Chris ChurchwellSoccer

Seoul American

Last week: Scored five goals and assisted on three to power the Falcons to a third-place finish in the Korean-American Interscholastic Activities Conference Division I Tournament at Yongsan International-Seoul. The Falcons went 9-1 in their final 10 games after starting the season 0-3-1. Churchwell, a junior, racked up two assists in the Falcons’ 2-0 shutout of Seoul International on April 25. In the KAIAC tournament, he had a goal and an assist as Seoul blanked Taegu American 4-0, then scored twice in the Falcons’ 3-2 loss to Taejon Christian International. In the third-place match, scored both goals as Seoul shut out Osan 2-0. “His ability to control the game and make every player on the field look better than they are is one of his many attributes,” coach Swink Patterson said. "He is also able to carry the team in rough situations and become the leader that a coach is looking for.”

Lauryn ThomasSoccer

Yokota, Japan

Last week: Scored five goals and assisted on two, giving her 12 goals and a team-leading 16 assists this season as the Panthers swept a DODDS-Japan Soccer League two-match weekend series with Edgren at Misawa Air Base. Yokota improved to 10-0-1, the best record in school history. Thomas, a sophomore transfer from Virginia, had three goals and an assist, all in the second half, as Yokota pulled away from the Eagles 6-1 on Friday. The next morning, the Panthers downed Edgren by the same score, with Thomas scoring twice along with teammate Breyana Anderson, whose 21 goals lead the team. “She has continually played unselfish soccer and is involved in many of Yokota's attacks at goal,” coach Matt Whipple said. “Lauryn is one of those athletes who a coach is glad to have on the team and would hate to play against.”

— Selected by Stars and Stripes staff

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