At the conclusion of each sporting season, coaches cast their votes for the top performers in the South Puget Sound League 2A.
Both Enumclaw and White River fared well in voting throughout all the fall sports. Here’s a look at the honorees, along with some information regarding postseason accomplishments.
Enumclaw High was well represented when the SPSL 2A’s coach passed out postseason honors. Heading the list were senior Dylan Watterson, named co-Most Valuable Player, and junior Zeke Luchi, the league’s Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Nine teammates received first team, all-league recognition: senior quarterback Malcolm Harper, junior running back Emmit Otero, senior wide receiver Clive Pond, sophomore offensive lineman Ryan Fehr, senior linebacker Dane Johnson, defensive linemen Keanu Lafaele, a junior, and Fernando Reyes, a freshman, and senior kicker Noah Seabrands.
Sophomore Karson Holt was a double honoree, named a first team specialist/snapper and second team wide receiver. Defensive back Bo Dods, a junior, was tabbed for the second team.
Earning honorable mention were freshman running back Seamus Twohey, junior offensive lineman Tyler Merz, senior offensive lineman Sean Phillips, junior linebacker Xzavier Fiaseu, senior linebacker Cade Carter and junior linebacker Austin Paulson.
White River: Football
Named to the SPSL 2A all-league first team were sophomore tight end Jacob Rennacker, junior linebacker Logan Lisherness, and senior defensive lineman Julian Sandoval.
Earning second team recognition were a pair of senior running backs, Payne Plaster and Josh Poulin. Also on the second team were senior receiver Nate Peckham, senior offensive lineman Wyatt Davis and senior defensive lineman Devin Zweifel.
Receiving honorable mention were senior safety Tyson Campbell, junior defensive lineman Reece Branch, senior offensive lineman Ryan Stapleton, senior quarterback Cole Cashman, junior receiver Lyle Dolojan, senior defensive back Cooper Reeves, senior offensive lineman Shadrach Crawford, junior offensive lineman Huyson Emmerick, senior offensive lineman Levi Grasley and junior linebacker Chase Campbell.
A quartet of Enumclaw High volleyball players were singled out by league coaches for postseason honors.
Heading the EHS list was junior Macy Furtwangler, an outside hitter. Named to the all-league second team were two seniors, libero Faith Miller and setter Kira HaWaaboo. Receiving honorable mention was junior setter Samantha Darby.
White River: Volleyball
Kelli Kaelin, a junior, was named the SPSL 2A’s Libero of the Year in a vote of league coaches.
Two teammates, senior outside hitter Elle Thomas and senior setter Marissa Dahl, were named to the all-league first team. Sydney Schultz, also a senior, was a second team outside hitter.
Additionally, three White River players earned honorable mention: senior Ava Cash, junior Abby Barrow and sophomore Audrey Berg.
Enumclaw: Girls soccer
Senior midfielder Mia Ammons was named the SPSL 2A Offensive Player of the Year, heading the list of Enumclaw’s end-of-season honorees.
Named to the all-league first team were Ellie DeGroot, senior forward, and Grace McCain, junior defender. Making the second team were Lauren Boger, sophomore midfielder, and Baylee Bolton, senior defender; and receiving honorable mention were Sofia Smits, junior forward, Heidi Sholseth, junior defender and Megan Madill, freshman goalkeeper.
White River: Girls soccer
White River’s list of all-league selections was headed by senior captain Abbey Goetz, who was named the SPSL 2A Goalkeeper of the Year, along with three first team honorees.
Named to the first team were junior midfielder Ella Lidstrom, junior defender Victoria Curtice and sophomore forward Laura Corr. Making the second team was freshman forward Claire Carter and receiving honorable mention were juniors Morgan Greene and Elise Nicolls and sophomore Ava Bright.
Enumclaw: Boys golf
After sharing the regular-season league championship with neighboring White River High, it’s no surprise that a handful of EHS golfers were singled out.
Leading the charge was Ben Laurnen who was tabbed as the SPSL 2A’s Golfer of the Year. Teammate Tanner Nichols was a first team all-league selection while second team honors went to Jake Bort and Jack Craighead.
Based on their performances at the league medalist tournament both Laurnen and Bort earned automatic entries into the Class 2A state golf tournament, to be played in the spring. Getting another chance to make the state tournament, by playing in a spring qualifier, are Craighead, Nichols, Alex Long and Eli Murphy.
White River: Boys golf
There were six golfers named to the first team all-league list and four hail from White River High. Honored were Lane Maras, A.J. Mills, Zach Miller and Kaden Ausen, a quartet that helped spur the Hornets to a share of the league championship.
Making the second team all-league list was Alex Wakefield.
The four first-team selections also picked up automatic bids to the state 2A tournament by placing among the top seven during the two-day medalist tourney. Landing in the spring qualifier were Wakefield and Arthur Mijares.
Enumclaw: Girls golf
Enumclaw’s Emma Nitsche and Brookelyn Jewett were honored as first team selections when coaches formed their all-league lists. Teammates Emily Alicea and Raegan Chevalier were second team picks.
As a group, Enumclaw’s girls landed the league Sportsmanship Award.
During the league medalist tournament, Nitsche gained an automatic entry into the spring state 2A tourney. Fife members of the EHS program – Jewett, Alicea, Chevalier, Danika Korpe and Hadley Breidenbach – earned the right to play in the spring qualifier.
White River: Girls golf
After claiming a regular-season league championship, White River’s girls dominated the list of postseason honors.
Brooke Gelinas was named the SPSL 2A Golfer of the Year and teammates Brooke Mahler, Lexie Mahler and Alle Klemkow made up half of the first team all-league list. Making the all-league second team was Abby Rose.
They were under the direction of Anna Rose who was tabbed as the league’s Coach of the Year.
During the league’s medalist tourney, a trio of White River golfers – Gelinas and both Mahler sisters – played their way into automatic entries into the spring state tournament. Earning a spot in the qualifying tournament were Klemkow, Rose and Sophie Ross.
Enumclaw: Boys tennis
A trio of Hornets – Carter Eldridge, Tristan Vieren and Greysun Harris – were voted by coaches to the SPSL 2A all-league first team. Making the list for second team doubles were Carter Williams and Kyle Koehn.
Additionally, after guiding the EHS boys’ team to the top, Will Stuenkel was honored as the league’s Coach of the Year.
Enumclaw: Boys cross country
Enumclaw High landed two runners – sophomore McCoy Brooks and senior Trevor Storm – on the list of first team, all-league performers. Teammate Evan Cheney, a sophomore, was a second team honoree.
Jeff Jacobson was singled out as Coach of the Year after leading the EHS boys to the SPSL 2A team championship.
White River: Boys cross country
The White River High squad landed two runners on the list of postseason honors. Both Cole Holmes, a senior, and freshman Michael Marlow were chosen for the all-league second team.
White River: Girls cross country
The future looks bright for Dameon Marlow, who was named the league’s Coach of the Year. This year’s team captured the SPSL 2A and a handful of key runners are expected to return.
Named to the all-league first team were sophomore Emma Tomlinson and freshman Vivian Kingston. Named to the second team were junior Soleil Bianchi and sophomore Evelyn Holmes.
Enumclaw: Girls cross country
The Hornet girls’ team had two runners earning postseason honors.
Both Jasmine Dumontet and Ava Sawyer were named to the all-league second team.