Submitted by South Puget Sound Community College

South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) congratulates student-athletes Joshua Coetzee, Dakota Seddon, and Yuta Shimazu for being selected for the Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) West Region All-Star Soccer Team. On Nov. 14, the trio played alongside the East Region Team against the North/South Team at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA.

Midfielders Seddon and Shimazu were dependable throughout the season as the only two players to start in all 14 games. And despite an injury earlier in the season, defender Coetzee remained an anchor for the backline of the Clippers throughout the season.

Alongside their hard work on the field, the trio stand out as students and leaders in the SPSCC community. Shimazu serves as the student Senator of Communications, a member of the college’s social media team, and made a big mark on the President’s List in Winter 2021. Seddon landed on the Vice President’s List in Winter 2021, and in 2020, was nominated on behalf of SPSCC for the statewide Washington State Association of College Trustees Transforming Lives Award. Coetzee is active in sharing his experience as an International student from South Africa on social media and beyond.

“I’m proud of Yuta, Dakota, and Joshua on their selection to the All-Star team,” said Jeremy Richtmyre, interim head coach of the men’s soccer team. “All three of these players were a model of consistency throughout the season. Their hard work and dedication showed on and off the field.”

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