If We Build It, They Will Come

1997 – Around the World and Close to Home

Princess Diana dies in a Paris car crash, Madeleine Albright becomes the first female U.S. Secretary of State, a sheep is successfully cloned in Scotland, and Tiger Woods, 21, becomes the youngest winner of The Masters golf tournament. Around Washington, Microsoft becomes the world’s most valuable company at $261 billion, Boeing merges with McDonnell Douglas, Tacoma’s Thea Foss Waterway bridge opens, the Mariners claim the AL West, Washington State plays its first Rose Bowl in 67 years, and Washington voters approve funding of a new stadium for soccer and the Seahawks, keeping the NFL team from moving to Los Angeles.

If We Build It, They Will Come

Professional football and soccer have been intertwined since the Sounders first launched in 1974. And in 1997, the two sports that share and oblong box for a field united to find a way to ensure their future.

Major League Soccer had bypassed Seattle when issuing charter franchises for 1996 due to a lack of a proper stadium. When Ken Behring began packing up the Seahawks for a move to Southern California in early 1997, that, too, was rooted in the argument that the Kingdome was no longer suitable.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen stepped in, offering to buy the Hawks and keep them in Seattle. However, Allen had one condition: a new $425M stadium and a request that the public pay for the first $300M. It was a hard sell.

As it turns out, the soccer community came to the rescue. In the closely-contested statewide vote on Referendum 48, the victory was delivered by the soccer vote. Two months after polls showed the measure lagging at 43 percent, it won with 51 percent. The turning point, many say, was when soccer leaders got involved in the campaign.

MLS Commissioner Doug Logan said, "I'm sure they (the soccer vote) accounted for more than 1 percent."

"The suburbs supported this by a huge margin," added Alan Rothenberg, U.S. Soccer president. "I have a feeling that's all the soccer people, the grassroots folks."

Because of the vote, the Seahawks’ future would be in Seattle, and once the stadium was completed in 2002, big time soccer was sure to follow.

Other fields of dreams were also realized this year. On the east side of the state, Spokane’s Plantes Ferry Park, a former tree plantation, was set to become a 70-acre new youth sports complex of 14 soccer fields, 4 softball and picnic area. The $1.5 million sports complex project was a joint venture between the Spokane Valley Junior Soccer Association and Spokane County Parks.

In Seattle, both the University of Washington and Seattle Pacific opened long-awaited home venues less than a week apart. Husky Soccer Stadium finally gave the UW men and women a field with proper capacity and locker rooms within the Montlake athletic complex. Less than a mile from the SPU campus, $3.3M Interbay Stadium, a dedicated soccer facility, was the result of a partnership between the university and city.

The professional front was once more fraught with highs and significant lows. Ten years after the indoor Tacoma Stars came with minutes of winning a championship, the Seattle SeaDogs finished the job. The SeaDogs swept their six playoff games and won 27 of 35 games overall to take the CISL title. But two months later, the CISL disbanded.

Outdoors, the Sounders got their first taste of international competition. By virtue of the 1996 A-League championship, Seattle qualified for the CONCACAF Champions Cup. Following an encouraging start, they were promptly humbled by much stronger Mexican clubs, suffering a record defeat.

Year in Review
Season Record
18-10 (16-7-5), 2nd A-League Pacific, 2nd round
Neil Megson (2nd year)
Best XI
Dusty Hudock, Mark Watson
Top Scorer
Mike Gailey (10 goals)
Season Record
21-7, 1st CISL West, Champion
Fernando Clavijo (3rd year)
Juan De La O, John Olu Molomo
Top Scorer
John Olu Molomo (33g)
Men's Collegiate Champions
Seattle University, NAIA
Men's Collegiate Postseason
Washington, D1 2nd rnd Seattle Pacific, D2 quarterfinal Seattle University, NAIA champion
Men's Conference Champions
Gonzaga (T-WCC), Seattle University (NCIC)
NWAC Men's Champion
Clark d Edmonds, 2-0
NWAC Women's Champion
Tacoma d Spokane, 2-1
Girls Regional Champion
Highline Eagles 81 (U15), FC Royals (U16)
Jim Hughes
Member Associations
115,995 (b: 83,516/g: 32,479)
Largest Attendance
8,018, KeyArena, Seattle v Houston, Game 1 championship (10/18)

1997: If We Build It, They Will Come

For those dreaming of Major League Soccer and international matches coming to Seattle, it was time to vote. Indoors, that elusive championship was finally realized.

Akers Voted Star of the Year
January 21, 1997

Michelle Akers, after leading the USWNT to a historic gold medal in the first Olympic tournament for women, is voted Sports Star of the Year by a wide margin. She becomes only the second soccer winner and first female. Cliff McCrath won in 1986.

Seattle Christian Wins 1st WIAA Girls' A-B Crown
November 22, 1997

Seattle Christian claims the first Washington Interscholastic Activities Association-sponsored Class A-B state girls' tournament, beating Bellevue Christian, 4-0, in the final. It's the fifth straight state title for the Warriors, whose previous four Class A titles were unsanctioned. The WIAA is holding the tournament because 24 schools are now sponsoring the sport. Bellevue Christian had beaten and tied Seattle Christian earlier in the season.

SPU Finally Has a Home: Interbay
September 6, 1997

Seattle Pacific hosts the inaugural match at Interbay Stadium, defeating Sonoma State, 3-2. The Falcons’ Vadim Tolstolutsky scores the stadium’s first goal in 9th minute. Geoff Martin and Dana Garner get goals.

Keller Named U.S. Soccer's Best
October 28, 1997

Kasey Keller is named US Soccer Athlete of the Year. His club, Leicester City, wins the League Cup and finishes ninth in the Premier League table after being promoted. Keller also posts three shutouts and two wins during World Cup qualifying.

Seattle U Wins NAIA Crown in OT
November 29, 1997

Seattle University wins its first national championship, beating Rockhurst (Mo.), 2-1, on George Czarnowski’s 20-yard shot 17 minutes into overtime. Kurt Swanson opens the scoring for Seattle U in the 7th minute, and Jason Palmer makes 11 saves. The Chieftains finish 25-1-2.

Mount Vernon Ends Lakeside Run
November 22, 1997

Mount Vernon upsets previously perfect Lakeside, 1-0, for girls 3A crown at Federal Way. It is the Bulldogs’ (22-1-0) first state title and 22nd straight win. Junior midfielder Ali Skjei scores in the 56th minute. Lakeside had been unbeaten in 48 and two-time defending champs.

Bellevue Christian Snaps Seattle Christian Streak
September 27, 1997

Bellevue Christian snaps Seattle Christian's 70-game unbeaten streak, 1-0, in the championship game of the Tournament of Champions at Juanita High School. The Warriors last lost in October 1992, 2-1 to North Mason. Becky Ylvisaker scores BC's lone goal and goalkeeper Catherine Kraayveld earns the shutout despite Seattle Christian outshooting BC, 27-3.

Sounders Crushed in CONCACAF Exit
July 20, 1997

A reduced-strength Sounders go out of the CONCACAF Champions Cup ignominiously with a 11-0 beating by Cruz Azul in Guatemala City. Seattle, which left its coach Neil Megson and five other top players at home or sent to the A-League All-Star Game, had earlier lost 2-0 to Comunicaciones and 4-1 to Necaxa.

Sounders Streak Reaches Six
July 4, 1997

Geoff Aunger strikes 2 minutes into overtime as Sounders rally late to tie and beat Milwaukee, 2-1, for their sixth straight win.

Hahnemann, Hendersons in MLS Cup
October 26, 1997

Marcus Hahnemann starts and makes six saves for Colorado in MLS Cup final, a 2-1 loss to D.C. United. Brothers Chris and Sean Henderson also start for the Rapids.

Olu Molomo Sweeps Pride
October 5, 1997

John Olu Molomo’s hat trick enables Seattle sweep of Portland, 6-5. Dick McCormick ties it in the fourth quarter and 54 seconds later Olu Molomo beats two defenders to win it. The SeaDogs won the opener in Portland, 8-2.

Paid Coaches in Tacoma
March 8, 1997

Nortac Junior Soccer Club begins bringing in former professional players such as Gary Heale, Tony Chursky, Mark Peterson and Tony Crudo as paid coaches. The concept causes a break between Nortac and the Tacoma-Pierce County Soccer Association.

Referendum 48 Submitted to Voters
April 28, 1997

Referendum Bill 48, requesting $300M in public funding for a football and soccer stadium on the site of the Kingdome, is set for a June 17 statewide vote. If successful, Paul Allen will buy the Seahawks and contribute the balance toward the $425M stadium featuring natural grass surface. Independent polling indicates the referendum has support of only 43 percent of voters.

BigFoot on the Move
March 11, 1997

After two seasons, the Everett BigFoot move south to become Puget Sound BigFoot, playing PDL home games in West Seattle and Bellevue.

SeaDogs Bolt Out of the Gate
July 11, 1997

SeaDogs reel off 7th straight win to open their third CISL season, 4-2 over Anaheim. Tom Bialek, Bruce Broughton, Jason Dunn and Seth Spidahl score for Seattle.

Sounders Split Shootouts
September 14, 1997

The Sounders split tiebreaker shootouts with Vancouver 86ers, first prevailing (0-0, 1-0) to force a mini game, then succumbing (1-1, 3-1) to end their season in the second round of the playoffs. It ends Seattle's two-year reign as A-League champion. Dusty Hudock makes six saves in the opening game to notch his record 19th shutout in the opening game. He also saved thee attempts in the subsequent shootout. The Sounders allow just 23 goals in 27 regular season and playoff matches.

Distinctly WA flavor to Dallas v Colorado
April 20, 1997

Five WA natives play in Dallas-Colorado game at Cotton Bowl. Wade Webber starts, and Peter Hattrup is a substitute for the Burn while Chris Henderson starts, brother Sean Henderson plays a half and Marcus Hahnemann makes his debut for the Rapids.

Gardner Named to Head Prospective Women's League
February 15, 1997

Former Washington Governor Booth Gardner is named commissioner of the National Soccer Alliance, a proposed 8-team women's professional league scheduled to begin play in 1998. Thirteen members of U.S. Olympic team pledge to play, including Michelle Akers. However, the NSA requires U.S. Soccer approval.

Highline's Mother-Daughter Combination
October 30, 1997

Highline Community College women’s team features a mother-daughter combination on the roster. 48-year-old Jean Wilcoxen is a freshman sweeper and mother to two of her teammates, Tracy and Farah Wilcoxen. HCC coach Shari Anderson claims Jean is one of the fastest players on the team if not the league. She has been playing since age 24. "I love playing soccer with my mother," says Farah. "It's an experience I will never forget."

SeaDogs Clinch West
September 13, 1997

Jean Harbor’s hat trick helps Seattle beat Arizona on the road, 6-5, to clinch the CISL Western Division with four games remaining in the regular season.

Baumgardt Returns to USWNT
March 3, 1997

Justi Baumgardt, 21, and a senior-to-be at Portland, comes off the bench to score in the U.S. National Team’s 3-1 win over Australia in Bathurst. It’s the first international goal for Baumgardt, who three days earlier returned to the team after a four-year absence.

Boyce Can't Stop Scoring
October 5, 1997

Jason Boyce notches his second hat trick in three games for No. 8 Washington in a 3-0 victory over Santa Clara. Boyce had four goals vs. Evansville one week earlier.

Erikson Spurs Irish to NCAA Quarters
November 23, 1997

Meotis Erikson of Kennewick scores two goals, and No. 2 Notre Dame shells No. 6 Nebraska, 6-0, to reach the NCAA quarterfinals in South Bend, In. Erikson scores 22 goals and adds 12 assists during her freshman season to help the Irish reach the national semifinals.

Keller, Leicester Take League Cup
April 16, 1997

Kasey Keller keeps a clean sheet as Leicester City claim their first cup in 33 years, defeating Middlesbrough, 1-0, in extra time of League Cup final replay at Hillsborough. Keller, in his first season with the Foxes, denies Boro’s Emerson late on to preserve result. The two sides initially played to a 1-1 draw at Wembley 10 days earlier, with Leicester's Emile Heskey forcing the replay by scoring in 118th minute.

Zags' McAllister, Thorarinsson Honored
November 18, 1997

Jeff McAllister of Gonzaga is a unanimous pick for West Coast Conference player of the year and Einar Thorarinsson repeats as coach of the year. McAllister wins the offensive WCC triple crown by leading in goals (19), assists (8) and points (46) as the Bulldogs earn a share of the regular-season title with Santa Clara. However, the Zags are bypassed for an NCAA at-large tournament berth for a second year in a row.

Washington Gets Fifth National Referee
August 3, 1997

Sandra Hunt becomes Washington's fifth U.S. Soccer national referee after completing her certification in St. Davis, Pa. Hunt, whose goal is to referee at the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup, joins Frank Gorog, Oscar Myre, Mo Sagakhaneh and Mohammad Zarrabi-Kashani.

Eastlake Goes Undefeated, Repeats
May 31, 1997

Third-ranked nationally, Eastlake boys complete a second straight season undefeated (17-0-0) by beating Ferris, 1-0, for the Class AAA championship. The Wolves outscored opponents 83-4 and feature three youth national team players (Nick Downing, Mike Casale, Matt Flynn).

Chieftains Earn 1st Trip to Nationals
November 15, 1997

George Czarnowski scores the tying goal with 1:40 left and Arne Klubberud gets the game-winner seven minutes into overtime as Seattle University seals its first trip to a national tournament with a 3-2 win over Simon Fraser in Salem, Ore. The Chieftains are unbeaten in 23 games and, at 22-1-1, own the nation’s best record.

Harbor is CISL All-Star MVP
July 29, 1997

Jean Harbor of the SeaDogs scores 2 first-quarter goals and adds an assist to earn MVP honors while leading the West to a 6-5 win in the CISL All-Star Game at Sacramento. Fernando Clavijo of West-leading Seattle is the winning coach. Dick McCormick, John Olu Molomo and Juan de la O also represent the SeaDogs.

Huskies Beat Stanford, Move On
November 24, 1997

Morgan McCoy’s goal in the 3rd minute of overtime lifts Washington into the second round of the NCAA tournament with a 2-1 home win over Stanford. Jason Boyce had staked the Huskies to a 1-0 lead.

Interbay Groundbreaking
May 16, 1997

Seattle Pacific and Seattle Parks break ground on $3.3 million, 900-seat Interbay Stadium. SPU pays for the construction and annual maintenance for 25 years and receives priority in scheduling games and training. The playing surface is a hybrid SportGrass.

SeaDogs Come Back, get Ahead
October 18, 1997

SeaDogs come from behind and win opening game of CISL Championship series, 6-5 in overtime, over Houston Hotshots on John Olu Molomo second-chance goal before 8,018 in KeyArena. After Houston went ahead 4-1 in the fourth quarter, Bill Crook, Gaston Pernia and Jean Harbor tie it up.

McAllister Leads Division I Scoring
September 23, 1997

Gonzaga’s Jeff McAllister leads the nation in scoring after scoring in a 2-1 West Conference opening loss to Loyola Marymount. McAllister totals 11 goals in eight games after which the Zags are 6-2-0. He scored four times in a 10-1 win over Evergreen Sept. 10.

Kennewick's Erikson Is National Player of the Year
February 19, 1997

Meotis Erikson, a senior forward and three-time state player of the year at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, is named Player of the Year on Parade Magazine's All-America High School Girls Soccer Team. Erikson also helped FC Royals win the 1996 U17 national title. Tammy Westinghouse, a senior defender from Seattle's Lakeside, is also named to the team. Erikson, who will attend Notre Dame in the fall, scored 31 goals and had 12 assists for Kamaikin during the fall of 1996. She finished with 132 career goals and 49 assists.

CISL Disbands, Leaving SeaDogs Adrift
December 23, 1997

Three teams leave the CISL, forcing the league to fold and leaving the champion SeaDogs’ future uncertain. Seattle was coming off not only a championship but increased attendance and merchandise sales.

Vancouver Arena Maxing Out
February 16, 1997

Vancouver Indoor Sports Arena, doubling its number of players after one full season, is up to 190 teams with a waiting list and operating from 6 a.m. to past midnight on weekends.

Zags Beat Pilots, Share WCC Title
November 7, 1997

Gonzaga beats Portland for only the second time, 2-1, at Martin Field on goals by Mike Thompson and Jason Kuska, to clinch a share of its first West Coast Conference championship. Playing in a steady rain before about 350 spectators, Thompson stakes the Zags to a lead in the 37th minute by heading home from 10 yards. Gonzaga scores again just 44 seconds into the second half when Kuska's shot bounces off the leg of Portland keeper Brian Casola and into the cage.

Husky Soccer Stadium Opens
September 1, 1997

Husky Soccer Stadium opens with the Washington women losing to Portland, 5-0. Two Washingtonians factored in the No. 3-ranked Pilots’ romp. Wynne McIntosh of Seattle and Roosevelt High, scores twice on assists from Federal Way’s Justi Baumgardt.

Enneking Jump-Starts Career
April 12, 1997

Mike Enneking, 36, restarts his pro career after 10 years, joining the Sounders and coming off the bench vs. Vancouver. He last played semipro for the Seattle Storm in 1987 and professionally for the Tacoma Stars in 1985. Enneking had set state scoring records at Bellarmine in 1980 and graduated from Washington as career total points leader in 1983.

SPU Shocks D1 Portland
October 8, 1997

A Dana Garner first-half hat trick helps SPU upset 19th-ranked Portland, 4-3, in the rain at Interbay. After the Pilots rallied to tie, Greg Brisbon’s second-half header is the game-winner for the Falcons, 20th in Div. II.

WA Youth Name First Executive
October 1, 1997

Washington State Youth Soccer president Jim Hughes names Tony Screws as the organization's first executive director.

Kinoshita Breaks New Ground
April 26, 1997

Kei Kinoshita comes on as Sounders first-half substitute vs. Colorado, becoming first Japanese player to play professionally for a U.S. team. Kinoshita, 25, had played for Vissel Kobe of the J League.

She Kicks, She Scores – in Football
October 18, 1997

Richland's Liz Heaston, a junior and defender on Willamette's soccer team, accepts an invitation to join the Bearcats' football team as a placekicker. After playing a soccer game, she changes uniforms and minutes later converts the first of two extra points to become the first female to score in a college football game, before an overflow crowd vs. Linfield.

French Meets English in Portland
May 11, 1997

Michelle French, 20, and a sophomore at Portland, earns her first U.S. National Team cap vs. England (6:0) on her collegiate home, Merlo Field.

Soccer Vote Pushes Stadium to Reality
June 17, 1997

Soccer community makes difference in statewide Referendum 48 passing for new Seattle football and soccer stadium. The public will fund $300M with Paul Allen to cover the balance for the estimated $425M. Allen will also purchase the Seattle Seahawks from Ken Behring. The election was decided by 36,535 votes, (819,305-782,770), which is 51 percent to 49 percent.

SeaDogs Win CISL Championship
October 19, 1997

Dick McCormick and Jean Harbor score two goals apiece and Seattle wins, 7-1, at Houston to sweep the CISL Championship series. The SeaDogs finish the playoffs 6-0 and 27-7 overall in their third season.

I would say our most extraordinary achievements have come from ordinary guys that we somehow kept from being ordinary. Once you get a field like we've got, we're no longer ordinary.'
Cliff McCrath, SPU coach, after his program finally has a home field (Interbay) after 29 years.
I would pray he would drop some crumbs from his table in our direction.
Seattle Pacific coach Cliff McCrath, hopeful that Paul Allen will reward soccer community support of referendum by buying an MLS club.
Why limit myself now when I enjoy doing other things? It doesn't seem fair.
UW recruit Theresa Wagner after finishing with 120 career goals and two state titles at Lakeside – plus being a standout in basketball and tennis.
It's a miracle I got through those Olympics. I wasn't the best player in the world, but I was a force the other teams had to respect.
Michelle Akers when accepting Seattle Sports Star of the Year. She had played the 1996 Olympics on a knee requiring reconstructive surgery.
You have our assurances that Major League Soccer will be here if a stadium is built. We would be here right now if we had a place to play.
Doug Logan, MLS Commissioner, four weeks before stadium referendum goes to a statewide vote.
This is a soccer hotbed, and that's known throughout the country. As far as I'm concerned, there is no doubt soccer has arrived in the U.S. This will be Seattle's chance (the building of a new stadium) or it will get passed by.
Issaquah native Shawn Medved, a former Sounder now with the MLS San Jose Clash
Once the stadium is built in Seattle, it could make a big difference. It's being built with soccer in mind. You'd be amazed at how many good stadiums there are that are just too narrow for soccer.
U.S. Soccer spokesman Jim Moorhouse
We had a year where we had to come from behind. We had to battle. To win back-to-back games (here) is a compliment to the character, fitness and hard work of this team.
Peter Fewing, whose Seattle U. squad came from behind in the semifinal and went on to win the NAIA championship
I loved the Sounders and winning two straight championships with guys I've known and played with forever. But it's just time for me to move on to the next level.
Marcus Hahnemann, 24, after being sold by the Sounders to Colorado Rapids. As part of the deal, Seattle will get 50 percent of any transfer abroad.
Most of the people I talked to were from Seattle. Some were from all over Washington, even Idaho. It was not just a Portland crowd.
Mason County resident among more than 27,000 who attended World Cup qualifier between U.S. and Costa Rica in Portland.
Marisa was much more than just a great soccer player. She was incredibly strong, tough, hard-nosed and a great leader. All of the younger players looked up to her.
FC Royals coach Brian VanBlommestein says of Marisa Lyons, his former player who died suddenly at age 20.
College & High School All-America (USC)
Player (Hometown) School (Div/Team/Pos)
Justi Baumgardt (Federal Way) Portland (D1/2nd/F)
Jason Boyce (Newport Beach, Ca.) Washington (D1/2nd/F)
Tom Hardy (Seattle) Seattle University (NAIA/1st)
Arne Klubberud (Seattle) Seattle University (NAIA/3rd)
Jason Palmer (Seattle) Seattle University (NAIA/1st)
Melissa Sawyer Central Washington (NAIA/2nd/D)
Kurt Swanson (Bellingham, Wa.) Seattle University (NAIA/1st/F)
Jonas Yanzer Pacific Lutheran (NAIA/3rd)
Nick Downing (Sammamish) Eastlake (F)
Meotis Erikson (Kennewick) Kamiakin (F)
Mark Hogenhout (Olympia) Olympia (M)
Tammy Westinghouse (Seattle) Lakeside (D)
Collegiate Men's Records
Evergreen 4-11-3
Gonzaga 14-4-0
Northwest 5-11-2
Pacific Lutheran 14-6-2
Puget Sound 11-6-4
Seattle University 25-1-2
Seattle Pacific 12-8-1
Washington 15-3-2
Western Washington 12-6-1
Whitman 2-17-0
Whitworth 5-9-4
Collegiate Women's Records
Central Washington 12-5-2
Eastern Washington (club) 5-4-3
Evergreen 9-10-1
Gonzaga 8-12-0
Pacific Lutheran 9-8-2
Puget Sound 12-7-3
Seattle University 16-5-3
Washington 7-12-0
Washington State 7-11-0
Western Washington 9-8-3
Whitman 3-13-2
Whitworth 9-8-2
Commissioners Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 Snohomish United (NCYSA)Sparta Blaze (TPCJSA)
U12 FC Elite (FWSA)Allez (SSCYSA)
U13 FC Hawks II (TPCJSA)Islanders (WIYSA)
U14 Eastside FC White (EYSA)Panteras (SYSA)
U15 SC Arsenal (SSCYSA)Shooting Stars (NCYSA)
U16 Timbers (TPCJSA)FC Royals 80 (TPCJSA)
U17 Maple Valley FC (MRSA)Shillelaghs (LCYSA)
U18 Mezzano (SSCJSA)Shorelake Arsenal (SYSA)
U19 Tri-City Shadow (TCJSA)Sparta 78 Heat (TPCJSA)
PDL Records
Bellingham Orcas 3-11, 6th Div.
Seattle BigFoot 5-11, 5th Div.
Spokane Shadow 14-2, 1st Div.
Yakima Reds 7-9, 2nd Div.
Professional All-League
Player (Pos) Team (Lg-Tm)
Dusty Hudock (G) Sounders (AL-1st)
Mark Watson (D) Sounders (AL-1st)
Mike Gailey (M) Sounders (AL-2nd)
Juan de la O SeaDogs (CISL-1st)
State Youth Recreational Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 Hotshots (D5)Strikers (D4)
U12 Stompers (D6)Flash (D4)
U13 Chili Pepper FC (D1)Cats (D2)
U14 Kickers (D5)Redmond Panthers (D2)
U15 Bullets (D2)Shooters (D2)
U16 Hurricanes (D4)Wildcats (D2)
U17 Columbia FC Fire (D5)Lakewood Twisters (D3)
U18 not awardedButterflies (D2)
U19 not awardednot awarded
WIAA Championship Games
Boys 4A Eastlake 1Ferris 0
Boys 3A Kennedy 1 (5-4)West Valley (Yakima) 1
Boys 1A Bellevue Christian 1 (4-1)Overlake 1
Girls 4A Snohomish 1 (5-4)Mead 1
Girls 3A Mount Vernon 1Lakeside 0
Girls 2A Riverside 2Sultan 1
Girls 1A Seattle Christian 4Bellevue Christian 0
On this Day in History
March 21, 1974
Albert Victor "Vic" Weston, one of the state's top players during the early 20th Century, passes at age 76. Weston was a Black Diamond native, miner and later served as mayor, from 1969-74. He starred for Black Diamond, Carbonado, West Seattle and Renton clubs. He served as WSSFA secretary from 1944-56 and was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame in 1956.
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March 14, 1970
Helmut Weiss finishes the series with all six Croatia goals, and Leif Erikson Vikings go out of the National Challenge Cup, 6-4, on aggregate, in the West Region finals. Weiss puts Croatia up a goal midway through the first half, then scores twice within a few minutes of the second period. A Bobby Hough header ties it by halftime, and his corner kick is volleyed home by Reider Olsen late to pull the Viks a goal back in the 3-2 loss before 1,500 at Memorial Stadium. Croatia goes on to finish national runner-up.
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February 10, 2010
Crossfire Premier announces plans to enter a team in the USL Premier Development League (PDL). Washington Crossfire will play home matches at Seattle's Interbay Stadium and be coached by Seth Spidahl. Crossfire becomes the state's fifth member in the Northwest Division, joining Kitsap, Spokane, Tacoma and Yakima.
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November 7, 1981
Freshman Mark Stockwell erupts for four goals and Pacific Lutheran’s attack shows no mercy in a 14-0 rout of Linfield. A week later, Stockwell and the Lutes bury Lewis & Clark, 5-0, as he contributes a brace. Stockwell finishes with a record 21 goals.
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