9 Brittany Sparks
9 Brittany Sparks
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Kennewick, Wash.
High School: Kamiakin HS '06
Position: F
Experience: 2L

2008: After an outstanding season with the Eagles, Sparks earned All-Big Sky second team accolades. She also performed well in the classroom and was rewarded for her efforts there with Big Sky All-Academic honors. Sparks tied for second on the team in goals with two. She also had a pair of assists to tie for the team lead. Her six points placed her second on the squad. Sparks finished off the campaign on a hot streak, as five of those points were earned in the final two contests of the season. Her earlier assist came on EWU’s first score of an impressive 2-1 road win over South Dakota State, a team that would advance to the second round of the NCAA Championship. Then, in the penultimate game of the season, she got on the scoreboard by tallying Eastern’s goal in a 1-0 win over Northern Colorado. In that contest, Sparks contributed four shots, two on goal and another that went off the cross bar. In the final game of the campaign, she tied Eastern’s wild contest with Montana at 1-1 when she collided with the visiting goalkeeper and, in the process, got her foot on the ball to toe-poke it across the line. She then earned an assist on the following goal that gave Eastern a 2-1 lead in a game the team ultimately won in overtime, 3-2.

2007: Utilized redshirt season.

2006: She earned Big Sky All-Academic accolades. The freshman saw action in all 19 games and started nine of those. She contributed a goal and an assist and had 21 shots.

High School: Sparks competed on the varsity soccer, basketball and track and field teams all four years at Kamiakin High School. Her senior year as a soccer player, she was named the Most Valuable Player of the Big 9 Conference and earned first team All-State accolades. She was also All-Big 9 as a junior. Sparks played club soccer for the Maple Valley Marauders. She helped KHS to a state title in track and field, both as a team and in the 4x200-meter relay. Her parents are Bobby and Susan Sparks, and she is majoring in communications.

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