On January 25th all the SJ teams competed in Power League #1. SJ18 started the day as a 23rd seed and finished 2oth to qualify for the silver bracket in PL#2. The 17s are hot on their heels moving up 8 spots to 25th. They moved up to the bronze division. A big SJ shout out to the 16s who will be playing in platinum after trading in a 7th seed for the #2 overall spot in the Puget Sound Region. Competing against nothing but U16 teams, SJ15 won their bracket to move up to the silver division. SJ14 Green completed the sweep by improving their seed to 41st. This moves them up six spots to flight 5. SJ14 Blue had no where to go since they were already in gold. With a target on their backs as the #1 seed they were able to stay in gold but traded for a 4th place spot. Congratulations to all the SJ teams on a great start to Power League.
Martin Luther King weekend found the older teams down in Eugene. Competition between teams from Washington, Oregon and Canada ran for three days. With 96 teams in the 18 Open division, SJ18 went 4-3 to finish 41st. Competing in the same division, SJ17 finished 27th overall with a 6-1 record. Both SJ16 and SJ15 participated with 94 other teams in the 16 Open division. A record of 2-5 placed SJ15 in 53rd. SJ16 finished the weekend 5-3 and won the Bronze bracket to finish 13th.
The 2015 season is off to a tremendous start. Most of the Seattle Juniors teams were able to improve their seeding during the opening tournament for Power League. SJ14 Green will start the season in the top half of the group with a 47th seed. SJ14 Blue turned a loss into a positive by defeating Capital to capture the number one seed overall. The 17s will be competing in the 18 division starting in the 32nd spot. The 18s are ahead of them in 23rd. The 15s had the fifth best finish of all 15-year-old teams, finishing 18th in the 16 age group. The 16s had a big day reeling in the 7th seed. Two teams will start the league in the gold bracket and two more in bronze. Not a bad way to start the season. Way to represent, SJ!
Seattle Juniors would like to congratulate our athletes that earned honors during the high school season. From the 18s, Sarah Brennan (Kingco 3A/2A) and Alexyss Nelson (Cascade) were placed on first teams. Alexyss helped set Cedar Park Christian to a third place finish at the state tournament. Hallie Williams was a second team selection from Shorecrest, a 2A school competing in Wesco 3A. In Wesco 4A, Karlee Robison and Ally Barber earned honorable mention. The Everett Herald included Ally on the All-Area first team. Delaney Hopen (SJ17) garnered the same award for 3A. There were many other acknowledgements on the 17s. Hailey Crane was recognized in Kingco as a first teamer. Kitt Campbell was placed on the Everett Herald All-Area second team, in addition to making the first team all-Wesco 3A. Joining Delaney and Kitt on first team Wesco was Amanda Paavola. The SJ16 team is excited to have two sophomores, Chloe Loreen and Kallin Spiller, that helped Lakeside to a fourth place finish at the state tournament. Both girls made the all-Metro Mountain Division first team. Two SJ teammates also earned all-Metro first team, but for the Sound Division: Lanai Hurd and Sarah Kwatinetz. Juliana Cameron earned Honorable Mention honors in Wesco 3A. Chloe garnered additional accolades at the state tournament from the media covering the event by placing her on the 3A all-tournament team. We are proud of all of the athletes that chose to represent Seattle Juniors this season.