Another successful HS season for Shadow players

Jackson Moore honored as Offensive MVP, Kevin Houston Coach of the Year

Another successful HS season for Shadow players

The Greater Spokane League, Great Northern League and Northeast A League released their spring awards lists, recognizing 12 Spokane Shadow members in total. Lewis & Clark forward Jackson Moore topped the list, taking home the esteemed Offensive MVP award for his senior season. UPDATE: Moore named All-State First Team player with four other players earning Second Team and Honorable Mention nods.  

 

The Greater Spokane League, Great Northern League and Northeast A League released their spring awards lists, recognizing 12 Spokane Shadow members in total. Lewis & Clark forward Jackson Moore topped the list, taking home the esteemed Offensive MVP award for his senior season. UPDATE: Moore named All-State First Team player with four other players earning Second Team and Honorable Mention nods. 

"This year I put it on myself to be the guy in the big situations who can step up for the team," Moore said. "As always, you look back and think that you could have done more, but I'm proud of what I accomplished this year."

Moore scored 18 goals and added 6 assists for the Tigers this season, contributing greatly to the teams' postseason success. After finishing just fourth in the standings after a very tight competition among the top four in the GSL regular season and then third at districts, Lewis & Clark went on to win regionals and make it to the 4A state quarterfinals, where they lost to Wenatchee by a score of 2-1 following a lengthy storm delay. It was the most successful season for the Tigers (18-4) since their last state tournament appearance in 2011.

In addition to Moore, his fellow Tiger and Spokane Shadow teammates Charlie Rieger (pictured below, #13) and Chandler Goff (pictured, #20) were also honored. Rieger, a senior, made the All-GSL First Team as a defender. Goff, also a senior, was awarded a spot on the Second Team as a forward. In total, the high-achieving senior class for the 2016 Tigers took home five GSL honors on top of their already impressive top eight-in-the-state finish.

Other All-GSL First Team members included Mead senior Michael McLeod (pictured, #14) and Central Valley senior JD Hauenstein, who made the team as a midfielder and a forward, respectively. Hauenstein, last year's Offensive MVP, followed up his junior season with another strong showing this year.

"It was a hard league this year. Any team could beat any team, so we had to fight," Hauenstein said. "But I'm happy with the way the season ended."

State runners-up a year ago, Hauenstein's Central Valley team took home third place in the state tournament this season, beating Snohomish in the third-place game by a commanding 4-1 score in a rematch of last year's state championship.

Rounding out the All-GSL Second-Team honors is Chase Reidt, a Central Valley senior, and North Central's Aidan Chapparro. Chapparro was the only non-senior Shadow player to receive all-league recognition in the GSL.

The Shadow were well-represented in the Great Northern All-League awards as well. Junior midfielder Devonte Gorman (pictured, #11) made the First Team representing East Valley, joined by Cheney junior Kelby Holland. The honorees get progressively younger, too. Cheney's Noah Schorzman took home All-GNL Second Team honors and Lakeside's Jeff Friedman (pictured, #6) received All-NEA recognition in their impressive league debuts as freshman.

In a region where many teams have at least one Spokane Shadow representative, GSL Offensive MVP Jackson Moore noted the feeling of playing against his club teammates rather than with them.

"There are a lot of Shadow guys in the league, so I think it's fun to be able to know someone on every team that you play," Moore said later. "It gives you someone to try and one-up and get the edge on."

However, it wasn't just Shadow players garnering all-league recognition. Shadow coach Kevin Houston was awarded Coach of the Year for the GSL, leading his Mead Panthers to a 9-8 record after the team won only five games just two seasons ago. In his sixth season with the Panthers, Houston guided the team to second with a 7-2 league record in a table that saw the top four separated by just three points. 

Rieger, McLeod, GoffSSC Shadow HS Award Winners

Greater Spokane League Honors

GSL Offensive MVP: Jackson Moore (Lewis & Clark, Sr) 
GSL Coach of the Year: Kevin Houston (Mead) 

GSL All-League Teams

First Team: Jackson Moore (Lewis & Clark, Sr)
First Team: Charlie Rieger (Lewis & Clark, Sr) 
First Team: Chandler Goff (Lewis & Clark, Sr)
First Team: Michael McLeod (Mead, Sr)
First Team: JD Hauenstein (Central Valley, Sr)
Second Team: Chase Reidt (Central Valley, Sr)
Second Team: Aidan Chapparro (North Central)

Friedman, GormanGreat Northern League Honors

GNL All-League Teams

First Team: Devonte Gorman (East Valley, Jr)
First Team: Kelby Holland (Cheney, Jr) 
Second Team: Noah Schorzman (Cheney, Fr)

Northeast A League Honors

NEA All-League

Jeff Friedman (Lakeside, Fr) 

Washington State Soccer Coaches Association All-State Honors

4A First Team
Jackson Moore (Lewis & Clark, Sr) 
4A Second Team
JD Hauenstein (Central Valley, Sr)
Charlie Rieger (Lewis & Clark, Sr)
4A Honorable Mention 
Michael McLeod (Mead, Sr)
2A Honorable Mention
Devonte Gorman (East Valley, Jr)

For the rest of the All-State spring award winners, click here

For the rest of the GSL and GNL All-League spring award winners, click here.

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