Shadow First Teams set for Home Openers Saturday at SFCC Stadium



After an unbeaten trip to Yakima to open the season last weekend, the Shadow are home at Spokane Falls CC Stadium in Week 2 of the Northwest Premier League and Evergreen Premier League seasons. The Shadow Women’s First Team plays host to NWPL side Twin Cities Union in the first half of the doubleheader at 4:30 pm with the two-time EPLWA champion Men’s First Team playing host to Vancouver Victory at 7:00.  Tickets for the doubleheader are $10 for Adults, $7 for Children 15 and under. 

Shadow WFT vs Twin Cities Union – 4:30

The ladies opened their inaugural campaign last weekend with a dominant performance against Yakima United. Standout striker Megan Lindsay was too much for the Hoppers, tallying a hat-trick and an assist in the first half of the 5-2 victory before moving to midfield at halftime. 

As has been the history with the Men’s First Team, the women’s side will see players joining the group as the season rolls along as more become available. Joining the group this week are Clemson grad Savannah Coiner and local products McKenna Stocker and Kasey Rubosky. Coiner played under former Shadow General Manager (PDL era) Jeff Robbins, who is an assistant at Clemson. 

Shadow MFT vs Yakima United Hoppers – 7:00 

The Shadow men head into their home opener on the heels of a scoreless draw against the Hoppers last week in Yakima. The defense goes into the match on an eight-game streak going back to last season of not allowing more than one goal in a match (5 in 8 games). Returning this week to the bolster the defensive unit is goalkeeper Tony Watters, who split time in goal last season, and defender Brady Ulen. 

Ulen returns from Western Washington with his former NIC teammate Adam Talley, who was among the team’s leading scorers last season. Local product Matt Bray also returns to the team this week.

A newcomer to the squad, but a longtime Shadow family member, literally, is Cameron Bushey. The 2011 Whitworth grad is the son of former Shadow head coach Sean Bushey - who managed the PDL men’s team in the 90s and coached/managed within the youth arm - and grew up in the club. Like his father, Bushey also coaches in the club and recently helped guide the G03A girls team to Washington’s U12 President’s Cup title in relief for Shadow Women’s Team head coach Kevin Moon. 

Super Soccer Saturday – Ticket Special 

The Shadow Doubleheader will serve as the second half of a busy slate of soccer on the day at SFCC Stadium, which will play host to the GSL 4A playoff doubleheader Saturday that will determine the 4A District Champion and the three entrants to the Regional Tournament against the Mid-Columbia Conference.  In celebration of Super Soccer Saturday, all high school students or family members who present their HS identification card or sports pass can purchase Shadow tickets for $5 at the gate. 


Shadow Women’s First Team
Barnes, Kaelyn… Central Valley HS
Bischoff, Katie… Whitworth University / Ferris HS
Cashman, Katie… Eastern Washington University
Coiner, Savannah… Clemson University
Cox, Sarah… Gonzaga University 
Greene, Katie… Mead HS 
Hallman, Averi… University of Memphis / Mt Spokane
Hamby, Jacqueline… Lewis & Clark 
Lauer, Jenna… Central Valley HS
Lindsay, Megan… Seattle Pacific / Gonzaga Prep
Luu, Tasha… EWU & CC Spokane / Colville HS
Mykines, Marissa… University of Illinois / Mead HS
Pittman-Thomas, Tiara… Washington State University / Mt Spokane
Prothe, Michaela… Ferris HS
Rubosky, Kasey… Gonzaga University / Lakeside HS
Rydeen, Ryann… University HS
Stocker, McKenna… Concordia University / Central Valley HS
Zakrzewski, Kellie… Seattle Pacific University / Cheney HS

Shadow Men’s First Team 
Adame, Ivan… CC Spokane 
Bray, Matt… Whitworth University / Ferris HS
Bushey, Cameron… Whitworth University / Mead HS
Chertude, Chris… CC Spokane / Peninsula College 
Cortez, Jonny… CC Spokane / Moses Lake HS
Engle, Sam… Whitworth University 
Ferger, Dustin… Gonzaga University / East Valley HS
Johnson, Alec… Gonzaga University & North Idaho College / Lake City HS
Joy, Sam… University of Charleston (SC)
Kyllo, Kelly… CC Spokane / Lakeside HS
Le, Graison… Gonzaga University / Coeur d’Alene HS
Retan, Jesse… Whitworth University / Cheney HS
Ruano, Raymond… CC Spokane 
Starkovich, David… Whitworth University
Talley, Adam… Western Washington U & North Idaho College / East Valley HS
Tateishi, Kazuki… CC Spokane 
Ulen, Brady… Western Washington U & North Idaho College / Post Falls HS
Watters, Tony… Whitworth University

*Subject to change