Pacific athletes of the week
Robert D. Edgren, Japan
Last week: The striker debuted by scoring nine goals in three games as the Eagles began the DODDS-Japan Soccer League campaign with a 3-0 mark.
Massie, a freshman transfer from Utah, posted five goals and assisted on another in Edgren’s season-opening 7-0 Friday shutout of Matthew C. Perry. The next day, he scored two goals each in Eagles victories over Perry and E.J. King.
First-year Eagles coach Jose Pumarejo considered starting Massie at center-midfield, but decided his scoring ability would better complement senior Nathan Fine’s playmaking, and moved Massie up front instead. “He can dribble around two or three defenders,” Pumarejo said. “He’s a finisher. He’s talented.”
Seoul American High School
Last week: Broke league records Wednesday in the 50-meter freestyle and 100 freestyle and dropped seven seconds off her 100 individual medley time in helping the Falcons remain unbeaten in two KAIAC meets this season.
Loefstedt, a senior, swam the 50 freestyle in 28.71 seconds, a half-second better than the old record. She broke by six seconds her own KAIAC record set two years ago by clocking the 100 freestyle in 1 minute, 2.79 seconds. Teammate Sarah Yance edged Loefstedt in the 100 IM, 1:12.22-1:13.72.
“She had an amazing meet, and when she wasn’t swimming her events, she was cheering on her teammates in their events,” coach Michael Schmidt said. “Leah is truly an all-around amazing athlete and leader.”
— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff