Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spokane Shine round out roster on eve of preseason friendly

Coach Dan Philp preps tryout attendees on small-sided sessions | Tryout photo gallery: Gerald Barnhart
With the Spokane Shine set to play its first game under new coach Dan Philp Tuesday night (7:00 pm) under the lights at their new Spokane Falls CC home against visiting amateur squad Montana Flathead Rapids, the club has finalized its initial roster for the 2013 campaign.

Jami Hegg
In addition to the 14 previously unveiled prior to the club's tryout sessions, 13 more players are among the final group the club, which is undergoing sort of a re-birth considering it has a new coach, new home and new logo this year. Returning player Jami Hegg, the standout senior defender from the 2012 Whitworth campaign, highlights the second half of the roster shared by coach Dan Philp.

"We may add some more as the season progresses," Philp said of the 27. The coach noted during the tryout sessions that several players located outside of the greater Spokane area (Seattle and Portland) may join the team for short stints while they are on the road.

Among the 27 total players are a dozen players that are currently in high school or are heading to college in the fall. While the roster varies from high school to college graduates, all three goalkeepers were freshmen at their universities last fall, including Gonzaga's Christie Tombari.  Eighteen of the players hail from the Greater Spokane League with two each from the Great Northern League and Inland Empire League (Idaho).
Montana Flathead Rapids

Salt Lake City's Lisa Clausen, a teammate of Spokane's Allison Jordan at New Mexico Highlands University, will be the player furthest from her hometown this summer. She is the only player slated to play for the Shine that is not from Washington or Idaho.

The season begins with a pair of home games at SFCC Saturday, June 1 against newcomer Westside Timbers and Saturday, June 8 Emerald City. Both matches will be at 7:00 pm.

2013 Shine Players (College - High School :: previously announced in green)

Goalkeepers (3)
Mundel, Whittni - North Idaho College - Mead HS
Plese, Caitlin - Portland State - Enumclaw HS
Tombari, Christie - Gonzaga - Gonzaga Prep

Defenders (10)
Breen, Chelsie – Univ of Idaho – Cheney HS
Clausen, Lisa – New Mexico Highlands – Copper Hills HS, Salt Lake City UT
Greenwood, Josie – Univ of Idaho – Lewis & Clark HS
Eldridge, Danielle – St Martin’s – Mead HS
Jordan, Allison – New Mexico Highlands – Central Valley HS
McClure, Hailie - 2013 Eastern Washington - Freeman HS
Morscheck, Kendra - NA - East Valley HS
Rennaker, Laci – 2013 Eastern Washington – Central Valley HS
Simon, Kenna – NA – Gonzaga Prep HS
Smith, Lexi – NA – Post Falls HS

Midfielders (8)
Balcom, Jaymie - Walla Walla CC - Central Valley HS
Gallaway, Paige - 2013: Eastern Washington - Central Valley HS
Goehner, Karlee - 2013: Central Washington - Eastmont HS, Wenatchee WA
Greenwood, Lexi - Portland St - Lewis & Clark HS
Heaps, Martha – NA – Mead HS
Hegg, Jami - Whitworth - Mead HS
Richardson, Riley - 2013: Grand Canyon Univ - Mt Spokane HS
Wood, Whitney – Northwest Nazarene Univ – Coeur d’Alene HS

Forwards (6)
Conway, Brittney – Eastern Washington – Mount Si HS, Snoqualmie WA
Etten, Jaimey - UNC Greensboro - Mead HS
Hoekstra, Savannah – NA – Central Valley HS
Lloyd, Alyssa - 2013: Univ of Idaho - Mt Spokane HS
Marbury, Kara – NA – Mead HS
Moravec, Julia – Seattle Univ – Lewis & Clark HS