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ALL-CITY SOCCER: As usual, Federal Way district produces some of the best talent in the state

Jefferson senior midfielder Jacob Thoreson was a first-team, All-SPSL North Division selection after scoring eight goals and dishing out four assists for the SPSL champion Raiders. He will play at Highline Community College.  - Casey Olson/The Mirror
Jefferson senior midfielder Jacob Thoreson was a first-team, All-SPSL North Division selection after scoring eight goals and dishing out four assists for the SPSL champion Raiders. He will play at Highline Community College.
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Forwards

Michael Klavuhn, Decatur

The senior had a huge season for the Gators. Klavuhn led Decatur to the SPSL 3A regular season championship by scoring 23 goals in just 16 matches.

Klavuhn was also named the SPSL 3A Player of the Year and is set to walk-on at the University of Washington in the fall.

Klavuhn tallied four goals in two games this season, including four during a 5-1 win over Auburn Mountainview on April 27.

Branden Madsen, Jefferson

The first-team, All-SPSL North Division forward led the Raiders in scoring this season with 10 goals and three assists. Madsen had three multi-goal games and tallied both of TJ’s goals during a 2-0 win over Auburn on April 28.

The Raiders won the SPSL championship and advanced into the quarterfinals of the Class 4A State Boys Soccer Tournament.

Luis Alvaro Orsonio, Jefferson

The junior finished with six goals and seven assists for the Raiders despite missing the postseason after winning a spot on the MLS reality show Sueño 2012 in Califonia. Orsonio was one of 15 youth players from across the nation to earn the Sueño berth.

Orsonio was a first-team, All-SPSL North selection and had a pair of goals during a 3-0 win over Auburn Riverside.

Charles Yi, Jefferson

The senior was a first-team, All-SPSL North selection at forward despite having just one assist and no goals during the season for the Raiders. Yi did other things up front that allowed Jefferson to win games.

Alex Lewis, Federal Way

The junior earned first-team, All-SPSL South honors after scoring eight goals and dishing out nine assists for the Eagles. Lewis’ best game came when he tallied both goals in a 2-1 win over Beamer. Lewis also scored the lone goal for Federal Way in their 1-0 win over Kentwood at the SPSL Tournament.

 

Midfield

Jimmy Hong, Decatur

The senior was a first-team, All-SPSL 3A selection by the league’s coaches after a solid season. The midfielder finished with four goals and four assists for the Gators. One of Hong’s goals came during a loss to Hazen in the district championship game.

Jacob Thoreson, TJ

The Raiders’ captain was a rock in the middle of the field for the SPSL champions. Thoreson finished with eight goals and four assists and was named first-team, All-SPSL North by the league’s coaches.

The 6-foot-3 Thoreson will play at Highline Community College in the fall.

Sean Rigney, Federal Way

The Eagle senior had a huge year for Federal Way, who finished second in the SPSL South. Rigney was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the SPSL South and is headed to Pacific Lutheran University in the fall.

Rigney finished the season with 15 goals and 13 assists to lead Federal Way. He had multiple goals in five games and scored in a total of 10 games. Rigney accounted for all three goals during a 3-1 win over Emerald Ridge on April 26, with two goals and one assist.

Keaton House, Beamer

House led the Titans in scoring with six goals and three assists during the season and was named first-team, All-SPSL South. House tallied two goals during an 8-0 win over Bethel on March 24.

 

Defense

Spencer Smith, Decatur

The Gator junior had an impressive season for Decatur and was named a first-team, All-SPSL 3A defender. Despite playing in the back for the Gators, Smith finished as Decatur’s third-leading scorer with five goals and eight assists.

Smith had a pair of goals during a 3-2 preseason win over Stadium and had three assists twice in a single game.

Will Simms, Jefferson

The senior led the stingy Raider defense this season which only gave up 10 goals the entire season. Simms was a first-team, All-SPSL North Division selection by the league’s coaches and even had a goal from his defensive position.

Glenn Carpenter, TJ

The first-team, All-SPSL North selection had an impressive season for the Raiders. Carpenter finished the year with three goals and two assists. He had a goal during the Raiders’ SPSL North-clinching win over Kentridge.

Garrett Brewer, Federal Way

The sophomore was named to the SPSL South’s first-team after scoring eight goals and dishing out one assist for the Eagles as a defensive player. Brewer had two goals during an 8-0 win over Spanaway Lake on March 16 and a 5-0 win over Beamer on April 18.

Dan Tran, Beamer

The first-team, All-SPSL South defender was exactly that — a defender. Tran didn’t have an assist or goal during the season, but helped the Titans to a 6-8-2 record.


Goalkeeper

Ben Willis, Federal Way

The sophomore logged an astounding 11 shutouts during the season for the Eagles. Willis also scored a pair of goals for Federal Way during a 12-0 blowout of Bethel on March 30.

Willis and the Eagle defense allowed only nine goals during the entire season.

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