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2006 all-county soccer team dominated by SK players

Advancing to the Class 4A state tournament is fast becoming an annual event for the South Kitsap boys soccer team. And so are the awards that follow.

After moving into the state tourney for the third straight year and posting the deepest playoff run in school history by advancing all the way to the championship game, South Kitsap players are plentiful on the Third Annual Kitsap News Group's All-Kitsap County Soccer team, nailing down nine positions, including six starters and the coach from a team that ended up 18-3-0.

The team was voted on by sportswriters and editors of the Kitsap Newspaper Group. The team is made up of academically eligible players from all the high schools in Kitsap County.

2006 Boy’s All-Kitsap County

Soccer Team

•Â F — Dan Nelson, South Kitsap: Scored 11 goals and had three assists despite missing the first part of the season due to the state basketball tournament. Scored two or more goals four times during the regular season for a team that made the Final Four.

•Â F — Cody Clark, Olympic: The Trojans’ leading goal scorer for the second consecutive season as just a sophomore, Clark was the centerpiece of an Oly offense that saw the squad finish just outside of the playoff picture.

•Â F — Zach Sampson, North Kitsap: Sampson led the Vikings in scoring with 11 goals on the season and also dealt out six assists for the NK assault. 

• M — Cade Mossman, South Kitsap: Led the team in regular season scoring with 10 goals and 18 assists for 38 points on a team that scored 75 goals. Was the team captain of a squad that made the Class 4A State Finals. A versatile player that played in many different positions during the year.

•Â M — Travis Gutierrez, South Kitsap: With 16 goals and seven assists in the regular season, was the second leading scorer on the Bridge Division champion team.

• M — Kyle Schoales, South Kitsap: Speedy and tough, scored eight goals and had seven assists during the regular season. Best in the league at throwing in the ball and at corner kicks and one of the league’s best and toughest defenders, played a variety of positions all season.

•Â M — Ryan Simcic, Klahowya: Simcic, one of six Eagle seniors, led the team in goals with 11 and added a pair of assists, nearly half of the team total.

•Â D — Tim Grey, South Kitsap: Despite playing just six regular season games because of transfer issues after leaving King’s West, Grey scored six goals and had five assists as a defender. The most physical player in the league and the most gifted, he changed the attitude for South and is a big reason for their success.

•Â D — Steven Prevost, North Kitsap: After spending most of his soccer career in the front field, NK coach Pat Stickney moved Prevost’s speed and tenacity to the defensive and celebrated the outcome of six shutouts on the season.

•Â D — Noah Greenwald, Bremerton: The senior accounted for 29 percent of his team’s goal output as a defender, lettered all three years in high school, led the team as its captain this season and found himself on the all-district team for the second year in a row.

•Â GK — Tony Sadler, South Kitsap: Posted nine shutouts and allowed just 11 goals in 15 regular season games. Allowed two or more goals just three times and led his team to the Final Four.

• Coach of the year — Eric Bergeson, South Kitsap: Coached the Wolves to the Bridge Division title and into the state finals despite not having the starting lineup he wanted for most of the year due to injury, illness, grades or transfer issues. Moved his guys around to fill the needs and still posted a 13-1 league record and an 18-3 overall mark as his team made its deepest playoff run in school history.

Honorable mentions

• Callum Heap, King’s West, midfielder: The Warrior senior was among his team’s scoring leaders and played a major role in King’s West strong finish to the season.

•Â Kenny Kemper, South Kitsap, defender: A central defender that was part of an effort that allowed just 11 goals in 15 regular season games, Kemper’s incredible stamina allowed him to play every minute of every game and was later named co-captain.

•Â Tyler Wain, Central Kitsap, forward: Wain, who led the Central Kitsap district-playoff squad with nine goals, provided the Cougars with the most viable scoring option they would find this season.

•Â Sean Joyner, Olympic, forward: Joyner was the main passer for Olympic, finding the lanes that were needed to open scoring opportunities for his Trojan teammates. Joyner led Oly with seven assists while also scoring three times. 

•Â Francis Waplinger, Bainbridge, defense/forward: The senior co-captain was third on the team in goals but also showed remarkable consistency in also finishing third in assists for the Spartans.

• Devin Langaker, North Kitsap, goalkeeper: In his second year in the net for North Kitsap, Langaker sealed off six shutouts over the course of the regular season as just a sophomore. 

• Darryn Reinertson, Klahowya, forward: With five goals and six assists, Reinertson was one of the most balanced offensive threats for the Eagles. Just a sophomore, he should be at the forefront of Klahowya’s attack next season.

• Alex May, South Kitsap, defender: A scrappy defender who seemed to always be in the right place at the right time. Very speedy and hard working, May was the main cog in a defense that allowed just 11 regular season goals.

•Â Will O’Donnell, Bainbridge, midfielder: The junior Spartan led the team in goals with five and hopes to continue to build on that scoring punch next season.

•Â Brett Pendt, Central Kitsap, midfielder: Pendt hand a hand in almost every key play for the Cougars, eventually finishing the season with five goals and three assists. A senior, he too will be missed next season.

•Â Greg Ford, Olympic, midfielder: Ford, also a team captain for the Trojans, scored and assisted three times for Oly to help keep the Trojans in the playoff hunt right up to season’s end.

•Â Carlos Portillo, North Kitsap, midfield: An AKC teamer last year, Portillo was one of the crucial field generals for the Vikes in 2006. Playing in the midfield, the senior was the team’s second leading scorer with eight goals and also contributed six assists.

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