Washington defender Justin Fiddes was selected in the first round as the 17th overall pick by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Friday.

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Washington defender Justin Fiddes was selected in the first round as the 17th overall pick by the Vancouver Whitecaps FC in the Major League Soccer SuperDraft on Friday.

Fiddes is the second Husky picked to play in the MLS from the 2017 squad after Handwalla Bwana signed as a homegrown player with Sounders FC last week. Overall, Fiddes is the 13th Washington player selected in the MLS draft or signed homegrown over the past five seasons.

“Fiddes has all the tools to play in the MLS for a long time,” said UW coach Jamie Clark. “He has the pace to influence the game on either side of the ball and own the wide areas of the field. Most importantly he’s got a great work ethic and will continue to grow as a player and overcome the increasing challenges of the pro game.”

During the MLS combine last week, Fiddes was impressive, running the fastest 30-meter time at 3.84 seconds. He also tallied a goal in the scrimmage.

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Fiddes was one of two Huskies to start all 20 matches last season, amassing 1,704 minutes (85-plus per match). He earned second-team United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I All-Far West Region honors and was an All-Pac-12 honorable-mention pick as well.

Two other Pac-12 players were drafted in the first two rounds. Stanford defender Tomas Hilliard-Arce was the second overall pick in the first round and heads to Los Angeles to join the Galaxy.

Cardinal midfielder Drew Skundrich was chosen in the second round and joins his teammate with the Galaxy as the 40th overall pick.

Hockey

Nolan Volcan had a hat trick as the Seattle Thunderbirds routed the Kelowna Rockets 7-2 at Sho­Ware Center in Kent. Zack Andrusiak, Noah Philp, Turner Ottenbreit and Blake Bargar also scored for the T-birds (23-16-4-2). Sami Moilanen had four assists.

Women’s tennis

In its dual-match home opener at the Nordstrom Tennis Center, Washington (1-1) had a couple of top-25 wins in singles and doubles but lost 4-1 to eighth-ranked Texas Tech.

UW freshman Vanessa Wong dispatched the 23rd-ranked player in the country, Felicity Maltby, 6-1, 6-2. The Huskies also had an impressive doubles win as Kenadi Hance and Lana Slavica defeated the 21st-ranked duo of Sabrina Federici and Sarah Dvorak, 6-0.

Pro soccer

Sounders FC 2 of the United Soccer League announced the club’s 2018 regular-season schedule. The 34-game slate is highlighted by 17 home matches from March to October at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

S2 will kick off its first season of play at Cheney Stadium on March 16 against Portland Timbers 2. The final home match of the season is scheduled for Oct. 10 against Colorado Springs.

Gymnastics

Freshman McKenna Zimmermann was the team’s top scorer in three events for Seattle Pacific, which struggled to a fourth-place score of 186.875 in its first road competition of the season, the Boise State women’s quad meet.