Making The Most Of The Spring Season
SEATTLE – Washington men's soccer team wrapped up its spring schedule earlier this month, competing against some of the top local and professional teams in the region. The Huskies were able to maximize their opportunity and play 12 games over the spring slate.
Some of the opponents the Dawgs faced from the pro ranks were Timbers 2 and Sporting International along with DI programs Gonzaga and Seattle U and DII teams Western Washington and Seattle Pacific. The Huskies also made a trip down to Arizona over spring break where they played two games against Tucson and Phoenix College.
The spring gives head coach Jamie Clark and staff the chance to learn more about the squad and allows the entire roster valuable playing experience. Freshman goalkeeper Jadon Bowton was able to see seven games in goal, while the freshman trio of Chris Meyers, Ilijah Paul, Jayson Baca and sophomore Gabe Threadgold were able to see time on the pitch.
The Huskies also welcome back 28 from last season's team, including All-Pac-12 selections Lucas Meek, Kalani Kossa-Rienzi, Nick Scardina and Christian Soto. Sam Fowler also returns for third season in the Purple and Gold after starting 21 games in goal last season.
With four members from last year's team signing MLS contracts, this time also allows the coaching staff the time to evaluate players at different positions.
Washington returns to the pitch this fall looking to continue its momentum from the historic 2021 season. Last year, the Huskies reached the College Cup for the first time in program history and finished as national runners up with a final record of 18-2-2.
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