Steelheads FC congratulate four County high schools advancing to State semifinals

snohomish-county-fc-steelheads-primary-800SNOHOMISH COUNTY, WA— Steelheads FC are proud to call Snohomish County our home. We are also very bullish on the talent of our local soccer players. There is no better proof of why than the current WIAA tournaments where four County high schools have advanced to the semifinals.

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Keegan Rubio (left) and the Girzzlies are in the WIAA semifinals.

4A – Glacier Peak Grizzlies (Snohomish, WA)

grizThe Glacier Peak Grizzlies of Snohomish (15-4-1) are in the 4A semifinals against Todd Beamer on May 26 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup at 6 PM. They advanced thanks to a 2-0 win over powerhouse Skyline (see Herald story here.)

Glacier Peak is just the latest Snohomish school to produce a pro soccer prospect.

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Best soccer program in the state? The Panthers of Snohomish raise the 2015 4A trophy.

3A – Snohomish Panthers (Snohomish, WA)

2The Snohomish Panthers (17-3-0) of Snohomish are in the 3A semifinals against Gig Harbor on May 26 at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup at 2 PM. They advanced thanks to a 2-1 win over Kamiakin. It was a thriller in which the Panthers scored both goals very late. Steelheads FC President Aaron Burns is a Panthers alum and played in the program.

The Panthers have been to state 18 out of the last 20 years. They went back-to-back as 4 A state champions in 2014-15.

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2017 Snohomish Panthers soccer.
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Archbishop Murphy against Kingston. (AMHS Facebook)

2A – Archbishop Murphy Wildcats (Everett, WA)

Archbishop-Murphy-HS-01.pngThe Archbishop Murphy Wildcats (20-0-0) of Everett are unbeaten as they head into WIAA semifinal play on May 26 versus Cedarcrest at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner at 6 PM. The Wildcats blasted Kingston 5-0 to advance.

The Wildcats are the defending 2A State Champions.

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Archbishop Murphy poses with their 2016 state title trophy. (WIAA twitter)
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Mountlake Terrace’s Sam Polevoy (center) waves to the Hawk fans after scoring off a Bobby Stoyanov (left) corner kick cross. (All photos by Doug Petrowski – MLTnews.com)

2A – Mountlake Terrace Hawks (Mountlake Terrace, WA)

MTHSHawks-logoThe Mountlake Terrace Hawks (15-6-0) (Mountlake Terrace, WA) arrive in the 2A semifinals in the opposite bracket from Archbishop Murphy. The Hawks play East Valley (Yakima) on May 26 at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner at 8 PM. The Hawks hope to bring home their second-ever state title.

MLT advanced with a win over Highline, 2-1.

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The 2017 Hawks of MLT HS.

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Steelheads FC wish all of these schools the very best as they compete for state honors! This is a year that shows the deep talent level of soccer in our county and the excellence of the high school programs involved. We look forward to seeing some of these guys become Steelheads in the future.

Steelheads FC Open Tryouts June 1 & 2, 2017

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