Lowenbrau, Ryan Leave a Legacy

1982 – Around the World and Close to Home

A worldwide recession results in the highest U.S. unemployment rate (10.8 percent) since the Great Depression, Great Britain retains possession of the Falkland Islands following a 10-week war with Argentina, and Paolo Rossi returns from a lengthy suspension to lead Italy to victory at the World Cup. In Washington, the first of an eventual 49 victims of the Green River Killer is found, Seattle becomes known as the Emerald City and a Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla is judged the best in the nation.

Lowenbrau, Ryan Leave a Legacy

Although they would be known by three different sponsor names at their zenith, FC Lowenbrau Zurich was, in fact, the same dominant Seattle side all along.

Formed in 1975 from a group of University of Washington coeds who had convinced Husky men’s coach Mike Ryan to coach them, Lowenbrau’s methodical march from eager beginners to national juggernaut is marked by retiring the U.S. Women’s Open Cup trophy after a third successive championship in 1982.

When Lowenbrau thrashes Rochester (NY) Wave, 5-1, in the final, both the score line and their quick, sharp passing attracts attention. Coaches and players from the men’s U.S. Open Cup final between L.A. Maccabees and New York Freedoms watch and marvel. “That ladies team plays very well,” says Freedoms coach George Bakaroudis. Other observers – player, coaches, media – agree: It’s a dazzling display.

It’s the most one-sided victory in a final. As PCI Sharks in 1980, the Seattle women won via penalty kicks. In 1981, as FC Ramlosa, it was a 1-0 decision at home, in Memorial Stadium.

More than victories, Ryan preaches precision and sportsmanship. The end result is a beautiful, sometimes joyful presentation of the game. He admits his gruff exterior can irritate, even drive some players away. Ryan wants his players to dress impeccably for the occasion, whether a practice or a match. He demands their complete attention, and he always wants his players thinking.

“What I like is his dedication to perfection,” says Suzanne Brown, one of his over-30 players for Bellevue Blue Angels, winners of the national masters’ division in 1980 and ’81. “He can show you how to do something and demand you do it correctly.”

Ryan had risen to local prominence first for his advanced technical abilities as a player for Buchan Bakers. He then began coaching youth, and became UW coach in 1966. However, after 11 seasons he left. He kept coaching the women, however, and soon organized and served as first president of the Washington State Women’s Soccer Association.

“The rewards you get from the women are that they do listen and they want to learn more,” notes Ryan. “Guys get on me and say ‘What are you doing with a bunch of women? And I say, Why not? Why shouldn’t they have a good coach? They play soccer. It’s part of the game. We want to expose the game.’”

“His vision was incredible,” says Denise Boyer. “He had a vision where we played using our skills, where the game was well thought-out.”

“I yelled a lot, but I wanted to leave a dynasty behind,” explains Ryan. I believed in them from Day 1. I told them they were the future coaches of the nation.”

After winning the first three editions of the Women’s Open Cup, Lowenbrau and Ryan’s legacy is legitimate. Many of these players will go on to play for collegiate championships and the first U.S. National Teams, and Ryan would be there to welcome them.

Year in Review
Season Record
18-14, 1st West, Runners-up Indoor 9-9, 7th, 1st rnd
Alan Hinton (3rd year)
Best XI
Peter Ward (MVP)
Top Scorer
Peter Ward (18 goals)
U.S. Amateur Cup
Seattle Croatia, champions
Women's Amateur Cup
FC Lowenbrau Zurich, champions
Men's Collegiate Postseason
Washington D1 1st rnd
NCSC Men's Champion
NCSC Women's Champion
Western Washington (v), Washington (c)
NWAC Men's Champion
Skagit Valley
Sounders Cup Winner
Largest Attendance
29,488, Sounders v Vancouver
Largest Amateur Attendance
1,500, Seattle Pacific v Washington

1982: Lowenbrau, Ryan Leave a Legacy

Three years into U.S. Women's Open Cup history, there has been only one winner, and it's the team from Seattle with the ever-changing name.

Ward Hat Trick in Portland
July 24, 1982

Peter Ward bedevils Portland away, and his hat trick earns Sounders their fourth win in five games as well as first place in Western Division. Seattle, after trailing early, wins going away, 4-1. Two of Ward's goals come from headers, and Paul Hammond earns the first Seattle goalkeeper assist with a booming kick upfield. Ward now has six goals over four games.

Sounders' Flying Machine Takes Flight
July 3, 1982

Alan Hinton's Promised 'Flying Machine' attack was delayed two months for takeoff but is now performing acrobatics. After sputtering early, Seattle is averaging over three goals during a six-match run after beating San Jose, 5-4. Outcome lifts Sounders above the playoff red line for the first time. Steve Daley ties a team record with three assists and Mark Peterson's brace gives him five goals in six games. Says coach Alan Hinton: “We’re the hottest team in soccer.”

Hibbitt Goal Sends Sounders to Soccer Bowl
September 10, 1982

Meeting for the third time in seven days with 5,400 air miles traveled in between, the Sounders and Strikers settle their NASL semifinal series but only after going into extra time. Kenny Hibbitt collects a loose ball, juggles it twice and his 19-yard shot somehow finds the corner for the sudden-death winner, 1-0, off the hand of Fort Lauderdale keeper Jan van Beveren. A Kingdome throng of nearly 29,000 erupts and continues roaring for several minutes as the weary winners take a lap of honor.

Smisek to Guide Seattle U
July 19, 1982

Jan Smisek is chosen to guide the Seattle University women's varsity program out of the gate. Smisek, who recently won a national title with Lowenbrau Zurich, served as Lynnwood High School coach in 1981. She both played and coached the women's club program at UC Santa Barbara from 1975-80.

Into Playoffs and Out
February 8, 1982

After clinching their first NASL indoor playoff berth the night before, the Sounders get two goals apiece from Steve Buttle and Steve Daley to beat Vancouver, 6-4, in the Kingdome. Defending champion Edmonton, featuring all-NASL defender Bernie James of Bellevue, eliminates Seattle in the first round. It's Seattle's second and final indoor campaign.

Seattle U Plays Varsity Opener
October 2, 1982

Seattle University plays its inaugural women's varsity game at Pullman, against the Washington State club. The Chieftains lose, 2-1, but get an 80th minute score from Theresa MacMillan. Seattle U goes 4-10-3 in its first season.

Pitch Shrinks to Become Soccerdome
June 24, 1982

Ten days after being named new Sounders GM, John Best shortens Kingdome field by 10 yards (to 100) and moves pitch closer to western stands and adds 2,500 bleacher seats installed on east sideline. The new configuration is dubbed Soccerdome and debuts June 30. Best believes the changes can produce more action around each goal.

Sounders Beat Timbers, Win Division
August 22, 1982

Mark Peterson scores with 5 minutes left as Sounders clinch second Western Division title in three years and league's No. 2 seed with 1-0 win at Portland in final regular season game. Seattle has won 16 of 23 (three shootout losses) since winning only one game outright in the first eight. Some 1,000 traveling are rewarded when Peterson converts a corner kick at the near post, his 17th goal of the season. It is a record 18th assist for Steve Daley and the final game for the Timbers in the NASL era.

Attendance Plummets on Easter
April 11, 1982

Attendance plummets below 10,000 for a regular season game for the first time in nine seasons, with just 4,954 for a lackluster Easter afternoon scoreless draw with San Jose. Ultimately the visitors win in a shootout. At one point the Earthquakes play shorthanded for five minutes before putting a jersey on backup goalkeeper Billy Phillips and asking him to play defender. It’s the first back-to-back scoreless outings to start season since 1977.

Sounders Reward Big Crowd with Cosmos Win
August 4, 1982

The biggest crowd in 14 months (23,925) is rewarded with an impressive Sounders win over the Cosmos – the first outright series victory in eight regular season and playoff meetings dating back five years. Steve Daley and Peter Ward stake Seattle to a 2-nil lead after 21 minutes. A Ray Evans second-half free kick proves the difference in a 3-2 result, keeping the Sounders atop the Western Division and snapping the Cosmos’ eight-game win streak. It also assures New York cannot break Seattle’s league record of 25 wins. It proves to be the 152nd and final appearance for Steve Buttle across all competitions.

Duvall's Five Goals Devour UBC
October 23, 1982

Finding the net on each of her five shots, Annette Duvall scores five times in Western Washington’s 12-0 annihilation of British Columbia at Bellingham. Duvall, tying her record five goals scored three weeks earlier versus Evergreen, connects three times in the first 20 minutes, after which the Vikings lead 4-nil. Hope Grimm adds three goals and Western is up 9-0 at the interval.

Hazen Girls Triumph
November 12, 1982

Hazen of Renton rides a late goal from Cissy Shopshire to win the girls' WIAA state championship, 1-0 over Shorecrest, at Auburn's Troy Field. Shopshire scores from 10 yards in the 64th minute to end a scoreless stalemate. It's the first loss of the year for the Scots (15-1-1), who got two goals from Michelle Akers to beat Auburn in the semifinal. Hazen, runner-up to Meadowdale a year earlier, had won two unofficial state titles in 1979 and '80.

Miraculous Comeback in Florida
September 8, 1982

Seattle mounts a miraculous comeback to keep its season alive at Fort Lauderdale. Down 3-2 with less than two minutes remaining, second-half substitutes Ian Bridge and Roger Davies are involved as Davies heads home with 73 seconds to go in regulation. Davies then heads Peter Ward's cross to a wide-open Kenny Hibbitt for the golden goal 3:43 into overtime. The two teams will meet to decide the playoff series two days later, in Seattle.

USF Rallies to Eliminate UW
November 17, 1982

Washington is 5 seconds away from earning its first NCAA tournament victory, but succumbs to No. 3 San Francisco in penalty kicks in the first round game at Negoesco Stadium. The Huskies, making their sixth trip to the NCAAs, take the initial lead through Mark Stoppler, then Curt Shugarts converts Mike Park's feed for a 2-1 advantage in the 72nd minute. However, the Dons' Vidar Larsen scores at 89:55 to send it to overtime. USF buries its first four penalties to win, 4-1. Frank Gallo's team finishes 18-1-2, its best-ever winning percentage, and ranked 20th nationally.

Blue Angels' Reign Ends
May 2, 1982

Bellevue Blue Angels' two-year reign as women's over-30 national champions is over. Blue Angels tie San Andreas Faults, 1-1 , but go out on penalties in Sacramento. Also at Cosumnes River College, Seattle's Lowenbrau Zurich earn a third straight Western Regional women's open title by smashing Utah, 11-1, and then defeating Hawaii, 1-0, in the final. On the men's side, Croatia FC are beaten, 5-0, in the final by U.S Open Cup holders LA Maccabees.

Flyers Denied in U19 Final
June 25, 1982

Avionic Flyers become the first Washington youth club to reach a national championship match, beating Granite City of Illinois, 1-0, in the semifinals. Linda DeBoer scores the game's only goal with 2:33 remaining in Dallas. The team from Shoreline-Edmonds come up short in the final against the Dallas Sting, losing 2-0 in sauna-like conditions. The Sting has won 47 games in a row. Princeton-bound DeBoer (Meadowdale) is one of two high school All-Americans on the Flyers the other is 16-year-old Michelle Akers (Shorecrest).

Seattle Shootout Record Abysmal
July 29, 1982

Seattle goes down to its fifth shootout loss (against one win) of the season at Edmonton after the teams are tied, 1-1, after 90 minutes of regulation and 15 minutes of extra time. "The shootout has nothing to do with soccer," says defender Jeff Stock. Kim Odell, president of Sounders Booster Club, agrees: “A one-on-one confrontation flies in the dace of the basic concept of soccer as epitome of team effort.”

Willoughby Brace Gives UW NCSC Title
November 14, 1982

Tad Willoughby nets a brace, and Mark Schuur collects his record 14th shutout of the season and 31st of his career as Washington concludes regular season play by beating Puget Sound, 5-0, at Husky Stadium. The victory clinches Washington’s first NCSC crown in six years. It’s the Huskies' 18th win and extends their unbeaten run to 17 games (16-0-1) going into the postseason.

Washington Women Are Perfect
November 21, 1982

Washington women's club completes the season with a perfect record after defeating Washington State, 2-0, at Husky Stadium. For the first time, the Huskies win the NCSC, comprised of 10 club and varsity programs, at 18-0-0 and a goal difference of 83-7. Traci Cooke and Kathy Ballew score against the Cougars. Cooke tallies her 24th goal and Ballew her 20th. It's the 15th shutout for Arlene Beerman.

Newport Tops in Preps
May 28, 1982

Tim Gerherd's second-half goal snaps the deadlock and sends Bellevue's Newport High on to the state boys' prep championship, 2-1, over Shorecrest, before 2,500 at Memorial Stadium. Phil Carson's early opener for the Knights had been answered by Mark Faller's 26th goal of the year in the 35th minute. Gerherd nods home Brian Clearman's cross in the 57th minute. Faller's brace upset previously perfect O'Dea in the semifinals, 2-0. The Irish (21-1-0) take third.

Huskies Rule Crosstown Rivalry
November 10, 1982

Mike Enneking accounts for both Washington goals as the Huskies earn their third win of the season, 2-1, over crosstown rival Seattle Pacific before 1,500 at Memorial Stadium. Enneking's second goal, in the 36th minute, is his 16th of the year, tying Danny Vaughn's UW record. The victory also secures the Sounders Cup for Washington for the first time since 1978. Gerard McGlynn pulls SPU a goal back in second half and nearly ties it in the final minute. The next day Mark Schuur posts his record 14th shutout in 6-0 rout of Puget Sound.

Seattle Croatia Wins Amateur Cup
June 6, 1982

A perfectly-hit free kick from Jose Reyes proves the difference as Seattle's Croatia FC claims the U.S. Amateur Cup, 1-0, over Virginia Kicks in Chicago. Reyes connects from the edge of the box in the 32nd minute after Kit Favorite is brought down. Reyes and Favorite are among four former Seattle Pacific players, with three Washington alums also starting for Croatia, which won its semifinal the previous day, 2-1, over Milwaukee's Pabst Blue Ribbon on goals from Favorite and Andy Churlin.

Flyers, Stompers Add More State Titles
March 22, 1982

Highline's Pepsi Stompers win their fifth Washington girls' state cup and Avionic Flyers from Seattle area win their fourth in a row at Renton Stadium. The Stompers claim the U14 title 5-0 over North Shore Untouchables. The Flyers are forced into overtime by Tacoma's Team Adidas before prevailing, 5-4 in the U19.

Ward Continues Feasting on Timbers
July 31, 1982

Peter Ward continues to feast on Portland defenders, scoring two second-half goals in a 3-0 home victory. A week earlier Ward had scored three goals against the Timbers. This time he breaks a scoreless stalemate in the 56th minute, then, after Mark Peterson scores, adds a late tally. Steve Buttle assists on the first two goals, giving him a career record 44 in league play.

Ward, Sounders Can't Stop Scoring
July 14, 1982

Peter Ward, NASL June Player of the Month, continues to torch foes for goals, scoring twice as the Sounders smash Jacksonville, 6-0, in the club's biggest rout in three years. It's Alan Hudson' return to action after missing two months with a groin strain. Mark Peterson also gets a brace, and Kenny Hibbitt opens his Seattle account. Since the Soccerdome field implementation, they have scored 13 goals in three home games.

Chinaglia Goal Wins Soccer Bowl
September 18, 1982

Giorgio Chinaglia, whose goal decided the 1977 NASL title, scores the only goal of Soccer Bowl '82 as the Cosmos defeat Seattle, 1-0, in San Diego. The Sounders start strong, out-shooting New York 8-1 in the first 15 minutes, with Kenny Hibbiitt and Steve Daley forcing saves and Jeff Stock whistling a shot inches wide. Chinaglia spins and scores past Paul Hammond in the 31st minute. About 1,500 fans make the trip from Washington.

Smisek: First Female to Earn 'A' License
July 31, 1982

Jan Smisek, the newly-named coach of Seattle University, becomes the first first woman to earn a U.S. Soccer Federation 'A' Coaching License following a weeklong course in Olympia. Earlier, at 18, Smisek had been the first female to earn a 'C' license.

Peterson, Seattle Shock Man United
May 20, 1982

Mark Peterson scores twice, in the 8th and 45th minute in 3-0 win over England's storied Manchester United. Sounders go on to win EuroPac tournament by tying Vancouver away to win the $35,000 prize. Seattle is missing injured starters Alan Hudson and Ian Bridge. United are without four starters.

Sounders Draft 3 Huskies
December 14, 1982

Three members of Washington's NCAA tournament side are taken by the Sounders in the NASL draft. Co-Captain Tad Willoughby is chosen 11th overall. Mark Schuur, a youth teammate of Mark Peterson and Jeff Stock, goes 23rd overall and Steve Englebrick is 35th. Dan Pingrey of Seattle Pacific picked in the fourth round.

Sounders To Take Winter Off
July 20, 1982

GM John Best announces Sounders will not play indoor season next winter, citing intent to reinvigorate club during the offseason. Team had played two winters in a row, only to see attendance sag each summer and players' injuries increase.

Sounders Acquire Wolves Veteran
June 28, 1982

With midfield decimated by injuries, Seattle moves to sign Wolverhampton veteran Kenny Hibbitt, who's played for Wolves for 14 years. Alan Hudson (groin), Steve Daley (shin) and Steve Buttle (ankle) have all missed games or played with limitations. With Hibbitt in lineup, Sounders go 14-5 (plus two shootout losses) the remainder of the year, with him accumulating six goals and nine assists.

Betty Ellis on Line for Sounders Game
July 21, 1982

Betty Ellis works as part of the officiating crew for the Sounders game vs. Edmonton. Ellis, 40, runs one line. Wearing No. 84, she made her NASL debut in 1981, first, on Mothers' Day, as a fourth official and later as assistant referee.

Fry, Wall Help U.S. U20s Beat Guatemala
September 1, 1982

Sammamish High School's Chance Fry adds the clinching extra-time goal as the U.S. Under-20 National Team defeats host Guatemala, 3-1, in the Concacaf Championships. Fry scores his third goal of the tournament in the 106th minute after Tab Ramos put the U.S. ahead. Fry, who recently signed with the Sounders, also scored the game-winner in a second-round win over Canada. He's joined on the team by Seattle's Geoff Wall. Although beaten by Costa Rica in the final, the USA qualifies for the 1983 World Championships.

Ryan's Daughters Three-Peat
June 6, 1982

Seattle's Lowenbrau Zurich proves ruthless in winning its third consecutive National Women's Open Cup, 5-1, over the Rochester Wave at Chicago's Hanson Stadium. Mike Ryan's team had been known as PCI Sharks and Ramlosa in 1980 and '81. Sharon McMurtry is voted the finals MVP after scoring twice in the championship match after a hat trick in 3-0 defeat of St. Louis. Lisa Jones opens the scoring and both Joan Dunlap and Denise Bender add goals while Lorraine DeGroot anchors the backline.

Hinton Lands Forest Duo
March 25, 1982

Just two weeks prior to the season opener, Seattle acquires Peter Ward, 26, and Gary Mills, 20, from England's Nottingham Forest. Mills, who at 18 played in Forest’s 1980 European Cup Final, is an England U21 international while Ward has one full England cap and led the English League with 32 goals for Brighton in 1976-77. Hinton says of Ward, "Seattle fans will see a player the likes of which they have never seen before.”

UW Shutout Run Gets Ugly
October 30, 1982

A foul-marred match ends scoreless at Husky Stadium with Washington recording its fifth straight shutout and seventh in eight games, 0-0 after overtime with Simon Fraser. The Clan, who dealt UW its only loss, 2-0, Sept. 4 in the Far West Classic final, commit 43 fouls and the Huskies 19.

Mark is one of the top three strikers in America – and I don’t mean top three American strikers. He could play in England now, without a doubt. Nobody deserves to be booed, him least of all.
Sounders captain Alan Hudson defending Mark Peterson after the team's slow start
Anyone who has been jeering Mark can stew in his own juices.
Frank Barton, Sounders veteran, on Mark Peterson responding to criticism by going on scoring tear
Nobody in San Diego cares about Seattle or New York. If we get a maximum of 25,000 that won't pay for bringing the teams here. It should be a home-and-home playoffs. (The first game) should be played in New York, before 70,000 fans. Then, next Friday or Saturday, before 50,000 in the Kingdome. If we had to have a third game, that would be 70,000 more in New York. We could draw $1 million soccer and have greater exposure.
Sounders Co-Owner Frank Coluccio, arguing that Soccer Bowl should not be one match played at a neutral site
We don’t have to go off the deep end. But now we’ve lost 10 teams and we’ll probably lose a couple more. I think we’re capable of putting out five Americans, maybe six on each team…If we were still at two Americans on each side, maybe there wouldn’t be a Mark Peterson or a Jeff Stock…Sitting doesn’t help our development.
Jeff Stock, Tacoma-raised Sounders defender, on NASL requiring four North Americans on the field in 1983
No real football team has a name like Sounders. For the good of the game, Sounders has got to go. If tradition were adhered to, Seattle’s football team would be called Seattle Football Club or Football Club Seattle.
Post-Intelligencer columnist Steve Rudman on eschewing soccer club nicknames
I felt I had too much to offer as a coach to just have one team.
Mike Ryan on coaching four teams: Garfield High School and Lake City select boys Lowenbrau Zurich and Blue Angels women
I’m completely confident that with one season of exposure on television, winter soccer would be a smashing success. All it needs is the exposure, because the game is precisely what the American sports-viewing public wants. It's physical, noisy, quick and a lot of goals are scored.
Sounders GM Jack Rebney is Bullish on Indoor Game
I’m so happy because my team was all Americans, and the other team was all foreigners.
Ivan Raznjevich, Seattle Croatia FC coach, after winning U.S. National Amateur Cup
I still say there is no way soccer cannot become a major sport in this country. We will be third behind football and baseball by the end of the Eighties.
Phil Woosnam, NASL Commissioner
I’m very thrilled. You can’t win anything without your teammates. We’ve had a great season... When you have such good players around you like we have here, it makes it a lot easier for a short man. It’s been a pleasure playing on this team.
Peter Ward, after being voted NASL MVP
It’s very unusual before we even kick a ball that fans were on the case of some of our players. It’s very, very upsetting.”
Alan Hinton, on both Mark Peterson and Alan Hudson being booed before an April 11 home loss to San Jose
It teaches so much. I just love the way the guys are developing their characters through this. It teaches some principles of life that will help them long after the game is finished. I love these guys just like my own sons.
Al Kovats, Shorecrest boys coach
He’s got the ability to score some outstanding goals with a powerful shot. He’s the type of aggressive, strong-shooting player that we’ve been looking for.
Alan Hinton on Kenny Hibbitt's abilities
When I walked out tonight, I felt like we were already ahead. It was one of the best crowds I’ve ever played in front of.
Kenny Hibbitt after nearly 24,000 urge the Sounders to a home victory over New York
As the NASL gets more and more Americans in it, you won’t see good Americans jumping to the MISL all the time. You’ve got to have the outdoor game here if soccer is going to progress.
Mark Peterson, Sounders forward, on Americans going to indoors to get more money and opportunity
There they were, the two best soccer teams in North America, playing for the continent’s championship – on a baseball diamond. That capsuled the nation’s faint disdain for the sport, to which the NASL acquiesced by countenancing its season climax in second-class surroundings. If a league cannot provide or assure a proper playing field for its supreme attraction, what does that say for its pride and public clout?
Georg Meyers, Seattle Times columnist, on atmosphere surrounding Soccer Bowl '82
I wasn’t allowed past midfield. I wasn’t allowed to shoot or dribble. It was four years before I took my first shot. They didn’t want Americans to be dangerous. I was allowed to kick people and head balls. Those were my two duties.
Seattle-born Tony Crudo on lack of creative roles for Americans
(Fans can expect) a big change in how we present game…It’s going to be good to get fun and excitement again. It’s wrong to say the fans don’t appreciate the sport of soccer. They do and it’s been shown.
John Best, new Sounders GM seeks to rekindle spirit of club's connection to fans when he was coach
The North American fans don’t want soccer upgraded. If we dropped the standard two pegs and added a lot of hustle and bustle, they would like it better. They want explosions all over the field, for 90 minutes, and we can't give it to them.
Alan Hudson, mystified by fans' displeasure with build-from-back style
College & High School All-America (USC)
Player (Hometown) School (Div/Team/Pos)
E.J. Raftery (Seattle) O'Dea (M)
Geoff Wall (Seattle) Ballard (M)
Collegiate Men's Records
Evergreen 3-14-2
Gonzaga 10-7-2
Pacific Lutheran 12-3-1
Puget Sound 7-12-2
Seattle University 6-11-1
Seattle Pacific 13-7-1
Washington 18-2-1
Western Washington 6-5-2
Whitman 9-10-4
Whitworth 4-10-3
Collegiate Women's Records
Central Washington (club) 6-11-1
Evergreen 3-16-0
Pacific Lutheran 14-4-0
Puget Sound 10-2-2
Seattle University 4-10-3
Washington (club) 18-0-0
Washington State (club) 7-7-3
Western Washington 12-1-0
Whitman 3-6-2
Professional All-League
Player (Pos) Team (Lg-Tm)
Peter Ward (F) Sounders (NASL-1st)
Ray Evans (D) Sounders (NASL-2nd)
Steve Daley (M) Sounders (NASL-2nd)
State Youth Recreational Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 Columbia Dragons (CYSF)Seattle Angels (SYSA)
U12 Columbia Rowdies (CYSF)FW Thunderbirds (FWSA)
U13 Tacoma Rams (TPCJSA)Highline Fleet Feet (HSA)
U14 Snohomish Vikings (SSCYSA)Seattle Swamp Rats (SYSA)
U15 Mount Rainier Timbers (MRSA)Federal Way Vixens (FWSA)
U16 Snohomish Totems (SSCJSA)Hazel Dell Strikers (CYSF)
U17 Newport Strikers (EYS)North County Irish (NCYSA)
U19 Tacoma Flyers (TPCJSA)Highline Half Rack (HSA)
Washington State Youth Champions
Age BoysGirls
U9 SW United Destroyers (FWSA)SWU Sounderettes (FWSA)
U10 Associates West Rams (SYSA)West Seattle 1st Bank Marshmallows (SYSA)
U11 Federal Way Wildpack (FWSA)Federal Way Cheetahs (FWSA)
U12 LaSac Wolfpack (FWSA)Highline Silver Streaks (HAS)
U13 Highline Network (HAS)Highline Albion Reds (HAS)
U14 Eastside Hawks (EYSA)Highline Stompers (HAS)
U15 Federal Way Tigers (FWSA)Ting'r (GRJSA)
U16 Seattle Bobcats (SYSA)Streakers (SSCJSA)
U17 Lake Hills Lancers (EYSA)North County Shooting Stars (NCYSA)
U19 Tacoma Rovers (TPCJSA)Seattle Flyers (SYSA)
WIAA Championship Games
Boys Newport 2Shorecrest 1
Girls Hazen 1Shorecrest 0
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