The Inaugural Class of the Crossfire Premier Hall of Fame!



Preston Zimmerman -
·         Standout forward on the Crossfire Premier ’88/’89 Team
·         Was selected for the US Soccer U17 Residency Program in Bradenton, FL
·         Member of the US U17 National Team and played in the FIFA U17 World Cup
·         Joined Hambrug SV when he was 18. During the 2006/2007 season he played in 13 games and scored 3 goals for the reserve team. 
·         In 2008 after a stint with Belgian club Cercle Brugge was sold to newly promoted Austrian Bundesliga club Kapfenberger SV where he signed two-year deal.
George John –
·         Team captain and standout midfielder on the Crossfire Premier  ’87/’88 coached by Tommy Jenkins. Team won the U-18 Premier I Division Championship and U-18 WA State Championship
·         2004 NSCAA High School Adidas All-American
·         Four-year member of the Washington state ’87 ODP team
·         4 year letter winner and 2 year captain at the University of Washington
·         2008 Pac-10 Scholar Athlete of the Year
·         John is a two-time NSCAA All-Region and three-time All-Pac-10 honoree.
·         was named to the 2007 NSCAA Scholar All-America first-team
·         Drafted by and continues to play for FC Dallas
·         Played in MLS Cup Final...started at Center Back
Ellis McLoughlin –
·         Standout forward on the Crossfire Premier  ’89/’90 Team
·         Washington state ODP team member from 2003-05
·         His Crossfire Premier team played in the Nike World Finals in Hong Kong for the Manchester United Cup
·         Was the leading scorer for the US U17 National Team and scored two goals in CONCACAF World Cup qualifying games including the game winner against Costa Rica.
·         The US U17 National Team leader in international appearances.
·         Played in the 2007FIFA U17 World Cup in South Korea.
·         Was selected for the US Soccer U17 Residency Program in Bradenton, FL
·         Played one season with the University of Washington in 2007
·         Signed a professional contract with Hertha Berlin in 2008
·         Signed a contract with San Jose Earthquakes of the MLS in 2011
Crossfire was the stepping-stone that took me to the next level of my game.  I was always learning something new about my game and was always improving. With coaches that were ex-pros they always had something to teach me.  In such a professional environment day in and day out, you are ready for the next level after Crossfire, whether it's college or professional soccer. Crossfire Premier and the coaching staff will get the best out of their players, no matter what it takes.”
-          Ellis McLoughlin
Meredith Teague
·         Member of the Crossfire Premier 86/87 team that were in the state final every year.
·         Washington State ODP
·         Played for Seattle Pacific University and won the NCAA Div II National Championship.
·         2008 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year.
·         2008 First Team All American
·         2008 NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Player of the Year.
·         Played professionally with FC Saarbrucken in the Women’s German Bundesliga.

Sara Martinez –
·         Member of the Crossfire Premier 86/87 team that were in the state final every year.
·         Washington State ODP
·         Played for Seattle Pacific University.
·         Great Northwest Athletic Conference (GNAC) Player of the Year
·         GNAC All-Time Leading Goal Scorer (54 goals)
·         NCAA Div II First Team All-American


Crossfire Premier Boys ‘88 Team –
·         Five-time Washington State Champions
·         Did not lose a WSYSA League game U-11 through U-18
·         Surf Cup Champions
·         Far West Regional Champions
·         Third place USYSA National Championships

Alumni – Anthony Arena (U18 National Team, Wake Forest), Mitch Barros (Western Washington), Nick Cashmere (St. Mary’s), AJ Gonzales, Daniel Gray (Cal Poly, Washington), Julian Harnasch (UNLV), Doug Harrel,  Doug Herrick (St. Mary’s), Nick James (Washington), Ryan Luke (Portland), Daniel Magnum (Pacific Lutheran), Sean Morris (Seattle U., drafted by Seattle Sounders FC), Taylor Mueller (Washington), Kyle Montgomery (Cal Poly), Joel Schilperoort (Gonzaga), Jeff Wiley (Redlands), Preston Zimmerman (U17 National Team, FIFA World Cup, Hamburg SV)

Crossfire Premier Girls ‘90 Team –
·         Information coming soon!
Crossfire Premier Boys ‘90 Team –
·         Seven-time Washington State Champions
·         Eight-time WSYSA League Champions
·         Two-time Super Y-League Champions
·         Nike Manchester United Cup, US Championship Champions
·         Nike Manchester United Cup, World Championship Quarter Finalist
·         Dallas Cup Quarter Finalist
·         Surf Cup Finalist
Alumni – Anthony Arena (U18 National Team, Wake Forest), Tyler Bjork (Western Washington), Kellan Brown (Western Washington), Murphy Campbell (Santa Clara), Avi Castro (Phoenix College), Jermaine Haller (Gonzaga), Doug Herrick (Saint Mary’s), Brooks Hopp (Washington), Alexander Klein (SYL National Team, Michigan, Washington), Tyler Klein (Region IV ODP, Washington), Ellis McLoughlin (U17 National Team, Washington, Hertha Berlin), James Matern (Region IV ODP, Gonzaga), Fernando Monge (SYL National Team, UCLA), Ricky Morales (Pacific Lutheran), Joseph Pak (Duke), Josh Petosa (Gonzaga), Estaban Reyes ( Yakima Reds), Brent Richards (Washington), Zach Sampson (Kitsap Pumas), Dylan Tucker Ganges (Washington), Daniel Wenzel (U17 National Team, Wake Forest), Surafel Worku (Pacific Lutheran), Brandon Zimmerman (U17 National Team, Santa Clara)


Jim Harnasch –
·         Past president of Crossfire Premier
·         Was integral part of re-shaping LWYSA’s Advanced Development Program (ADP) into the unified branded club that Crossfire Premier is today
Brian Klein –
·         Past president of Crossfire Premier
·         Was instrumental in Crossfire Premier participation in the Manchester United Cup every year
·         Was a big part of Crossfire Premier involvement in the Super Y League
·         Helped Crossfire Premier earn a membership to the United States Soccer Development Academy Program
·         Was key part of developing Crossfire Premiers partnership with Nike
·         Currently sits on the Crossfire Foundation Board

Jimmy Gabriel –
·         Past Crossfire Premier Team coach
·         9 Years as Assistant Coach at the University of Washington
·         A native of Dundee, Scotland, Gabriel began what would become a 20-year playing career when he was 16 with a three-year stint with Dundee in the Scottish Premier League. He left Dundee in 1960 to play with Everton of the English Premier League, an eight-year tenure that was highlighted by winning the FA Cup in 1966. He was also a member of Scotland’s national team
·         Gabriel played for a number of English teams before his career brought him to Seattle in the 1970’s, where he played for and coached the Seattle Sounders for seven years.  He then was the head coach of the San Jose Earthquakes for one outdoor season and two indoor seasons
·         Gabriel coached in England from 1986-1997, including Everton FC in the English First Division, and then returned to Seattle where he served as the coaching director for the Washington State Youth Soccer Association. He also worked in certification with the State Coaches Association
·         Assistant Coach for the USL D-1 Seattle Sounders in 2008

Alan Hinton –
·         Past Crossfire Premier Team coach
·         Born 6 October 1942 in Wednesbury, England
·         Former Head Coach of Seattle Sounders (NASL & A League)
·         Helped develop the name “Crossfire” (along with Bill Hurme) when his first LWYSA Club teams were named Crossfire Sounders
·         Won numerous state titles with his Crossfire Premier team
·         Started his career in the youth ranks at Wolverhampton Wanderers in October 1959
·         Played for the English National Team. He played against France in a European Championship qualifier at Hillsborough and again in a 2–2 draw with Belgium - in which he scored - and a 2–1 win over Wales, both in 1964 amongst other games.
·         Played for Derby County and Nottingham Forest in the 1960s