UW women picked fifth by Pac-12 soccer coaches
It's the second consecutive year Huskies have been fifth in preseason poll
For the second consecutive year, the Washington women's soccer team ended up fifth in a preseason poll of Pacific-12 coaches.
The Huskies finished seventh last season with a 3-5-3 conference mark and a 7-8-5 overall record.
In the preseason poll this season, Stanford was selected as the top team in the conference. The Cardinal, which won the NCAA title last year, received nine of the 11 possible first-place votes. Stanford, which looks to win its fourth consecutive Pac-12 title, returns seven starters, including All-American goalkeeper Emily Oliver.
UCLA, California and Oregon State followed Stanford in the poll.
Washington State, which advanced to the second round of the NCAAs last season, tied with Utah at eighth in the poll.
• Erynne Lee of Silverdale, who plays for UCLA, is tied for 16th after a 72 at the U.S. Women's Amateur in the first day of stroke-play qualifying at The Country Club in Cleveland. Jennifer Yang, who will be a sophomore this fall at Washington, had a 74 and is tied for 48th. Sadena Parks, who just finished her UW career, had a 79 and is tied for 113th. Cherokee Parks of DuPont had an 80 and is tied for 120th. The top 64 after 36 holes of qualifying advance to match play.
• Brad Faller of The Reserve Vineyards and Golf Club in Aloha, Ore., captured the National Car Rental Assistants Championship conducted by the Pacific Northwest PGA. Faller had a 71-68 — 139 on the 6,371-yard, par-71 Fairwood Golf and Country Club in Renton. He won $1,250 for his efforts. Tim Feenstra (71-73 — 144) of Broadmoor Golf Club was one of five players tied for second five strokes behind.
• Spencer Weiss of Sammamish, who last week missed qualifying for the U.S. Amateur by a stroke, shares the first-round lead in qualifying for the PNGA's Junior Boys Championship at Port Ludlow. Weiss and Joe Fryer of Mukilteo each had a 3-under 69 on the 6,486-yard layout. Li Wang of Sammamish was one of three players tied for third at 71. Qualifying continues Tuesday to narrow the field down for match-play competition later in the week.
• Defenseman Shea Theodore of the Seattle Thunderbirds has been named to Canada's Summer Under-18 Team. Hockey Canada invited 40 players to a three-day selection camp and 22 made the team.
• Jose "Loco" Hernandez (13-5-1, 5 KOs) and Robert Osiobe (12-5-4, 6 KOs) have replaced the Juan Garcia-John Jackson bout as the main event for the "Battle at the Boat 88" on Aug. 18 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma. The original headliner was scrapped due to unforeseen circumstances.
From team and association reports.