Touray, Burgess, Naylor represent AK on NWAC All-Decade Team
Three Alaskans were named to the 2010s NWAC All-Decade Team.
The two-year college league recognized Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray as a First Team selection for men’s soccer, Eagle River’s Ashlynn Burgess as a Second Team pick for women’s basketball and Anchorage’s Zak Naylor as a Third Team choice for men’s soccer.
The NWAC is comprised of more than 30 junior colleges in Washington and Oregon, and the league honored some 200 athletes in soccer, baseball, softball, track and field, basketball, tennis, cross country running and volleyball.
Touray was the 2018 NWAC Player of the Year and helped Tacoma win the league championship.
He was a forward for the Titans for the 2017 and 2018 seasons before his death in 2020.
Touray, of West High fame, led the league in scoring in 2018 with 25 goals and 55 points in 23 games.
He had two hat tricks and pieced together a six-game goals streak.
The star striker scored at least one goal in 17 of 23 games and produced four game-winning goals.
He finished his NWAC career with 33 goals and six assists for 72 points in 43 games.
Burgess, of Chugiak High fame, was a starting forward for Wenatchee Valley and two-time top-10 scorer in the NWAC during her two seasons.
As a freshman in 2017-218, Burgess averaged 18.2 points and 7.8 rebounds in 29 games. She shot 52 percent from the floor.
She recorded 10 double-doubles, had a season high of 15 rebounds and scored 28 points or more five times, highlighted by a career-high 34.
The 5-foot-10 Alaskan led Wenatchee Valley to the NWAC championship as a sophomore in 2018-2019. She was also named tournament MVP.
She averaged 18.5 points and 6.9 rebounds in 33 games.
Burgess went on to play at NCAA D2 Seattle Pacific University and finished her career with 1,474 points to rank No. 10 all-time among Alaska women in hoops history.
Naylor, of South High fame, was an offensive machine who averaged nearly two points per game in 24 career appearances in the NWAC.
As a freshman in 2012, the fab forward scored 10 goals in 13 games. He added eight assists and was among the NWAC leaders with 28 points in 13 games. He had two hat tricks and had another game with four assists.
Naylor bagged eight goals and three assists for 19 points in 11 games as a sophomore.
He registered a point in 18 of 24 games and twice posted six-game scoring streaks.
Naylor went on to play for NAIA Concordia University.