The Full 80, Week 2: A look at Roosevelt girls soccer building for late-season push, national rankings, weekly matchups and Week 2 state rankings
In this edition of “The Full 80,” we’ll look at how Roosevelt’s new coach has the Roughriders playing a more disciplined game and how it could have them building for a late-season push. Also, Mountlake Terrace is off to a rare 4-0-0 start and hoping for its first winning season in a long time. As always, there’s, national rankings, this week’s upcoming big matchups, college commits, all-classification Top 10 rankings and state rankings by classification at the bottom of this post.
By MATT MASSEY
Special to The Seattle Times
New standard at Roosevelt
The Roosevelt High School girls soccer team might not be at its peak yet, team-wise.
But the Roughriders could be there in the end.
Once they get on the same page under new coach Stanley Holmes, the KingCo 4A squad could be a force late in the season.
Holmes expects it. Roosevelt, which went 7-8-1 overall and 4-5-1 in KingCo play last season, is off to a 3-1-2 start in 2013 but the main thing that has Holmes pleased is that the Roughriders are doing it the right way.
“Our style of play: an attractive and technical passing game that builds from the back and involves all players,” Holmes said. “Think a high-school version of Barca (Barcelona) or Arsenal. We have some very technically gifted CMs (center midfielders), so we can actually attempt to play this way.
“We are averaging nearly 200 passes a game, so far. We keep stats on that. We’re still a work in progress. I don’t want to over-play this, but I asked to the girls to rise to a higher standard of play, and so far they are trying.”
Roosevelt played to a scoreless tie at Bothell to open the KingCo 4A slate last Thursday.
The Roughriders aspire to go farther in 2013 than the first round of district play, as they did in 2012.
“Keep an eye on us,” Holmes said. “We were massive underachievers last year. I’ve got some very good freshman and a Colorado transfer student (McKenna Moore), who complements an already solid core of returning premier-level players.
“We could pull off some major surprises.”
Moore is a junior forward/winger for the Roughriders. She has a goal and an assist through the first six matches.
Two other players to watch for Roosevelt in their push toward the top of the tough KingCo 4A Conference are midfielders Ellen Pattinson, a junior, and Sydney Flynn, a senior, and junior winger Emily Thiel.
“Ellen Pattinson is probably one of the best holding midfielders in the state,” Holmes said. “Pattinson is probably the best overall player on the team. Sydney Flynn, a senior attacking center midfielder, is very creative on the ball and can score. And, Emily Thiel has a left-footed rocket. And she’s a deft dribbler.”
Thiel has five goals so far.
It appears there’s a higher standard being set with the new coach and bigger expectations.
Terrace raising its level
It’s been a long while since the Mountlake Terrace High School girls soccer program has posted a winning season. Prior to this season’s 4-0-0 start under first-year coach Evan Hatch, the Hawks were 14-43-2 in WesCo play and 15-60-3 overall during a five-year span.
Fortunes are on the upswing, and the future looks bright this fall.
“It’s been a while since we’ve had a winning season here, and it’s gotten everyone excited,” said Hatch, who took over the Hawks after spending last year as a counselor and not coaching. “Because of the good start, it has definitely gotten everyone rethinking and reconsidering how well we might be able to do this year.
“We haven’t even played our best soccer yet, not even close. We have a lot of league games left before it’s time to tally it up and look at playoffs.”
Terrace, which went 4-11-1 overall in 2012, posted a hope-triggering 2-1 win over defending WesCo 3A South Division champion Meadowdale on Sept. 17.
“That was a case of what it was like to be a competitive program in our league, and it showed us we have the ability to do well this season and go to the postseason possibly,” said the 30-year-old Hatch, who coached Cedarcrest to a 20-4-0 mark in 2011 and was named Washington State Coach of the Year. “And, I think that was the first time in a while that the thought of that has crossed the minds of the team in the last couple of years.
“It was a great win, because it gave us a window into what it might be like to be a successful and powerful program.”
The Hawks, who have outscored foes 7-2, have three senior captains providing leadership in 2013. They are defenders Maddie Kristjanson and Nikki Froehlich and goalkeeper Amanda Aversano.
Junior forward Lily Hart leads the team with four goals.
“It’s been about changing a culture and the expectation of the season,” Hatch said. “There’s a lot of skill and talent on this team. We do have a lot of skill. Because they’ve been so low in the standings in previous years, there’s somehow an expectation that it’s how it should be.
“It’s about believing we belong in the running with the other powerful teams in the league.”
Around the Area
The Issaquah Eagles, ranked No. 2 in 4A, fell out of the Top 25 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) national poll for Sept. 17, 2012. Fellow KingCo 4A rival, Skyline (No. 1 in state 4A), moved up to No. 12 and is the lone Washington state team in the Top 25. Below is the NSCAA’s Sept. 17 opening poll:
Three teams from Washington state remain in NSCAA’s Region VI Top-15 poll led by Skyline at No. 2 and followed Issaquah at No. 5 and Gig Harbor at No. 12. The link below is for the Region VI, which came out Sept. 17:
Games to Watch
Here are this week’s top matchups:
Tuesday, Sept. 14 – 4A South Puget Sound League (SPSL): Emerald Ridge at Federal Way, 7:30 p.m.; Kentridge at Auburn Riverside, 7:30 p.m.
KingCo 4A: Issaquah at Newport, 7:30 p.m.; Inglemoor at Roosevelt at Northeast Athletic Complex, 7:30 p.m.; Skyline at Woodinville, 7:30 p.m.
KingCo 3A/2A: Interlake at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m.; Mount Si at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m.
3A Metro League: Lakeside at Bishop Blanchet, 3:30 p.m. WesCo 3A, Mountlake Terrace at Shorecrest at Shoreline Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
2A Cascade Conference: King’s at Archbishop Murphy, 6 p.m.; Granite Falls at Lakewood, 6 p.m.
1A Emerald City League: Seattle Academy at University Prep, 3:30 p.m.;
1A Nisqually League: Seattle Christian at Cascade Christian at Bonney Lake High School, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 18 – KingCo 3A/2A: Interlake at Lake Washington, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 19 — KingCo 4A:, Issaquah at Roosevelt at Northeast Athletic Complex, 7:30 p.m.
4A SPSL South: Puyallup at Emerald Ridge, 7:30 p.m.
KingCo 3A/2A: Mount Si at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m.; Mercer Island at Liberty (Issaquah), 7:30 p.m.
3A Metro League: Holy Names at Seattle Prep, 3:30 p.m.; Eastside Catholic at Bainbridge, 7 p.m.
WesCo 3A: Marysville Getchell at Mountlake Terrace at Lynnwood High School, 7:30 p.m.; Everett at Oak Harbor, 7:30 p.m.
1A Cascade Conference: Granite Falls at King’s, 6 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 20 – KingCo 4A: Skyline at Ballard, 7:30 p.m.
1A Emerald City League: University Prep at Northwest School, 5 p.m.
1A Nisqually League: Seattle Christian at Vashon Island, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 21 – Nonleague: Auburn Mountainview at Everett, 1 p.m.; Overlake at Meridian, Noon.
2A Cascade Conference: King’s at Lakewood, 2 p.m.
WASHINGTON STATE PLAYERS VERBALLY COMMITTED TO PLAY NCCA DIVISION I-II-III WOMEN’S SOCCER FOR 2014, 2015, 2016
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Air Force – Madison Adams, Bonney Lake, F, Sr.
Arkansas – Karli White, Cedarcrest, F, Jr.
Arkansas State – Lauren Crimi, Auburn Riverside, D, Sr.
Arizona – Sierra Bilginer, Redmond (not playing for school team), F, Sr.; Calisse Crisler, Archbishop Murphy, F, Sr.; Kennedy Kieneker, Redmond, MF, Jr.
Boise State – Annie Hoffman, Issaquah, CMF, Jr.
California – Emily Boyd, Nathan Hale, GK, Sr.
Central Washington – Bailey Martoncik, MF-F, Sr.
Cincinnati – Jaeden Chew, Skyline, GK, Sr.
Colgate – Emily Crichlow, Meadowdale (Lynnwood), F, Sr.
Colorado – Courtney Fedor, Interlake, D, Sr.
Columbia – Emily Johnson, Forest Ridge (does not play for school team), F, Sr.
Florida International – Lyrik Fryer, Issaquah, D, Jr.
Idaho – Andes Archibald, Richland, D, Sr.
Illinois – Kara Marbury, Mead (Spokane), F, Jr.
Middle Tennessee State – Kathy Thomas, Franklin Pierce, D, Sr.
Kentucky – Rachel Wheeler, Issaquah, F, Sr.
Minnesota – Hannah Holm, University (Spokane), F, Sr.
Montana State-Billings – Jordyn England, Stanwood (does not play for school), GK, Sr.
Northern Arizona – Maddie Sjothun, Union (Vancouver), D, Sr.
Oregon – Abby Morrow, Inglemoor, MF-F, Sr.
Oregon State – Emma Bergstorm, Interlake, MF-F, Sr.; Celia Vaughn, Gig Harbor, MF, Sr.
Pennsylvania – Darby Mason, Lakeside (does not play for school team), MF, Sr.
Portland – Kimberly Hazlett, Squalicum, F, So.; Jessica Kennedy, Lewis & Clark (Spokane), MF, Sr.; Mady Seckman, Kamiak, D, Sr.
Seattle Pacific University — Brooke Holland, MF, Sr.
Stanford – Mariah Lee, Kentwood (does not play for school), F, Sr.
Utah – Natalie Vukic, Bainbridge, MF-F, Sr.
Vanderbilt – Logan Cox, Capital (Olympia), D-MF, Sr.
Washington – Taylor Sekyra, Lake Washington (transfer from Liberty-Issaquah), D, Jr.; Jessica Udovich, Puyallup, MF-D, Jr.
Washington State – Jordan Branch, Skyline, MF-D, Sr.; Elizabeth Griffith, Puyallup, MF, Jr.; Abbey Porter, Skyline, D, Jr.
ADDED VERBALS (Week of Sept. 23)
University of Chicago – Sophie Wagner, Auburn Mountainview, D, Sr.
Carnegie Mellon University — Haili Adams, Juanita, MF, Sr.
Portland State — Zoe Vincini, Shorewood, F, Sr.
Harvard – Mia Bladin, The Northwest School, MF, Sr.
Troy University – Megan Charlton, Kentwood, GK, Sr.
Seattle University – Isabelle Butterfield, Bellevue, MF/F, Sr.; Maddie Racine, Eastside Catholic, MF/F, Sr.
Central Washington — Emily Baril, Skyline, GK, Sr.
Western Washington — Gabby Brower, Hazen, D, Sr.
TOP 10 PREP GIRLS SOCCER ALL-CLASSIFICATION PRESEASON RANKINGS
By Matt Massey
5. Seattle Prep
6. Mead (Spokane)
7. Meadowdale (Lynnwood)
8. Union (Vancouver)
9. Mount Spokane
10. Lake Washington
State rankings by classification (4A, 3A, 2A)
The Seattle Times 2013 rankings for Class 4A, 3A and 2A for Week 2 (current 2013 record in parentheses):
1, Skyline (5-0-0)
2, Issaquah (3-1-1)
3, Mead (Spokane) (4-0-0)
4, Curtis (4-0-0)
5, Puyallup (2-0-1)
6, Union (Vancouver) (2-0-1)
7, Gig Harbor (2-0-1)
8, Tahoma (3-0-0)
9, Kentridge (4-0-0)
10, Edmonds-Woodway (3-1-1)
On the bubble: Bellarmine Prep (1-1-0), Woodinville (4-1-1), Inglemoor (3-0-1), Emerald Ridge (2-1-1), Camas (4-1-0), Mount Rainier (2-2-0), Kentwood (2-1-0)
1, Seattle Prep (2-2-0)
2, Mount Spokane (4-0-1)
3, Columbia River (4-0-0)
4, Bainbridge (3-0-0)
5, Meadowdale (Lynnwood) (4-1-0)
6, Kamiakin (4-0-0)
7, Mountlake Terrace (4-0-0)
8, Hanford (5-1-0)
9, Auburn Mountainview (3-1-0)
10, Interlake (3-0-2)
On the bubble: Shorecrest (2-1-1), Shorewood (4-1-0), Eastside Catholic (4-0-0), Bishop Blanchet (2-1-0), Bellevue (4-0-0), Holy Names (1-1-0)
1, West Valley (Yakima) (4-0-0)
2, North Kitsap (5-0-0)
3, Archbishop Murphy (Everett) (4-0-0)
4, Black Hills (5-0-1)
5, Kingston (4-0-0)
6, Lake Washington (1-2-2)
7, West Valley (Spokane) (5-1-0)
8, Prosser (5-1-0)
9, Squalicum (Bellingham) (2-1-1)
10, Mark Morris (Longview) (2-1-0)
On the bubble: Sehome (Bellingham) (1-1-1), Selah (2-1-1), Ellensburg (3-1-1), Klahowya (Silverdale) (3-2-0), Olympic (3-1-0), Bellingham (3-0-2).