PORT ANGELES – The defending NWAACC champion Pirate men’s soccer team is reloading for the 2014 season and that team will include three outstanding recruits in Trevan Estrellado and Micah Weller of Cheney, WA, and Chris Chertude of Portland, OR.
Estrellado, a 5-10 midfielder from Cheney High School, was a three-year high school starter who helped the Blackhawks win a high school state championship in 2013. He was named All-State, Second Team. He was a Washington State ODP pool player and was on the Hawaii and Idaho State ODP teams.
“We have been watching Trevan for three years now,” said Andrew Chapman, Peninsula College Head Coach and Director of Soccer. “His sister, Bri, is just finishing with our women’s team. Trevan is a quick player who is very explosive in his first few steps. He can play inside or outside midfield and has the ability to play box to box on the field. He hits a great free kick which is something we have struggled with over the past few years.”
Weller, a 6-0 forward midfielder from Cheney High, was named First Team All-State and scored the winning goal in the 2013 state championship. He is also a Washington State ODP pool player.
“Micah is another player we have been watching for some years,” Chapman said. “He is very strong on the ball with very good speed. He is able to get up and down the field and understands his runs very well. He can score goals while also setting his teammates up.”
PORT ANGELES – Peninsula College’s Director of Soccer and Men’s Head Coach Andrew Chapman is now a head coach for two programs.
The 11-year veteran NWAACC coach recently accepted the position as head coach for the Kitsap Pumas, a professional soccer team in Kitsap County.
“This is a big honor to be asked to coach the Pumas,” Chapman said in a press release on the Kitsap SC web site. “(Owner) Robin Waite has tremendous faith in me and the great coaching staff we have assembled.
“Being born and raised in Bremerton, it is fantastic to be able to coach this team,” he continued. “We have a lot of enthusiastic people willing to help and some great ideas already in the works about how to move forward.”
PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula College soccer program has become a “Pirate Pipeline” to high level national university soccer.
A crowd of soccer players, coaches and parents filled the College’s Cornaby Center annex Wednesday, National Letter of Intent Day, officially signing letters committing to colleges and universities from Alaska to Alabama and from Texas to Connecticut.
“It’s a credit to our coaching staff, to the hard work of our student athletes, and to all those who support them here at Peninsula and in our community,” Director of Athletics Rick Ross said. “Director of Soccer and Head Men’s Soccer Coach Andrew Chapman, Head Women’s Soccer Coach Kanyon Anderson, and their staffs do a terrific job preparing their players to play at the university level. That’s one of the reasons they are so successful recruiting talented players. It’s no secret that our graduates are having tremendous success at the next level.”