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Area roundup: WSU extends soccer coach Todd Shulenberger’s contract

UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 8:02 p.m.

Washington State head soccer coach Todd Shulenberger has agreed to a contract extension through 2023, interim Director of Athletics John Johnson announced Tuesday. Shulenberger’s agreement will run through 2023.

Shulenberger led the Cougars to the third round of the NCAA playoffs for the first time in school history. WSU beat No. 8 UCF, 1-0, in the opening round and No. 20 Tennessee in a shootout in the second round before losing to Florida 1-0 in double overtime.

The Cougars’ NCAA bid was the second in three seasons under Shulenberger.

This season, the Cougars proved to be one of the best defensive teams in the country posting the second-most shutouts in school history with 11.

The Cougars will bring back nine of 11 starters next season while graduating four players.

Weaver is All-West pick

WSU sophomore forward Morgan Weaver was named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s All-West Region third team. The award is the first for WSU since four Cougars were named to the all-region teams in 2015.

The leader of the Cougs’ offense, Weaver finished the regular season tied for the team lead in points with 14 while adding a team-best six goals.

For her career, Weaver has scored 15 goals including seven game-winners while tallying 33 points. Her 15 goals sits just outside of the Cougars’ all-time top 10 after just two seasons.

Mims named All-Pac-12

Washington State junior Taylor Mims was one of 18 players named to the All-Pac-12 volleyball team.

Mims, a 6-3 outside hitter from Billings, leads the NCAA-bound Cougars and is fifth-best in the Pac-12 in kills with a 4.10 per set average and in points with a 4.65 per set average.

Pac-12 Player of the Year went to Stanford’s Kathryn Plummer.

There were 18 players selected to the All-Pac-12 team and another 18 players given honorable mention. Mims was the lone Cougar chosen to the all-conference team.

Seven players were named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman team.

McCorkell honored

Idaho senior Geraldine McCorkell was chosen Big Sky Conference basketball player of the week, following her all-tournament selection at the Warner Center Marriott Thanksgiving Classic, where the Vandals went 1-1.

The senior post led Idaho with 23.5 points, and nine rebounds per game last week.

The Vandals return home to Memorial Gym on Friday for their home opener. Idaho will host Washington at 6 p.m.

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