In this edition of “The Full 80,” we’ll look at the Shorecrest girls soccer program registering a 3-2 win over WesCo 3A rival, Marysville Getchell, on Oct. 15 to get head coach Mindy Dalziel to coaching win No. 100 at her alma mater. And as always, there’s national rankings, this week’s upcoming big matchups, updated 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
Dalziel’s pride in alma mater leads her to coaching win No. 100
It was a rare moment where Shorecrest High School girls soccer coach Mindy Dalziel wasn’t prepared and caught off guard.
She had no idea that a milestone victory awaited her on Tuesday, Oct. 15.
It wasn’t until after her Shorecrest team’s 3-2 win over WesCo 3A foe Marysville Getchell on that fateful Tuesday night at Shoreline Stadium that she learned about her coaching feat.
Adding to the excitement of a come-from-behind win, after trailing 2-1, was that it gave Dalziel her 100th coaching victory with the Scots. The winning rally came on goals in the 53rd minute from Hailey Wicken and 61st minute from Kayla Holland.
Neither Dalziel or her players knew anything of this nature was on the horizon. However, in the background, Mindy’s husband, Don Dalziel, Shoreline School District athletic director, was calculating win-loss records and organized for friends, family, former teammates and former players to attend.
The support, as much as the milestone, gave the moment more meaning for Mindy Dalziel.
“I loved that it was a secret,” said Dalziel, who was a four-year starter who won 3A state titles in 1992 and ’93 before graduating from Shorecrest in ’94. “I loved that my own kids were there with me for the surprise, as well as my family and friends. To see all the support for a job that I so passionately love to do was amazing.”
It’s no surprise why the Shorecrest wins. It’s because she has her teams ready.
Dalziel is committed to the cause, loves soccer and has great passion for her alma mater.
It was a well-deserved moment for someone who grew up in the community and has made a choice to give back there.
“I don’t take winning for granted,” she said. “There are amazing coaches out there in high school sports and especially in WesCo and District 1. I have a ton of respect for my peers, as they prepare for their games just as I do for ours at Shorecrest.
“My peers have helped me along the way and I would not have gotten here without them. I also have great mentors and achieving the milestone at my alma mater is humbling.”
The Scots, ranked No. 5 in Class 3A now, improved to 10-1-1 with a 2-0 triumph over Shoreline School District rival Shorewood last Thursday.
Dalziel (then Mindy Falor) has fond memories of her high-school playing days.
“I loved playing for (then-coach) Teddy Mitalas (who now coaches at Holy Names),” Dalziel said. “He is one of the reasons I wanted to coach. I started coaching at camps in high school. ”The passion I have towards playing soccer and the happiness it brings me is why I want to coach.”
Icing on the cake for Dalziel’s coaching career would be a run to the 3A finals in 2013. The Scots appear to have the talent to do so and help Dalziel eclipse the best run during her tenure in 2008.
The Scots, who have won five state championships, were fourth that season in 3A. Reaching the 3A state semifinals serves as her best memory in nine seasons directing the Scots, but there could be an encore reserved for 2013.
“That year the team had worked so hard to achieve each win to get us the chance to be in the semifinals against Seattle Prep,” said Dalziel, a P.E. teacher at Lake Forest Park Elementary. “I feel pride for Shorecrest each time our team steps on the field. I always have said that I bleed green and gold.
“All I want to do is prepare my team to be the best they can be and I will push them at each practice and game to achieve that goal.”
Since she didn’t know of her milestone win, the scene after Tuesday’s match was confusing to Dalziel, who is now 101-50-18 with 74 wins by virtue of shutout.
“I was very confused at first with all the commotion going around,” she said. “Throughout the game, I started noticing my friends from school, and other areas of my life. I thought that was odd, since it wasn’t a playoff game.
“Then once the game was over, I saw the district athletic director (her husband, Don) talking to my girls, but my assistant coach wouldn’t let me go over. The girls were super excited, and once the announcer started talking, it all became clear.”
Clear, just like Dalziel’s commitment to her Scots’ program.
Who to watch in 1A
With no rankings for class 1A, here’s a look at some of the top teams as we near postseason play:
1, University Prep. Still the reigning state champs, they’re the team to beat going into state. The Pumas beat Lakeside earlier in the season, and lost to Blanchet just 1-0. They’ve got nine starters back from the state-championship team, and at least three starters who are potential D1 players, so expect them to make a big run in the postseason. (Emerald City League, District 2).
2, King’s. The Knights lost to University Prep in the semifinals last year, but were missing Beth Stella, their top notch forward (also a D1 Ivy League commit for next year). King’s has the benefit of playing in a mixed 1A/2A league, so games against schools like Archbishop Murphy and Cedarcrest prepare them well for the postseason. If they played in a regular 1A league, they would likely be undefeated. (Cascade Conference, District 1).
3, Eatonville. Undefeated at 13-0-0, and led by first team all-state player Machaela Graddy, who is also a state track star and a prolific scorer with 30 goals and 13 assists. The Cruisers have defeated Seattle Christian twice this year, and SC was the state runner-up last season. They’ll likely finish the regular season undefeated. (Nisqually League, District 3).
4, Cashmere. The Bulldogs’ only loss this season was to Class 4A Wenatchee. Cashmere has consistently been a force in 1A soccer. The school was the 1A runner-up just two years ago, losing to Seattle Academy in overtime. Current record is 11-1-0, and they have lots of returning players from the state run in 2011. (Caribou Trail League, District 6).
5, Naches Valley. South Central East League leaders have beaten LaSalle, also a 1A power, The Rangers have handily defeated bigger schools like East Valley and Davis, both Yakima. (District 5).
6, Woodland. Undefeated, 13-0-0, will likely be top seed to state out of District 4. (Tri-Co League).
7, Seattle Academy. Playing well, trying to stay healthy, capable of a deep postseason run.
8, Meridian. Plays in the Whatcom County League, so plays in a mixed classification league like King’s. Meridian has been dominant in that league for the most part, so they’ll vie with Kings for the District 1 title. Meridian is a consistent presence at the 1A tournament. The Trojans are well-coached, and have a top player in Taylor Lunde. Meridian is 10-1-1 despite playing a very tough schedule. Earlier this season they beat Overlake, who is a consistent postseason contender from the Emerald City League, 6-0. (Whatcom County League, District 1).
9, Seattle Christian. Will finish second in the Nisqually League to Eatonville, but Seattle Christian is still essentially the same team that lost to U-Prep in the state finals last year. They’re coached by former UW and SC alum Melissa (Bennett) Dunckley, so watch out for them in the postseason. (Nisqually League, District 3).
10, The Northwest School. Emerald City League school has played into state the last two years, led by senior Mia Bladin. Expect them to make a run at state again this year. (Emerald City League, District 2).
Other 1A schools to watch: LaSalle, Lynden Christian, Lakeside-9 Mile Falls, Mount Baker, Overlake, White Salmon.
Dominating teams so far: Goals for, goals against
Here’s a sampling of teams with some of the biggest goal differentials/lowest goals allowed/highest total goals around the state (with no more than 10 goals allowed, unless they’ve scored more than 50 goals, through Oct. 19):
|Team||Goals for||Goals against|
|West Valley (Yakima)||64||3|
|Lakeside (9 Mile Falls)||58||6|
|West Valley (Spokane)||39||9|
Around the Area
One team from Washington state – Skyline of Sammamish at No. 22 — remains ranked in the Top 25 in the national rankings. Below is the NSCAA’s Oct. 15 poll
Three teams from Washington state remain in NSCAA’s Region VI Top-15 poll, led by Skyline at No. 4 and followed by Issaquah at No. 9 and Kentridge at No. 11. The link below is for the Region VI, which came out Oct. 15:
Games to Watch – Week 7
Tuesday, Oct. 22 – KingCo 4A, Inglemoor at Woodinville, 5 p.m.; Issaquah at Eastlake, 7:30 p.m.; Skyline at Redmond, 7:30 p.m.
SPSL 4A, Federal Way at Emerald Ridge, 7:30 p.m.; Auburn Riverside at Kentridge at French Field, 7:30 p.m.; Jefferson at Kentwood, 7:30 p.m.; Tahoma at Mount Rainier, 7:30 p.m.
KingCo 3A/2A, Lake Washington at Interlake, 7:30 p.m.; Liberty (Issaquah) at Mercer Island 7:30 p.m.; Bellevue at Mount Si, 7:30 p.m.
3A Metro League, Eastside Catholic at Bishop Blanchet, 3:30 p.m.; Bainbridge at Seattle Prep, 3:30 p.m.; Holy Names at Lakeside, 4 p.m.
SPSL 3A, Auburn Mountainview at Enumclaw, 7 p.m.;
WesCo 3A, Stanwood at Shorecrest, 7:30 p.m.
Nonleague, Seattle Academy at Ingraham, 3:30 p.m.
Cascade Conference, Lakewood at King’s, 6 p.m.
Emerald City League, Overlake at Forest Ridge, 3:30 p.m.; The Northwest School at University Prep, 3:30 p.m.
1A Nisqually League, Chimacum at Cedar Park Christian, 4 p.m.; Seattle Christian at Charles Wright, 4 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 24 – KingCo 4A, Issaquah at Skyline, 7:30 p.m.; Redmond at Eastlake, 7 p.m.; Bothell at Inglemoor at Pop Keeney Stadium, 7:30 p.m.
SPSL 4A, Emerald Ridge at Puyallup, 3:30 p.m.; Jefferson at Auburn Riverside, 7:30 p.m.; Kentlake at Kentwood, 7:30 p.m.
KingCo 3A/2A, Liberty (Issaquah) at Bellevue, 7:30 p.m.; Mercer Island at Mount Si, 7:30 p.m.
3A Metro League, Seattle Prep at Lakeside, 3:30 p.m.; Bainbridge at Bishop Blanchet, 4 p.m. Seamount League, Hazen at Lindbergh, 6 p.m.; Renton at Foster, 7:30 p.m.
SPSL 3A, Decatur at Auburn Mountainview, 7 p.m.
WesCo 3A, Shorecrest at Mountlake Terrace at Lynnwood, 7:30 p.m. Marysville-Pilchuck at Shorewood, 7:30 p.m.;
3A Metro League, Holy Names at Eastside Catholic, 5:30 p.m.
Cascade Conference, Sultan at Lakewood, 6 p.m.; Cedarcrest at King’s, 6 p.m.
1A Nisqually League, Vashon at Seattle Christian, 3:30 p.m.
Nonleague, Bear Creek at Annie Wright, 4 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 25 – Emerald City League, University Prep at Overlake, 4 p.m.
Sea-Tac 2B, Seattle Lutheran at Crosspoint Academy, 4 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 26 – SPSL 4A, Tahoma at Jefferson, 11 a.m.; Auburn at Kentwood, Noon; Beamer at Emerald Ridge, 7:30 p.m.
Sea-Tac 2B, Concrete at Crosspoint Academy, 3 p.m.
Class 4A, 3A & 2A girls soccer state rankings – Week 6
1, Issaquah (10-1-1)
2, Skyline (10-1-1)
3, Gig Harbor (6-0-4)
4, Kentridge (8-0-4)
5, Mead (11-1-1)
6, Curtis (10-1-1)
7, Chiawana (13-1-0)
8, Union (Vancouver) (9-1-1)
9, Central Valley (Spokane) (10-1-1)
10, Jackson (9-1-2)
On the bubble: Snohomish (10-2-1), Lewis & Clark (Spokane) (10-2-0), Camas (8-2-2), Woodinville (9-3-1), Tahoma (7-1-3), Puyallup (7-2-2), Edmonds-Woodway (9-2-1), Inglemoor (5-2-2), Emerald Ridge (7-4-1), Eastlake (7-5-1), Kentwood (6-2-3)
1, Columbia River (11-0-1)
2, Kamiakin (13-1-0)
3, Bainbridge (11-0-1)
4, Bonney Lake (10-1-1)
5, Shorecrest (10-1-1)
6, Bellevue (10-2-0)
7, Auburn Mountainview (10-2-0)
8, Meadowdale (Lynnwood) (9-2-1)
9, Timberline (8-1-2)
10, Bishop Blanchet (7-3-3)
On the bubble: Seattle Prep (6-2-5), Shorewood (7-4-1), Peninsula (7-4-1), Mount Spokane (7-4-1), Marysville Getchell (6-4-2), Interlake (6-3-4), Hanford (9-5-0), Mountlake Terrace (8-4-0), Mercer Island (8-3-2), Southridge (8-5-1), Mount Si (7-4-2),
1, West Valley (Yakima) (14-0-0)
2, North Kitsap (13-0-0)
3, Archbishop Murphy (Everett) (13-0-0)
4, Black Hills (11-1-1)
5, West Valley (Spokane) (12-2-0)
6, Kingston (11-2-0)
7, Sumner (10-1-1)
8, Squalicum (Bellingham) (10-1-2)
9, Sehome (Bellingham) (9-2-2)
10, Ephrata (11-2-1)
On the bubble: Ridgefield (8-3-1), Hockinson (9-3-1), Prosser (11-3-0), Lake Washington (5-5-3), Ellensburg (8-4-1), Klahowya (Silverdale) (11-3-0), Olympic (9-5-0), Bellingham (6-3-4), Fife (10-2-0), Mark Morris (Longview)
TOP 10 PREP GIRLS SOCCER ALL-CLASSIFICATION
5. Seattle Prep
6. Mead (Spokane)
7. Meadowdale (Lynnwood)
8. Union (Vancouver)
9. Mount Spokane
10. Lake Washington
WASHINGTON STATE PLAYERS VERBALLY COMMITTED TO PLAY NCAA DIVISION I-II-III WOMEN’S SOCCER FOR 2014, 2015, 2016
(Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional commits; updated Monday, Oct. 21)
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, Tahoma, MF-F, Sr.; Emily Baril, Skyline, GK, Sr.; Alyssa Navlet, Meadowdale, MF-F-D, Sr.; Emily Seelbach, Auburn Riverside, MF-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.
Elmira College (New York) – Sage Miller, Nathan Hale, F-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.; Marianna de M. Castro, Redmond, GK, 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.
Princeton University – Beth Stella, King’s, MF-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.; Hunter Mar, Kentridge, MF-F, Jr.
Seattle Pacific University — Brooke Holland, Skyline, MF, Sr.; Molly Stinson, Woodinville, GK, Sr.; Julia DeVere, Squalicum, MF, Jr.
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.