Posts Tagged: Soccer

Four Alaska soccer players converge on Whitworth University

August 31, 2017

With the addition of newcomers Jack Sedor and Azzam Azzam, the number of Alaskans on the Whitworth University men’s soccer team has doubled since last year. The new faces joined Whitworth veterans Blake Hepler and Britton Clifford to give the NCAA D3 Pirates in Spokane, Washington, four former all-stars in the Cook Inlet Conference. In… Read more »

Lyken’s goal in 86th minute lifts Northern Arizona to 1-0 win

August 25, 2017

After knocking on the door just minutes earlier, Malia Lyken of Anchorage knocked in her second chance to give Northern Arizona University its second win in three games to start the college soccer season. The sophomore scored the winning goal in the 86th minute in a 1-0 win over Grand Canyon in a NCAA D1… Read more »

Alaskans Lewis, Wilson square off in D1 soccer game in Alabama

August 22, 2017

Graduates from the same high school, Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis and Mia Wilson faced off as college opponents for the first time. Lewis scored a goal for Alabama State, but Wilson’s Jacksonville State team won 3-1 to give her bragging rights during a NCAA D1 women’s soccer game in Oxford, Alabama. Last year’s game between the… Read more »

Naylor nets winning PK for FC Cutthroats in UPSL playoffs

July 29, 2017

He called it the biggest moment of his soccer career before the game, so you could imagine how good Zak Naylor of Anchorage felt when he scored the winning goal. The 23-year-old converted the deciding penalty kick to give the Boise FC Cutthroats a 5-4 edge as they prevailed over the Golden State Force U23… Read more »

Naylor, Boise FC Cutthroats prepare for UPSL playoff game

July 13, 2017

Zak Naylor of Anchorage is racking up meaningful minutes for a playoff team in the United Premier Soccer League. The Boise FC Cutthroats have posted a 13-2-1 record with the 23-year-old Alaskan playing a pivotal position of central defensive midfielder. There, he is able to showcase his two-way talent with deft ball control and quick… Read more »

Alaska’s best prep soccer player to continue career at Tacoma CC

June 15, 2017

Tacoma Community College was the only school to offer a scholarship to Anchorage high school soccer standout Bubacar Touray. He’ll remember that each time he takes the field next season, using that feeling as motivation to punish all the teams that didn’t think he was good enough to play college soccer. “I know what I… Read more »

Lehnhart named NCAA D3 All-American for Amherst College

February 26, 2017

Juneau’s Jackson Lehnhart earned a huge honor recently when he was selected to the NCAA D3 All-America Team by D3soccer.com from a field of nearly 500 nominations. The Amherst College senior defender finished the season with five goals and three assists for 13 points in 19 games. He scored on his final shot of his… Read more »

Schellekens to play soccer, pursue athletic training at Dodge City

February 14, 2017

Livi Schellekens of Fairbanks hit the trifecta with Dodge City Community College. She will play soccer, pursue her dream of being an athletic trainer and have her best friend as a teammate. Schellekens, of West Valley High fame, will sign her letter of intent Wednesday to make it official. “Hopefully I’ll get the experience both… Read more »

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 »