Crossfire Hall of Fame Inductees


Preston Zimmerman (Inducted 2011)

  • 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 (Inducted 2011)

  • Team captain and standout midfielder on the Crossfire Premier  ’87/’88 coached by Tommy JenkinsTeam 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 (Inducted 2011)

  • 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 gameI was always learning something new about my game and was always improvingWith coaches that were ex-pros they always had something to teach meIn such a professional environment day in and day out, you are ready for the next level after Crossfire, whether it’s college or professional soccerCrossfire Premier and the coaching staff will get the best out of their players, no matter what it takes”

–          Ellis McLoughlin

Kelyn Rowe (Inducted 2015)

Rowe played for Crossfire Premier for 5 years as a youth player.  Two of those years were with the Crossfire USSDA program.  Rowe also competed with the Washington Crossfire Men’s PDL team in 2011.  Kelyn Graduated from Federal Way HS in 2010 and went on to UCLA where he played two years.

A two-year star at UCLA Rowe was the 2011 Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year as a sophomore and a 2010 NSCAA All-American his Freshman year and a two-time all-conference selection, he tallied 46 points in 46 appearances in his two seasons with the Bruins… as a sophomore in 2011, his 10 assists ranked eighth in NCAA Division I … scored seven goals in 22 games as the Bruins advanced to the NCAA College Cup, falling in the semifinals … as a freshman in 2010, honored as Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors … scored six goals and added a team-leading – and conference-leading – 10 assists as a freshman.

Rowe was signed into the Major League Soccer’s Generation Adidas Program in 2012 and was drafted in the first round (3rd overall) by the New England Revolution.  Kelyn made 30 regular-season appearances in 2012, including 21 starts. Was third on the team in goals (3) and shared the club lead in assists (5) with Chris Tierney. He came on strong in the second half of the season when he scored one of his goals and four of his five assists. His five assists were tied – with Toronto’s Luis Silva – for first among all MLS rookies.  In 2013 he made 33 league appearances, including 26 starts (four at right wing and 22 in the central midfield). Scored seven goals and a team-high eight assists, including two game-winners, in league action. On the year in all competitions, scored 12 goals and added nine assists in 38 games.

A veteran of the U.S. youth national team program … has appeared with the U.S. Under-18, Under-20 and Under-23 teams … most recently, he was called up by Under-23 (Olympic) team head coach Caleb Porter for a January 2012 training camp in Southern California … started in the midfield at the 2011 CONCACAF Under-20 Championship in Guatemala … had three goals and one assist in the U.S.’ two group-play matches, including both goals against Panama in the U.S.’ 2-0 win … also played with the Under-18s in 2008.

DeAndre Yedlin (Inducted 2011)

Yedlin played for Crossfire Premier for 4 years as a youth player.  One of those years was in the Crossfire USSDA Program. 

Ranked seventh in the nation among all 2011 high school recruits by Top Drawer Soccer. Ranked 12th by College Soccer News. NSCAA Boys Youth All-American. Invited to the U.S. Soccer U-18 Men’s National Training Camp and the 2010 SuperElite International Showcase. Named to USSDA 93 Academy Select Team in 2009 and 2010. ODP state team starter from 2006-2009. National U14 ID camp in 2006. National Super Y Team invitee in 2007 and 2008.

Yedlin went on to compete for Akron University in Ohio All-MAC First Team honoree for the second straight year at Akron. Rated the No. 35 upperclassman in the nation, according to Top Drawer Soccer. Appeared in all 22 games, making 21 starts at right back. Finished third on the team with six assists. Assisted on a pair of game-winning goals against Florida Atlantic (10/5) and Michigan (10/16). Recorded four assists during a five-match stretch from 9/29 to 10/16.

DeAndre earned College Soccer News Freshman All-American. Rated the No. 10 freshman in the country by Top Drawer Soccer. All-MAC First Team honoree. Appeared in all 23 games, including 20 starts. Started the first 16 matches at right back. Assisted on four game-winning goals and finished with six helpers overall. Assisted on decisive strikes against Cal State Northridge (9/3), Tulsa (9/24), Bowling Green (10/26) and Florida Atlantic (11/6). Netted his first career goal in a win against Ohio State (9/28).

Played two seasons for the Seattle Sounders FC in 2012-2014 before being transferred to Tottenham Hot Spurs of the English Premier League in Late 2014.

DeAndre was selected to represent the United States in the FIFA World Cup in the summer of 2014.  He continues to work his way up the depth chart of the national team earning a number of caps since the World Cup.


Meredith Teague (Inducted 2011)

  • 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 (Inducted 2011)

  • 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

Lindsay Elston (Inducted 2015)

Elston played at Crossfire Premier for 7 years, 2 of those years were in the Crossfire ECNL Program

Elston ttended Eastlake High School where she became the Gatorade State Player of the Year, First Team All-State, KingCo 4A Player of the Year and Seattle Times All-Area her senior year.  Played for Seattle Sounders Women in the W-League from 2011-13

Lindsay was a four year starter at the University of Washington, finishing in the top 10 all-time in goals, assists and points at Washington.  In 2013 Elston played in all 20 matches (18 starts)  and led the team in assists with five.  In Lindsay’s junior season she was NSCAA All-Pacific Region Second Team, All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and UW Player of the Year and Offensive MVP when she led the team in goals (11) and assists (5)

In 2014 Lindsay signed with the Houston Dash of the NWSL and appeared in 3 games (1 start) before having to sit out with ankle an injury.  Elston then went to Europe where she is playing for FC Metz of the France first division.

Elston represented United States a number of times playing for the U-18 and -20 National Teams.


Crossfire Premier Boys ‘88 Team (Inducted 2011)

  • 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 (StMary’s), AJ Gonzales, Daniel Gray (Cal Poly, Washington), Julian Harnasch (UNLV), Doug Harrel,  Doug Herrick (StMary’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 (Inducted 2011)

  • Four Time Washington State Champions
  • US Club National Finalist
  • Far West Regional Champions

Alumni – Lucretia Lee (UCLA), Shelby Nilsen (Pacific Lutheran), Molly Lavin (Azuza Pacific University), Adriana Moya (George Washington), Erica DeJong (Macalester College), Kenisha Macklin (Portland St. University), Heather Thomas (Seattle University), Laura Hernandez (University of Pacific), Erin Kearney (St. Mary’s), Caroline Whiting (University of Chicago), Taylor Bolibol (Seattle University), Emma Levy (Seattle University), Alexandra Kytan (Mississippi St. University), Kiara Williams (Arizona St.), Molly Miller (University of Chicago), Nicole Stanton (Fairfield University), Nicole Eddings (Regis University), Jacqueline Conforto (Azuza Pacific University), Diana Pollack (Western Washington University)

Crossfire Premier Boys ‘90 Team (Inducted 2011)

  • 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 (Inducted 2011)

  • 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 (Inducted 2011)

  • 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

Celeste Bordeaux (Inducted 2015)

Celeste was an integral part of Crossfire for over 10 years.  Celeste started with Crossfire as the mother of three players.  She then volunteered to be a team manager.  Her organizational skills and desire to help get things done eventually caught the eye of the Crossfire Directors who hired her as an administrative assistant.  As the years went on she worked her way up to Administrative Director of Crossfire Premier.  Celeste handled all the daily activities in the office, from practice and game scheduling, to preparing for tryouts.  Bordeaux was a significant contributor to the Crossfire Challenge Soccer Tournament.  She coordinated all the tournament volunteers and helped coordinate the parking lot and traffic flow as well as oversee the entire tournament operation.  Celeste was also a big part of the Crossfire Premier Fundraising Auction which helps raise significant resources to help fund the financial aid program and facility development.  Celeste was widely known in the soccer community and had a great deal to do with Crossfire Premier being what it is today. 


Jimmy Gabriel (Inducted 2011)

  • 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 LeagueHe 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 1966He 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 yearsHe 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 AssociationHe also worked in certification with the State Coaches Association
  • Assistant Coach for the USL D-1 Seattle Sounders in 2008

Alan Hinton (Inducted 2011)

  • 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 TeamHe 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
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