Week 2 Preview

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Week 1 Standout Players

Matthew Moisant (Providence Classical Christian – 5 goals, 2 assists

Cole Butaud (Providence Classical Christian) – 3 goals, 4 assists

Tyler Houtsma (Mount Vernon Christian) – 5 goals, 1 assist

Matthew Morris (Providence Classical Christian) – 2 goals, 3 assists

James Baker (Trout Lake) – 3 goals, 2 assists

Riley Hood (Mount Vernon Christian) – 2 shutouts

Week 2 Key Games

Monday – Evergreen Lutheran at Crosspoint Academy – an early battle for SeaTac League supremacy

Saturday – Northwest Christian at Waitsburg/Prescott- a rematch of the 2012 and 2013 State Quarterfinals

Providence Classical Christian Preview

PROVIDENCE CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN HIGHLANDERS

State Rank: 4 Northwest 1B Rank: 2

Head Coach: Nathan Morris

2013 Record: 10-9-1

Kirkland, Washington

2013 Rankings

- Offense –2nd in League, 8th in State

- Defense –2nd in League, 13th in State

2014 Outlook

Offense – The Highlanders return one of the most experienced in the state in Cole Butaud and have more than enough talent around. Butaud has led the Highlanders to some big wins in the past. He is poised for a big season. There is exciting potential in Joe Moisant as a forward. Alex Wartes, Matthew Morris and Matthew Moisant will standout in the midfield.

Defense – Aidan Walsh will be the main man defensively after standout defender Russell Hatcher has graduated. There is experience in goal with Paul Johnson protecting the net.

Final Evaluation – The Highlanders, with depth and experience, are ready to battle again. This team always has the potential to be a factor in the Northwest League race and, with Butaud and the talent around him, they will be again in 2014.

Key Returners (Career Stats):

Cole Butaud (Sr., F) – 31 goals, 23 assists

Joe Moisant (So., F) – 9 goals, 10 assists

Matthew Morris (Sr., MF) – 6 goals, 6 assists

Matthew Moisant (Sr., MF) – 12 goals, 13 assists

Judah Wessel (Jr., F) – 9 goals, 3 assists

Alex Wartes (So., MF) – 8 goals, 7 assists

Paul Johnson (Sr., GK) – 3 shutouts

Matthew Litalien (Jr., MF) – 4 goals

Kyle Johnson (D) – 2 goals, 1 assist

Aidan Walsh (Sr., D) – 1 goal, 1 assist

 

Grace Academy Preview

GRACE ACADEMY EAGLES

State Rank: 1 Northwest 1B Rank: 1

Head Coach: Mark Ruhlman

2013 Record: 19-3-0

Marysville, Washington

2013 Rankings

- Offense –1st in League, 4th in State

- Defense –1st in League, 4th in State

2014 Outlook

Offense – The offense will rise or fall based on the performance of midfielders Jeremiah Lee and Drew Ridewood. Lee, the defending WSC Player of the Year, and Ridewood, an All-State Player in 2013, are both skilled and seasoned and will again be on field leaders. Austin Likes and Hunter Corbett may be the surprise names for the Eagles this fall. The midfield has the chance to be the best in the State.

Defense – The defense was very good in 2013 and will have to make up for some graduations to be that good again. The Eagles lost defensive player of the year Joshua Lee to graduation. Joe Zak will lead the way defensively. The goalkeeping position is set with Isaiah Van Dam returning for his fourth year as a starter.

Final Evaluation – The Eagles have traveled to the state tournament each of the last three season, making it the best three-year run in school history. The schedule is as tough this year as it was last season. If Lee and Ridewood play like they did last season and solid reinforcements in midfield and defense  are identified, a return trip to State is a realistic goal.

Key Returners (Career Stats):

Jeremiah Lee (Sr., MF) – 59 goals, 35 assists

Drew Ridewood (Sr., MF) – 16 goals, 15 assists

Isaiah Van Dam (Sr., GK) – 19.75 shutouts

Hunter Corbett (Sr., F) – 6 goals, 5 assists

Austin Likes (Jr., F) – 5 goals, 8 assists

Jared Rock (So., D) – 4 goals, 1 assist

Joe Zak (Jr., D) – 1 goal, 1 assist

 

Northwest 1B Preview

NORTHWEST 1B PREVIEW

PREDICTED FINISH 

1- GRACE ACADEMY

2- PROVIDENCE CLASSICAL CHRISTIAN

3- LOPEZ ISLAND

(This league competes as part of the larger Northwest District 1, combining all teams from the Northwest 1B and Northwest 2B/1B League into one District)

2014 POSITIONAL RANKINGS

Team Forwards Midfielders Defenders
Grace Academy 2 2 2
Lopez Island 3 3 3
Providence Classical Christian 1 1 1

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Tacoma Baptist Preview

TACOMA BAPTIST CRUSADERS

State Rank: 8 Dist 4 Rank: 1

Head Coach: Josh Narayan

2013 Record: 15-6-1

Tacoma, Washington

2013 Rankings

- Offense –1st in League, 1st in State

- Defense –4th in League, 13th in State

2014 Outlook

Offense – Coach Josh Narayan got remarkable production from Casey Slattery and a supporting groups of seniors in 2012 and 2013. Next in line to put up big numbers is sophomore Seth Talen and senior Dayton Pascua. Abel Smith and Riley Byrne bring experience to the midfield, especially in a defensive way, while Corbett Cruver will be able to contribute offensively.

Defense – With some key graduations, the defense may be thin. Riley Byrne will likely be the defensive leader. Other players on the roster are capable. A new goalkeeper will need to be found and will need to cut down on 2013 goals allowed figure.

Final Evaluation – Tacoma Baptist is a team familiar with success. More success is likely this season, despite uncertainty at who will score goals. The midfielders will be solid and bode well for the year. The Crusaders are fast and deep. The schedule is also favorable.

Key Returners (Career Stats):

Dayton Pascua (Sr., MF) – 15 goals, 9 assists

Seth Talen (So., MF) – 12 goals, 11 assists

Abel Smith (Jr., F) – 9 goals, 7 assists

Riley Byrne (Jr., D) – 5 goals, 8 assists

Corbett Cruver (Sr., MF) – 8 goals, 5 assists

Ryan Ratliff (So., D) – 2 goals, 1 assist

 

 

 

Shorewood Christian Preview

SHOREWOOD CHRISTIAN LIONS

State Rank: 19 SeaTac Rank: 4

Head Coach: unknown

2013 Record: 3-8-0

Seattle, Washington

2013 Rankings

- Offense –5th in League, 24th in State

- Defense –2nd in League, 12th in State

2014 Outlook

Offense – Replacing Micah Lorenz will be the biggest key for the Lions offensively. A number of players will be battling to be goal scorers. The strength of the offense will like be a physical midfield.

Defense – The Lions will likely have more size and depth than they did last season on defense. Whether that translates into wins and prevented goals remaining to be seen.

Final Evaluation – Shorewood Christian is still a program in its infancy. The three win season last year was a good benchmark for this year. They may be legitimate contenders in changed SeaTac League and could make it to the postseason for the first time in history. A winning record will be a key first step.

Key Returners (Career Stats):

Stan Domingo (Jr., D) – 2 goals

Rainier Christian Mustangs

RAINIER CHRISTIAN 

MUSTANGS

State Rank: 22  SeaTac Rank: 5

Head Coach: Geoff Ellis

2013 Record:1-8-0

Auburn, Washington

2013 Rankings

- Offense –2nd in League, 23rd in State

- Defense –8th in League, 24th in State

2014 Outlook

Offense – By increasing speed and reorganizing the lineup, the Mustangs will look to create offensive pressure to score goals. The big question still is who will score the goals. Work put into finishing and shooting should pay off though.

Defense – With a reorganized defense, speed will again be a key factor as the Mustangs will look to counter attack against their opponents.

Final Evaluation – The Mustangs will be looking for improved results after last years one win season. A number of players with starting experience return, and the schedule is favorable, as opposed to last season. If consistent goal scorers emerge, and the defense can be fixed up, the Mustangs may have enough talent to be a factor in the SeaTac League.

Key Returners (Career Stats):

Evan Daiber

Jimmy Archer – 2 goals, 2 assists

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