Posts Tagged: Soccer

Sulte signs contract with Major League Soccer team in Portland

November 12, 2020

The Portland Timbers have tapped into the state of Alaska to secure their goalkeeper of the future. Teenage prodigy Hunter Sulte of Anchorage has agreed to terms on a four-year deal to make him the first Alaskan to sign a Homegrown Player contract with a Major League Soccer team. Sulte, 18, has been a part… Read more »

Keizer balances soccer, fashion design at California art school

September 27, 2020

Dru Keizer of Anchorage comes from a creative household. Her mom is an interior designer and her dad is an architect. So it figured she would end up at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. But it wasn’t that simple. “I took a lot of U-turns to get here,” she said. Keizer… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Campbell sets Denver wins record in 2012

September 25, 2020

Even though Anchorage’s Lara Campbell left the University of Denver women’s soccer program almost a decade ago, she still ranks among the greatest goalkeepers in school history. She holds the all-time record for wins (64) and appearances (84) while ranking third in shutouts (30) and goals against average (0.80). Campbell, of South High fame, was… Read more »

Fox has MVP-type season in UPSL, then heads to law school

September 22, 2020

After his senior season in college was cut short in 2018 due to injury, Cole Fox of Anchorage figured his playing days were finished. Then he found redemption in the UPSL. “I didn’t even know I was going to get the chance to play because of the pandemic,” Fox said. “I just kind of fell… Read more »

Alaska soccer community reels from death of rising star Touray

September 11, 2020

Anchorage’s Bubacar Touray, a former Gatorade Alaska Player of the Year in soccer who went on to star in the NWAC and EPLWA, unexpectedly passed away earlier this week in Seattle, Washington. He was only 21. The Gambian native was a popular player in Alaska as a high school star and then in Washington as… Read more »

Adams leads wave of Alaska players helping UPSL gain footing

August 25, 2020

In the past, it was easy to see why so many college soccer players from Alaska stayed in the Lower 48 for the summer in search of a competitive league. But that all changed when the UPSL came to Alaska. “This gives them a reason to come back,” said Anchorage’s Greyson Adams, who plays at… Read more »

Soccer standout Manning named Alaska athlete of the week

August 17, 2020

Alaska Timbers soccer standout Hatcher Manning bagged three goals in back-to-back victories of 2-1 and 3-0 over the Fairbanks Soccer Club to clinch the United Premier Soccer League Last Frontier Division championship. Playing mostly against older players, the 17-year old Service High School senior’s stellar play from the midfield over the weekend earned him national recognition as… Read more »

Manning among national nominees for UPSL Player of the Week

August 12, 2020

Playing a new position for a new team forced 17-year-old Hatcher Manning of Anchorage to reinvent himself on the soccer field. The striker-turned-midfielder developed into a more complete player with improved strength and better field vision in his time with the Alaska Timbers of the United Premier Soccer League. Manning’s growth was on display during… Read more »

Friday Flashback: Cobb leads Duke to College Cup final in 2011

June 26, 2020

Eagle River’s Kelly Cobb took the Duke University women’s soccer team by storm in 2011. The 5-foot-10 forward tied a school record with six game-winning goals and set three Duke freshman records in shots (91), goals (11) and points (31). In the national semifinals, Cobb assisted on the game-winning goal in the 51st minute to… Read more »

Eagles standout Melendez to play soccer for Portland

May 22, 2020

West High School’s Kiara Melendez was a standout soccer player. Named varsity team MVP and first team All Region on her freshman year and second team All Region on her sophomore year. Manager of the girls soccer team on her junior year while recovering from injury and her senior year canceled due to Covid-19. She… Read more »