by Pete Richmire

TACOMA, WA. - Sam Zisette, defender/midfielder was re-signed by the Tacoma Stars as announced by the team today. The Seattle native and University of Puget Sound alum made his MASL debut last season for Tacoma. As per league and team policies, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Zisette, also an assistant coach for the Loggers of Puget Sound, picked up an assist in his first game as a Star in Tacoma’s 6-4 win in Turlock February 22. His first goal came at the accesso ShoWare Center on March 1 when Tacoma trounced El Paso 11-6.

During his college career, Zisette made 10 starts and appeared in every game as a freshman en route to finishing second on the team in goals scored. As a sophomore he started 18 matches and led the team in assists. He also appeared in two NCAA tournament matches for the Loggers and picked up a hat-trick in the tournament opener.

Zisette graduated in 2015 with a degree in Exercise Science.

Head Coach Nick Perera is excited about Zisette’s return to the Stars roster. “Sam is a young, exciting player we think can have a long future with the Stars organization. He’s a hard-working, enthusiastic player who brings a lot of energy to everything he does. It’s important to the longevity and growth of the organization that we keep young talent like him around for years to come”

The Stars will play their Home Opener on Saturday, November 30th at 7:05pm. They will again play at their home arena, the accesso ShoWare Center in Kent, WA. More information on tickets will be coming soon, but for now mark your calendars and join the Stars as they kick off another great season!

There will be two September Friendlies for the Stars as they prepare for the upcoming season. Join the team and fans as they battle the Tacoma Stars Reserves and Tacoma Narrows FC at the Tacoma Soccer Center on September 14th and 21st. Games will be at 7:00pm.

2019-20 Stars season tickets are available now! Call 1-844-STARS-84 or email to find your favorite seat and make it yours for exciting Tacoma Stars soccer.

Legacy Membership are now available for the Tacoma Stars. Guarantee your life-time seat to all the action by calling 1-844-STARS-84, or emailing, or go to

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