2014 Star Times: Boys soccer
The spring all-area boys soccer team, as selected by the Seattle Times.
Jefferson, F., Sr.
Madsen has proved one of the area’s dominant scorers the last three seasons. He had 20 goals and 13 assists for the Raiders this season. Madsen led the SPSL in goals scored the last two years with back-to-back 20-goal campaigns. He finished his four-year career with 51 goals and 21 assists. Madsen will attend Highline Community College
Snohomish, F, Sr.
Herrera emerged as a true leader for Snohomish in 2014. This season, he scored 18 goals and 11 assists for the Panthers, who captured the WesCo 4A North Division title and qualified for the 4A state semifinals. Perhaps the most dangerous offensive player in WesCo, Herrera has posted 33 goals and 17 assists in three years on the school’s varsity.
Skyline, F, Sr.
Twaddle was a matchup nightmare with his combination of speed, agility and physicality. Twaddle produced 10 goals and three assists for the KingCo 4A regular-season champion Spartans. Opponents fear defending Twaddle, who has accumulated 33 goals and 10 assists in his four-year career at Skyline.
Shorecrest, F, Sr.
Iacolucci evolved into a reliable source of offense throughout his four-year varsity career. The Northwest University signee supplied 17 goals and eight assists for the Scots this season and finished his career with 30 goals and 21 assists.
Lakeside, MF, Sr.
Joseph provides sprinter speed up the right wing, and can beat opponents in one step with his quick burst. He can’t be overlooked by opposing defenses. The first-team All-Metro League Mountain Division pick has tallied 16 goals and nine assists this season for the Lions, who are headed to the 3A state semifinals for the first time since 2008.
Glacier Peak, MF, Jr.
The creative playmaker led the Grizzlies in scoring with 23 goals and five assists and was a big reason they captured the WesCo 3A South Division. Glacier Peak went 10-1-2 in WesCo and finished one match shy of Class 3A state at 13-4-2.
Liberty (Issaquah), MF, Sr.
Ronk was a key factor in the team winning the KingCo 3A/2A regular-season title at 10-2-2. Ronk, who will play at Highline Community College next fall, registered nine goals and seven assists for the Patriots.
Glacier Peak, D, Sr.
The four-year letterwinner is the glue for the Grizzlies on defense. Johnston, who will attend Washington and play club soccer, enabled the defense to post 10 shutouts and allow just 15 goals this season in 19 matches.
Federal Way, D, Sr.
The Highline Community College signee really did it all for the 10th-ranked Eagles as they took second in the South Puget Sound League (SPSL) South Division this spring. In addition to sound defense, he put up 13 goals and four assists for the Eagles, who went 12-3-2.
Kentwood, D, Sr.
The Conquerors’ left back, who signed a letter of intent to play for Tacoma Community College, is a key player for the team’s strong defense and that led to 13 shutouts by the team this spring. Crook, the nephew of former Sounder and longtime pro Billy Crook, also found time to register three goals and four assists .
Issaquah, GK, Jr.
The Eagles’ 6-foot-3 shot-stopper was one big reason for the team’s 10 shutouts and a big reason they’ve allowed only five goals this spring. Kerawala has made a verbal commitment to the University of Washington.
Kyle Tatro, Issaquah
The first-year varsity head coach guided the Eagles into uncharted territory by reaching the KingCo 4A championship match for the first time in school history. Issaquah went a step farther, winning the school’s first KingCo 4A title with a 2-1 overtime shootout triumph over Skyline on May 8. The Eagles reached state for the third time in school history and second time in three seasons by going 12-1-1 in the regular season.