Thank you, Coach Nick

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Approximately 15 years ago, via youth soccer, I first became acquainted with Nick Wallace. Jessie, my 8-year-old granddaughter, was on the Sidekicks. Ephrata’s Wolf-Pak was coached by Nick. Nick and a great group of parents got it all started: youth soccer board, finding coaches, game schedules, refs, available fields, putting teams together. A lot of work and time goes into it, with the big salary of zilch. In fact, being a volunteer costs money. And all I was obligated to do was get Jessie to practices and games. Currently I am doing the same with Jessie’s little sister Joelee.

Since my initial contact with Coach Nick, I have known of all the years he has given to our soccer youth: training, organizing, coaching those from all throughout the Basin, plus Wenatchee, Cashmere and East Wenatchee.

Due to the dedicated person Coach Nick is, people of the same make-up choose to be involved. CB United was the start; now it is the Endeavour Soccer Academy, both girls and boys. Starting in 2013 with seven, club members now number over 100.

A state cup soccer tournament is held throughout the state each year. It is a long journey: teams determined by birth year, practices, league games, et cetera. Regional tournament in Tri-Cities or Spokane. Win and advance to Lacey for the big tournament. As of April 28, 2019 the Endeavour Soccer Academy has won three state cups and placed second twice.

I don’t know the number of players initially coached by Nick and staff who went on to play college soccer. Some of the schools that come to mind: Gonzaga, UPS, New Mexico, University of Hawaii and WSU, plus many more.

Joan M. Green

Moses Lake

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