Storm King squad places second in Founders Cup 2018 Washington State Founders Cup

With players from across the North Olympic Peninsula, Storm King U-17 boys soccer team made a post season run that carried them all the way to a second place finish at the 2018 Washington State Founders Cup.

Storm King fell to Seattle United South 1-0 in the championship match on Sunday, Feb. 4, at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.

The Seattle club scored off a corner kick in the first half and then packed it in defensively to keep Storm King’s high-powered offense from finding the net.

In a Feb. 3 semifinal match at Starfire, Storm King shut out Federal Way Football Club 2-0 with goals from Michael McAleer and Andrew St. George as well as stellar play from goalkeeper Navy Thomas-Brenske and center backs Hollund Bailey and Chris Morgan.

“The boys didn’t want to hear me or coach Aaron (St. George) talk about silver linings or moral victories after our final loss, but our message to them was clear: we were proud to coach them,” said coach Michael McAleer.

He noted the Storm King squad has a 25-2-1 mark since last season.

“That doesn’t happen without great talent, relentless commitment and a team-first mentality, which they all bought into,” McAleer said.

The teams’ second-place finish in the Founder’s Cup, which followed its’ North Puget Sound League championship, made for one of the best seasons any Storm King club has put together, McAleer said.

The players, made up mostly of sophomores and juniors from Sequim and Port Angeles, will now become friendly rivals as they move into the spring high school soccer season.

Storm King will then hold tryouts for various age groups for their fall 2018 season in May.

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