Gig Harbor girls soccer coach Stephanie Cox signed by NWSL’s Seattle Reign FC: News & Notes

Gig Harbor girls soccer coach Stephanie Cox signed with the NWSL’s Seattle Reign FC as a national team replacement player ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, the team announced Friday morning.

“All season, coming out. to practice, there was something inside of me that still loves striking a ball,” Cox said in a statement released by Reign FC. “I talked to my husband about it. He was supportive.”

Cox made 49 appearances for the club from 2013 to 2015. Read more in the team’s full release.

Here are some other News & Notes to recap the week in Washington high school sports:

  • Lakeside outfielder, UCLA signee and projected first round pick in the upcoming MLB Draft Corbin Carroll was named Gatorade Player of the year last week.
  • Cole Bajema, a two-time 1A state player of the year and University of Michigan signee, stayed firm on his commitment to the school in the wake of the hiring of former fab-5 member Juwan Howard. The Lynden Christian grad made the announcement on May 24.
  • Mount Vernon High School, a small-town public school around 100 miles northeast of Dallas, Texas, hired former Baylor head coach Art Briles, who was fired three years ago for his role in mishandling dozens of sexual assaults over multiple years, many against Baylor football players. Joseph Hoyt of the Dallas Morning News went to Mount Vernon to gauge the town’s reaction.
  • Where have all the high school sports (newspaper) writers gone? Nick Patterson of the Everett Herald asks that question in a recent column after the spring high school sports championship weekend.


Andy Buhler is a reporter for Scorebook Live Washington. To hear him every week on the Scorebook Live Today podcast, subscribe here. Follow him on Twitter @AndyBuhler and reach him via email at

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