Sunday, March 29, 2015

Spokane-Plus HS Boys Weekly Report - March 29

Drew Williams scored four goals for North Central as they split their first two games in the GSL (photo from preseason)
It was a busy start to league play over the past eight days in the Greater Spokane League, Great Northern League and Northeast A Leagues as official play kicked off, particularly in the GNL were everyone took the field at least three times over the course of eight days.

Players seek spot with EPLWA champion Shadow

The reigning Evergreen Premier League champion Spokane Shadow took the pitch for the first time to begin preparations for defending the EPLWA title in 2015, hosting their tryout sessions at Dwight Merkel Sports Complex in north Spokane Saturday.

Gonzaga dominates in 3-1 win over Yakima United in friendly

Just two weeks into preseason, the Evergreen Premier League’s Yakima United were still trying to find their feet as they played a visit to the Gonzaga University Bulldogs Saturday afternoon in Spokane, Wash., falling 3-1 in a contest in which the collegiate side’s team familiarity and fitness made them clear winners in the friendly.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

INWsn joins EPLWA as Media Partner

Look for expanded coverage of Yakima United, Wenatchee FC, Spokane Shadow and EPLWA here on INWsn in 2015
Inland Northwest Soccer News is proud to announce that the regional soccer news site is joining as the Evergreen Premier League’s second official media partner, providing in-depth coverage of the eight-team league.

Yakima United, Wenatchee FC and Spokane Shadow will feature prominently on the site, based in Spokane, as part of INWsn’s coverage zone that follows the sport east of the Cascades in Washington and Oregon as well as the states of Idaho and Montana. The three teams in the region were very competitive in 2014 with the Shadow winning the league title, Yakima handing Spokane one of its two losses and Wenatchee sweeping their central Washington foes. In addition to having three area teams, the champion Shadow as the eastern-most based club, featured several players from Idaho and Montana in its return to the pitch last year.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Region’s youth players making 2015 NLI college declarations

It is that time of year. High school athletes are making their final decisions on which schools they are going to attend once they graduate this summer. A large number of players and schools made their announcements on National Letter of Intent day Wednesday, including several transfers.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Spokane's Ramos chosen by Toronto FC in MLS SuperDraft

Spokane native Mike Ramos capped a fantastic year in which he led the Spokane Shadow to the Evergreen Premier League title and Whitworth University to the Northwest Conference championship with his selection Tuesday in the third round of the Major League Soccer SuperDraft.

The striker was taken 50th overall, eighth in the third round, by Toronto FC in the four-round even that began with the first two rounds held at the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia last Thursday and finished with the second half via teleconference call. Looking for talent up top, Ramos was the first of three strikers the club chose on the day. In the first two rounds they chose a goalkeeper, three defenders and another forward.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Huerta, Setterlund chosen by Chicago in NWSL draft

Boise native Sofia Huerta was chosen 11th overall Friday morning at the third annual National Women's Soccer League Draft in Philadelphia by the Chicago Red Stars, who later also selected Washington State University's Nicole Setterlund in the third round.

Huerta, a US and Mexican youth international, was the second choice in the second round of the draft and was the fourth of seven taken overall by Chicago in the four-round, nine-team draft. With their sixth selection, the Red Stars wrapped up the third round, 27th pick, with Setterlund (Surrey, BC), a Canadian youth international.