#1: Beast Mode retires
Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch announces his retirement during the Super Bowl.
#2: Husky women go dancing
Behind Kelsey Plum and Chantel Osahor, the UW women’s basketball team reaches the Final Four.
#3: Another season of disappointment
The UW men’s basketball team again fails to reach the NCAA tournament despite having two first-round NBA draft picks and the Pac-12‘s leading scorer.
#4: Title drive
The UW women’s golf team wins the national title.
#5: Soaring at Sahalee
Brooke Henderson wins the Women’s PGA Championship in a playoff at Sahalee Golf Course in Sammamish, Wash.
#6: The Kid in Cooperstown
Mariners great Ken Griffey Jr. is inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame.
#7: Robbie rolls
Robinson Cano leads a Mariners’ offensive resurgence, bouncing back with an MVP-caliber season after major struggles in 2015.
#8: A new era begins
The Storm drafts Breanna Stewart, who goes on to win WNBA Rookie of the Year, and returns to the playoffs.
#9: A program in turmoil
Bellevue High School football is sanctioned, and Butch Goncharoff is out as coach.
#10: Displays of unity
National-anthem protests: Seahawks players and coaches lock arms to demonstrate unity on 9/11, Garfield football players take knee during anthem on Sept. 16, and Megan Rapinoe takes a knee during Reign games.
#11: Cougs come back
WSU football wins eight games in a row after coach Mike Leach likens the Cougars to a “JC softball team” following an 0-2 start.
#12: A golden (and purple) season
UW football earns a College Football Playoff berth after wins over Oregon, Stanford, WSU and Colorado in the Pac-12 title game.
#13: Sodo arena hits a road block
Chris Hansen’s Sodo arena proposal is dealt a blow when the Seattle City Council rejects a street vacation. He later pledges to go with all-private funding. Also, KeyArena emerges as legitimate option as two investor groups announce plans to renovate the building.
#14: Seahawks lose a star
Seahawks safety Earl Thomas suffers a broken leg in a win over Carolina on Dec. 4.
#15: Complete dominance
Archbishop Murphy High School football wins the 2A state title after opponents forfeit regular-season games.
#16: Rave green glory
The Sounders win MLS Cup after losing star players Obafemi Martins & Clint Dempsey and firing coach Sigi Schmid.