19 Wolves make all-league lists

For much of the past decade, the North Mason Bulldogs' softball squad has had no match on the softball field - save for the Wolves from Sequim.

Following the Wolves' claim to a share of the Olympic title with the aforementioned Bulldogs, league coaches voted nine Wolves, their entire starting nine, to the all-league team, led by co-Most Valuable Player Lea Hopson.

The junior shortstop shares the award with North Mason pitching ace Emily Anderson and is one of 19 Wolves earning postseason honors from Sequim's softball, baseball and boys soccer squads.

Hopson hit an absurd .720 with 13 home runs, 46 RBIs and an on-base percentage of .750 in 16 league games.

A trio of her teammates were named to the all-league first team. Sophomore pitcher Demiree Briones was 12-1 with 86 strikeouts and a 0.12 earned-run-average. She gave up just eight earned runs, 34 hits and 14 walks. She also hit .530 with two home runs and 23 RBIs.

Maddy Zbaraschuk, Briones' battery mate, hit .550 with five home runs, 23 RBIs and a .680 on-base percentage to earn first-team honors.

First-year Sequim player Jazzelyn Bradbury was named a first-team outfielder. She hit .400 with 11 RBIs and a .500 on-base average.

Earning all-league second-team honors were infielders Cindy Miller and Chelsea Winfield and outfielder Lauren Hendrickson. Miller, Sequim's junior second baseman, hit .420 with 15 RBIs. Senior Winfield hit .560 with 16 RBIs and a .660 on-base percentage. Hendrickson, Sequim's other senior starter, hit .357 with seven RBIs.

Earning honorable mention status were Wolves freshmen Bailey Rhodefer, a third baseman, and outfielder Rylleigh Zbaraschuk. Rhodefer hit .300 with one home run - a key blast against North Mason that helped secure the Wolves' share of the league title - and drove in seven runs. Rylleigh Zbaraschuk hit .420 with three RBIs and a .730 on-base average in limited action.

Boys soccer

After earning their second consecutive state tournament berth in as many years, Sequim's boys soccer squad earned some hardware for their efforts.

Senior Daniel Servin took home first-team all-Olympic League honors. He was second on the team with five goals.

Junior Jerry Azanza was named an all-league second-team midfielder.

Taking home all-league honorable mentions were a trio of Sequim seniors: midfielder Zane Carey and defenders Austin Sanford and Jordy Shearer.

Sequim finished 7-5 in league play and 10-5 overall, second to Kingston among 2A squads.

League Most Valuable Player is Bremerton's Matt Olson while Coach of the Year was Knight leader Randy Lund. Bremerton's Nick Riders, who scored 12 goals and added seven assists, earned the league's Golden Boot Award.


They may not have repeated their march to the state tourney as in 2009, but Sequim's baseball squad did earn respect across the Olympic League, earning the league's Team Sportsmanship Award.

The Wolves boasts six players on the 2010 all-league squad, led by infielder Isaac Yamamoto. The junior was named to the first team as a utility player. Yamamoto tied for the team lead with 23 hits and led the Wolves with 22 runs scored. He hit .365, walked 15 times had a .494 on-base average and stole seven bases in eight tries.

Outfielder Alex Gillis and designated hitter Matt Rief, both seniors, were named all-league second teamers. Gillis hit .333 - .400 in league games - while tallying 13 runs scored, six steals and one of the team's three home runs. Rief hit .379, was second on the team with 18 RBIs and had a team-best eight extra base hits: five doubles, two triples and a home run.

Three Wolves earned all-league honorable mentions. Junior catcher Preston McFarlen led the team with a .383 average and 21 RBIs. His 23 hits tied Yamamoto for the team lead and he added 12 steals in 13 tries. Senior third baseman Jeremie Oliver hit .323 with a .432 on-base percentage and was third on the team with 16 RBIs. Junior outfielder Drew Rickerson led the team with 13 steals (in 15 attempts), hit .317 with five doubles, walked 15 times and got on base at a .469 rate.

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