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SOCCER: Thoreson, Rigney and Klavuhn named first-team, All-State
Several Federal Way school district soccer players earned All-State honors earlier this week when the Washington State Soccer Coaches Association named its teams.
In Class 4A, Thomas Jefferson’s Jacob Thoreson and Federal Way’s Sean Rigney earned first-team honors and Decatur’s Michael Klavuhn was a first-team selection in the Class 3A division. Decatur’s Spencer Smith was a second-team selection and Jimmy Hong was an honorable mention pick in 3A. Federal Way’s Garrett Brewer was an honorable mention Class 4A selection.
Thoreson was the Raiders’ captain and the rock in the middle of the field for the South Puget Sound League 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 midfielder will play at Highline Community College in the fall.
Rigney, also a 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.
He 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.
Klavuhn, a senior forward, had a monstrous 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.
Smith, a 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.
Hong 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.
Brewer, a 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.