TRACKING THE GRADS: Men's college soccer
By CASEY OLSON
Federal Way Mirror Sports editor
August 31, 2012 · Updated 9:21 AM
Troy Peterson — The Todd Beamer grad is playing his sophomore season at the College of Charleston in South Carolina. The midfielder played all 90 minutes in the Cougars’ season-opening loss to the University of Central Florida.
The Cougars finished 5-8-5 last season, including wins over 15th-ranked South Carolina and a tie against 26th-ranked Princeton. Peterson led the team with six goals last year and was a first-team, all-league selection.
At Beamer, Peterson was a first-team, all-state selection as a senior and also played on the Sounders FC Academy squad.
Sean Ugo Okoli — The Beamer grad is playing his sophomore season at Wake Forest University in North Carolina.
Last season, the forward played in all 21 matches for the Demon Deacons and was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman Team selection. Okoli finished with four goals and three assists. Wake Forest finished 8-8-5 overall last season.
Okoli was the Class 4A state player of the year as a senior, played on the United States National Team and also was a member of the Sounder FC Academy squad.
Danny Wenzel — The Federal Way resident and Bellarmine Prep grad is playing his senior season at Wake Forest. Wenzel sat out the 2009 season following knee reconstruction surgery.
Last season at Wake Forest, Wenzel played in all 21 of the Demon Deacons matches in defense and had three goals.
Chase Hanson — The Thomas Jefferson grad is playing his sophomore season at Seattle University after transferring from Barry University in Florida.
Last season for Barry, Hanson has played in 19 matches, starting 15. The midfielder was the SPSL North MVP as a senior at TJ.
Josh Smith — The 2010 Decatur graduate is playing his junior season at Oregon State.
Last year, Smith played in 12 games, including seven starts and was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first-team. As a freshman, he started six games.
The Beavers finished last year 5-11-2 on the season, including fourth-place in the Pac-12.
Brandon Brockway — The Beamer grad is playing his freshman season at the University of California-Santa Barbara after redshirting last year at Oregon State. The defender played in the Gauchos’ season-opening win over Loyola Marymount.
Brockway was an all-state selection during his senior season at Beamer and was a member of the Sounders FC Academy.
Sean Rigney — The Federal Way grad is playing his freshman season at Pacific Lutheran University.
Rigney had a huge year for Federal Way as a senior. He was named the Offensive Player of the Year in the SPSL South and 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.
Tyler Hanson — The Jefferson grad is playing his senior season at Seattle University. Last year, the midfielder started 11 matches and played in 13 for the Redhawks.
Austin Sweeney — The Beamer grad is playing his freshman season at Seattle University. The midfielder started Seattle U’s first match of the season, a 2-1 loss to Gonzaga, and had three shots.
Sweeney was an all-state selection during his senior season at Beamer and was a member of the Sounders FC Academy.
Tracking the Grads appears periodically in the Mirror detailing the college careers of area student-athletes. Let us know if we missed anybody at firstname.lastname@example.orgContact Federal Way Mirror Sports editor Casey Olson at email@example.com or (253) 925-5565 ext. 5056.