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Locals earn all-league fall sports honors
At the end of the fall sports season, various coaches voted on honors for fall sports, giving out first and second team titles and honorable mentions to teams and individuals around the league. From Mercer Island, members of the soccer, volleyball and football teams were named to the various lists.
From the soccer program, head coach Adam Gervis was named coach of the year. Named to the first team all-league from Mercer Island are senior Ellen Haas, senior Mary Hill and senior Erin Bourguignon. Listed to the second team from the Islanders squad are junior Lauren Franks and junior Tara Nielson. Honorable mentions from MIHS were given to Beth Felker, Celina Solomon, Claire Jensen, Corey Goelz and Rachel Pedreira.
On the Islanders football team, Jeff Lindquist, Alex Medlock and Jackson Scalzo each received honorable mentions. From the girls volleyball team, Kaylia Balinbin, Ariel Dewey and Sabrina Rasmussen were named first team, Lorial Yeadon and Erin McKiernan were named second team and Kristine Fu and Alisa Owens were given honorable mentions.
The Northwest Yeshiva High School volleyball program earned postseason honors this year from the Sea-Tac 1B high school league.
Drew Artiaga, the head coach, was named the coach of the year for the league, while seniors Nicki Etsekson and Shira Genauer were named to the first team. Shoshana Goldberg and Carol Jacobson, both seniors, were named to the second team, while Makena Owens was given an honorable mention.
The team finished its regular season with an 11-4 record.
In addition to the MIHS and Northwest Yeshiva students honored, two Mercer Island residents who attend Eastside Catholic High School in Sammamish, Wash., were recently named to the KingCo Metro first team.
Sam Lindquist and Connor McCormick, both seniors and captains of the team, were given the honor after their efforts during the recent Crusaders football season. Lindquist played offensive tackle and defensive end, while McCormick served as the team’s quarterback. Lindquist will be attending Stanford in the fall on an athletic scholarship to play baseball as a pitcher.
Both grew up on Mercer Island, attending Lakeridge Elementary and Islander Middle School before attending Eastside Catholic.