[Note: Kate Deines played for Eastside FC Girls 88 Red from U11 through U18]
August 23, 2011
August 23, 2011
By Issaquah Press Staff
University of Washington senior Kate Deines, a former Issaquah High School soccer standout, has been named a candidate for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS national award. Kate Deines, a 2008 graduate of Issaquah High , controls the ball during a University of Washington soccer match against Gonzaga. University of Washington.
The award is given out each year to an outstanding senior student and one NCAA Division I senior is given the award in 10 different sports. The acronym CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. The award honors those seniors that excel in four different aspects: community, classroom, character and competition. Deines, who earned state player of the year honors as a senior at Issaquah High, has produced on the field from the start of her career at Washington. As a freshman, she finished second on the team with seven goals, and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman First-Team. In her last two seasons, she played and started in every game the Huskies played.
As a sophomore, Deines was named to the Second-Team All-Pacific Region and Second-Team All-Pac-10. Last year, Deines had her best season yet as one of the Husky team captains, leading the Huskies to the NCAA Elite 8. She earned both First-Team All-Pacific Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors while leading the Huskies in goals (nine) and points (19). She scored three game-winning goals and recorded her first career hat trick against Syracuse on Sept. 3. Deines finished the season seventh in the Huskies’ record books for game-winning goals (seven), eighth in goals (19) and 10th in points (42).
Her achievements allowed her to play for the U-23 National Team this summer.
Additionally, she was acknowledged with the Provost Academic Excellence Award at the WESPYs (Washington’s version of the ESPY awards). Her studying was also awarded with her making the Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic and NSCAA Scholar All-West Region. She was also recently named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list for top player of the year.