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Alumni Updates
Notes on our EFC Alum Playing in College

As we continue to receive updates aboutour EFC Alum, we will post them here.  If you have news, please send to webmaster@eastsidefc.org.

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2016

(Dec 4, 2015)  EFC Alumni Etched into NCAA Record Books for 2015:  Jordan Morris, Kyle Bjornethun, Audrey Thomas, Katie Chandler, Lauren Thomas and Delanee Nilles   
 
(June 2, 2015)  Kelli Sullivan and Rachel Herron To Rep College and Country at the World University Games, July 3-14, in Guangju, South Korea.  Read the full story.
 
 
(May 12, 2015) Madison Heck and Sebastian Scales, both formerly of EFC B94 Red, receive end-of-season awards at Cornell, and are named captains for their junior year.  http://www.cornellbigred.com/news/2015/5/12/MSOC_0512154459.aspx
 
(April 23, 2015)  EFC alum Jordan Morris gets two CAPs (one with the US U23 MNT and one with the US MNT) and two goals in two matches against Mexico in one AWESOME week. Read the full story here.
 
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2014

(Dec, 2014)  Rachel Herron, formerly of Eastside FC G93 Red and currently a senior at Colorado College, is awarded the Stephen J. Paul Award, the coach's choice award for the player who most exemplifies the spirit of Tiger soccer. Herron is a forward, started in all 19 matches for the team this season, and scored 6 goals.

(Oct 21, 2014) See video of Mia Bladin, freshman at Harvard, giving freshman's perspective of transition to college and college ball.

(Sep 15, 2014)  EFC alum Sam Miller Named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week at Haverrford  http://haverfordathletics.com/sports/msoc/2014-15/releases/20140915zxeb46

(Sep 11, 2014)  EFC's Lauren Thomas, Sophomore Goalkeeper at University of Puget Sound, received Honorable Mention this week as Defensive Player of the Week in the Northwest Conference:  http://www.nwcsports.com/aotw/2014-15/releases/nwcsaow-wsocdef090814

(Sep 7, 2014) EFC alum and Sophomore Jordan Morris has goal and assist in Standford Soccer win:  http://www.socceramerica.com/article/60358/soccer-america-mens-top-25-scoreboard.html

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2013

 
(Dec 2, 2013)  Three players from Tom Bialek's G91 Red team -- Kristen Marist, Anna Geldenhuys and Ashton Griffin --  along with Delaney Nillis of Eastside FC G93 Red, helped the Western Washington Viking Women into the Final Four of the NCAA Division II National Tournament.  The semifinal match is against West Florida, and will be played in Evans, Georgia, on Dec.ember 5th at 11:00 am PT.  http://www.wwuvikings.com/sports/w-soccer/sched/wwu-w-soccer-sched.html

(Dec 2, 2013) On the boys' side, in the NCAA Division I tournament; University of Washington Huskies are hosting Stanford in the 3rd round of play this Sunday at 5pm.  EFC alum Jordan Morris plays for Stanford, and Beau Blanchard plays at UW.  Both played for Dan Strom on the EFC B94 Red team.
 
(Nov 29, 2013) Three EFC alumni, current college freshmen, made it into the NCAA Sweet-16 round of the NCAA Div 3 women's soccer tournament: Katie Chandler (Wash U), Audrey Thomas (Williams) and Lauren Thomas (University of Puget Sound). Wash U and UPS faced off in St. Louis, and Wash U made it through to the Elite 8. All 3 saw significant playing time. The girls played together for EFC's G94 Red, coached by Michelle French and Lance Fischbach: http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/soccer-women/d3
 
(Nov 22, 2013)  Heart-felt EFC congratulations go out to a few more of our alums who've earned all-conference honors as freshmen in college:

(Nov 13, 2013)  At least three of the players named  to this years All-Northwest Conference Team are alumni of Eastside FC.  Congratulations to First Team senior forward at Pacific Lutheran University, Giancarlo Santoro, as well as Second Team junior goalkeeper at the University of Puget Sound, Nathan King, and honorable mention junior goalkeeper at Whitman College, Stuart Ellsworth.   http://www.nwcsports.com/sports/msoc/2013-14/releases/All-NWC_MSOC2013

(Nov 12, 2013) Michael Crowley, EFC Alum and freshman midfielder at Claremont McKenna College, earned Newcomer of the Year honors and was named to the First Team All-SCIAC after leading the conference in assists with nine. Crowley also had three goals for the Stags:  http://www.cmsathletics.org/sports/msoc/2013-14/releases/20131112wo0x79

(Nov 6, 2013) Kudos to EFC Alum Lauren "Nemo" Thomas, who, as a freshman goalkeeper at the University of Puget Sound, has enjoyed a season-long first-place standing in the Northwest Conference in Goals Against, Goal-Against Average and Save Percentage:  http://www.nwcsports.com/sports/wsoc/2013-14/leaders.  Thomas has allowed only one goal in Conference and 2 overall in almost 1000 minutes of play, and has been given Honorable Mention recognition as Defensive Student-Athlete of the Week five times so far this season.  After having held top spots nationwide the previous week in NCAA Division III, she is currently 2nd overall in Goals-Against Average and 4th in Save Percentage: http://www.ncaa.com/stats/soccer-women/d3/current/individual/55  She has allowed only 0.186 goals for every 90 minutes of play, and has saved 92.6% of shots faced.  In those same stats, she is the top-ranked freshman goalkeeper across all NCAA Divisions -  I, II and III - with only two games left in the regular season.

(Nov 6, 2013)  Nathan King, Eastside FC and junior goalkeeper at the Univeristy of Puget Sound, was named Northwest Conference Player of the Week for a second time after two shutouts and six saves in two games in Oregon the previous week. King leads the conference in goals-against average, only allowing .60 goals every 90 minutes of gameplay. That mark is also the 24th-best in all of NCAA’s Division III: http://www.loggerathletics.com/sports/msoc/2013-14/releases/20131029wzhs3u

(Nov 6, 2013) Congrats to Sam Miller, Eastside FC alum and Haverford College goalkeeper, named Centennial Conference Defensive Player of the Week! http://haverford.prestosports.com/sports/msoc/2013-14/releases/201310142jnoxa

(Nov 5, 2013)  Congrats to Dan Smith, EFC alum, who earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week at Harvard! http://www.gocrimson.com/sports/msoc/2013-14/releases/SOM131028SmithROTW

(Oct 31, 2013) Michael Roberts, EFC Alum and Seattle University Redhawk Michael Roberts (Issaquah, Wash.) represents the Western Athletic Conference-leading men’s soccer team while Julia Besagno (Maple Valley, Wash.), Jacqui Wallis (Lake Oswego, Ore.), and Stephanie Verdoia (Salt Lake City, Utah) represent the 2013 WAC Regular Season Champion women’s soccer team.

This honor recognizes top student-athletes for both their performances on the field and in the classroom. The country is divided into eight districts and District VIII spans eight states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, as well as Canada.

(Oct 31, 2013) Special academic congrats are in order for EFC Alum and Seattle U Redhawk mifielder/forward Michael Roberts, named to the Capital One Academican All-District First Team, representing NCAA Div 1, District VII, with one other honoree on the school’s men’s team:  http://www.goseattleu.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=94309&SPID=11523&DB_LANG=C&DB_OEM_ID=18200&ATCLID=209295690

(Oct 27, 2013) Kudos to Miranda Rawlings, freshman midfielder at UNLV and former player for EFC’s G94 Red under Michelle French and Lance Fischbach, who scored a golden-goal game-winner for UNLV’s Rebels against the Wyoming Cowgirls, to end the game with just two minutes left in overtime:  http://www.unlvrebels.com/sports/w-soccer/recaps/102713aaa.html

(Oct 1, 2013) Jordan Morris earns further acclaim for his standout performance against UC Santa Barbara.  He was named Pac-12 Player of the week along with a spot on Top Drawer Soccer’s Team of the week:  http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=209273965

(Oct 1, 2013) EFC Alum and freshman forward Jordan Morris of the Stanford men’s soccer team was named the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for Sept. 23-29 at Standford:  http://www.gostanford.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=30600&ATCLID=209272737

(Sep 25, 2013) Congrats are in order for Jordan Morris, named Pac-12 men’s soccer Player of the Week after scoring his first two goals of his college career with Standford, including an overtime game-winner against UC Santa Barbara:  http://pac-12.com/article/2013/10/01/stanford%E2%80%99s-morris-voted-men%E2%80%99s-soccer-player-week