Issaquah soccer standout is candidate for national honor

August 19, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 3 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011

University of Washington senior Kate Deines, a former Issaquah High School soccer standout, has been named a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS national award.

The Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award is given out each year to an outstanding senior student and one Division I senior is given the award in 10 different sports. The acronym CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. The award honors those seniors that excel in four different aspects: community, classroom, character and competition.

Deines has produced on the field from the start of her career at Washington. As a freshman she finished second on the team with seven goals, and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman First-Team. In her last two seasons, she played and started in every game the Huskies played.

As a sophomore Deines was named to Second-Team All-Pacific Region and Second-Team All-Pac-10. Last year, Deines had her best season yet as one of the Husky team captains. She earned both First-Team All-Pacific Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors while leading the Huskies in goals and points and to the NCAA Elite 8. Her achievements allowed her to play for U-23 National Team this summer.

Additionally, she was acknowledged with the Provost Academic Excellence Award at the WESPYs (Washington’s version of the ESPY awards). Her studying was also awarded by making Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic and NSCAA Scholar All-West Region. She was also recently named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list for top player of the year.

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