The Duke University freshman striker and 2011 Chugiak High graduate helped her team earn a spot in the women's soccer national semifinals — also known as the College Cup — with a 2-0 win over Long Beach State on Friday, Nov. 25.
Cobb didn't score in the match, though she did lead the team in shots — including one that bounced off the crossbar.
So far this year, Cobb leads her team in goals (11), points (30), shots (89), shots on goal (40) and game-winning goals (6).
In today’s ultra-competitive society, many parents push their children into sports with dreams of college scholarships and pro careers dancing in their heads.
Not Joe and Mary Lammers, who got their kids into skiing as a way to get them out of the house.
“It’s something we picked up to stay busy as a family,” said Joe Lammers.
What began as a fun way to enjoy winter in Alaska paid off handsomely last week, when Isaac, a senior at Chugiak High, signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Nordic ski team at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Eagle River has a new head coach, lots of new faces and plenty of optimism heading into the 2011-12 wrestling campaign.
“It’s not about quantity, it’s quality,” said senior standout Dominic Taus.
First-year coach Daren Williams took over the head job after Lance Bodeen stepped aside to spend more time with his family. Williams, a longtime Eagle River assistant, said he’s enjoying the role — most of it, at least.
Freshman Laila Hansen totaled a team-high seven kills in the University of New Orleans’ season-ending loss to West Georgia on Nov. 5 in New Orleans.
Hansen, a 2011 Chugiak grad, was one of the bright spots for the Privateers, who finished 2-22 overall and 0-14 in the Great South Conference. She was twice named the school’s Athlete of the Week and led the volleyball team in kills. She was also third on the team in digs and fourth in blocks.
Robyn Burton, a sophomore middle blocker on the UAA volleyball team and a 2010 Chugiak High graduate, was named first-team All-Great Northwest Athletic Conference on Monday. Burton was one of four unanimous selections to the first team.
Burton and Nikkie Viotto, an outside hitter and 2009 Eagle River High grad, will travel to San Bernardino, Calif. To play in the NCAA Division II West Regional Volleyball Championships against No. 1 seed Cal State San Bernardino on Thursday, Nov. 17.