|Adam Talley (center) is back for the Shadow attack - Training Gallery [+]|
|Matt Bray (L) and Colin Shockman (R)|
Another local collegiate player returning is defender Dustin Ferger (East Valley HS) of Gonzaga University, while Muelheims will be joined in the attack by returning speedster Adam Talley (East Valley HS), who is headed to Western Washington University this fall after two years at North Idaho College. With his move to WWU, Talley will be joining Shadow defender Derek Zimmerman (Pasco HS), who is also slated for a return.
Helping lead the team will be veteran midfielder Pete Peterson (Gonzaga University, Central Valley HS). Peterson will be instrumental in managing the midfield for the Shadow as the team takes shape minus 2014 standouts Nick Hamer and Mike Ramos.
|Ramos (25) and Hamer (6) celebrate in Kitsap friendly|
In addition to Hamer and Ramos, several other players have made commitments elsewhere for 2015. Graduating Whitworth striker Sam Engle will be playing for the PDL's Lane United in Eugene, Oregon this summer in conjunction with an unrelated internship in the area. He will be joining Post Falls standout Timmy Mueller, who, after an impressive freshman season at Oregon State, is reportedly remaining in the area with a Beaver teammate to play for the PDL side.
Other players returning to the mix are defenders Ben Thompson (Lewis & Clark HS) and Matt Beaulaurier (Ferris HS). Thompson is back from starting as a freshman for University of Redlands while Beaulaurier was a regular for St Martin's University.
Coach Chad Brown has already indicated the team will again feature a group of players from Gonzaga University and is in discussions with a number of area players of note that could be joining the roster over the coming weeks as they prepare for their season opener Sunday May 3 in Wenatchee. In addition to the usual May 1 availability for Division I players (affecting Gonzaga and others), the Whitworth undergraduates will not be available until after the team's annual Alumni match, scheduled for May 2, that concludes the program's spring training schedule.
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