Mercer Island soccer players earn All-State honors | Sports briefs

Left, Elise Wilcox and Meredith Adams, right, were both recently named to the All-State girls soccer team. - Contributed photos
Left, Elise Wilcox and Meredith Adams, right, were both recently named to the All-State girls soccer team.
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Two Mercer Island residents were recently named to the 2010 1A All-State soccer team, which is voted on by high school coaches across the state.

Elise Wilcox, who is a senior at The Bush School in Seattle, was named a first team goalkeeper. Meredith Adams was named to the first team as a defender, as a freshman at the Overlake School in Redmond.

Bush was 24-3-2 during the 2010 fall season, while Overlake was 24-6-2 overall.

The two schools met for the state championship in November, with Bush beating Overlake, 1-0, for the title.

Wilcox also plays for the Eastside FC club, while Adams is a member of the Crossfire Premier program.

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Island gymnasts find success at Battle in Seattle

Three Mercer Island gymnasts with the Emerald City Gymnastics club recently posted top finishes in the Battle in Seattle in mid-January. The meet featured almost 1,000 gymnasts from across the state.

Kendal Toy, a fifth-grader at Island Park, was first in her age group at level 7, earning an all-around score of 36.35. Toy also finished first in the floor and second in the beam exercises.

Mya Levin, a fourth-grader at Lakeridge, earned fourth in the level five age group with a 35.00 all-around score. She was fourth in the floor and beam competitions.

Sophia McGuffin, a third-grader at Lakeridge, was fourth in the level 4 age group, posting an all-around score of 35.40. She finished second in the bars and beam.

Islander named to All-American team

Mercer Island native and 2007 Mercer Island High School graduate Brian Chong was named to the NCAA Division III 2010 All-American team.

Chong, a junior who plays for Claremont McKenna College in California, also earned the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player of the year honors.

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