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Category: Soccer


Soccer: Federal Way’s Rowe picked third overall in MLS Draft

Kelyn Rowe during his time at Federal Way High School, playing a postseason match at Mount Tahoma High.

Less than two years ago, Kelyn Rowe was dominating South Puget Sound League opponents on the soccer field.

On Thursday, the 2010 Federal Way High graduate was the third overall selection in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft, taken by the New England Revolution.

“I’d like to say I expected it,” Rowe said in a telephone interview. “It’s all been a blur. The past two years have been good.”

Jason Baumgardt, Rowe’s coach at Federal Way, isn’t surprised to see Rowe go from prep to pro so quickly.

“Not at all,” he said, “Kelyn’s a special player.”
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Girls Soccer: All-Narrows League 3A

MVP: Angela Celedon, forward, sr., Wilson
Coach of the Year: Jeff Peltier, Timberline

First Team
Forwards: Sydney Anderson, sr., Yelm; Krista Jones, so., Timberline; Alejandra Zuniga, sr., Lincoln; Alyssa Edenstrom, jr., Capital

Midfielders: Grace McDonough, sr., Yelm; Karly Bothman, jr., Yelm; Rachel Crowe, sr.; Capital; Meghan Doherty, jr.; Timberline

Defenders: Elena Dodge, sr., Wilson; Avery Smalls, jr., Wilson; Karli Shaw, jr., Yelm; Jordan Meyer, jr.; Timberline; Elysia Lampert, jr., Capital

Goalkeeper: Danielle Rhea, jr., Wilson
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Soccer: Brief glance at state semifinals, schedule

The semifinal matchups in all classifications of girls soccer and the boys soccer Class 2B/1B tournament are set.

In the Class 4A tournament, we’ve got a couple intriguing rematches. The Skyline-Tahoma game is a repeat of a 2010 semifinal that Tahoma won 1-0 and a 2009 semifinal that Skyline won 1-0.

The other 4A semifinal pairs Narrows League rivals Gig Harbor and Bellarmine Prep. The Lions won both regular-season games by scores of 2-1 and 4-0. The Tides are streaking after knocking off Edmonds-Woodway 5-1 and SPSL South champion Beamer 1-0 in the quarterfinals.

The 4A and 3A semifinals have changed locations to Sparks Stadium in Puyallup this season. The 2A and 1A matches have moved to Shoreline Stadium in Seattle. Semifinals will be played Friday and finals on Saturday.

Below, you’ll find the matchups, and I’ll fill in game times when they’re announced.

Click here for information on the tournaments.


At Sparks Stadium, Puyallup
Skyline vs. Tahoma, 6 p.m. Friday
Gig Harbor vs. Bellarmine Prep, 8 p.m. Friday

At Sparks Stadium, Puyallup
Meadowdale vs. Seattle Prep, 2 p.m. Friday
Liberty vs. Eastside Catholic, 4 p.m. Friday
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Girls Soccer: All-State teams

2010 All-State Girls Soccer Teams
Voted on by high school coaches across the state of Washington

Class 4A
MVP – Kiana Kraft, M, Kentwood
Coach of the Year – Aaron Radford, Kentwood
First Team
Forwards – Lindsey Dahl, Thomas Jefferson; Jaclyn Softli, Eastlake; Sheaffer Skadsen,
Skyview; Michelle Bretl, Skyline.
Midfielders – Kiana Kraft, Kentwood; Becca Schoales, South Kitsap; Brie Hooks, Tahoma;
Maddie Christ, Skyline.
Defenders – Avery Salisbury, Todd Beamer; Laura Rayfield, Kentlake; Brittanee Randle,
Skyline; Kenzie Lubeck, Richland.
Goal Keeper – Tina Vargas, Skyline. Read more »


State soccer semifinal preview capsules

Harry E. Lang Stadium, Lakewood
Schedule: Friday – 3A semifinals: Seattle Prep (12-1-7) vs. Southridge (13-4-0), 2 p.m.; Prairie (14-4-1) vs. Bonney Lake (18-1-1), 4 p.m.; 4A semifinals: Skyline (18-0-0) vs. Tahoma (19-1-0), 6 p.m.; Kentwood (15-3-1) vs. Skyview (14-1-3), 8 p.m. Saturday – 3A third-place game, 10 a.m.;4A third-place game, noon; 3A final, 2 p.m.; 4A Final, 4 p.m.
Class 4A outlook: Two-time defending champion Skyline is primed to add a third state title to its trophy case. Goalkeeper Tina Vargas leads a defense that has allowed just four goals and posted 13 shutouts this season. The Spartans, ranked No. 1 in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American, have reached the semifinals six times in the last 11 seasons. Skyline eliminated Tahoma in the first round of the 2009 state tournament. Read more »


Girls Soccer: All-Narrows League 4A teams

All-Narrows League 4A Girls Soccer

MVP: Stephanie Hamilton, Forward, Junior, Bellarmine Prep

Coach of the Year: Joe Waters, Bellarmine Prep


Autumn Golden 10 Bellarmine Prep

Taylor Gillespie 12 Central Kitsap
Jessica Christian 12 Bellarmine Prep
Sammie Burghardt 10 Gig Harbor
Delaney Digiovani 10 South Kitsap Read more »


Girls Soccer: All-Narrows League 3A teams

All-Narrows League 3A Girls Soccer

MVP: Kristen Piephoff, Midfield, 12, Timberline

Coach of the Year: Angela Karabaich, Wilson

First Team
Jordan Wicks, GK, 12, Wilson
Callie Chadwell, Defender, 11, Capital
Dani Taylor, Defender, 12, Capital
Karly Bothman, Defender, 10, Yelm
Samantha Branham, Defender, 11, Wilson
McKenzie Phillips, Midfield, 10, Capital Read more »