Posts Tagged: Soccer

Thompson to play at Washington St., major in child education

February 5, 2017

When most athletes sign with a NCAA D1 program, they make the decision based on the sport. But goalkeeper Rachel Thompson of Nikiski picked Washington State University for academics. Playing soccer is a bonus. “WSU was the right school because it has a fantastic education program and that was the first thing that attracted me… Read more »

Lehnhart caps Amherst career having scored on final shot

December 4, 2016

Win or lose, Juneau’s Jackson Lehnhart always gave his best effort for the Amherst College men’s soccer team. When the prolific high school scorer was asked to play defense, he did. When the senior was asked to be a more offense-minded, he did that. And when his team needed a big goal in the NCAA… Read more »

Lehnhart savors every moment remaining in Amherst career

November 16, 2016

With the clock ticking on his Amherst College soccer career, Juneau’s Jackson Lehnhart is determined to soak up every moment. The senior made sure the defending national champions lived to fight another day after he scored the second goal in a 3-0 win over Daniel Webster in the third round of the NCAA D3 Tournament…. Read more »

Zumbro stays strong in shootout as Mines advances in NCAAs

November 12, 2016

Colorado School of Mines goalkeeper Sam Zumbro of Anchorage came up big when the team needed her most. With the all-conference senior standout facing the potential of playing her final college game, she didn’t allow a goal in regulation and overtime before making several key saves in the shootout as the sixth-ranked Orediggers beat Dallas… Read more »

Thompson extends shutout streak, leads Highline to NWAC final

November 11, 2016

Highline College sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Thompson of Kenai made all eight saves in a 2-0 victory over CC Spokane in the semifinals of the Northwest Athletic Conference Soccer Championships in Tukwila, Washington. It was Thompson’s 25th shutout in 41 career starts. With the win, Highline advanced to Sunday’s NWAC championship game against Peninsula College and… Read more »

Brehmer, Lewis twins could square off in NCAA Tournament

November 10, 2016

There aren’t a ton of Alaskans players playing in the NCAA D1 Women’s Soccer Tournament, but a few of them could square off. If both Oklahoma State and Alabama State win first-round games they would meet in the next round. Oklahoma State’s Holly Brehmer of Eagle River is part of a Cowboys team that will… Read more »

Lewis-to-Lewis connection propels ASU to first NCAA Tournament

November 7, 2016

Twice they’ve had their hearts broken, losing the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship game in 2013 and 2015 that cost them a trip to the NCAA Tournament. But this was different. Driven by the past, present and possibility of Sunday being their final game together at Alabama State University, twin sisters Ariela and Aaliyah Lewis of… Read more »

Namen named NACC Defensive Player of the Year for Milwaukee

November 5, 2016

As the last line of defense, sophomore Shelby Namen of Anchorage will often clean up an opposing team’s scoring chances before the goalkeeper is forced to make a save. She was the centerpiece of a Milwaukee School of Engineering defense that yielded just 0.89 goals per game this season en route to winning the Northern… Read more »

Zumbro named RMAC Goalkeeper of the Year for Mines

November 3, 2016

After leading the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference in both goals against average and shutouts, Sam Zumbro of Anchorage was rewarded for her excellent effort. The senior was named RMAC Goalkeeper of the Year and helped the Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team win 16 of her 18 starts. Zumbro, of Service High fame, registered… Read more »

Currier, Orizotti tied for second in goals for Embry-Riddle

October 28, 2016

Two Alaskans are tied for second in goals on the nationally ranked Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University women’s soccer team in Prescott, Arizona. Former South High teammates Megan Currier and Callie Orizotti have both bagged four goals apiece for the high-flying Eagles, who have posted a 10-2-2 record in NAIA play this year. Currier, a freshman forward,… Read more »