Shockers win youth soccer championship
SEQUIM — The Storm King Shockers defeated South Tacoma United 4-3 in the championship match to capture the North Puget Sound League Boys’ U-11 Division II title Sunday at Albert Haller Fields.
In the championship match, Matthew Miller had a hat trick, including a penalty kick that sealed the victory, and the other goal came on a cross from Grant Butterworth that deflected off a South Tacoma United defender. James Mason had an assist on the second goal.
The Shockers posted an 11-1 record in the NPSL and went 22-3-1 overall after finishing at the bottom of the standings in 2016.
Other highlights included winning the Bainbridge Island Cup, placing second at the Tumwater Kick in the Grass Tournament, and tying a Kitsap Alliance RCL B squad 1-1.
The Shockers are coached by Michael Miller, Sante Musso and Dave Henderson. Players include Grant Butterworth, Connor Goff, Gus Halberg, Nick Jagger, Kyhlan Henderson, Maximus Lee, James Mason, Adrian Mendez, Matthew Miller, Nico Musso, Jacob Olson, Jude Wallace and Guillermo Salgado.
Storm King, an all-volunteer club, has been very competitive in the Northwest. The Boys U17 team is currently in first place in its’ division and the 2016 Boys’ U-13 team, under coach Dan Wagner, won its’ division in 2016.
Michalczik to OSU
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Port Angeles High School and Washington State alum Jim Michalczik will continue his college football coaching career back in the Pacific Northwest after a five-year stint at Arizona.
Michalczik, previously Arizona’s offensive line coach, has accepted a job at Oregon State, where he will join first-year coach Jonathan Smith. The news was first reported by The Oregonian.
FootballScoop.com reported that Michalczik will serve as the Beavers’ associate head coach and run game coordinator, in addition to his position-coach duties. He coached at Oregon State when Smith was the Beavers’ starting quarterback from 1999-2001.
Michalczik joined the Arizona staff in 2013. This season saw Wildcats’ quarterback Khalil Tate rush for 1,352 yards and 12 touchdowns.
He thanked Arizona fans and head coach Rich Rodriguez in a message on his Twitter account Tuesday.
“We are so thankful to have been able to spend the last five years as part of the Wildcat Football Family,” Michalczik posted. “Thank you to Coach Rodriguez for bringing us to Tucson. It has been a great experience working with the coaches and players and meeting so many wonderful people.”
Michalczik had spent the previous 11 years in California, with two stints at Cal sandwiching a two-year term with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders.
His previous coaching stops include Miami (Fla.), where he won a national title in 1991, Montana State and Oregon State.
Michalczik is a 1984 Port Angeles High School graduate who went on to play at Washington State.
Peninsula Daily News and The Associated Press