Posts Tagged: Soccer

Rogers pumps instant life into new Multnomah soccer program

September 1, 2016

The Multnomah University men’s soccer program is still in its infancy stage, having been born just last season. The Lions were in need of a player to lead the program. They found one in Fischer Rogers of Anchorage. The freshman has pumped instant life into the NAIA team, scoring the game-winning goal in his first… Read more »

Froehle makes Manhattan debut, settles into life in Big Apple

August 26, 2016

Lorenzo Froehle of Anchorage is adjusting to life in the big city after a few weeks at Manhattan College in New York. “It was definitely hard in the beginning. I definitely struggled at first because I was homesick, but now I’m loving it here,” he told The Riverdale Press. “I don’t call home much because… Read more »

All-SWAC preseason First Team features two Lewis sisters

August 21, 2016

The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced its preseason soccer team and the first team included two Lewis sisters. Senior Aaliyah Lewis and junior Ariela Lewis of Anchorage were picked among the top players in the NCAA D1 league for the third straight season. The twins rank 1-2 in career scoring for Alabama State. Aaliyah Lewis, of… Read more »

Northern Arizona is really Lyken this freshman from Anchorage

August 19, 2016

Only a freshman, Malia Lyken of Anchorage carries herself with confidence on the soccer field. You can’t help but notice. It didn’t take long for her teammate at Northern Arizona University to figure it out either. The reigning Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year scored a goal in her college debut after she converted a… Read more »

Alaska soccer pipeline to Northern Arizona continues with Lyken

June 27, 2016

Recent high school graduate Malia Lyken of Anchorage wouldn’t mind playing college soccer in Alaska, but there isn’t a team. She found the next best thing to home at Northern Arizona University. “The town of Flagstaff is amazing, and just like Anchorage,” she told me. “I love the sports facilities and the team, especially the… Read more »

Froehle fulfills D1 dream, headed to D1 Manhattan College

June 26, 2016

It might sound like a cliché, but Lorenzo Froehle of Anchorage takes it to heart when he said he plays every soccer game like it’s his last. “You have to go out there every game and put it on the line. You can’t hold anything back,” he told me. “You never know who is watching.”… Read more »

Lewis earns assist in debut with WPSL’s Seacoast Mariners

May 15, 2016

Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage assisted on the first goal in her first game with the Maine Seacoast Mariners of the Women’s Premier Soccer League. No surprise there. Lewis has been a point machine during her prep and college career. But this was different. This was a sign of strength for a player slowed over the… Read more »

Naylor to play in National Premier League, eyes pro combine

April 7, 2016

Zak Naylor of Anchorage is definitely paying his dues as he begins his rookie season of professional soccer. His biggest sacrifice hasn’t come on the field, though. “I am currently working the graveyard shift at 24 Hour Fitness and then I go straight to practice at 6:30 in the morning,” Naylor told me. “It makes… Read more »

Hepler, Twenhafel named US Youth Soccer ODP All-Tournament

February 17, 2016

Two Alaskans were named to the US Youth Soccer Olympic Development Program All-Tournament Teams for this year’s ODP Region IV Championships, which took place last month in Phoenix. ODP is where best players from each state go to compete against the best players from other states in a tournament or camp. Region IV is comprised… Read more »

Woolston signs with Pac West soccer champ Point Loma

February 4, 2016

Living away from the last three years of high school wasn’t easy for Shelby Woolston of Anchorage. But the sacrifice of being removed from family and friends paid off with an offer to play college soccer. The 17-year-old signed her letter of intent with Point Loma Nazarene, a NCAA D2 school in California and a… Read more »