Webb named MVP of college soccer team

-- Staff reportJanuary 2, 2013 

Justin Webb, 2010 Yosemite High School graduate, just completed his junior year as a member of the soccer team at Simpson University in Redding, a National Athletic Intercollegiate Association (NAIA) team.

Webb was a three year varsity starting goalie for the Badgers soccer team and two time North Sequoia League MVP.

He just completed his third season as the goalie for the Redhawks. He moved into the starting roll as the Redhawks keeper about half way through his freshman year.

This year, Webb and the Redhawks enjoyed a good season going 6-10-2 overall and 5-2-1 for in the north division of the California Pacific Conference, placing the team in second place.

The Redhawks two league losses came from the conference undefeated first place team, Menlo College of Antherton.

The Redhawks qualified for the conference championship tournament where the eventually lost to the NAIA No. 16 nationally ranked Embry-Riddle University of Prescott, Ariz.

Simpson, who was named the MVP for his team this season, finished second in league for total saves with 95. That was good enough for 29th nationally among all NAIA goal keepers. He averaged 5.94 saves per game which ranked him No. 2 in the conference and 26th nationally. He was also named a "scholar athlete" by the school for the semester.

"I'm thankful for the education and athletic experiences I had at Yosemite High and I'm looking forward to my senior season with the Redhawks next year," Webb said.

Webb, who is majoring in accounting, is also thankful for meeting his fiancé, Natasha Kamps, at Simpson University. She's the goalie on the school women's team and the couple will marry in July.

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