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EFC Alumni Stand Out in the College Game
THREE NCAA Championships; NCAA, NSCAA and All-Conference Honors
(Dec 16, 2016) The college soccer season wrapped up this weekend with the conclusion of the men's NCAA first division championship in which Stanford repeated its title without EFC alumnus Jordan Morris, who was busy winning the MLS Cup with Sounders FC.  But, rest assured Eastside FC alumni, men and women, were making a difference in the college game this season.  For starters, they were peppered across the rosters of most of the Washington teams that made it into the NCAA tournament (Eastern WA Women, Seattle University Women, Western WA Men and Women, Central WA Women, PLU Women and Whitworth Men), but also across great college teams nationwide.  In fact, this year on the women's side, Eastside FC alumni represented the NCAA's Division I, II and III National Champions -- USC, Western Washington and Wash U in St. Louis.

Former players of Eastside FC also enjoyed all-conference honors at local, regional and national levels.  We've listed a few of the highlights below.  (If we've left anyone off, please help us fill in the blanks.  E-mail results to webmaster@eastsidefc.org.)

 
Division I NCAA Champion
Dominique Randle, Senior, Defense
 
 
Division II NCAA Champion
Emily Bunnell, RS Freshman, Midfield
Lauren Carson, RS Freshman, Midfield
Peyton Chick, Freshman, Forward
Anna DeWeirdt, Senior, Forward
 
 
Division III NCAA Champion
Katie Chandler, Senior, Forward
  • NCAA Championship Most Outstanding Offensive Player
  • HERO Sports Div III First-Team All-American and NSCAA Div III Third-Team All-American
  • NSCAA First-Team All-Central Region
  • First-team all-UAA
  • Named UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week four times in 2016
  • Team Captain
  • Chandler concludes her career ranked second in school history in game-winning goals (16) and seventh in goals (37) and points (87).
 
Audrey Thomas, Williams College
Senior, Midfield/Forward
 
Kyle Bjorenthune, Seattle University
Senior, Defense
 
Lauren Thomas, University Puget Sound
Senior, Goalkeeper
  • NCAA Div III Stat Leader:  Active Career (2013-2016) Leader with 47 Shutouts
  • 2016 All-NWC Second Team; 4-year all-NWC honors
  • Thomas played in every game all four years, credited with an overall record 55W-8L-11T
  • Thomas concludes her career, ranked first in school history with best single season Goals Against Average (0.1298), and most games played by a goalkeeper (84). She also ranks 2nd for shut-outs in a single season (19), as well as 2nd all-time for Career Goals Against Average (0.37).

 

Haili Adams, Carnegie Mellon University
Junior, Defense

 

Sam Miller, Haverrford University
Senior, Goalkeeper
 
 
Abbie Litka, Central Washington University
Junior, Defense
  • 2016 All-GNAC (Great Northwest Athletic Conference) Honorable Mention

 

Celia Story, Brown Women's Soccer
Sophomore, Forward/Midfield
 
 
Kaleb Strawn, St. Martin's University
Senior, Defender