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Former Red Wolf receives All-Northwest Conference honors

  • Written by Bob Kirkpatrick

 

Sydney dribbles the ball past a Chapman defender in the Wildcats season opener. Lindfield Sports Information/courtesy photo

 

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. — Duvall’s Sydney Kuehn was one of two Linfield College women’s soccer players to receive First-Team All-Northwest Conference honors.

Teammate Kristen Burke was the other player receiving the prestigious honor. Taylor Cole was named Second-Team All NWC. Michayla received honorable mention consideration.

"I'm super excited about out all-conference selections. It really means a lot when the other coaches in the conference view these players in this manner," said coach Steve Simmons. "Once again, Sydney, Taylor, Kristen and Michayla represent the team's progress this fall."

Sydney, a senior forward from Duvall, finished second in the NWC with nine goals and tied for second with five assists and 23 total points. She ends her Wildcat career ranking seventh all-time with 20 goals and ninth in program history with 49 points. Sydney was an All-NWC Honorable Mention in 2018.

“I coached Sydney during her final, senior year at Cedarcrest High School.  I’m not surprised or shocked by her accomplishments at Linfield,” said Red Wolves coach Alex Hickox. “I remember telling her to just play and ignore the noise and boy, did she. Sydney didn’t have the multi-year athletic recognition list to her credit, but she had what one could argue, was the single biggest breakout season in school history. 

“She logged the most minutes of any other teammate and she started every game. Sydney was voted team co-captain and used her leadership skills and determination to drive her team to the 2015 CC League Championship Title. More importantly, she was instrumental in mentoring the younger players and becoming the teammate everyone looked up to. I have been fortunate to have been afforded the opportunity to be a part of Sydney’s maturation process.”

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