Posts Tagged: Soccer

Van Allen continues Alaska soccer pipeline to Northern Arizona

April 22, 2015

She has carved her own footprint on the soccer field, but Haleigh Van Allen of Anchorage will follow in the footsteps of other Alaskans at Northern Arizona University. The two-time finalist for Alaska Gatorade Player of the Year has signed with the NCAA D1 Lumberjacks to continue a trend of Alaska women playing college soccer… Read more »

Naylor to play in Evergreen Premier League with Vancouver

April 3, 2015

He has succeeded at every level of soccer, from high school to junior college to NAIA. Anchorage’s Zak Naylor wants to climb the ladder and will take another step by playing this summer with the Vancouver Victory of the Evergreen Premier League in Washington. The amateur men’s league is affiliated with the United States Adult… Read more »

Jelinek named first team all-conference for Carnegie Mellon

December 4, 2014

After starting all 19 games and helping the Carnegie Mellon University women’s soccer team reach the NCAA D3 playoffs, freshman Keeley Jelinek of Anchorage was rewarded with a spot on the all-conference first team. The center back was a defensive dynamo for the Tartans, who ranked tenth in the nation in goals against average [.371]…. Read more »

Alaskans help Colorado Mines reach first NCAA final four

December 3, 2014

Two Alaskans are taking part in something historic with the Colorado School of Mines women’s soccer team. The seventh-ranked Orediggers have reached the NCAA D2 semifinals of the national tournament for the first time and will place eighth-ranked Rollins on Thursday in Kentucky. Chugiak’s Kendra Bulawa and Anchorage’s Maddie Woodard are both seniors on this… Read more »

Tarver earns assist in final game with Northern Arizona

November 16, 2014

Juneau’s Sarah Tarver capped her college soccer career in style, earning an assist in her final game with Northern Arizona University in a 4-2 loss to Arizona State in the NCAA College Cup. It was the first time Northern Arizona had reached the NCAA tournament since 2009, with Tarver’s senior class leading the turnaround and… Read more »

Faber lifts Northeastern into CAA tourney semifinals

November 10, 2014

Dylan Faber of Anchorage didn’t begin the season as the starting goalkeeper for the Northeastern University men’s soccer team. But there’s no doubt he’s the No. 1 guy now. Saving his best for the end of the season, Faber has stopped 55 of the last 56 shots he’s faced to post a 2-0-1 record in… Read more »

Lewis would gladly swap POY award for NCAA team berth

November 7, 2014

It’s been a rewarding week for Alabama State University soccer player Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage. But she hopes the best is yet to come. The super sophomore striker won Southwest Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year honors earlier in the week. Then she scored her 17th goal of the season to help Alabama State… Read more »

Anchor of top-ranked defense, Tarver named All-Big Sky

November 5, 2014

Durable and versatile, Sarah Tarver of Juneau is one of the senior leaders for the Northern Arizona University women’s soccer team. She hasn’t missed a game in her career, playing all 75. She has earned all-league honors in the Big Sky Conference at three different positions. Tarver earned her first All-Big Sky First Team selection… Read more »

Naylor seizes opportunity to start, score for Concordia

October 31, 2014

Playing in a system with the Concordia University men’s soccer team that allows him space in the open field, Zak Naylor of Anchorage has capitalized with a slew of goals. The junior transfer has scored five times in the last nine games, his most recent coming in a 3-2 win over Northwest Christian in NAIA… Read more »

Change in formation brings Lewis back to life on pitch

October 27, 2014

A tuned-up offense has Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage back in rhythm on the soccer field. The Alabama State University sophomore has orchestrated a scoring spree for the record book – 12 goals, 8 assists in seven games. “I think it all has to do with our change in formation,” she told me. “My two teammates,… Read more »