WWU men's soccer welcomes five


Five newcomers will be on the Western Washington University men's soccer team this fall. They include two national letter of intent signees, another who has accepted an admission offer and two who transferred in winter quarter. Making that announcement Friday was Viking head coach Greg Brisbon.

The NLI signees were both high school seniors, midfielder/defender Garrett Barber and defender Marcus Tinsley. Defender/midfielder Charlie Hauser, another high school senior, accepted an admission offer and the transfers are defender Mark Cottrell from Peninsula CC and midfielder Derek Zimmerman from St. Mary's.

Barber and Tinsley have each played the last two years for the Seattle Sounders Academy. Tinsley also competed one season at the Crossfire Academy.

Hauser, who also received a presidential scholarship, was a first-team Greater St. Helens League all-star as a junior at Ridgefield High School.

Cottrell helped Peninsula CC to back-to-back Northwest Athletic Association Community College titles. He was a NWAACC all-star as a sophomore and all-region as a freshman.

Zimmerman did not see action at NCAA Division I St. Mary's last season after appearing in five games and making three starts as a freshman.

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