The Western Indoor Soccer League is excited to announce our first ever All-WISL Teams, honoring the top players of the 2018-2019 season. Club operators and coaches nominated their own players and then opposing coaches and operators voted on the teams. Each team consists of five field players, regardless of position, and one goalkeeper. Without further ado, here are the teams…
JOHN TROKA – SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS: Ginger Jesus, as he is affectionately known throughout the league, is a WISL veteran that played his best season for the Skyhawks scoring seven times – including a spectacular bicycle kick goal against Bellingham in the season opener, and registering five assists. A tenacious defender, he also added 10 blocks in leading Snohomish to the playoffs.
MICAH WENZEL – TACOMA STARS RESERVES: The Stars Reserves captain, he was the only players to win both an Offensive Player Of The Week award and a Defensive Players Of The Week award. Scored seven goals and nine assists in their undefeated regular season and is their most consistent player, contributing game after game on both ends. Plays his outdoor ball with Washington Premier and will have the opportunity to hold both an EPLWA and WISL title at the same time.
RICHARD HENDERSON – BELLINGHAM UNITED: Bellingham’s favorite Scotsman, Richard Henderson scored 17 goals this season and was the league’s Golden Boot winner. Despite being an offensive force in the league since joining the Hammers in their second year, this was his first scoring title and he did it while serving as head coach. Henderson also scored his 100th career goal for Bellingham United this season and led them to a second place regular season finish and an opportunity for a fourth WISL title.
DANNY MINNITI – TACOMA STARS RESERVES: Scored 10 goals and added seven assists this season. Minniti served on both the penalty kill and power play, preventing numerous goals and while scoring his own with a man advantage. A consistent and strong one versus one defender who helped lead the Tacoma Stars Reserves to an undefeated regular season and an opportunity for the title.
NATE BOATRIGHT – OLY TOWN ARTESIANS: It was a really tough season for the Artesians, posting an 0-9-1 record, but Olympia’s Nate Boatright is well respected throughout the league and provides solid veteran leadership for a very young squad. He scored five times and chipped in five assists and is a solid defender that moved into midfield for Oly Town.
MIKE ARGUELLO – TACOMA STARS RESERVES: Went 9-0-0 this season in goal for the Stars Reserves, who allowed just 28 goals all season long. While Arguello has been with Tacoma for a few years, he has served primarily as the backup to WISL legend Aaron Anderson. But with Anderson’s retirement, Arguello had a breakout year and established himself as the best backstop in the league. He missed one game, only because he got called in to make a spot start for the MASL’s Tacoma Stars after Danny Waltman went down with an injury.
DEVIN SHULL – SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS: A second year player for Snohomish, finished second in the league with 14 goals.
URIEL HERRERA – BELLINGHAM UNITED: Scored 12 goals in just eight games for the Hammers.
DAVID MEHERG – OLY-PEN FORCE: Retired from goalkeeping and led the Force with 12 goals.
JJ SCHMECK – TACOMA STARS RESERVES: Finished third in goals scored with 13 and added six assists.
CHRIS PUGH – OLY TOWN ARTESIANS: Veteran leader who scored seven goals for Oly at age 38.
TREVOR DAVOREN – SNOHOMISH SKYHAWKS: Made 141 saves in leading the Skyhawks to the playoffs.
COLLIN TATE – OLY TOWN ARTESIANS: First year indoor player, led Oly with eight goals.
NOE BETANCOURT CRUZ – BELLINGHAM UNITED: Versatile defender who scored three goals.
ALEX VOGT – TACOMA NARROWS FC: Scored seven goals, including two in the season finale that led Narrows to a 3rd place finish.
JC HENSON – TACOMA NARROWS FC: League veteran found a home with Narrows and scored 10 goals.
ALEX HERNANDEZ – OLY-PEN FORCE: A marked man after winning Golden Boot last season, scored 11 times this season.
NATE SALVESON – TACOMA NARROWS FC: Recorded just the second shutout in WISL history.