Soccer long has dominated the headlines at South Kitsap’s National Letter-of-Intent Day signing celebration — and Wednesday was no different.
A pair of Wolves’ soccer players signed with out-of-state four-year colleges, while two South fastpitch players are headed to a Puget Sound-area community college.
For defender Adri Jackson and midfielder Hailey Parker, the party represented the culmination of decisions they made long ago. Jackson signed with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., while Parker is headed to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. more
A torrid start to the second half propelled South Kitsap to a 2-1 win Wednesday night in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs against Union….Parker, who plans to compete next season at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., was the team’s leading scorer in 2012-13, but Cain said her statistics are not as gaudy this season because she is playing defensive center-midfielder. That does not mean Parker’s production has waned, though. more
South Kitsap’s girls basketball team showed it was capable of transition a year ago. … South returns its leading scorer from a year ago, 6-foot-2 senior Molly Werder. She averaged 10.2 points per game and also led the team in rebounds (6.4) and steals (1.9). … Werder, who is drawing interest from Alaska Anchorage, Montana Tech, Whitman and California’s Westmont College, is excited to show that South can return to state. The Wolves open Dec. 1 at Graham Kapowsin, a Class 4A South Puget Sound League South Division school. more
Scoring in soccer is not as simple as smacking a ball over the fence or putting it through an orange cylinder. It takes footwork as graceful as an artist’s paintbrush and the vision of a boardwalk developer. South Kitsap senior midfielder Christina Boddie brings both to a team that hopes to reach the state tournament for a second straight year. … First-year South coach Julie Cain, who previously was an assistant at California’s Westmont College and Seattle Pacific University, said Boddie is versatile enough to play midfielder or defender at the collegiate level. more
South Kitsap athletic director Ed Santos was successful with his previous club-to-high school coaching hire. Santos followed that route again Wednesday when he named Julie Cain as the school’s new girls soccer coach. Cain, who graduated from Shoreline’s Shorewood High, played center-midfield at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif., from 1992-95. She was an assistant coach the following year when Westmont had 15-5-2 record and ended the season ranked No. 1 in NAIA. more