a German parent, Tomsich actually registered representing Germany. Tomsich was ambitiously seeking to qualify for the 2020 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials by running faster than 2:19, and he was on pace after completing the first half in 1:09:11. However, Tomsich’s pace began falling off between 25-30 kilometers, though he still completed the race with an average pace of 5 minutes, 35 seconds per mile.

Tomsich has had a breakthough 2018 season that included running 1:06:47 for the half marathon. Prior to racing Berlin, he called the event the “biggest and most exciting running race of my life” in a Facebook post.

Meanwhile, Anchorage dentist Chad Trammell clocked 2:27:54, good for 74th overall and ninth among Americans. After a first half of 1:13:23, he slowed down by barely a minute in the second half (1:14:31) while many others dropped off by five minutes or more.

Jacob Kirt Cross Country Running

Jacob Kirk

Two other Anchorage runners also excelled. Jacob Kirk ran 2:31:13 for 118th place by running nearly even splits for each half, while training partner and close friend Ryan Cox posted 2:31:41 for 124th place. Kirk and Cox ran together for about 25 kilometers of the 42K race.

The only female member of the Alaskan contingent, Anna Dalton, traveled to Berlin to support her friends but did not race. Alaska’s top female distance runner, Dalton posted recently on Facebook that she made the difficult decision not to race after too many sub-par workouts. She subsequently discovered an iron deficiency that she is addressing.

“My goal for the marathon hasn’t changed, the timeline just has,” said Dalton, who also aspires to qualify for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials.

The group plans a “mini-tour” of Spain before returning to North America.

Kipchoge crushed the world record by more than a minute with a superlative 2:01:39, raising hopes that a sub 2-hour marathon may be within reach.

–       By Matias Saari, Alaska Sports Blog Contributor

September 16, 2018

Sean Duffy football

Sean Duffy

Two Alaskans hooked up for two touchdowns to lead the University of Dubuque football team to a 27-18 victory over Coe College in the American Rivers Conference opener in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Quarterback Sean Duffy of Anchorage and tight end Karletty Faamatuainu of Eagle River accounted for 14 points on two scoring strikes and a two-point conversion to help the NCAA D3 team improve to 2-1 on the season.

Their first touchdown came on a 2-yard pass in the first quarter to give Dubuque a 6-0 lead.

The second touchdown in the second quarter came on a 22-yard strike to put the Spartans up for good at 12-10.

The two-point conversion later in the second quarter made it 20-10.

Karletty Faamatuainu football

Karletty Faamatuainu

Duffy, of West High fame, completed 15-of-22 passes for three touchdowns and no picks.

Faamatuainu, of Chugiak High fame, made three receptions for 29 yards. He entered the game with just one catch for his college career.

Both Alaskans are sophomore starters for Dubuque.

September 15, 2018

Ruthy Hebard basketball

Ruthy Hebard

A towering figure in the college game, Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks hit the hardwood with some true giants of the game at the USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s training camp.

The All-Pac-12 performer out of the University of Oregon was among a handful of college stars among the 20 players invited to participate in a three-day event in Columbia, South Carolina, to determine World Cup roster spots.

The 6-foot-4 forward had a blast rubbing elbows with WNBA players on and off the court.

“It was honestly a great experience,” Hebard told me. “I’m glad I went. I knew I was going home. They told me from the start they just wanted me to come for three days and get experience in so that lifted some stress off me.”

Hebard, of West Valley High fame, suited up for Team USA Red and came off the bench to log 15 minutes in a 100-75 loss to Team USA White.

She grabbed a team-high seven rebounds to go with four points and one blocked shot.

“The game was fun,” Hebard said. “I’m just glad I got to go and be around top players.”

Last season as a sophomore at Oregon, Hebard enjoyed a historic campaign in which she:

Set the NCAA record for consecutive field goals (33) for men and women;

Broke her school’s single-season record for field-goal percentage (.660);

Earned All-Pac-12 honors and All-American honorable mention recognition;

Won the Katrina McClain National Power Forward of the Year award;

Became the fastest Alaska woman to reach 1,000 career points at D1 level.

She also won a gold medal at the USA Basketball women’s 3-on-3 national tournament with some Oregon teammates.

It was her third medal as a member of USA Basketball. She also won gold with the U18 team at the FIBA Americas tournament in 2016 and a silver with the U19s at the FIBA World Cup in 2017.

She won’t win a World Cup medal this year – but don’t count her out in the future.

Hebard’s presence at the Team USA tryout reminded her of her bright future but at the same time reminded her that she’s still not quite ready to make the jump to the pro game. She needs more polish.

“I am glad I have two years left of college to expand my game,” she said, “but I know that I can be a pro and will be if I work hard, and God willing, I will be a top pro player.”

Ruthy Hebard basketball

Hebard at USA Basketball Women’s National Team’s training camp

Hebard rubbed elbows with current WNBA players at the tryout and tried to soak up as much knowledge as possible.

She made quick friends with former No. 1 pick Tina Charles of the New York Liberty.

“Tina talked to me a lot on the court. She helped me out in the post,” Hebard said.

She also hung out with Stephanie Dolson of the Chicago Sky and Kelsey Plum of the Las Vegas Aces.

“We all talked about professional life and all that stuff,” Hebard said. “All the players were nice on and off the court. I know for sure I grew as a person.”

September 14, 2018

McKinley Putnam volleyball

McKinley Putnam

Not normally one of the big hitters, McKinley Putnam of North Pole came up huge for the Valley City State University volleyball team in the conference opener.

The sophomore came off the bench to deliver a season-high seven kills and .455 attack percentage to key a four-set win over Dickinson State in Valley City, North Dakota.

Putnam, of North Pole High fame, finished 7-of-11 on attack chances with two hitting errors.

The win was Valley City’s sixth straight and bumped the Vikings to 1-0 in the North Star Athletic Association.

The 6-foot Alaskan ranks fifth on the team with 33 kills in seven matches.

September 13, 2018

Morgan Christy volleyball

Morgan Christy

Primarily used as a blocking specialist in her first two seasons with the Carroll College volleyball team, Morgan Christy of Anchorage is finally getting a chance to crush the ball.

The 6-foot-1 senior middle hitter has 88 kills and a respectable .154 attack percentage in 18 starts for the NAIA Saints. She has a 2-to-1 kills/errors ratio.

Not bad for a player who came into the year with more career blocks (26) than kills (20).

Christy, of Service High fame, ranks second on the team with 54 blocks, including six solo.

She ranks No. 19 in NAIA D1 in total blocks.

Carroll has won five straight matches to improve to 13-6 overall this season.

September 12, 2018

Rachel Thompson soccer

Rachel Thompson

Nikiski’s Rachel Thompson made her debut with the Washington State University women’s soccer team and became the first goalkeeper in three years to register a point.

The junior transfer was subbed into the game in the 73rd minute and four minutes later punted the ball 60 yards in the air that led to a goal in a 3-0 win over the University of Idaho in NCAA D1 action in Pullman, Washington.

“I know I have to hit the ball as hard as I can,” Thompson said in a school video about the game. “And it went all the way down the field.”

Thompson, of Nikiski High fame, also made a save in her 17 minutes in net.

She came to Washington State last year after a superb two-year career at Highline Community College. She sat out last season as a redshirt.

She was excited to close out the fifth straight win for the Cougars and her adrenaline was pumping when she booted the ball 60 yards.

“It was awesome. I haven’t played in two years, so a little bit of nerves, but it was great to be back on the pitch do my thing,” Thompson said.

The goal was set up after Thompson kicked the ball from the goal line well beyond the midfield line, where it was corralled in traffic by teammate Hailey Smith, who outran two defenders before juking another defender and beating the Idaho keeper with a right-side rocket.

Watching the ball go into the back of the net triggered a big smile from Thompson.

“And the celebration was on,” she said.

Thompson is the first Cougar goalkeeper to record an assist since Ella Dederick on Nov. 5, 2015 against Washington.

September 11, 2018

Ally Hull soccer

Ally Hull

Wasilla’s Ally Hull came to the soccer field with the mindset to be more aggressive and wound up having the greatest offensive night of her career.

The Concordia University sophomore midfielder netted two goals and added an assist to fuel a 4-1 win over Lake Forest College in NCAA D3 action in Mequon, Wisconsin.

“I haven’t taken too many shots the last couple of games and I wanted to take more shots this game,” she said in a school video about the game. “I definitely think I had good support behind me.”

Hull, of Wasilla High fame, got the scoring started in the 18th minute as she took the ball up the left side and buried her first goal of the season.

She added her second goal in the opening minutes of the second half and assisted on the final goal of the match.

After being held scoreless its previous two games, it must have been a relief for the Falcons to bury their chance.

“It’s nice to score some goals and have some fun,” Hull said. “The last couple games have been so stressful and not so much fun.”

Hull came in with one goal and one assist in 22 career games.

She also plays hockey for Concordia and was named Rookie of the Year last season after starting all 27 games and leading all freshmen in goals and points.

September 10, 2018

Talon Stanley soccer

Talon Stanley

Anchorage’s Talon Stanley proved to be the ultimate table setter for the Colorado School of Mines men’s soccer team in a 5-0 win over Cal State East Bay in NCAA D2 action in Hayward, California.

In just the ninth minute the sophomore midfielder turned the match on its head with back-to-back assists in an 81-second span to put the Mines in control.

He assisted on the first goal at the 9:57 mark and the second at 11:18. Those were the first two points for the Alaskan in four matches.

Stanley, of South High fame, finished with two goals and assist in 20 games last season.

As a junior in high school, he was named Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year.

Stanley currently ranks sixth on the Mines team in minutes played (278). Anchorage’s Greyson Adams is 14th at 164.

September 9, 2018

Allie Ostrander Cross Country Running

Allie Ostrander

There is no snooze button in Kenai’s Allie Ostrander.

When it comes to starting the cross-country running season, her will to win is right on time.

The Boise State University junior All-American was victorious in the first race for the third time of her star-studded career after breaking the tape at the Sundodger Invitational in Seattle, Washington.

Ostrander, of Kenai High fame, clocked a 6-K time of 20:21 to beat teammate Clare O’Brien by almost four seconds. Ostrander beat third place by 10 seconds and fourth place by 30 seconds.

The Boise State women won the team title in a meet that featured Pac-12 schools Washington, Oregon State in addition to Seattle and Trinity Western.

The individual win was the sixth career for Ostrander.

In terms of season openers, she won the Golden Gate Park dual with San Francisco in 2015 and the Greater Louisville Classic in Kentucky in 2015. She sat out 2016 as a medical redshirt.

September 8, 2018

Sean Duffy football

Sean Duffy

His pocket precision still needs a little polish, but University of Dubuque quarterback Sean Duffy of Anchorage was on target when he needed to be.

The sophomore transfer completed 3-of-4 passes and threw a 10-yard touchdown strike to cap a 9-play scoring drive at end of the second quarter to put the Spartans ahead for good in a 21-10 victory over Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.

Duffy, of West High fame, completed just 13-of-26 of his passes for 103 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Seven of his completions went for first downs.

The signal caller was 16-of-32 for 100 yards and a TD in a 38-6 Week 1 loss to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

In transferring to Dubuque, Duffy reunited with Anchorage’s Conor Feckley.

Both guys played quarterback for Tim Davis at West High. Feckley graduated in 2013, Duffy in 2016.

Feckley wrapped up his eligibility with the NCAA D3 Spartans last year and is now a graduate assistant coach as he finishes his master’s degree in Sports Management.

Duffy played last season at City College of San Francisco, where he started one of six games and passed for 459 yards and 5 TDs with zero interceptions.

September 7, 2018

James Curro soccer

James Curro

Once James Curro of Anchorage gets ahead of the defense on the soccer field, the track star comes out.

The Pacific University forward used his sprinter speed to help him score a breakaway goal in the 47th minute of a 3-0 win over Wisconsin Lutheran in Forest Grove, Oregon.

The sophomore scored the first of three goals for the Boxers in the second half to lead the NCAA D3 team to its first win in three games this season.

It was his first goal of the season and third in 21 career games.

Curro, of Dimond High fame, has two game=winning goals to his credit.

He ran track for Pacific last fall and PR’d in the 100 meters in 11.8 seconds.

September 6, 2018

Bubacar Touray soccer

Bubacar Touray

Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray is thriving in Tacoma.

The sophomore striker with the Tacoma Community College soccer team ranks second in the NWAC in both goals (6) and points (14) through the first seven games. He recently had his career-high six-game points streak snapped.

“I love scoring goals and am happy that I’m able to help Tacoma Community College,” he told me. “I feel so much better this season compared to last year’s season and it’s definitely showing. I feel so blessed to be playing and feeling this good.”

Touray, of West High fame, bagged eight goals in 23 games last year.

The former Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year was joined on the Tacoma team this year by two former high school teammates in Emmanuel Tobey and Gezim Konjuhi.

“I love playing beside my Alaskan teammates,” Touray said. “It’s been great having close friends by my side so far this season. TCC’s chemistry this year is amazing and is helping win games as everyone can see.”

The Titans have outscored opponents 24-3 en route to a 7-0 start.

Touray has led the way and in the process backed up his reputation as a premier playmaker.

The striker has amassed 31 points in 29 NWAC games and will surely advance to the next level of the college game.

For now, though, he just appreciates being on the field for Tacoma.

“I’m honored and am grateful to be able play this beautiful game,” Touray said.

September 5, 2018

Jordan Nero football

Jordan Nero

College of Idaho junior linebacker Jordan Nero of Wasilla reached double figures in tackles for the first time in his career against Montana Tech.

The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder collected a career-high 10 tackles in a 36-16 loss during NAIA action in Caldwell, Idaho. He also had a half sack.

Nero, of Colony High fame, has registered 78 total tackles in 24 career games.

He currently has 15 tackles, including eight solo stops, in two games this year.

Milya Wright volleyball

Milya Wright

Barrow’s Milya Wright and Chugiak’s Allison Chase were recognized for their impressive play on the volleyball court for Skagit Valley College.

Wright was selected to the all-tournament team to Highline’s Fall Classic after hammering 38 kills and five aces to go with three blocks for the weekend.

Chase has been named NWAC North’s Setter of the Week after accumulating 136 assists in addition to three kills, six aces, 16 digs and three blocks.

Skagit Valley College is in Mount Vernon, Washington, and features two other players from the 907 in Anchorage’s Paia Tonagae and Barrow’s Crystalynn Tulai.

All four Alaskans are freshmen on the team.

September 4, 2018

Jeff Overbaugh football

Jeff Overbaugh

The Atlanta Falcons didn’t bring in long snapper Jeff Overbaugh of Anchorage to play right away, but that might be the case.

Signed to the practice squad only a few days ago, the second-year player has been called up to work out with the special team at official practice and has been alternating snaps with the team’s No. 1 long snapper, who is nursing an injury.

There is a chance Overbaugh will get promoted to Atlanta’s 53-man roster and play in Thursday’s NFL opener against the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

“I feel really excited about it,” he told me about signing. “It’s definitely good to be in the mix and it’s definitely still exciting to be a part of an NFL franchise.”

Overbaugh, of Service High fame, last season played with the Minnesota Vikings and became just the 11th Alaskan to play in an NFL game. He was released after the season.

The 24-year-old former San Diego State star played in three preseason games with the Los Angeles Rams in 2016. He has also been under contract with the Chicago Bears and Denver Broncos.

The Falcons are the fifth NFL team to sign the 6-foot-2, 240-pounder.

September 3, 2018

Brandon Pili football

Brandon Pili

Last year, the University of Southern California inserted Anchorage’s Brandon Pili in the starting lineup as an emergency.

This year he’s earned the right to start on the defensive line.

The 6-foot-4, 325-pound sophomore was on the field early and often in USC’s season-opening 43-21 win over the University of Nevada Las Vegas in Los Angeles, California.

Pili, of Dimond High fame, record his first sack as well as his first tackle for loss in this his 10th career game for the Trojans.

He finished with four tackles, a half sack and 1.5 tackles for loss.

As a freshman he didn’t get on the field until his team’s sixth game, yet he still managed to earn All-Pac-12 honorable mention.

September 2, 2018

Maxwell Dye golf

Maxwell Dye

Marian University sophomore golfer Maxwell Dye of Kenai fired the best round on his team and finished tied for 36th out of 114 players at the Culver Edgewood College Fall Classic in Janesville, Wisconsin.

He carded a 7-over 78 on the par-71, 6,849-yard course. Day 2 was rained out.

It was the ninth career top-40 showing in 11 tournaments for the Alaskan.

He led the way for Marian, which finished 12th out of 20 teams.

Dye, of Kenai High fame, has averaged an 18-hole score of 78.1 in 20 rounds.

He is one of just two Alaskans playing currently playing college golf.

Carson Reed football

Carson Reed

Placekicker Carson Reed of Wasilla made a triumph return to the football field with Chadron State College in Nebraska.

Playing his first game in basically two years, the freshman went 6-for-6 on PATs and booted a 42-yard field goal in a 45-8 win over Black Hills State.

Reed, of East High fame, has not played since 2016 when he helped the T-birds win the state championship.

September 1, 2018

Jeremy Johnson FootGolf

Jeremy Johnson

Palmer’s Jeremy Johnson and Anchorage’s Jo Reid both came home with major hardware from the American FootGolf League Tour’s U.S. National Championship in Orlando, Florida.

Johnson helped the West Coast Club beat defending champ Oakland 6&2 to win a national title, making a key conversion on the 13th hole to extend the match-play competition.

The Alaskan teamed with Outside players Sharif Khatib, Jordan Godfrey and Nick Wallace for the championship. It was the third title for West Coast.

Johnson, of Palmer High fame, drained a clutch 12-foot putt on the 13th green with the match on the line. The highlight was featured on The PGA channel.

The team title was a sweet redemption for Johnson.

He finished 15th out of 70 players in the men’s individual tournament after carding a 54-hole total of 215.

He was in title contention at 5-under par after the first two days, but then shot a 4-over on the final day in his worst round of the season.

Jo Reid FootGolf

Jo Reid

Reid, of East High fame, turned in an incredible final round to surge into second place in the women’s three-day tournament.

She carded a 9-under 63 on the final 18, which included an eagle and eight birdies.

Reid finished with a 54-hole total of 204, one shot off the lead.

She also finished second in 2016. Last year, she won the U.S. Pro-Am title.

August 31, 2018

Grace Marks soccer

Grace Marks

Freshman Grace Marks of Fairbanks made a fabulous first impression for the Barry University Buccaneers.

The 5-foot-7 forward needed just four minutes to notch her first goal after coming into the game as a substitute.

Marks, of West Valley High fame, entered in the 34th minute with her team ahead 2-0 and by the 38th minute it was 3-0 on her first shot on goal.

The Barry Bucs are a NCAA D2 program in Miami Shores, Florida.