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Sean Henderson

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Sean Henderson was a 1990 graduate of Cascade High He led the Bruins to multiple soccer state championships in 1987 and 1989 and two second place finishes in 1988 and 1990. During Sean’s junior and senior seasons he was named to the All-Wesco First Team. Outside of high school, Sean had quite a good run with his club team as well. He was a two-time State Champion, Regional Champion, and one-time National Champion.
 
Adding to his already impressive resume, Sean was a part of U-16, U-18, and U-20 United States National teams, while leading the way as captain of the U-18 team.

Sean then attended UCLA and played soccer under legendary coach Sigi Schmid. In 1990, he was on the Bruins soccer team when they were national champions. In 1993, he was the Bruins team captain, team MVP, All-American, and Academic All-American.

Following his time at UCLA, Sean played 11 years professionally in the U.S. and internationally. During 1994-96, he played with Regionalliga TuS Celle FC and then in 1996, he joined Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids playing alongside his brother Chris, a 2011 Snohomish County Sports Hall of Fame inductee. That same year he was selected as the Rapids’ Rookie of the Year. In 1999, he joined the Seattle Sounders of the United Soccer League until he retired in 2005.
 
After retiring from playing, Sean coached youth soccer for TuS Celle FC, Crossfire Premier FC, and the Seattle Sounders FC Academy. He is now the Sounders Scouting Director. Additionally, he is a U.S. Soccer ‘A’ Licensed Coach and he possesses a French Soccer Federation Elite Formation License. In  2012, Sean (player), his father Dick (coach), and brothers Pat (player then coach), and Chris (player) were inducted into Cascade High School Hall of Fame. 

Sean’s family includes his wife Jody, son Quinlan, and daughter Ruby. Sean and his family live in Bothell.

 


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