Meet The Men's Soccer Team: Part One
Aug. 13, 2012
SEATTLE - With the men's soccer season right around the corner, the Huskies face Simon Fraser in an exhibition on Thursday at 7 p.m., www.GoHuskies.com will preview the newcomers to the team.
There are 11 newcomers to the 2012 team including transfers and freshmen. A total of 16 players have never worn a Husky uniform, with five having to sit out the 2011 season due to transfer rules or injuries.
Gallagher is a freshman defender/midfielder from Sammamish, Wash, and attended Eastlake High School. He was his team's MVP in 2011 and a two-time KingCo selection while leading his team to the 4A State Championship game. He was a 2011 Seattle Times All-Star and ranked by ESPN as one of the top 100 college prospects. He spent time with the Crossfire Premier and the Sounders FC teams, winning a state championship in 2010 and reaching two quarterfinals.
Also a defender/midfielder, Gebert joins the team as a freshman out of Everett, Wash., and Everett High School. He was the team MVP in 2011 and a two-time all-conference selection. Academically he is also strong, being named a scholar-athlete for three years. He played with the Tynecastle and Crossfire Academy club teams and also competed in cross country and tennis in high school.
The lone Canadian on the 2012 roster, Heard hails from Victoria, B.C. and Reynolds Secondary. He just finished playing with the Portland U-23 team. Back home, he was named the Reynolds Soccer Player of the Year and the U20 Player of the Year. He started with the Victoria Highlanders as an academy player in the summer of 2010. A former member of the Lakehill Soccer Association and the Lower Island Selects program he was a full time member of the Highlanders Prospects for the 2010-2011 winter season. He was a key part of the attacking threat offered by that team as they went on to win their league title, league cup, and provincial cup that season.
Herman, like Gallagher, hails from Sammamish, Wash. He attended Mount Si High School and spent the 2011 season at Santa Clara as a redshirt. He returns to his home state where he was a high school All-American. He was ranked the seventh best prep prospect for the class of 2011 by TopDrawerSoccer.com. Since he was 16 he has been involved with the men's national team and played with the Sounders FC Academy.