Kasen Williams earns national male athlete of the year title

July 5, 2011

By Staff

Kasen Williams, Skyline High School’s three-sport star, earned yet another honor last week when he was selected as MaxPreps.com’s 2010-11 National Male Athlete of the Year.

Williams, bound for the University of Washington on a football scholarship, had an amazing senior year. He won three titles at the Class 4A state track and field championships in May.

Williams set a record in the triple jump by going 50 feet, 9 1/4 inches. It was the third best mark in the nation this spring. He also won the long jump by going 24-5 1/4 and the high jump at 6-10.

During the winter, Williams earned all-KingCo Conference 4A first-team honors by leading the Spartans in scoring (12.3) and rebounding (9.3).

Last fall, the 6-foot-3 receiver hauled in 86 passes for 1,579 yards and 21 touchdowns. On defense, he added 89 tackles and four interceptions from his safety position. He earned first-team All-America honors from MaxPreps and was the Parade Magazine National Player of the Year.

Issaquah players are on championship soccer team

Four Issaquah sixth-graders played on the Eastside FC soccer Blue team that won the 12-and-under Rainier Challenge tournament recently. Zoe Reep, Claire Siefkes, Keelin Dillon and Erica Baril played on the team, which won its second tournament of the season.

The Eastside team defeated Washington Premier White, 2-1, on penalty kicks. Eastside outscored Washington, 4-3, on penalty kicks after the teams were deadlocked 1-1 at the end of regulation.

Plateau Club holds Habitat Tournament

The Plateau Club will host a golf tournament to benefit Habitat for Humanity of East King County on July 25.

The best ball tournament begins with a shotgun start at 11 a.m. The event includes lunch, contests, prizes and a light dinner.

Learn more or register for the event at www.habitatekc.org/golf.

Alumni Football players are needed

Alumni Football USA is looking for some graduates from the Skyline and Issaquah high-school programs to play in an alumni game in October.

Roster spaces are limited to 40 players for each team.

This is full-contact football with high school rules. Alumni Football USA provides all of the gear, such as helmets and pads, as well as the field and officials.

Players must be 18 and older and must have attended either Issaquah or Skyline. However, to compete in the game players did not have to have played on their high school team. College players can also play in the game.

Anyone interested should call 888-404-9746 toll free or go to www.alumnifootballusa.com.

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