PORTLAND, Ore. - Linfield College senior Zach Farrington, from Juneau, a defender on the Wildcats soccer team, was recognized as an honorable mention selection to the 2011 All-Northwest Conference Men’s Soccer Team.
“He was a great leader his senior year,” head coach Ian Lefebvre said. “He has been a talented player each year he has been here and he has grown a lot since his freshman year. I couldn’t have picked a better captain for this year.”
The all conference selection was announced Wednesday by the league’s sports information directors.
Farrington started 16 matches for the Wildcats and logged 1,436 minutes while contributing one assist. He took eight shots and four shots on goal.
Farrington graduates with the third-most minutes played in Linfield program history, totaling 4,653 minutes over four years.
“I only had the opportunity to work with Zach for the last two season,” Linfield College assistant coach James Maine said. He was a captain his senior season and a great leader at that! He knew exactly when to be stern and was always right on time with his unique style of humor. His willingness to work hard on the field was infectous to his teammates and as so, he demanded the best from himself and his teammates. His play and personality will be missed in this program, but I’m sure he will make his stamp on the world!”
Farrington is a 2008 Juneau-Douglas High School graduate where he lettered three years for the Crimson Bears and was twice an all-state selection, helping JDHS win a state championship in 2008 over South Anchorage after runner-up finishes to South in 2007 and 2006.
Farrington, a biology major, is a four-year starter for Linfield. As a junior he started 16 matches in 2010 and was an all-Northwest Conference honorable mention selection; played in 11 matches as a sophomore in 2009 and registered one assist; and started 16 contests as a freshman in 2008.
Linfield finished seventh in the Northwest Conference with a 1-12-1 record in league play, 2-14-1 overall.
Pacific Lutheran College’s Spencer Augustin was named NWC offensive player of he year after scoring a league-best 19 goals. PLU’s head coach John Yorke was named NWC coach of the year. Whitworth College’s Brian Sherpe was named defensive player of the year.