PORT ANGELES – The nationally-ranked Peninsula College men’s soccer team, winners of three Northwest Athletic Conference championships in the last five years, will have a new head coach in 2015.
The College began a national search for a head coach this week, with a goal of filling the position by Feb. 1.
Head women’s soccer coach Kanyon Anderson and his staff helped the college through the transition following Andrew Chapman’s departure last July by coaching the men’s team this fall. He will return his focus to the women’s program, which is also nationally ranked and winners of two NWAC titles in five years of existence.
“We have a tremendous opportunity for someone to walk in to,” Director of Athletics Rick Ross said. “Coach Chapman and Coach Anderson built a world class college soccer program and took the NWAC by storm. We have every intention of continuing to grow that program and win more championships.”
PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula Pirates were dealt some adversity this year, but the national men’s soccer powerhouse still emerged with one of its greatest seasons on record.
PORT ANGELES – The Peninsula College soccer teams are not only talented, but they’re smart.
For the third straight year, the Pirates have led all of the colleges in the Northwest Athletic Conference in the number of All-Academic Award winners.
Seven women and six men were named to the 2014 NWAC All-Academic Team for excellent academic performance. The award is limited to qualifying sophomore athletes.
Earning that honor this fall for the women’s team were Solana Ashe, Alyssa Bertuleit, Kasie Lough, Larkyn Nelson, Mary Pierce, Paxton Rodocker and Brooke Yoshimura.
All-Academic winners for the men were Dylan Clark, Kassio Monteiro, Daniel Moss, Victor Sanchez, Keevan Webb, and Aaron Zovolokin.
“The success of the soccer program over the years has allowed us to be selective in our recruiting,” said Kanyon Anderson, who served as head coach for both the women’s and men’s teams this year. “The whole experience is better when we bring in players who excel on the field, in the classroom and in the community. And again this year, we were fortunate enough to bring in high character student athletes.”
“I am very proud of their success in the classroom,” he added. “I am looking forward to the offseason when we’ll be able to share these great people with the community.”