(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 email@example.com.)
Division I NCAA Champion
Division II NCAA Champion
Division III NCAA Champion
- 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).
- 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).
- 2016 All-GNAC (Great Northwest Athletic Conference) Honorable Mention