Men's Soccer Adds Prep Standout Jack Sluys

May 11, 2017

BELLINGHAM, Wash. – Western Washington University head men’s soccer coach Greg Brisbon has announced the addition of Jack Sluys, a center back from Gig Harbor High School, to the program for the upcoming 2017 season.

Sluys joins a previously-announced group of six incoming freshmen for the 2017 season. A starter for Gig Harbor since his sophomore season, Sluys was the Narrows League Co-MVP as a junior and earned Tacoma News Tribune First Team All-Area accolades as well as First Team All-State honors as a junior. He was also named a Top Drawer All-State and Top Drawer All-Pacific Northwest Region performer as a junior in addition to earning Narrows League First Team honors during his sophomore season

“We are very excited to have a player of Jack’s caliber added to our program,” Brisbon said. “He is an experienced center back who has a very high soccer IQ. Very good organizer, reads the game extremely well and very proficient in his technical abilities. I am very excited to see Jack blend in with our team this upcoming fall.” 

Sluys has helped Gig Harbor High School to at least 10 wins in each season of his high school career and was a Narrows League champion during his freshman year. He helped Gig Harbor reach the quarterfinal round in the state tournament during his freshman and sophomore seasons. Sluys has played club soccer for Washington Premier B98 Black over eight years, helping lead the team to a pair of state championships, three regional appearances and one nationals appearance.

The Vikings went 10-5-4 overall and 6-3-3 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference games in 2016. Last season, WWU earned the program’s first-ever berth into the NCAA Division II Tournament as the No. 6 seed in the West Region and also earned the program’s first-ever NCAA Division II Tournament win with a 3-2 (OT) victory against third-seeded Dixie State in the opening round. The Vikings finished in a tie for 2nd in the GNAC and went 6-1-1 over last eight games of the season, including a six-game win streak spanning the final five games of the regular season and first game of the NCAA Tournament. 

 

WWU MEN’S SOCCER 2017 ANNOUNCED CLASS

Name

Position

Height

Hometown

High School

Ethan Diaz

Midfielder

6’0”

Issaquah, WA

Liberty HS

Thomas Ewert

Goalkeeper

6'0''

Vancouver, WA

Skyview HS

Tre' Flowers

Defender

5’11”

Kent, WA

Kentridge HS

Mason Rathkamp

Midfielder

5’11”

Bellingham, WA

Sehome HS

Deondre Sluys

Defender

6’0”

Poulsbo, WA

North Kitsap HS

Jack Sluys

Defender

6’2”

Gig Harbor, WA

Gig Harbor HS

Brandon Wolter

Goalkeeper

6’1”

Vancouver, WA

Union HS

 

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