NW Briefs | Injury ends season for Huskies' Forrest
Kevin Forrest, the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2006 for the Washington men's soccer team, has been lost for the rest of the season because...
Kevin Forrest, the Pac-10 Player of the Year in 2006 for the Washington men's soccer team, has been lost for the rest of the season because of a stress fracture in his left foot.
Forrest, a senior from Edmonds, was diagnosed with a stress fracture in the navicular bone of his left foot. Forrest had been feeling pain and further testing revealed the stress fracture. It means an end to Forrest's collegiate career that saw him become one of the top forwards to ever play for the Huskies. He had been an candidate for national awards before the injury.
"Kevin's season-ending injury has caught everyone by surprise and we really feel sorry for him since this is his final season with us," UW coach Dean Wurzberger said. "I know Kevin is terribly disappointed that he can't continue on the field but we intend to use his leadership, experience and enthusiasm to help guide the team throughout the rest of season."
Forrest was on track for another standout season in 2007, leading the Pac-10 and the Huskies in goals (six), points (15) and shots (45) prior to the injury. He was the College Soccer News national player of the week in September after scoring two of UW's three goals in road victories over No. 28 New Mexico and No. 3 Southern Methodist.
OTHER MEN'S SOCCER
Tony Judice scored in the 27th minute as Grand Canyon (9-4-3) posted a 1-0 victory over Western Washington (11-5) in Phoenix. The defeat snapped an eight-game winning streak for the Vikings, their longest since 1990.
• Seattle University's Dustin Allbery, a senior from Spokane, has been named the player of the week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference for his two assists in a 2-1 victory over Seattle Pacific.
Leah Wymer of Seattle University has been named GNAC co-player of the week after two goals last week made her the fourth Seattle U. player to reach 100 career points. The senior from Bothell has 42 career goals.
• Courtney Porter, a sophomore from Inglemoor in Redmond, was named defensive player of the week in the Northwest Conference for her fifth shutout for Whitman.
WORLD SUMMER GAMES
Heather Gee of Seattle won the silver medal in the 100-meter walk and the bronze in the softball throw at the Special Olympics World Summer Games earlier this month in Shanghai, China. Myron Zapata of Renton took fifth in both the 1,600 relay and long jump, and seventh in the 400 meters. Carl Cloud of Redmond finished fourth in golf.
Eastern Washington defensive tackle Lance Witherspoon, a junior from Decatur High in Federal Way, was named co-defensive player of the week in the Big Sky Conference for his 10 tackles in the Eagles' 35-13 victory over Montana State. He had one sack for a loss of 8 yards.
Washington senior Andy Kuharszky reached the singles final of the Wilson/ITA Northwest Regional Championships in Seattle. Kuharszky will face Stanford's Richard Wire.
• Gonzaga sophomore Brandon Crick is one shot out of the lead after a 71-69 — 140 at the Bill Cullum Invitational conducted by Cal State Northridge. For the Gonzaga women's team, Sarah Sheffield shot a 4-under 76 and is tied for 25th after 18 holes of the Price's "Give 'em Five" Invitational at New Mexico State.
Compiled from sports-information reports and other sources.
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