Posts Tagged: Soccer

Lehnhart scores goal in D3 national championship game

December 16, 2015

Jackson Lehnhart of Juneau swallowed his pride when he joined the Amherst College soccer team three years ago. The big-time goal scorer in high school was moved to center back, a defense-minded position where his new job was to prevent goals. For 40 career games the junior didn’t score a goal. Then Amherst advanced to… Read more »

Thompson named All-NWAC, helps Highline reach league final

November 19, 2015

Highline College goalkeeper Rachel Thompson of Kenai anchored a defense that carried the Thunderbirds all the way to the Northwest Athletic Conference title game. The freshman finished tied for second in the league with 12 shutouts and flashed a 49-9 saves-to-goals ratio in her first season of college soccer. Thompson, of Nikiski High fame, started… Read more »

Pigg earns assist in first career start for Hamline soccer

November 7, 2015

She had prepared for the moment her whole soccer career so Brook Pigg of Anchorage was ready to rock. Earning her first start in her final home game at Hamline University, the senior midfielder assisted on the winning goal in a 3-0 victory in the snow over Bethel in Minnesota. After getting honored before the… Read more »

Beveridge scores game winner in double overtime for Gordon

November 1, 2015

Freshman midfielder Josh Beveridge of Anchorage lifted Gordon College into the semifinals of the Commonwealth Coast Conference men’s soccer tournament. He scored the winning goal in double overtime to punctuate a 2-1 victory over Roger Williams during NCAA D3 action in Wenham, Massachusetts. Beveridge, of Grace Christian High fame, buried a beautiful crossing pass from… Read more »

Diving header by Lewis wins key SWAC game for Alabama State

October 28, 2015

Anchorage’s Ariela Lewis has scored a ton of goals in her soccer career at Alabama State University. This one, though, was probably her greatest The junior forward scored the game-winning goal off a diving header in the 86th minute to provide a dramatic 3-2 win over Prairie View A&M at home. Lewis scored twice and… Read more »

Shamburg recognized for defensive prowess at Phoenix College

October 26, 2015

Trask Shamburg of Anchorage didn’t score a goal or have a single assist, but soccer isn’t just about offense. His sacrifice on defense helped Phoenix College post seven shutouts in 19 games, something that didn’t go unnoticed. The freshman defender has been named to the All-Region I/All-ACCAC Honorable Mention list. Shamburg, of Dimond High fame,… Read more »

Fisher new starting keeper for Boise State, earns first shutout

October 12, 2015

Just a freshman, Tara Fisher of Eagle River probably didn’t figure to get much playing time as one of four goalkeepers on the Boise State University women’s soccer roster. She represented the future. The future is now. Fisher was elevated to starting keeper at the beginning of the month and has been in goal for… Read more »

Lewis sisters combine to reach 150-point milestone

October 9, 2015

They say twins share everything. For sisters Aaliyah and Ariela Lewis of Anchorage, that goes for milestones too. One of the NCAA’s top sister scoring acts in soccer was at it again for Alabama State University, combining for three goals and four assists in a 6-0 win over Southern in Montgomery, Alabama. Together, they have… Read more »

Alabama State gets back on track thanks to Lewis sisters

September 27, 2015

With Alabama State mired in an eight-game winless streak, junior forward Ariela Lewis of Anchorage knew the Hornets would have to come out fighting. And that’s exactly what happened. Alabama State beat defending SWAC champion Howard 1-0 in a NCAA D1 women’s soccer game that saw four red cards in the second half. Lewis and… Read more »

Yoon, Rickard each score goals for Clark Penguins

September 16, 2015

The Clark College men’s soccer team’s 6-2 road win over the Chemeketa Storm was bookended by goals from a pair of Alaska freshmen. The Northwest Athletic Conference win in Washington moved Clark into a tie with Portland atop the South Division. John Yoon of Fairbanks started the scoring spree with a goal in just the… Read more »