Shadow prepare for Opener Saturday; announce additional players
Bulk of player pool announced includes area college talent from Whitworth, CC Spokane, NIC

SPOKANE SHADOW NEWS RELEASE  --  Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The Spokane Shadow announced a large contingent of its player pool Wednesday in preparation for the team’s Season Opener in the Evergreen Premier League Saturday evening at the newly-renovated Spokane Falls CC Stadium. Game time is set for 7:00 pm.  The group, which includes several area high school standouts, joins the previously announced duo of Elliot Fauske and Kevin Forrest as well as the five from Gonzaga University. 

“We are excited to start finalizing the pool of players who have committed to playing for the Shadow and representing the greater Spokane area this summer in the EPLWA,” said Shadow General Manager Gerald Barnhart. “The pool and players available for the game-day roster will also remain fluid as we embark on the first few weeks of the season as more players become available and the team makes needed adjustments for the competition, but I know the coaches have been pleased with the depth of the pool thus far.” 

The Shadow will begin incorporating the five Gonzaga underclassmen (per NCCA DI limit) Thursday when they officially become available and the Whitworth underclassmen the following week after they conclude their spring season Saturday afternoon at the program’s Alumni Game.  Additional players may still be announced in the coming days. 

Roster Additions – Most Recent School  (* Indicates formerly) 
Acosta, Steven… Whitworth*
Angell, Jamal… Sacramento State*
Beaulaurier, Matt…    Ferris HS (inbound St Martin’s) 
Botuli, Christian… North Idaho College 
Bray, Matt… Whitworth
Eldridge, Nolan… Mead HS (inbound St Martin’s)
Estrellado, Trevan… Cheney HS (inbound Peninsula)
Gonzalez, Derrick… St Martin’s
Leon, Devin… CC Spokane 
McNeill, Alex… Lewis & Clark HS
Medina, Marcos… Whitman College
Muelheims, Karl… Whitworth
Peterson, Pete… Gonzaga*
Ramos, Mikey… Seattle University*
Rothrock, Chris… Whitworth
Selisch, Sam… Whitworth
Stepp, Braden… Whitworth
Talley, Adam… North Idaho College
Thompson, Ben… Lewis & Clark HS (inbound Univ of Redlands)
Weaver, Jacob… Northwest University
Weller, Micah… Cheney HS (inbound Peninsula)
Zimmerman, Derrick… St Mary’s

EPLWA This Week

On Opening Weekend for the Evergreen Premier League, two of the three home sides were victorious. Yakima United - owned and operated by former Shadow rival Yakima Reds owners – won the inaugural EPLWA match 4-2 versus visiting Seattle Stars. On Sunday, South Sound picked up a 2-0 victory on the road against WestSound on the peninsula. This week’s Shadow opponent, Bellingham United, was a 2-0 victor Sunday, blanking Vancouver Victory.

For other news updates from around the league, check out State of the EPLWA