Sounders FC has some representation in the latest Seattle Sports Star of the Year award nominations, and it comes in the form of young DeAndre Yedlin being among the finalists for Male Athlete of the Year. The 20-year-old defender had a standout rookie campaign, leading the team in minutes, making the MLS All-Star Team, playing in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and even collecting a goal and assist in the playoffs.
The Sounders have been no stranger to the annual event, with Adrian Hanauer and Gary Wright winning top executive awards and Kasey Keller winning top professional athlete a couple years ago.
Soccer programs from the University of Washington, Seattle University and Washington State University are also in the mix for awards this year. Tickets for the Jan. 22 event at Benaroya Hall, the 79th edition of the awards banquet, can be purchased here.
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Nominees for the Female Sports Star of the Year:
Joan Bonvicini (Seattle University Women’s Basketball Head Coach)
Krista Vansant (UW Volleyball)
Marti Malloy (USA Judo)
Melissa Arnot (Record holding Mountaineer)
Micaela Castain (WSU Soccer)
Tina Thompson (Storm Basketball)
Nominees for the Male Sports Star of the Year:
Bishop Sankey (UW Football)
DeAndre Yedlin (Sounders FC)
Hisashi Iwakuma (Mariners Pitcher)
Jon Lester (Red Sox Pitcher)
Russell Wilson (Seahawks Quarterback)
UW Men’s Soccer
Nominees for the Sports Story of the Year:
Eastlake Little League
The Seahawks’ Run
Seattle University Men’s & Women’s Soccer