Meet The Men's Soccer Team: Part Four
Aug. 16, 2012
SEATTLE - With the men's soccer season right around the corner, the Huskies face Simon Fraser in an exhibition today 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.
Uyehara had to watch from the sidelines last year after transferring to UW from the Naval Academy. In his one season at Navy, Uyehara was one of only two players to start all 19 games. He began the year as a goal scorer before being moved to the back in the middle of the season. Still he finished the season fourth on the team in points and his two goals, both game-winners, put him in a tie for the most on the team. Before going to Navy he attended Agoura Hills High School in Agoura, Calif., and lettered three times in soccer and track and field. As a senior, he earned a number of awards including being named All-League, All-County, All-Area, and First-Team All-State. He was also named team and league MVP. Uyehara helped lead his club team, SoCal United to U.S. National Championships in 2005, 2006, and 2007.
Redmond, Wash., native McIntosh missed his first and only season at UCLA due to injury in 2010 and then had to sit out again last season after transferring to UW. Though he has yet to make an appearance at the collegiate level, the midfielder has impressive club soccer resume. He captained the U.S. Soccer Development Team from 2007-2010 as well as Crossfire State Championship teams in 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2007. McIntosh played only one year at Eastlake High School but managed to finish second on the team in points as a freshman.
Rounding out the newcomers are three redshirt freshmen. White, a Camas High School (Vancouver) alum, is one of several Huskies with Seattle Sounders U-18 team experience. At the club level White has been very successful, winning a Regional and National Championship in 2010 to go along with multiple Washington State and Oregon State titles. He helped take his high school team to a 3A State Championship in 2008 and he tallied 20 goals and 17 assists as a senior. White has been named a NSCAA All-American and has received All-League, All-State, and All-Region honors.
Goalkeeper Pray earned a redshirt last season after not appearing in any games. Pray was named Team MVP in 2007 at Corona Del Sol High School in Chandler, Ariz., and was captain of the team in 2009 and 2010. He also played club soccer with SC Del Sol before coming to UW.
Spragg, a forward out of Drury, New Zealand, missed the 2011 season due to a medical redshirt and after suffering an injury in the spring will also miss the 2012 season. In New Zealand, Spragg played for Auckland City FC and attended Kings College. He represented New Zealand on three occasions as a member of the U15, U16, and U17 teams. His U17 Team travelled to Nigeria to compete in the U17 World Cup. In high school he earned the team's MVP award and Golden Boot and he helped his club team, Central United, to two regional and national titles. Spragg was the top goal scorer in the New Zealand Manchester United Premier Cup Tournament and again in the MUPC Oceania Qualifiers.
Come check out the Huskies take on Simon Fraser in an exhibition match to get the 2012 Husky soccer season underway.