Kamiakin's Heiden earns soccer honor

Tri-City HeraldJanuary 21, 2014 

Ellie Heiden, one of the most decorated track athletes in Washington state history, has one more spring to further etch her name into the record books.

But the honors continued to roll in for the Kamiakin senior based on her spectacular fall season with the Braves’ girls soccer team.

Heiden was named the girls Class 3A player of the year by the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association after leading Kamiakin within a game of it’s first-ever state soccer title. The Braves lost 2-1 to Liberty in the Class 3A championship, but completed one of the best seasons in school history at 21-2, including league and regional championships.

“I’m overwhelmed. I can’t even put into words how excited I am to receive this honor,” Heiden said. “I think the whole time, my team put me up on its shoulders. I was never once in it for myself. I was always in it for the team. That’s when true opportunities happen.”

Heiden, the Mid-Columbia Conference player of the year, finished with 16 goals and 15 assists. Her biggest goals came in the playoffs, however.

She scored the game-winning goal in a 2-1 double overtime win over Mt. Spokane to give Kamiakin the District 5/8 reginal title, and then knocked home the game-winner in a 2-1 Class 3A semifinal win over Bellevue to put the Braves in the championship.

Heiden wasn’t the only MCC player recognized by the WSSCA, however. In all, 13 MCC players were named to the Class 3A all-state team, including first-teamers Bree Lane of Southridge and Lauren McKinney of Kamiakin — both defenders — and midfielder Sydney Shintaffer of Hanford.

“Normally, it’s just the other side of the state that gets recognized, but people are starting to recognize that there’s a lot of talent over here,” Heiden said.

Makensie Forsyth, a senior midfielder at Prosser, earned first-team honors at the Class 2A level.

Savannah Hoekstra, a Central Valley senior, was named the Class 4A player of the year after leading the Bears to their first-ever state title.

WSSCA All-State Teams

Coaches-poll, as voted on by Washington State Soccer Coaches Association members


Class 4A

MVP – Savannah Hoekstra, sr., Central Valley

Coach of the Year — Andres Monroy, Central Valley

First Team

Forwards – Devan Talley, Jr, Issaquah; Gabriela Pelogi, Jr, Federal Way; Savannah Hoekstra, Sr, Central Valley; Morgan Weaver, Soph, Curtis..

Midfielders – Lexi Klinkenberg, Sr, Kentridge; Anyssa Devera, Soph, Camas; Jordan Branch, Sr, Skyline; Jessica Udovich, Jr, Puyallup.

Defenders – Lyrik Fryer, Jr, Issaquah; Brooke Pingrey, Sr, Snohomish; Abbey Porter, Jr, Skyline; Maddie Sjothun, Sr, Union.

Goal Keeper – Megan Charlton, Sr, Kentwood.

Second Team

Forwards – Mia Corbin, Soph, Tahoma; Alysha Overland, Jr, Moses Lake; Kelsey Turnbow, Fr, Central Valley; Rachel Wheeler, Sr, Issaquah.

Midfielders – Stephanie Overland, Jr, Moses Lake; Abby Morrow, Sr, Inglemoor; M’Kenna Hayes, Sr. Kentridge; Kelli Sullivan, Jr, Skyline; Annie Hoffman, Jr, Issaquah.

Defenders – Megan Spataro, Jr, Olympia; Abbie Litka, Sr, Skyline; McKenna Stocker, Jr, Central Valley; Amanda Ellinghaus, Jr, Curtis.

Goal Keeper – Molly Stinson, Sr, Woodinville.

Honorable Mention

Forwards – Kara Marbury, Sr, Mead; Delaney Lindahl, Jr, Union; Peyton Chick, Soph, Kentridge; Amanda Johnston, Jr, Skyline.

Midfielders – Ameer Hussen, Fr, Todd Beamer; Melissa Foster, Sr, Union; Jordyn Bartelson, Soph, Puyallup.

Defenders – Lynnae George, Jr, Jackson; Ally Carrigan, Jr, Kentridge; Mason Minder, Soph, Camas; Martha Heaps, Sr, Mead.

Goal Keeper – Marie Matthews, Jr, Camas.

Class 3A

MVP – Ellie Heiden, Sr, Kamiakin

Coach of the Year – Tami Nguyen, Liberty

First Team

Forwards – Isabelle Butterfield, Sr, Bellevue; Natalie Vukic, Sr, Bainbridge; Ellie Heiden, Sr, Kamiakin; Madison Reynolds, Sr, Columbia River.

Midfielders – Mary Ann Santucci, Sr, Seattle Prep; Madison Adams, Sr, Bonney Lake; Margot Maraghe, Jr, Nathan Hale; Sydney Shintaffer, Sr, Hanford.

Defenders – Sophia Wagner, Sr, Auburn Mountain View; Ana Delgadillo, Sr, Columbia River; Lauren McKinney, Sr, Kamiakin; Bree Lane, Sr, Southridge. Goal Keeper – Frida Swensen, Sr, Shorecrest.

Second Team

Forwards – Emily Crichlow, Sr, Meadowdale; Jacquelyn Anderson, Sr, Liberty; Milla Benedetti, Sr, Mountain View; Amanda Klep, Sr, Marysville-Pilchck.

Midfielders – Brianna Turley, Sr, Kamiakin; Hannah Sanders, Sr, Southridge; Charlene Burger, Sr, Columbia River; Hannah Templeton, Soph, Kennewick.

Defenders –Rachel Ensign, Soph, Kamiakin; Ashlee Pedersen, Sr, Mt. Spokane; Carly Bannerman, Jr, Ferndale; Tyfani Chin, Sr, Foss.

Goal Keeper – Abby Rockewell, Sr, Seattle Prep.

Honorable Mention

Forwards – Rilee Castilla, Fr, Kamiakin; Emma Bergstrom, Sr, Interlake; Chelsea Delgado, Sr, Hazen.

Midfielders –Celia Story, Jr, Bainbridge; Michelle Foster, Sr, Southridge; Faimee Farrell, Sr, Interlake.

Defenders – Bret Baysinger, Sr, Hanford; Heather Donais, Soph, Kamiakin; Olivia Ovenell, Soph, Seattle Prep.

Goal Keeper – Emily Busselman, Sr, Hanford.

Class 2A

MVP – Alyssa Murray, jr., Sumner.

Coach of the Year – Robi Turley, Sumner.

First Team

Forwards – Rylee Seekins, Soph, Hockinson; Taryn Ries, Fr, Ridgefield; Kim Hazlett, Soph, Squalicum; Whitney Lowe, Sr, Black Hills.

Midfielders – Cali Crisler, Sr, Archbishop Murphy; Madi Gale, Sr, Fife; Brooke Lancaster, Jr, Sumner; Makensie Forsyth, Sr, Prosser.

Defenders – Alyssa Murray, Jr, Sumner; Cecilia Nguyen, Sr, Archbishop Murphy; Rachel Dorr, Soph, Squalicum; EmmyLee Holt, Jr, Mark Morris.

Goal Keeper – Jamie Lange, Jr, Sumner.

Second Team

Forwards – McKenzie Cook, Jr, Klahowya; Kim Dorr, Soph, Squalicum; Kristi Bartz, Jr, Archbishop Murphy; Sadee Kallis, Sr, West Valley Yakima.

Midfielders – Hattie North, Jr, Bellingham; Alex Rankin, Sr, East Valley Spokane; Claire Feeney, Soph, Archbishop Murphy; Emily Webster, Sr, Sehome.

Defenders – Katie MIndnich, Jr, Sehome; Alyssa Barden, Soph, West Valley Yakima; Brooke Richardson, Jr, Archbishop Murphy; Sydnie Cole-Vogler, Jr, Hockinson.

Goal Keeper –Stephanie Gibson, Sr, West Valley Yakima.

Honorable Mention

Forwards – Jordan Thompson, Fr, Sumner; Sierra Parsons, Sr, Foster; Jordyn Voyles, Jr, Ridgefield; Laruen Gibb, Sr, Squalicum.

Midfielders – Julia DeVere, Jr, Squalicum; Riley Steele, Soph, West Valley Yakima; Taylor Sekyra, Jr, Lake Washington; Michelle Saunders, Jr, Squalicum.

Defenders – Davien Engeberg, Jr, West Valley Spokane; Julia Carter, Sr, WF West; Megan Fox, Jr, Ridgefield; Jessica Ingle, Sr, Fife.

Goal Keeper – Amber Nielson, Sr, Fife.

Class 1A

MVP – Beth Stella, sr., Kings

Coach of the Year – Alex Duxbury, University Prep

First Team

Forwards –Beth Stella, Sr, Kings; Machaela Graddy, Sr, Eatonville; Mia Bladin, Sr, Northwest; Alissa Soo, Sr, University Prep; Sofia Barsher, Sr, Seattle Academy.

Midfielders – Taylor Lunde, Sr, Meridian; Tianna Helm, Sr, Cashmere; Linnea Soo, Sr, University Prep; Deanna Avalos, Jr, La Salle.

Defenders – Jocelyn Cook-Cox, Jr, Lakeside; Ashton Perry, Sr, Kings; Morgan Gaston, Jr, Seattle Christian; Olivia Thomson, Sr, University Prep.

Goal Keeper – Regan Gibbs, Jr, Naches Valley; Emily Mark, Sr, Seattle Academy.

Second Team

Forwards – Grace Martin, Sr, La Salle; Camryn Althauser, Sr, Rochester; Claire O’Brien, Sr, University Prep.

Midfielders – Heidi Fronk, Jr, Kings Way; Kaley Roberts, Soph, Naches Valley; BryLee Whitney, Sr, Warden.

Defenders – Lily O’Connor, Sr, La Salle; Karissa Culley, Sr, Meridian; Hannah Quinn, Fr, Montesano; Noelle Huck, Jr, Naches Valley.

Goal Keeper – Heidi Blankline, Jr, Eatonville.

Honorable Mention

Forwards – Tyler Lime, Jr, Naches Valley; Ashley Cook-Cox, Sr, Lakeside; Haley Belanger, Sr, Meridian; LeeAnn Rhoden, Sr, Montesano; Brooke Goldsmith, Sr, Elma; Abigail Kim, Soph, Seattle Christian.

Midfielders – KK Voss, Sr, Eatonville; Anna Parker, Soph, Kings; Megan Barwick, Jr, Seattle Academy; Sierra Seymour, Jr, Rochester.

Defenders –Makenzie Matthes, Jr, Naches Valley; Gretta Quinn, Sr, Kings; Sara Dougan, Jr, Lynden Christian.

Goal Keeper – Sydney Gospodinovich, Fr, Meridian.

Class 2B-1B

MVP – Caroline Bridgewater, sr., Bear Creek

Coach of the Year – Brandon Gonzales – Bear Creek

First Team

Forwards – Desere’e Doty, Jr, Crosspoint Academy; Emma Laurion, Jr, Crosspoint Academy; Sara Hastings, Soph, Bear Creek; Regyn Gaffney, Jr, Adna.

Midfielders – Caroline Bridgewater, Sr, Bear Creek; Brittany DiGenova, Sr, Bear Creek; Jill Leszynski, Soph, Bear Creek; Chayse Jones, Sr, Crosspoint Academy.

Defenders – Sammy Olson, Jr, Bear Creek; Fridah Mwaura, Sr, Mt. Rainier Lutheran; Aisha Herrejon, Sr, Bridgeport; Melyssa Nocis, Soph, Adna.

Goal Keeper – Tessa Bruland, Sr, La Conner.

Second Team

Forwards – Mary Davis, Soph, Ocosta; Natalie Sakuma, Sr, Mount Vernon Christian; Jodi Anderson, Jr, Evergreen Lutheran.

Midfielders –Sage Atkins, Jr, Napavine; Tori Hammond, Sr, Seattle Academy; Grace Hamre, Soph, Napavine; Kaitlyn Cultee, Sr, La Conner.

Defenders –Samantha Martinez, Fr, Bridgeport; Viridiana Santana, Bridgeport.

Goal Keeper –Dallas Parker, Sr, Evergreen Lutheran.


Class 2B-1B

MVP – Jeremiah Lee, Midfield – Grace Academy.

Co-Coach of the Year – Mark Ruhlman, Grace Academy and Mark Grimm, Waitsburg-Prescott.

First Team

Forwards – Jonathan O’Neil, Sr, Crosspoint Academy; Tyler Houtsma, Jr, Mount Vernon Christian; Casey Slattery, Sr, Tacoma Baptist; Erik Muelheims, Sr, Saint George’s.

Midfielders – Caleb Bonner, Sr, Shoreline Christian; Jeremiah Lee, Jr, Grace Academy; Pablo Guirao, Jr, La Conner; Kirk Gartrell, Sr, Riverside Christian.

Defenders – Matt Arlt, Soph, Saint George’s; Austin Letterloh, Sr, Tacoma Baptist; Joshua Lee, Sr, Grace Academy; Alex Davisson, Sr, Bear Creek.

Goal Keeper – Peter Worrall, Sr, Saint George’s.

Second Team

Forwards – Kyle Huber, Sr, Crosspoint Academy; James Hurd, Jr, Mount Vernon Christian; Ivan Figueroa, Fr, Waitsburg-Prescott; Nik Avakyan, Sr, Saint George’s.

Midfielders – Ernesto Valdovinos, Jr, Waitsburg-Prescott; Luke Blankenbeckler, Sr, Bear Creek; Luis Garcia, Soph, Waitsburg-Prescott.

Defenders – Stan Leszynski, Sr, Bear Creek; Colin Cremers, Soph, Saint George’s.

Goal Keeper – Isaiah Van Dam, Jr, Grace Academy; Ben Cooksley, St, Tacoma Baptist.

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