In this edition of “The Full 80,” we’ll look at Bellevue working toward its first winning season since 2010 and changing a culture. Also, Sumner is dominating foes again and Seattle Prep has a stone wall in goalkeeper Abby Rockwell. 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
Wolverines attempting to take it up a notch
When Scott Smith took over the Bellevue High School girls soccer program in 2012, he preached about developing a championship culture.
The last winning season the Wolverines enjoyed came in 2010 when the program went 9-5-3 overall and 8-4-2 for third place in KingCo 3A/2A.
Then came a 6-7-4 season and, then in Smith’s first season in 2012, Bellevue went 4-9-3. They finished sixth of eight in KingCo 3A/2A at 4-7-3 with 15 points, but there was a ray of hope.
In Smith’s second season at the helm this fall, the Wolverines are off to a 6-0-0 start, including 5-0-0 in conference action. Thanks in part to the lessons learned by a group in 2012 that provided nine returning starters this fall.
“I know that the seniors want to leave a lasting impression on the school and the program and they are trying to leave a culture behind that future players can find success in,” said Smith, who was a varsity assistant and junior varsity head coach for three seasons before taking over. “One of my goals for the program is to develop a unique culture and philosophy at Bellevue that permeates the soccer program and can benefit the school no matter who the players or coaching staff are in the future.”
Much of the Wolverines’ success this season starts and ends with senior midfielder/forward Isabelle Butterfield, who will play at Seattle University next year.
Butterfield leads Bellevue with 15 points on six goals and three assists through six matches. She is part of the core of the team that’s helped elevate the program.
“We have nine returning starters from the team last year and they have really solidified as a team,” Smith said. “Some of these girls have played together for three years now and they know each other’s tendencies and habits.
“This group is very close off the field, as well, and we put a lot of focus on developing relationships that last beyond the soccer-playing experience.”
Junior Sabrina Mohazzabfar provides offensive punch up front along with sophomore midfielder Lillie French. Mohazzabfar has netted five goals and two assists and French has added five goals and one assist.
“Personal achievements are valueless unless they contribute to the goals the team has set out to accomplish,” Smith said. “Every player has bought into the system and believes in the program’s philosophies and values.”
Defending 2A state champs Sumner back at it again in SPSL 2A
The Sumner High School girls soccer team, despite graduating several key players from last year’s Class 2A state title team, is off to a strong start in its title defense.
The Spartans are 4-0-0 atop SPSL 2A and 4-1-1 overall after going 21-0-0 en route to the 2A championship in 2012.
Sumner is dominating foes similar to last year, outscoring opponents 32-3 in its first six matches of 2013.
The 2012 season culminated in a 1-0 win over Sehome in the 2A final on a Kaitie Huff goal in the 35th minute. That title-match win came after the Spartans survived a 1-0 shootout triumph over Squalicum in the state semifinals.
Panthers relying on defense and four-year starter at goalkeeper
With two Class 3A state titles in the last three years, Seattle Prep hopes to add the hardware in 2013.
One big reason the Panthers have a championship chance again is fourth-year starting goalkeeper Abby Rockwell.
Rockwell has a pair of shutouts so far in 2013 to hike her career total to 37 in 67 starts on the Prep varsity.
Dominating teams so far: Goals for, goals against
Here’s a sampling of teams with some of the biggest goal differentials/lowest total goals allowed around the state (with no more than 5 goals allowed).
|Team||Goals for||Goals against|
|Cedar Park Christian||27||5|
|Lewis & Clark||19||5|
Around the Area
Skyline (No. 1 in state 4A last week) moved up to No. 10 nationally in Week 4 and is the lone Washington state team in the top 25, but with Tuesday’s 1-0 loss at Woodinville is likely to slip down or out of the national rankings. Below is the NSCAA’s Sept. 24 poll:
Three teams from Washington state remain in NSCAA’s Region VI Top-15 poll, led by Skyline at No. 2 and followed by Gig Harbor at No. 7 and Camas at No. 12. The link below is for the Region VI, which came out Sept. 24:
Games to Watch – Week 3
Here are this week’s top matchups:
Tuesday, Oct. 1 – KingCo 4A, Garfield at Inglemoor, 7:30 p.m.; Roosevelt at Skyline, 7:30 p.m.; Eastlake at Woodinville at Pop Keeney Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
SPSL 4A, Jefferson at Tahoma, 7 p.m.; Emerald Ridge at Beamer, 7:30 p.m.
KingCo 3A/2A, Bellevue at Liberty (Issaquah), 7:30 p.m.; Mount Si at Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m. 3A
Metro League, Seattle Prep at Bishop Blanchet, 3:30 p.m.; Bainbridge at Holy Names, 3:30 p.m.; Eastside Catholic at Lakeside, 4 p.m.
SPSL 3A, Bonney Lake at Auburn Mountainview, 7 p.m.
WesCo 3A, Mountlake Terrace at Shorewood at Shoreline Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
1A Emerald City League, Overlake at University Prep, 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 – 1A Nisqually League, Seattle Christian at Bellevue Christian, 4 p.m.;
Nonleague, Crosspoint Academy at Mount Vernon Christian, 5 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3 – KingCo 4A, Skyline at Inglemoor at Pop Keeney Stadium, 3:30 p.m.; Issaquah at Bothell, 7:30 p.m.; Redmond at Roosevelt at Northeast Athletic Complex, 7:30 p.m.
SPSL 4A, Kentwood at Auburn Riverside, 7:30 p.m.; Auburn at Mount Rainier at Highline Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
Nonleague, Bainbridge at Newport, 7:30 p.m.
KingCo 3A/2A, Mercer Island at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m.; Mount Si at Liberty (Issaquah), 7:30 p.m.
3A Metro League, Lakeside at Holy Names at Miller Playfield, 3:30 p.m.; Seattle Prep at Bainbridge, 7 p.m.; Bishop Blanchet at Eastside Catholic, 7 p.m.
3A/2A Seamount League, Renton at Lindbergh, 4 p.m.
SPSL 3A, Enumclaw at Auburn Mountainview, 7 p.m.
WesCo 3A, Everett at Mountlake Terrace at Edmonds Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
2A Cascade Conference, Sultan at Archbishop Murphy, 6 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 4 – 3A Metro League, Nathan Hale at Holy Names, 3:30 p.m.; Chief Sealth at Lakeside, 4 p.m.; West Seattle at Bainbridge, 7 p.m. 1A Emerald City League, Northwest School at Overlake, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 5 – SPSL 4A, Mount Rainier at Kentridge at French Field, Noon; Auburn at Auburn Riverside, 7:30 p.m. 1A Nisqually League, Cedar Park Christian at Vashon, Noon. Nonleague, Mercer Island at Newport, 7:30 p.m.
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
Seattle Times state rankings by classification
1, Issaquah (5-1-1)
2, Skyline (6-1-0)
3, Puyallup (4-0-1)
4, Curtis (4-0-1)
5, Union (Vancouver) (4-0-1)
6, Gig Harbor (4-0-1)
7, Tahoma (4-0-1)
8, Kentridge (5-0-1)
9, Lewis & Clark (Spokane) (6-0-0)
10, Woodinville (5-2-1)
On the bubble: Central Valley (Spokane) (6-0-1), Mead (5-1-0), Edmonds-Woodway (4-1-1), Bellarmine Prep (2-1-0), Inglemoor (4-0-1), Emerald Ridge (3-2-1), Camas (4-1-1), Eastlake (4-2-1), Kentwood (3-1-1),
1, Columbia River (5-0-1)
2, Seattle Prep (3-2-0)
3, Kamiakin (7-0-0)
4, Bainbridge (4-0-0)
5, Mount Spokane (4-2-1)
6, Bellevue (6-0-0)
7, Auburn Mountainview (5-1-0)
8, Bonney Lake (4-0-1)
9, Marysville Getchell (5-1-0)
10, Shorewood (5-1-0)
On the bubble: Interlake (3-1-3), Hanford (6-2-0), Meadowdale (Lynnwood) (5-2-0), Shorecrest (4-1-1), Mountlake Terrace (4-2-0), Eastside Catholic (3-2-0), Bishop Blanchet (3-1-0), Mercer Island (3-2-1),
1, West Valley (Yakima) (7-0-0)
2, North Kitsap (7-0-0)
3, Archbishop Murphy (Everett) (7-0-0)
4, Black Hills (6-0-1)
5, Kingston (6-1-0)
6, West Valley (Spokane) (7-1-0)
7, Prosser (7-1-0)
8, Squalicum (Bellingham) (5-1-1)
9, Mark Morris (Longview) (4-1-0)
10, Tumwater (6-1-0)
On the bubble: Lake Washington (1-3-3), Sumner (4-1-1), Sehome (Bellingham) (4-2-2), Ellensburg (5-1-1), Klahowya (Silverdale) (5-2-0), Olympic (5-2-0), Bellingham (3-2-2), Fife (5-1-0), Meridian (5-1-1), King’s (4-2-0), Hockinson (5-2-0).
WASHINGTON STATE PLAYERS VERBALLY COMMITTED TO PLAY NCCA DIVISION I-II-III WOMEN’S SOCCER FOR 2014, 2015, 2016
(Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional commits; updated Monday, Sept. 30)
Air Force – Madison Adams, Bonney Lake, F, Sr.
Arkansas – Karli White, Cedarcrest, F, Jr.; Regan Gibbs, Naches, GK, 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.
Carnegie Mellon University — Haili Adams, Juanita , MF, Sr.
Central Washington – Bailey Martoncik, MF-F, Sr.; Emily Baril, Skyline, GK, Sr.; Alyssa Navlet, Meadowdale, MF-F-D, Sr.
University of Chicago – Sophie Wagner, Auburn Mountainview, D, 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.
Concordia University – Ana Delgadillo, Columbia River, D, Sr.
Florida International – Lyrik Fryer, Issaquah, D, Jr.
Grand Canyon University – Madison Reynolds, Columbia River, F, Sr.
Harvard – Mia Bladin, The Northwest School, MF, Sr.
Hawaii Pacific University – Lindsay Hurley, Columbia River, D, Sr.
Idaho – Andes Archibald, Richland, D, Sr.
Illinois – Kara Marbury, Mead (Spokane), F, Jr.
Middle Tennessee State – Kathy Thomas, Franklin Pierce, D, Sr.
University of Nevada – Rylee Peterson, Edmonds-Woodway, F, Jr.
Kentucky – Rachel Wheeler, Issaquah, F, Sr.
University of Louisiana-Lafayette – Ashleigh Cade, Bonney Lake, F-MF, Sr.
UNLV – Jordan Sallee, Stadium, GK, Sr.
Minnesota – Hannah Holm, University (Spokane), F, Sr.
University of Montana – Charlene Burger, Columbia River, MF, Sr.; Chanelle Pederson, Bellarmine Prep, D, 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.
Point Loma Nazarene – Easton Kawasaki, Columbia River, F-MF, Sr.
Portland – Kimberly Hazlett, Squalicum, F, So.; Jessica Kennedy, Lewis & Clark (Spokane), MF, Sr.; Mady Seckman, Kamiak, D, Sr.
Portland State — Zoe Vincini, Shorewood, F, Sr.; Mackenzie Bean, Bothell, F, Sr.
Santa Clara University – Jenna Holtz, Bellarmine Prep, MF, Sr.
Seattle University – Isabelle Butterfield, Bellevue, MF-F, Sr.; Maddie Racine, Eastside Catholic, MF-F, Sr.
Seattle Pacific University — Brooke Holland, Skyline, MF, Sr.; Molly Stinson, Woodinville, GK, Sr.
Stanford – Mariah Lee, Kentwood (does not play for school), F, Sr.
St. Mary’s – Martha Heaps, Mead (Spokane), D, Sr.
Troy University – Megan Charlton, Kentwood, GK, Sr.
Utah – Natalie Vukic, Bainbridge, MF-F, Sr.; Madison Clarkson, Auburn Mountainview, MF, 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.
Western Washington — Gabby Brower, Hazen, D, Sr. ; Sierra Shugarts, Decatur, D, Sr.