Oregon Sports Awards continue — Thursday's announcements honored the high school soccer players of the year.
The girls soccer player of the year is Jesuit senior Callan Harrington, whose 55 goals in 2019 were a single-season state record for boys or girls, as were her 133 career goals.
The Metro League player of the year for 2019, Harrington had 17 assists to go with her 55 goals as a senior. She was a part of three 6A state championship teams in her four years at Jesuit.
Harrington will play college soccer for the Washington Huskies.
The other nominees for girls soccer player of the year were Mountainside's Nedya Sawan and Wilsonville's Ryann Gregg.
The boys soccer player of the year is Corvallis senior Edgar Monroy. A two-time Class 5A state player of the year, Monroy had 21 goals and 11 assists in 2019. As a junior in 2018 Monroy scored the winning goal in overtime to lift the Spartans to the state title.
The other nominees for boys soccer player of the year were Franklin's Vincent Rose and South Albany's Carlos Reyes-Aviles.
On Friday, basketball players were honored.
The girls basketball player of the year is Southridge senior McKelle Meek. The University of Portland-bound guard averaged 23.3 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.6 steals this season.
The boys basketball player of the year is Crater High junior Nathan Bittle.
Organized by Sport Oregon, 2020 Oregon Sports Awards winners are being announced through May 29 on NBC Sports Northwest and Rip City Radio's The Brian Noe Show on 620AM. The exclusive announcements take the place of the annual live event, which was canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Finalists were nominated and selected through a statewide voting panel consisting of local TV, radio and sports journalists, and respected sports professionals. To learn more about the vote, the event's history and each individual award, visit the event website at http://www.oregonsportsawards.com.
• What to watch this weekend — Golf is back in the form of a Sunday charity match pitting Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning against Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady. The modified match-play competition from Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida, can be seen at noon Sunday on TBS, TNT and TruTV.
NASCAR holds its next race, the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway at 3 p.m. Sunday on FOX (KPTV, 12).
German soccer is back for its second week. Here are the matches:
Friday — Hertha BSC vs. Union Berlin, 11:30 a.m., FS2.
Saturday — Wolfsburg vs. Borussia Dortmund, 6:30 a.m., FS1; Borussia Monchengladbach vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 6:30 a.m., FS2; Bauers Munich vs. Eintracht Frankfurt, 9:30 a.m., FS1.
Sunday — Schalke 04 vs. Augsburg, 4:30 a.m., FS1; Mainz 05 vs. RB Leipzig, 6:30 a.m., FS1; Koln vs. Fortuna Dusseldorf, 9 a.m., FS1.
• WHL player of the year — On Thursday, the Western Hockey League named Spokane Chiefs forward Adam Beckman its player of the year.
A Minnesota Wild prospect from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Beckman led the league with 107 points in 63 games. He scored 48 goals and had 59 assists.
this marks the third year in a row that the winner of the Four Broncos Memorial Trophy as the player of the year went to a player from the U.S. Division. Joachim Blichfeld of the Portland Winterhawks won the award a in 2018-19 and goalie Carter Hart of the Everett Silvertips won it in 2017-18.
The Four Broncos Memorial Trophy is named for Trent Kresse, Scott Kruger, Chris Mantyka and Brent Ruff, who were killed in a 1986 bus crash while playing for the Swift Current Broncos.
• Ducks women add guard — Oregon women's basketball coach Kelly Graves on Thursday made official the addition of guard Taylor Mikesell.
Mikesell, who recently announced her intention to transfer from Maryland to Oregon, started 66 games and shot 41.8% from 3-point range in two seasons with the Terrapins.
She was the Big Ten freshman of the year in 2018-19.
Mikesell has two years of eligibility and will petition the NCAA to play right away for the Ducks.
• PSU athletics auction — The Together Viks Auction, an online fundraiser for the Portland State athletic department, begins Thursday, May 28 and will be open for 16 days.
The online event will include items for all levels of fans to bid on as Portland State works to make up for revenue losses related to COVID-19. The online event is a replacement for the annual Wine and Roses event, the major annual fundraiser for PSU athletics that was canceled because of the pandemic.'
To learn more about the Together Viks Auction, visit http://www.goviks.com.
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