Mount Si boys’ soccer player makes college decision, plus some college action for you…..

Good Tuesday morning. We have some news this morning for you, and we are starting on the soccer pitch, with news of a key Mount Si High School boys’ soccer senior announcing his college future.

The program announced last night that senior Sullivan Smith, who as a sophomore proved to be an important piece for the Wildcats in their run to the state 4A high school boys’ title game in 2019, had signed to play men’s soccer this fall for Northwest Nazarene University. This school is part of NCAA Division II’s Great Northwest Athletic Conference, and are located in Nampa, ID, outside of Boise.

Wildcat head coach Ben Tomlisson is thrilled. “He joins a great soccer program, packed with talent that regularly mixes it with D1 schools. It will give Sully a great platform to continue to make a name for himself. I’m so proud to have him in our program and he is a shining example to our younger players in the program. Sully is super talented and has great skills but he is so much more than that; his commitment, leadership, determination and selflessness make him a quality player and person.” Tomlisson told us by email.

Smith joins a growing list of Mount Si class of 2021 senior athletes to make college decisions, a list which as you know includes a half-dozen football players led by QB Clay Millen, who signed with NCAA Division I Nevada.

We are working to get more information and comments from Smith, and we’ll follow up this if we get something from him. Congratulations from us to you Sullivan on this signing. Now to the action.

Seattle U. women score late to escape with win: The Redhawks got the game’s lone goal with about 10 minutes left in regulation, then had to survive a penalty kick opportunity, to leave Edinburg, TX, with a 1-0 win over the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley yesterday afternoon. Freshman Sarah Creighton, she of Snoqualmie and a 2020 Mount Si HS grad, saw limited action off the bench for Seattle University and did not record any stats of note. SU will host Northwest University tomorrow, giving Creighton a chance to face former Wildcat teammate Maggie Gunning, who plays for the Eagles, and a second Valleyite, Cedarcrest HS alum Sarah Hommas, who also is part of the NAIA team.

Baseball
Bellevue U. sweeps two from Texas Wesleyan: The NAIA’s Bruins swept both ends of a doubleheader from Texas Wesleyan University down in Dallas, winning the opener 3-2 then needing to come from behind in the nightcap to win that one 8-5.

Senior Cody Banks contributed to both wins for the Nebraska-based squad. The Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall was 1-4 in the opener, then was 1-2 with a walk, run scored and RBI in the nightcap as Bellevue rallied from a 5-1 deficit with seven runs over the final four innings in the seven-inning game; both games of the doubleheader were seven innings apiece. The Bruins took three of four to open the spring season and are 6-2 overall counting a 3-1 fall record. They are in a tournament this weekend in Missouri being hosted by Central Methodist University.

Gonzaga falls to K-State to finish out weekend in Arizona: Gonzaga University’s squad was held to four hits as they fell to Kansas State University 6-1 yesterday to wrap up the Sanderson Ford Classic weekend season-opening tournament in Surprise, AZ, at the MLB’s Texas Rangers spring training facility. Junior Mason Marenco, from North Bend, walked twice for GU in the contest. The Zags head to Dallas for a weekend set this weekend against Dallas Baptist University.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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