A Fifth Title for Falcons

1993 – Around the World and Close to Home

The European Union is created, Boris Yeltsin’s forces repel a revolt in Russian Parliament and after 300 years of white minority rule, South Africa moves toward Black majority rule, ending apartheid. President Clinton hosts the APEC summit on Puget Sound’s Blake Island, during western Washington’s Inaugural Day storm winds reach 94 mph and lead to six deaths and extensive power outages, and in his first year as manager Lou Piniella guides the Seattle Mariners to only their second winning record.

A Fifth Title for Falcons

While championships are largely associated with the given season they are won, sometimes it is the capstone to an effort that began years before. It is the final step – and a big one – in a steady progression.

From 1990-94, Seattle Pacific might have won an NCAA Division II championship in any combination of those seasons. During that span, the Falcons twice reached the semifinals and the final twice, and a quarterfinal. Three were decided via penalties, another in overtime. Suffice to say, SPU was always there, knocking on the proverbial door. In 1993, Seattle Pacific broke down that door.

The era of one-conference-fits-all was bygone, with Portland and Washington joining Division I conferences, but the difference between them and a power such as SPU was still negligible. Several players had either been offered at D1s or transferred away to join a Seattle Pacific program that traveled as much as any team in the country and tested itself against the best. As a result, the Falcons feature a spine of All-Americans in Marcus Hahnemann, James Dunn and Jason Dunn. All are seniors, experienced and at the top of the craft. Surrounding them is a cast consisting of budding stars such as Nate Daligcon and Ricci Greenwood and solid role players. Several players were coming off winning the U.S. Amateur Cup with Seattle’s Murphy’s Pub just weeks ahead of the collegiate season.

Jason Dunn, one of Murphy’s standouts, begins in midseason form, scoring 11 times in starting 9-1-0. And then he got hot. Against 5th-ranked Tampa, Dunn erupts for a record six goals. He follows with two hat tricks in the next three games, including three goals and two assists to beat Portland, 6-2 in overtime, the Div. I Pilots’ worst loss in five years. Next, Greenwood scores in overtime to top Washington, 1-0, as Hahnemann earns his record 43rd career shutout.

There is adversity to overcome, namely, a red-card suspension to Hahnemann for the semifinal. With him, Seattle Pacific and top-ranked and undefeated Florida Tech play a game for the ages, a 4-hour, 7-minute marathon that extends past midnight in Melbourne, Florida. The Panthers pull ahead, 5-3, in the second overtime, but SPU refuses to surrender and goes forward in numbers. After sweeper James Dunn pulls on the keeper shirt to become an 11th attacker, Travis Connell's header closes the gap to 5-4 with 62 seconds left. Then Jason Dunn uncorks a low 25-yard drive which caroms into the net off a lunging defender as the clock expires. The teams then play another 30 minutes of sudden-death overtime before finally settling matters in a gut-wrenching, 13-round penalty shootout. James Dunn, still in goal, makes two saves, Jason converts two kicks and SPU wins the tiebreaker, 10-9.

Although physically and emotionally spent, Seattle Pacific parlays an early goal by freshman Dominic Dickerson and clutch goalkeeping from Hahnemann into a 1-0 result in the championship game against Southern Connecticut. It is the Falcons’ fifth championship, the most in Division II.

“The ’93 team was filled with players who had one common goal: to win,” says Jason Dunn. “The players were never in it to pad their stats or be the top guy so that they got drafted or invited to a combine. Those opportunities just weren’t around then. We were unselfish, and we complemented each other. Everyone knew their role, from the starting 11 to the super subs to the last man on the bench. And we did a pretty good job at it. It is a great attribute to have, and it stemmed from our coaching staff.

“Cliff wanted to win, and he instilled in us all his awesome traits about winning,” adds Dunn. “Coming off the semi loss in ’92 and having the championship within reach made us so more hungry in ’93. I think back at all the friendships we developed, and the fun we had while winning made that ’93 team so much more special than any other team around.”

U.S. Amateur Cup
Murphy's Pub, Champion
Men's Collegiate Champions
Seattle Pacific, NCAA Division II
Men's Collegiate Postseason
Seattle Pacific, D2 champion, Washington, D1 1st rnd
Women's Collegiate Postseason
Seattle University, NAIA semifinals
NCSC Men's Champion
Seattle Pacific
NCSC Women's Champion
Seattle University
NWAC Men's Champion
Skagit Valley d Pierce, 2-1
Largest Amateur Attendance
2,300, Seattle Pacific v Washington

1993: A Fifth Title for Falcons

It was years in the making and required a miraculous comeback in the NCAA semifinals, but Seattle Pacific triumphs.

Akers Returns, Scores After Diagnosis
March 11, 1993

Michelle Akers-Stahl makes an impressive return to the U.S. National Team by scoring in a 2-0 win over Denmark in Agai, Cyprus. It's the first cap for Akers-Stahl since the 1991 World Cup. She was diagnosed with Epstein-Barr virus a year earlier following a series of illnesses and severe fatigue.

Waltman Group Seeks New Tacoma Indoor Team
January 8, 1993

Dr. Richard Waltman and a group of investors is exploring a Continental Indoor Soccer League for the Tacoma Dome. CISL commissioner Ron Weinstein tells the Tacoma investors that it’s too late to obtain a franchise for the league’s inaugural season, which begins in June. Despite some contentious discussions with Weinstein, who has disapproved of owners involved with the defunct MISL and Tacoma Stars, there are plans to apply for a 1994 expansion team. There is also rumored interest for a Seattle franchise, which would be operated by Sonics owner Barry Ackerley.

IOC Adds Women's Soccer for 1996
September 18, 1993

Two years of pressure from proponents in the U.S. and around the world result in the International Olympic Committee adding women's soccer to the Sumer Games, beginning in 1996 at Atlanta. The IOC votes in Monte Carlo to start with an 8-team tournament.

Hartsough Sends SU to Nationals
November 13, 1993

Keely Hartsough scores her second goal 23 minutes into overtime, lifting Seattle University to a 2-1 victory over Simon Fraser in the NAIA women's regional championship game at Salem, Ore. The Chieftains (17-4-1) advance to the NAIA national tournament Nov. 22-26 in St. Charles, Missouri. Hartsough, a sophomore defender who was NCSC player of the year, first scores on a 30-yard free kick in the 67th minute.

Seattle U Ousted in Overtime
November 24, 1993

Seattle University's most successful women's season ends with a 2-1 double-overtime loss to defending NAIA champion and top seed Lynn College (Fla.) in St. Charles, Missouri. Megan Bartenetti's goal in the 40th minute gave the Chieftains the lead, but a desperation shot by Lynn's Dorte Nielsen from 57 yards bounces over the keeper, hits the post and caroms in, and sends the game into extra time. "It was an AstroTurf goal,'' says SU coach Betsy Duerksen. "It's tough to be so close and have that happen to you.'' In the 131st minute, Nielsen strikes again to win it and send Lynn to the title game. Keely Hartsough, SU sweeper, is voted the tournament's outstanding defensive player.

West Valley Boys Upset Peninsula
May 29, 1993

West Valley of Yakima becomes the first boys WIAA champion from east of the Cascades, upsetting Peninsula, 3-2, in overtime at Pullman. Sophomore Jason Koreski hits the game-winning goal with 31 seconds left in the first overtime, heading in a cross from freshman Donovan Welch. The Rams' Chad Barkes had tied it, 2-2, with five minutes remaining in regulation.

Jalisco Wins Liga Mexicana Championship
August 15, 1993

Liga Mexicana de Futbol's championship game between Seattle's Jalisco and El Compadre of Tacoma draws more than 1,000 spectators to a festive Fort Dent Park in Tukwila. There are many families making up a significant portion of the crowd, which is entertained by mariachi groups during halftime. Jalisco, behind 20-year-old star Jesus Llamas, wins, 1-0. The 18-team league includes teams from Snohomish, King and Pierce counties, 15 of them sponsored by restaurants.

Seattle Pacific Takes 5th NCAA Title
December 4, 1993

Freshman Dominic Dickerson scores the only goal and senior goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann registers his record 46th career shutout to key Seattle Pacific's 1-0 victory over Southern Connecticut State in the NCAA Division II men's soccer final. Dickerson scores at 9:47 and Hahnemann's seven saves preserve the lead. It is the fifth national title for SPU, which finishes 18-2-1.

Hattrup, Kansas City Win Indoors
April 30, 1993

Peter Hattrup contributes a two-point goal and assist for Kansas City in the deciding Game 5 NPSL finals win over Cleveland, 19-7. Hattrup also starred in the Attack's Game 2 win with a three-point free kick. He is among a handful of Attack players who have been with the team since 1989 in Atlanta.

Seattle U Ends PLU District Reign
November 3, 1993

Second-half goals from Megan Bartenetti and Jamie French enable No. 7-ranked Seattle University to end Pacific Lutheran's NAIA District 1 reign, 2-0, in a semifinal playoff at the Chieftains' West Field. Bartinetti's header puts SU in front at 61:47, and French tacks-on a penalty at 71:10. PLU had won five straight district championships.

Men's National Team Books Kingdome Date
November 11, 1993

Five months prior to hosting the World Cup, the U.S. Men's National Team will play Russia in Seattle. U.S. Soccer announces that the game will take place January 29, 1994, in the Kingdome. It's the first USMNT game in Washington since the USA-USSR friendly in 1979. The Sports and Events Council of Seattle/King County and Washington State Youth Soccer Association will promote the game, which is likely to feature Everett's Chris Henderson.

Chieftains Open Nationals With Win
November 23, 1993

Making their debut at a national tournament, the Chieftains of Seattle University overpower Wheeling Jesuit (WV), 4-0, at the NAIA Championships in St. Charles, Missouri. Sheralyn Stackhouse scores two goals and Jamie French and J.J. Stamborsky add goals in the team's record 18th win. French goes on to earn her record 48th career assist.

Evergreen's Morgan Sets, Breaks Records
October 20, 1993

Records are made to be broken, and at Evergreen it’s the holder who is repeatedly breaking her own standards. In a span of seven weeks Camille Morgan establishes new single game scoring records three times for the Geoducks. First she scores all five goals in 5-1 victory at Western Baptist in September. In October, she raises the ante to six and finally Morgan erupts for eight goals and adds two assists, figuring in all the goals in a record 10-0 home win over Western Baptist. She finishes with a record 23 goals.

Huskies' Hudock, Brennan Are All-America
December 17, 1993

Dusty Hudock, Washington's standout senior goalkeeper, is named to the second team of the NSCAA men's All-America team for the second time. Hudock finished with a 0.97 GAA as the Huskies went 9-5-4. Melanie Brennan, UW defensive MVP, becomes the first All-American for the women's program, also making the second team.

Keller Shines at Millwall
April 24, 1993

Kasey Keller posts his 16th shutout of the season as Millwall defeats Charlton Athletic, 1-0, and his commanding display throughout the campaign earns him the club's award for player of the season. Millwall finishes seventh in the First Division, one tier below the Premier League. Keller, 24, earns the starting job after two matches and never relinquishes it. Still, Bora Milutinovic omits him from the U.S. National Team for the entire year. Two other American Lions, Bruce Murray and John Kerr, are largely overlooked.

Seattle Side Wins U.S. Amateur Cup
July 18, 1993

Murphy’s Pub of Seattle claims the U.S. Amateur Cup behind two goals from Jason Dunn, beating Scott Gallagher of St. Louis, 2-1, at Indianapolis. Dunn, who scored four goals in a 7-3 semifinal victory over New York Hota Bavarians, is named the finals MVP. Jason Farrell, Dunn's former Seattle Pacific teammate, got Murphy's other three goals. All the players except Hungarian midfielder Tibor Bako played high-school soccer in the Puget Sound area. Other current SPU players in the side are James Dunn and Marcus Hahnemann. Murphy's finishes the season at 19-0-0 in all competitions.

Akers-Stahl Returns Home for Blast
November 28, 1993

Seattle area native Michelle Akers-Stahl and other members of the U.S. National women's and men's soccer teams appear at Soccer Blast USA's tour stop at Seattle's Washington State Convention Center. Events include shooting and long-distance contests, obstacle course, skills clinics, youth soccer programs and a celebrity challenge.

Baumgardt Named Nation's Top Prep Player
February 4, 1993

Federal Way teenage phenom Justi Baumgardt is named Parade Magazine's first High School Player of the Year. Since leading Federal Way to a second state 3A title in the fall, Baumgardt has signed a national letter of intent to attend the University of Portland and, at 17, is the youngest (by two years) invitee to this USWNT training camp. Over four prep seasons, the senior midfielder totaled 98 goals and 50 assists. Kennedy midfielder Michelle French and Gonzaga Prep forward Danielle Hamacher also make the All-America team.

Mountain View Boys Three-Peat
May 29, 1993

A last-minute penalty kick by Mike Richardson gives Mountain View its third consecutive boys 3A state championship, 1-0, over Bellarmine Prep at Puyallup. The Thunder's Damien Schilling is tripped on the left side of the goal box, resulting in the penalty. Schilling, who scored in a semifinal win over Bothell, did double duty on the weekend, running the 400 relay at the track championships in Tacoma. The only returning starter from 1992, Richard scores his 23rd goal. Mountain View is ranked 10th nationally in the final poll.

Akers-Stahl Scores Indoors
June 21, 1993

Michelle Akers-Stahl collects her 55th international goal as the USWNT defeats Canada, 3-0, in Pontiac, Mich. Akers-Stahl assists on Joy Fawcett's second score and then adds her team's third in the 57th minute. The match is the first for women played on a grass surface in the Silverdome, which will use natural turf for 1994 World Cup games.

Seattle U's Duerksen Honored
December 14, 1993

Betsy Duerksen, 27, is voted NAIA Regional Women's Coach of the Year after guiding Seattle University to its first national tournament berth. At midseason, Duerksen announced it would be her final season with the Chieftains, her husband being transferred to Montana. In January, Duerksen is named head coach for the University of Montana's start-up program.

McCrath Inducted into Officials' Hall
June 12, 1993

Seattle Pacific University coach Cliff McCrath and the legendary Pelé are among 11 men inducted at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, New York. McCrath, 57, will join the National Intercollegiate Soccer Officials Association (NISOA) wing of the hall. He has served as secretary-editor of the NCAA Rules Committee for 19 years.

WA Players Help Portland Beat Washington
September 6, 1993

No. 2-ranked Portland, fueled by goals from two Washington state natives, blanks Washington, 2-0, at Husky Field. Erica Parish, a senior from Kent, puts the Pilots ahead and Judy Dutra, a freshman from Lacey, gets her first collegiate goal in the second period.

Dunn Smashes 6 Past Tampa
October 9, 1993

Jason Dunn of No. 3 Seattle Pacific smashes a school soccer record by scoring six goals in the Falcons' 8-4 win over No. 5 Tampa during the Tournament of Champions in Spartanburg, S.C. Dunn, whose record 8-game scoring streak had been snapped the night before, got three goals in each half. Peter Hattrup had set the SPU record of five goals in 1985 against Gonzaga. Phil Bullard and Dave Swanson came off the bench to score the other SPU goals.

WA Players Key to Portland Pride
September 5, 1993

Bellevue's Dick McCormick delivers two assists and Kent's Bill Crook scores a goal as the Portland Pride clinch a CISL playoff berth by beating Arizona, 11-5, at Memorial Coliseum. McCormick passes to Oth Ngonethong for a pair of goals for a 5-2 lead in the second quarter. Other Pride players from the Puget Sound region include Joey Leonetti, Garrett Smith and several ex-Tacoma Stars. Most of them commute to games from Washington.

UW Women Notch Upsets
September 15, 1993

Melinda Torre scores a pair of second-half goals as Washington comes from behind to notch its first victory over a top-20 opponent, 2-1 over No. 5 Santa Clara. Two days later, the Huskies upset 3rd-ranked Duke, 2-0, before falling, 2-0, at No. 1 and defending NCAA champion North Carolina. Each of the first five games are against top-five teams, and eventually nine of the 17 foes are among the top 20. Washington goes 4-5-0 in those and 9-6-2 altogether.

Falcons Edge Huskies in Overtime
October 27, 1993

Freshman Ricci Greenwood comes off the bench to score with less than four minutes remaining in overtime as Seattle Pacific earns state collegiate soccer bragging rights by beating Washington, 1-0, before a crowd of 2,300 at Newport High School. Marcus Hahnemann makes five saves to earn his 10th shutout. The Huskies' Dusty Hudock made three outstanding saves to keep it scoreless after 90 minutes of regulation. Greenwood, playing for the first time in four weeks, finds the net in the 116th minute, fires home from the left side of the box. SPU is unbeaten (23-0-2) in 25 home games played on the Eastside and has not lost to UW in the last three meetings, dating back to 1989.

Two From WA to Prep All-Star Tourney
June 10, 1993

A national high school all-star tournament, the first-ever Puma Cup Invitational, selects Walla Walla's Kevin Stein and West Seattle's Ian Russell to represent Washington. The tournament is held in Oneonta, New York. Stein will play his college soccer at Duke while Russell is committed to Washington.

3 Seattle U Women Are All-America
December 11, 1993

Three Seattle University women are named NAIA All-Americans after the Chieftains' record-setting season. Keely Hartsough (Juanita High School) is named to the first team along with Sheralyn Stackhouse (Federal Way) and Julie Holmes (Kennedy).

Shorecrest Girls Repeat
November 20, 1993

Shorecrest repeats as girls' 2A state champion, defeating Gig Harbor, 2-0, with two late goals at Shoreline Stadium. Defender Laurie Kukkonen breaks a scoreless deadlock from the top of the box with 16 minutes left. Pam Ruark then adds insurance with 3:40 left. Amy Bemis gets the shutout. Shorecrest (19-0-1), which had won the 1992 title game over the Tides via penalties, outscores opponents by a combined 112-3. Gig Harbor (18-2-0) had won 18 in a row.

Champion SPU Has Three All-Americans
December 14, 1993

Three key players in Seattle Pacific's national championship team are repeat selections to the NSCAA All-America teams. Twin brothers James and Jason Dunn (Lacey, Wash.) are selected to the first team for NCAA Division II for the second year in a row, while goalie Marcus Hahnemann (Bellevue), a second team choice, becomes the first Falcon to be three-time All-American.

Seattle Pacific Punches Ticket to Final Four
November 20, 1993

Jason Dunn scores twice as Seattle Pacific returns from a bye and 18-day break in play to beat Sonoma State, 4-0, for a berth in the NCAA Division II final four. Dunn surpassed the season scoring mark with 69 points and now has 26 goals and is one shy of the SPU assist record of 18. He and Nate Daligcon gave SPU a 2-0 halftime lead over the Cossacks, then Phil Bullard converts from Ricci Greenwood to start the second half. Dunn's second goal is a 40-yard shot over the goalkeeper. Marcus Hahnemann will miss the semifinal after being sent off for a foul committed during a breakaway.

Baumgardt, Portland Denied Final Four Spot
November 14, 1993

Stanford holds off Justi Baumgardt and 7th-ranked Portland, 1-0, in the NCAA Division I women's West Region final. Baumgardt had helped lead the Pilots into the playoffs, earning West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year and first team all-conference while assisting in 12 goals. Bellevue's Michelle Voiland and Everett's Tracy Osborn also represented UP on the all-WCC team.

SPU Hat Tricks Help Pulverize Portland
October 20, 1993

Jason Dunn and Phil Bullard each scored two of their three goals in overtime as Seattle Pacific eventually overpower Portland, 6-2, at Newport High School. SPU, ranked No. 4 among NCAA Division II schools, handed the perennial Division I power Pilots their worst loss in five years. Dunn, who has 12 goals in his last four games, adds two assists. He puts the Falcons in front for good 9:18 into overtime. He and Bullard, who came off the bench, then add three more goals within a four-minute span.

Sounders to be Resurrected
September 2, 1993

Alan Hinton announces that professional outdoor soccer will return to Seattle in 1994, and the team will be called Sounders. The club is backed by former Microsoft executive Scott Oki. Hinton will meet with APSL owners within a few days about joining that league. Hinton coached the NASL Sounders from 1980-82 and later secured rights to the name.

Falcons Refuse to Lose Prevail in 4 Hours
December 2, 1993

Seattle Pacific and top-ranked and undefeated Florida Tech play a game for the ages in the NCAA Division II semifinals. The sleepy Space Coast city of Melbourne, Fla. stays awake well past midnight to witness the outcome of the 4-hour, 7-minute marathon that pushes SPU to the championship game. FIT followers firmly believe it be the Panthers after they go ahead, 5-3, in overtime. All-America sweeper James Dunn then pulled on the keeper shirt to become an 11th attacker, and the comeback begins. Travis Connell's header makes it 5-4 with 62 seconds left. In the dying moments, record-setting scorer Jason Dunn uncorks a low, 25-yard drive that caroms off a lunging defender and into the net as time expires. It's his record 28th goal. The two teams played another 30 minutes of sudden-death overtime before finally settling matters in a gut-wrenching, 13-round penalty-kick shootout. James Dunn, still in goal, makes two saves, Jason converts two kicks and SPU prevails in the tiebreaker, 10-9.

Seattle Awarded CISL Franchise
November 16, 1993

The NBA Seattle SuperSonics announce they will operate a team in the Continental Indoor Soccer League beginning in 1995. Owned by Barry Ackerley, the team will spend its first season at the Center Arena, before moving to the renovated KeyArena. CISL expansion franchises reportedly cost $200,000, and Seattle becomes the league's 13th team for 1994. Seattle's total budget is between $500,000-800,000 with a salary cap of $160,000. CISL rules stipulate 13 players must be local and $3,500 is the maximum monthly salary.

McDowell Makes WSU Record 18 Saves
October 8, 1993

Natalie McDowell dives and sprawls for a record 18 saves for 16th-ranked Washington State in a 2-0 loss at No. 19 UC Santa Barbara. McDowell and the Cougars fall behind on a first-half penalty before the Gauchos double it in the 56th minute.

Participating in and winning the world championship in 1991 was incredible, but, as a player, I have always craved the opportunity to play in the Olympics. It's great for women's soccer around the world, particularly in the United States, where the Olympic Games are put on such a high pedestal.
Michelle Akers-Stahl after women's soccer is added as an Olympic sport for 1996
I know some of the players that play on these other teams, and they have great reputations. And we just went in there and blew every team out.
Jason Farrell, forward for Murphy's Pub, after Seattle club easily wins (20-2 GD) regional championship
I've heard the talk about restarting the Sounders. It would be a dream come true if I could play for a pro team here in Seattle.
Chris Henderson on the impending return of international and professional soccer to Seattle in 1994
(Marcus Hahnemann) kept us in the game. I felt he was the one thing that had to work when we failed out front, and he did. He always comes up with the big games.
Cliff McCrath on how his Seattle Pacific team was able to overcome fatigue to win the NCAA championship game
Washington has always had some of the best soccer players in the country, but they always seemed to go to a different state. Now Washington is getting some quality coaches and the players don't have to leave the state.
Seattle University All-American Keely Hartsough
There's a reason for records - to be broken.
Jason Dunn, SPU forward, on breaking numerous school records, including goals in a game (6) and season (28)
We're just trying to do everything possible to make every single game - and even practice - something to remember. And try to make the season something to remember.
James Dunn, Seattle Pacific sweeper and co-captain
I kind of feel uncomfortable talking to them. All of their posters are hanging on my bedroom wall.
Federal Way's Justi Baumgardt, who at 17 joins 23 veterans at the U.S. Women's National Team training camp
The research has been extensive, and we're convinced now is the time. First of all, the standard of play is excellent. It's much, much better than we've seen here in 10 years. Why? Because the emergence of the American player has been tremendous in the past four or five years.
Alan Hinton on why the timing is right for pro soccer's return to Seattle
It's going to take some players holding off having babies...and the same dedication and willingness to give up your life for a while.
Michelle Akers-Stahl on what the U.S. must do to retain the Women's World Cup
He's the top man here. Many people think he's the best keeper in the First Division, and we're surprised he was voted No. 2, but he's been playing great.
John Kerr, fellow American and Millwall teammate of Kasey Keller
It's very important that we have a professional outdoor league that can compete with the world's best. I grew up watching the (Seattle) Sounders play. That's what inspired me as a youngster. That will keep the best U.S. players from having to go overseas to earn a living.
Chris Henderson on the possibility of pro soccer returning to Seattle and its effect
When I first came to Seattle (in 1968), I didn't know anybody. There were so few Mexicanos in Seattle. I went running once in Burien and found a few Latinos kicking the ball around. But then it started to rain, and they all disappeared we don't like to play in the rain.
Jose Mercado, a Jalisco player in Liga Mexicana de Futbol
That’s why you never give up!
Jason Dunn, exhorting his SPU teammates after scoring the Falcons' second goal in final 62 seconds to pull level with Florida Tech in NCAA semifinal
One thing we might have over the other teams is we just go out there and have fun. It's important to us, but it's not do or die to us like some of the teams back there might look at it.
Craig Walker, player/manager for Murphy's Pub, U.S. Amateur Cup champions
I haven't heard from them in a while. I want to play in the World Cup next year. I'll say this: I've faced more and better competition week after week in this season than I'd get in years of playing with our national team. I think I've proved myself.
Kasey Keller on seemingly lack of interest from Bora Milutinovic to bring him into the U.S. National Team
College & High School All-America (USC)
Player (Hometown) School (Div/Team/Pos)
Melanie Brennan (Seattle) Washington (D1/2nd/D)
Dusty Hudock (Phoenix, Az.) Washington (D1/2nd/G)
James Dunn (Lacey) Seattle Pacific (D2/1st/D)
Jason Dunn (Lacey) Seattle Pacific (D2/1st/F)
Marcus Hahnemann (Bellevue) Seattle Pacific (D2/2nd/G)
Keely Hartsough (Kirkland) Seattle University (NAIA/1st/D)
Julie Holmes (Seattle) Seattle University (NAIA/1st/D)
Jennie Lee (Edmonds) Pacific Lutheran (NAIA/1st/D)
Sheralyn Stackhouse (Federal Way) Seattle University (NAIA/1st/F)
Justi Baumgardt (Federal Way) Federal Way (F)
Michelle French (Kent) Kennedy (M)
Danielle Hamacher (Spokane) Gonzaga Prep (M)
Collegiate Men's Records
Central Washington 9-8-1
Evergreen 6-11-1
Gonzaga 4-10-1
Pacific Lutheran 6-10-3
Puget Sound 5-10-1
Seattle University 8-8-3
Seattle Pacific 18-2-1
Seattle Pacific 18-2-1
Washington 9-5-4
Western Washington 3-11-1
Whitman 3-11-0
Whitworth 15-5-1
Collegiate Women's Records
Central Washington 4-7-0
Evergreen 3-13-0
Gonzaga 0-15-1
Pacific Lutheran 10-8-1
Puget Sound 7-10-0
Seattle University 18-5-1
Washington 9-6-2
Washington State 9-6-3
Western Washington 9-6-1
Whitman 4-9-1
Whitworth 11-5-0
Commissioners Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 FWU Heat (FWSA)Northern Lights (HSA)
U12 FME United (TPCJSA)Blasters (HSA)
U13 Asteroids (TPCJSA)Attack (TCJSA)
U14 Sabers (SpVJSA)Emerald City Oz (SYSA)
U15 Spectre 78 (NYSA)Pizazz (TPCJSA)
U16 Whitecaps (TPCJSA)Stompers (TPCJSA)
U17 Lightning (FWSA)not awarded
U19 Americans (SYSA)Network (SYSA)
State Youth Recreational Cup Winners
Age BoysGirls
U11 Eagles (D6)Sunblazers (D6)
U12 Strikers (D6)Shooting Stars (D2)
U13 Blue Fire (D5)Phoenix 80 (D4)
U14 Falcons (D5)Wildcats (D2)
U15 Gators (D4)Magic (D2)
U16 Phoenix (D4)Eagles (D2)
U17 Stealers (D2)Rebels (D2)
Washington State Youth Champions
Age BoysGirls
U12 Jalisco (HAS)Aviation West (HAS)
U13 Nitros (FWSA)FC Royals 78 (TPCJSA)
U14 Heat 77 (HAS)Star Shooters (FWSA)
U15 Team SIR (FWSA)Green River 76 (KYSA)
U16 EC Force (SYSA)FC Royals 75 (TPCJSA)
U17 NC Alliance (NCYSA)Team Score (SYSA)
U19 Aviation West (HAS)FC Royals 72 (TPCJSA)
WIAA Championship Games
Boys 4A Mountain View 1Bellarmine 0
Boys 3A West Valley (Yakima) 3Peninsula 2 OT
Boys 1A Overlake 0 (4-1)Bellevue Christian 0
Girls 4A Mead 2Redmond 1
Girls 3A Shorecrest 2Gig Harbor 0
Girls 1A Seattle Christian 5Bellevue Christian 0
SPU Goes the Distance to Reach NCAA Final

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Cliff McCrath claims his 500th career coaching victory as Seattle Pacific parlays second-half goals from Cory Janzen and Alex Vandamme to down Simon Fraser, 2-0, at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby, B.C. McCrath becomes only the second coach in collegiate history to reach the milestone. San Francisco's Steve Negoesco has 533 victories. He has been coaching since 1958 and arrived at SPU in 1970.
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January 20, 2022
Adam Becker is elevated to head coach of the Tacoma Stars. Becker was formally a Stars assistant and head coach of the reserves. He replaces Mike Jennings, who was 2-3 at the helm.
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