Conclusion of the 2023 Season Updates

Conclusion of the 2023 Season Updates

Student First:

It was interesting this week to get a message from a local reporter who seems to be able to find things that others miss. He shared with me a link to Announcing 2023 CSC Academic All-District® M/W Soccer Teams – Academic All-America (academicallamerica.com). He then found the details on the criteria to be on the list and shared this link with me: Academic All-America® Nomination Criteria – Academic All-America (academicallamerica.com). It was incredible to get to see Madelyn’s name on this list of NCAA and NAIA athletes that made the cut.

A huge congratulations to all the players who made this list and point to the importance and remembrance that they are student athletes rather than athletic students.


Athlete Second:

Doing web searches for Madelyn, I ended up discovering this highlight video location for her that I didn’t realize but probably should have known was there based on the streaming services used being affiliated with Hudl: Madelyn Davidson – Hudl.

To wrap the season, let’s check out the season stats from around the league.

SEU Overall summary:
Games Played 19
Games Started 19
Minutes Played 1352
Goals 11
Assists 1
Points 23
Shots 46
Shots on Goal 27
Game Winning Goals 2

Doing some HTML tweaks to get all the stats onto a single page, here are the leaders for the Sun Conference:

Sun Conference Stats Leaders
#2 in Goals
#9 in Game Winning Goals
#5 in Shots on Goal
#4 in Points

Found Rhett’s article and wanted to make sure to highlight him and his work for the kids of the Valley.

Wednesday news……
Good Wednesday morning. We’ll take a look at gymnastics in a moment here this morning and preview Mount Si High School’s gymnastics season, but we have some news from college soccer and recognition for a trio of Valley college soccer players for their work not just on the field, but in the classroom as well.

The College Sports Communicators of America, an organization that represents college sports information directors and their departments, yesterday named a large number of players from around the United States competing at all levels of college soccer to their Academic All-District teams, recognizing players for their academic and on-field excellence. Of those, women’s players Joelle Buck of Pacific Lutheran University and Madelyn “Mad Dog” Davidson from Southeastern University of Florida, and men’s player Sullivan Smith from Northwest Nazarene University are from the Valley.

Buck, a senior this fall, is a Mount Si High School alum from Snoqualmie. Davidson, a sophomore this fall, is a Cedarcrest High School alum from Carnation and Smith, a junior this fall, is a MSHS alum from Fall City. The three will now be included for consideration in the Academic All-America recognition and that will be announced in about a month. Voting started for that following the release of this announcement yesterday.

A congratulations from us to all three of these young athletes on their recognition. Examples once again of the young men and women your local schools are producing. Way to go all of you.