Former Issaquah High School soccer stars earn academic honors

November 8, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:50 a.m. Nov. 8, 2011

Kate Deines and Kristin Maris, former standout soccer players for Issaquah High School, both have earned academic honors this fall for their respective college teams.

Deines, a senior midfielder for the University of Washington, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII second team. Deines has a 3.73 grade point average and is a communications major.

Maris, a sophomore at Western Washington University, was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star team. She has a 3.78 grade point average and is a physical education major.

On Oct. 29 Maris scored both Western goals as the Vikings defeated Western Oregon 2-0. She also had a goal when the Vikings defeated Saint Martin’s 2-0 Oct. 27.

Big games for local grads

Several former Issaquah School District football standouts had big performances in their Nov. 5 games.

Freshman quarterback Trey Wheeler, a Liberty High graduate, completed 20 of 28 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns as he directed Simon Fraser University to a 35-24 victory against Central Washington. It was one of his best games of the season. Earlier this season, Wheeler hit 24 of 33 passes for 306 yards and three touchdowns when Simon Fraser defeated Dixie State 62-56 in game that went through four overtimes.

Junior receiver Jake Knecht, a Skyline grad, tied a Willamette University receiving record when the Bearcats defeated Lewis & Clark 57-28. Knecht caught four touchdown passes to equal the school record. He finished the game with six catches for 199 yards. Issaquah grad Taylor Wyman, a freshman running back, rushed for 48 yards on five carries and scored a touchdown on a 17-yard run for Willamette. Strong safety Tait Stephens, a Skyline grad, had two tackles for the Willamette defense.

Freshman Evan Peterson, another Issaquah grad, caught three passes for 57 yards to help Linfield College defeat Whitworth 42-38.

Skyline grad headed for regional meet

Junior Simon Sorensen, a Skyline High grad, will be running for Eastern Washington University on Saturday at the NCAA West Regional Cross Country Meet at Stanford, Calif.

In his latest race, Sorensen led the Eastern men’s team by placing 19th at the Big Sky Conference Championships. Eastern finished seventh in the team standings.

Matt Frerker, another Skyline grad, finished 19th for the University of Portland at the recent West Coast Conference mens’ cross country championships at Belmont, Calif.

Issaquah grad sets up Whitman scores

Junpei Tsuji, a former Issaquah High School soccer star, assisted on both Whitman College goals Oct. 30 when the Missionaries defeated Linfield 2-0. He also assisted on the game-winning goal Oct. 29 when Whitman defeated Willamette 2-1 in overtime.

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    […] Former Issaquah High School soccer stars earn academic honorsIssaquah PressJunpei Tsuji, a former Issaquah High School soccer star, assisted on both Whitman College goals Oct. 30 when the Missionaries defeated Linfield 2-0. He also assisted on the game-winning goal Oct. 29 when Whitman defeated Willamette 2-1 in overtime. […]

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