Posts Tagged: Soccer

Alaskans face off in NCAA top 20 women’s soccer matchup

August 20, 2014

It’s always a big deal when two top 20 NCAA women’s soccer teams meet on the field, even when it’s an exhibition, but the Duke-South Carolina matchup had special meaning for Alaska. That’s because the game featured two Alaskans in Duke’s Kelly Cobb of Chugiak and South Carolina’s Katelyn Houston of Anchorage. Both players saw… Read more »

Lewis named SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year

August 18, 2014

Alabama State forward Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage has been given the ultimate compliment by the coaches in her league. She was named Preseason Offensive Player of the Year. It was an easy choice considering Lewis won the same award in 2013 after leading the Southwestern Athletic Conference in goals [16], shots [61] and points [38]…. Read more »

Backed by Lewis sisters, Alabama State picked to win SWAC

August 11, 2014

There’s a culture change going on with the Alabama State women’s soccer program, and Ariela and Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage are leading the revolution. In just their sixth season, the Hornets had never won more than seven games in a season before piling up 14 victories last year. The freshman are the No. 1 scoring… Read more »

Naylor joins Concordia soccer team loaded with Alaskans

August 6, 2014

The Concordia University men’s soccer team lost a ton of offense with the departure of several key players from last year’s team, including the school’s all-time goal scorer. They need somebody to step into those cleats and put the ball into the back of the net. That person could be Zac Naylor of Anchorage. The… Read more »

Cobb to train with U-23 women’s national soccer team

July 15, 2014

Chugiak’s Kelly Cobb will get her second stint to train with a U.S. women’s national soccer team. The Duke University senior has been invited to train with the Under-23 squad this week in Seattle. Cobb, of Chugiak High fame, has netted 20 career goals for Duke. This will be the Alaskan’s first action with the… Read more »

Wilson signs with Kitsap Pumas of USL Premier League

April 17, 2014

Soccer player Jared Wilson of Anchorage isn’t used to the pro game, but he is familiar with his new coach. The 6-foot-2 goalkeeper will again play for his former college coach for the Kitsap Pumas of the USL Premier Development League called PDL-Pro. Wilson signed a rookie contract with the Pumas to play for Andrew… Read more »

Cobb’s shootout goal lifts Duke past DesJarlais, Arkansas in NCAAs

November 25, 2013

Kelly Cobb of Chugiak kicked another team to the curb at the NCAA Tournament. The Duke striker scored her second shootout game-winner in the last three playoff games, this time beating Arkansas and fellow Alaskan Yvonne DesJarlais of Anchorage. The two Alaska players – seen pictured below, DesJarlais [left] and Cobb [middle] – played on… Read more »

Cobb scores twice, lifts Duke over No. 24 CC in NCAA Tournament

November 17, 2013

She isn’t known for using her head to score, but Kelly Cobb of Chugiak is known for scoring big goals. The Duke University junior forward did both in a 2-1 victory over No. 24 Colorado College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Colorado Springs, Colo. She netted her seventh goal of the… Read more »

Lewis & Lewis continue to make twin killing at Alabama State

November 11, 2013

Even at birth, Ariela and Aaliyah Lewis of Anchorage were a package deal. The twin sisters were born six minutes apart and they have been close ever since. They can communicate without saying a word, an unspoken language that comes in handy on the soccer field for Alabama State University. “We have always worked off… Read more »

Kisken scores to bookend University of Chicago career with goals

Sawyer Kisken of Fairbanks finished his soccer career at the University of Chicago the same way it started – by scoring a goal. The senior defensive midfielder found the net in the 16th minute in a 4-3 overtime loss to Washington University of St. Louis after he buried an 18-yard shot in his final game…. Read more »