Category: Players

Partners

New Look For The Fish, Steelheads Have Their Media Day Photoshoot

The Fish finally get a look at their brand new Kits. In a photoshoot hosted by one of our own Sandra Agbotse, a local professional photographer and player, the teams got together for a sunny day’s barbeque to preview the new kits for the 2022-2023 seasons; Women’s Molten Hex Kit and Men’s Tackle Kit

Read More »
Cascadia

Steelheads Fight Back In Slow Start

Marysville, Washington Back at home after two consecutive away matches, the Steelheads found themselves in a slow starting match down 0-2 to Kirkland FC in the 1st 30 minutes of the game. The 2nd half saw a tale of two teams as the Steelheads swam the way back to salvage a point at home, but felt like a wasted opportunity to snag key points as the league table heats up.  “Finishing Our Chances…” says Head Coach & Technical Director Dagi Kesim “Kirkland games are always tough games. I wasn’t happy with individual mistakes, team shape, and aggressive play from my

Read More »
Cascadia

Inspired By Indoor Title Run, Steelheads Women Set Sights On Outdoor Open Tryouts April 26

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Women are hosting the Northwest Premier League Indoor Final on Saturday April 23 at 7 PM at the Snohomish Sports Dome. It has been an inspiring 6-1-1 season for the Fish and the club is hoping that the excitement can overflow outdoors as the Steelheads prepare to debut in the Cascadia Premier League in May. Open Tryouts for the CPL Steelheads Women will take place on Tuesday April 26 at 7 PM at Tambark Creek Fields. Go HERE to register. On To Outdoor Steelheads For Some Indoor Players “We expect to have some

Read More »
Cascadia

Cascadia Premier League Roster, Schedule Come Into Focus For Steelheads Men

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men are seeing their 2022 Cascadia Premier League (CPL) roster and season schedule come into focus as the team continues to play friendlies and prepare for the start of the CPL campaign on April 30. Roster Official open tryout sessions have been completed but the Steelheads will continue to see new players by registered drop-in at weekly trainings. The player pool for 2022 looks to be a very talented one. A look at the initial roster page reveals an interesting combination of returning stars and fresh new possibilities. 15 of the guys are

Read More »
Matches

Steelheads Men Take Down UPSL PNW Champs Seattle Lone Stars

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men (2-0-0) got their second straight interleague victory on Sunday night April 3 when they doubled up Seattle Lone Stars FC 4-2 at Dick Cardinal Stadium. Seattle won the 2021 Fall season title in the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) Pacific Northwest Conference. Last week the Fish beat Bellevue Athletic 3-1. Karim Piottin got his first Steelheads goal in the 11th minute (see graphic) to give Snohomish County an early lead. He converted a corner kick from Andrew Escalante. Daniel Amador, playing with a cast on a wrist he broke during the indoor

Read More »
Indoor

Steelheads Team Defense Leads The Way In NWPLi

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads defense has been the best in the Northwest Premier League Indoor so far this season. In five matches the Fish have given up just 17 goals. That’s a paltry 3.4 goals per match. It’s a big reason why the Fish are 3-1-1, in second place, and fighting for a spot in the league final. Check out the Steelheads roster here! / Steelheads Season Schedule here! The fantastic Steelhead Power Play Defense was on full display Saturday night at the Snohomish Sports Dome as Oly Town FC were awarded a player-advantage (power play) with just

Read More »
Matches

Steelheads Offense Arrives In Time To Take Opener Against Bellevue Athletic

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads Men scored three goals in the final 22 minutes of play on Sunday night March 27 at Dick Cardinal Stadium to take a 3-1 opening outdoor season win over United Premier Soccer League side Bellevue Athletic. Under The Lights The 7 PM kickoff time made it the first-ever match played under the lights at the long-time home of the Fish at Lakewood High School in Smokey Point. Bellevue Athletic, a new team joining the UPSL Spring 2022 season, came ready to compete. They had much of the early possession. Eventually they went up

Read More »
NWPLi

March 12: Steelheads Sweep Player of Week League Honors

SNOHOMISH, WA -The Snohomish County FC Steelheads swept the Northwest Premier League Indoor Player of the Week (POTW) honors for their performances in a 4-1 win away at Whatcom Waves on March 12. Mariah Roggow was named Defensive POTW and Chalise Baysa was named Offensive POTW. Back on February 19 Steelheads goalkeeper Kaitlin MacKenzie also earned POTW honors.

Read More »
Champions

Landscaper Cup Win by Players Rakes In $1,050 for Steelheads

SNOHOMISH, WA—Players from the Snohomish County FC Steelheads entered the 2022 Landscaper Cup on Saturday March 5 at the Snohomish Sports Dome with a single goal in mind: win the $1,000 first prize and donate it to Snohomish County FC. A few hours later the guys were posing with a trophy and Monarch Landscaping was presenting the group with a debit Visa card. Along the way Glenn Paden and Dorian Lair also won $25 each for the team. The eventual benefit for the Fish was $1,050. Club Community “It was awesome to see some of our players decide to compete

Read More »
Outreach

SnoCo Beach Steelheads to hit the sand this June in Seaside

SNOHOMISH, WA—One of the cool things about being involved in the Snohomish County FC soccer community is getting chances to put a spin on the sport we love. For a group of Steelheads this will mean heading to Seaside Oregon in June for the annual Soccer In The Sand Tournament. There the co-ed team will compete for the first time under the SnoCo FC banner and crest as SnoCo Beach. “Some of us have made this trip before,” says organizer Andrew Escalante. “But never using the Steelheads name and crest, so it should be even more fun this time around.”

Read More »
Cascadia

Steelheads Announce Men’s Cascadia Premier League Open Tryout Dates

Snohomish County FC Steelheads Tryouts SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads have posted the 2022 outdoor season open tryout dates and times for the men’s team that will compete in the Cascadia Premier League (CPL) in the spring and summer of 2022. Tambark Creek Par – Mill Creek, WA Presale: $30 | Regular $40 Walk-Ups Accepted Session #1 – March 12th & 13th 7:00pm Session #2 – April 9th & 10th 10:00am Register Here The Cascadia Premier League is connected to NISA Nation, a national pathway for players to make the jump to the next level. The Steelheads are annual contenders in the CPL, having won the championship in 2019 and finishing runners-up

Read More »
Matches

Steelheads make WISL debut Saturday night against Oly Town at Snohomish Sports Dome

SNOHOMISH, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads will play their first ever Western Indoor Soccer League (WISL) regular season match when they host the Oly Town Artesians on Saturday November 6 at 7 :30 PM at the Snohomish Sports Dome. SEASON PASSES / SEASON SCHEDULE The Artesians and Steelheads both have teams indoors and outdoors but the two clubs have never played each other before. Oly Town was founded as an indoor side in the WISL in 2014 and later joined outdoors in the EPLWA. The Artesians recently changed operating groups. The WISL Returns The Steelheads are diving into indoor soccer

Read More »
Gear

McLloyd Sport, Lair Athletic use GPS to track Steelheads on the pitch

SMOKEY POINT, WA—McLloyd Sport and Lair Athletic Co. are teaming up to give the Snohomish County FC Steelheads some new, revealing numbers to look at. The Fish wore equipment for the first time in a recent match that uses GPS to monitor movement, speed and more. “My company Lair Athletic Co. is the purchaser of the gear,” says SnoCo FC General Manager Dorian Lair. “Now we are excited to be using it with the Steelheads.” The system monitors speed and accelerations using a vest that fits over the chest. The chart below shows some of the second half numbers for

Read More »
Players

College players boost Steelheads, now vets will be called on to finish strong

SMOKEY POINT, WA— The Snohomish County FC Steelheads are defending Western Washington Premier League (WWPL) Champions. A handful of college players have supplied a boost to the hopes of repeating in 2021. As they return to school the Fish will call on veteran players to chase down table-toppers Wenatchee All-Stars FC. 4 Straight Wins The arrival of guys home from college coincided with the Steelheads 2021 league season getting on track. Since then the Fish have outscored their opponents 10-1 and reeled off 4 straight league wins. The increased depth and infusion of young talent helped put a 5-3 loss

Read More »
Outreach

What Does It Mean To Be A Steelhead? (Videos)

SMOKEY POINT, WA–-What does it mean to be a Steelhead? That is the question club co-founder Andrew Escalante recently asked some of the guys before a training session. The replies were turned into a polished video by the club. See the clip below. That’s how we originally wanted the segment to be seen. But there was a bit more going on behind the scenes, so we thought we would also share the unedited video clips just the way Andrew submitted them. Check that out below.

Read More »
Players

Harbor’s Jaisen Zurfluh faces surgery after injury against Steelheads

SMOKEY POINT, WA—Harbor Force player Jaisen Zurfluh (PLU, 2020) will have surgery on his right knee after a collision with Snohomish County goalkeeper Dorian Lair on a penalty kick sequence late in Sunday’s WWPL match at Dick Cardinal Stadium. In the 88th minute of play with the Steelheads leading 1-0, Zurfluh stood at the penalty kick spot in an effort to draw the match level for the visiting Harbor Force. His try was blocked by Lair. The ball bounced free and Jaisen pounced to try to knock in the rebound. The resulting collision left Lair with a knock near his

Read More »
Gear

Partners help Steelheads look even sharper in training with new gear

SMOKEY POINT, WA—The Snohomish County FC Steelheads have always taken training seriously. Technical Director of Soccer and Head Coach Dagi Kesim demands it. In recent weeks the club has reinforced its professional attitude at practice with new specific training gear presented by Lair Athletic Co. and Eskee Interior Auto Detailing. New SnoCo FC General Manager Dorian Lair has instituted a dress code for training in one of his efforts to upgrade the experience of playing for the club. All players must wear the supplied new gear, or all black, as they join practice to prepare for that week’s match. Lair

Read More »
Players

SnoCo FC GM Dorian Lair kicks back with Off The Leash podcast

SHORELINE, WA—Long time friends get together on the latest Off The Leash podcast as Snohomish County Football Club General Manager Dorian Lair hangs out with Jeremy Waller. The two even hit the pitch at Shoreline Stadium as a part of their reunion. Just a few weeks back Lair was named the new GM at SnoCo FC. This podcast takes us back to his days as a kid growing up in Shoreline, building up to the guy his is today. Kick back and enjoy a look into the mind of the guy playing in the present while working on the future

Read More »
Gala FC Pro Focus

Gala FC goal is winning now while raising future Steelheads

MILL CREEK, WA—Gala Football Club of Mill Creek are winners in the youth game in tournaments and the Puget Sound Premier League. The club was founded by Daghan Kesim back in 2013 and prides itself on providing opportunities for players that might not get them elsewhere. The debut of the Gala FC Men in the Western Washington Premier League Second Division (WWPL 2) in 2021 is an outgrowth of Kesim’s role as Technical Director of Soccer and Head Coach of the Snohomish County FC Steelheads of the WWPL First Division. The two clubs have helped each other from the very

Read More »
Players

Ivy Leaguer Kojo Dadzie breaks out with SnoCo FC

SMOKEY POINT, WA— Kojo Dadzie has made an instant impact in the Western Washington Premier League. The Crossfire Premier / Redmond High School / Brown University player has 6 goals and 3 assists in just 4 matches and is leading the resurgence of Snohomish County FC. (This article was originally posted at WWPLsoccer.com) Kojo is a natural midfielder but he’s turning heads as a striker for Snohomish. He’s scored with his head, his feet and using his blazing speed and ball control. He’s converting his shots at an astounding rate. Kojo debuted with a goal against Wenatchee on May 9.

Read More »