Eastern Washington soccer forward Chloe Williams is the first three-time Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the league announced Tuesday.
Fresh from leading the Eagles to their first regular-season title in 13 years, Williams is the school’s first four-time All-Big Sky first-team pick and just the third to accomplish the feat in Big Sky history.
“That is a very special accomplishment,” said head coach Chad Bodnar. “I know all of our group is excited for her and love seeing her garner more accolades. We are hoping she has a big weekend for us.”
The Eagles host the Big Sky tournament, which begins Wednesday. Eastern will play in Friday’s semifinals against Portland State or Northern Arizona.
Williams, a senior from Lewis and Clark High School, leads the conference with 4.45 shots per game, taking 89 on the year. She ranked tied for second with 10 goals and third with 22 points.
Williams scored six goals in conference play, including three game-winners. She has scored a goal in eight matches this season, scoring two goals in two separate contests. She is Eastern’s all-time leader in goals, assists, points, shots on goal (142) and game-winning goals with 14. This summer, she spent time at the USWNT U-23 Training Camp.
Williams was one of four Eagles to be named to the All-Big first team; the others are seniors M’Kenna Hayes, Aimie Inthoulay and junior Jenny Chavez.
Defenders Grace Klinkenberg and Lexi Klinkenberg were given honorable mention.
Washington senior Andrew Gardner, a Mead High graduate, was named to the All-Pac-12 men’s cross country second team.
Washington State junior Vallery Korir was chosen to the women’s second team.
Idaho’s Sophie Hausmann took second place in the UC Irvine (California) Invitational at Santa Ana Country Club, finishing at 6-under 210 over three rounds, three strokes back of winner Katrina Prendergast of Colorado State.
Idaho placed fourth in the 11-team field at 30 over. Long Beach State won at 15 over. Idaho placed in the top 10 in all five of its fall tournaments, including three times in the top five.
Enrique Marin was Idaho’s top finisher at the Warrior Princeville Makia Invitational at Makai GC in Hawaii, finishing at 4-under 212 over three rounds, 17 strokes behind winner Simon Zach of Louisville.
Idaho placed last in the 20-team field at 42 over. Louisville was first at 15 under.
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