Week 3 Preview

Key Matches

Monday, September 21

#6 Crosspoint v #4 Tacoma Baptist

Tuesday, September 22

#10 Shoreline Christian @ #9 Orcas Island

Wednesday, September 23

#8 Friday Harbor @ #1 Providence Classical Christian

Thursday, September 24

#6 Crosspoint vs #5 Evergreen Lutheran

Saturday, September 26

#2 Saint George’s School vs. Prescott

#1 Providence Classical Christian @ #3 Mount Vernon Christian

#9 Orcas Island @ #8 Friday Harbor

Northeast 2B League Teams Preview -2015

Saint George’s School Dragons

Head Coach: Heidi Melville

2014 Record: 17-3-0

The offense will be one of the more explosive in the state. Michael Hamilton returns from a very solid season wherein he netted 20 goals. Collin Cremers can feature in the both offense and defense and will be a handful for any team to deal with. Stow Miller is back in the midfield to lead a group that may be the deepest and strongest in the state. The teams leader in Matt Arlt returns at defense . Talent is present on defense.

The season may have ended prematurely for the Dragons when they were eliminated by eventual state runner up Waitsburg/Prescott. That finished coupled with a huge and talented senior class places big expectations on the Dragons. The offense will score a ton of goals. But is the defense, which faltered down the stretch, going to be significantly improved. This team will go as far as their defense takes them.

Key Returners

Matt Arlt (Sr., D) – 2 goals, 2 assists

Stow Miller (Sr., MF) – 8 goals, 12 assists

Michael Hamilton (Sr., F) – 34 goals, 13 assists

Collin Cremers (Sr., MF) – 16 goals, 18 assists

Sam Niven (Jr., MF) – 6 goals, 7 assists

Caelen Angell (Jr., F) – 9 goals, 10 assists

Michael Thew (Jr., MF) – 6 goals, 5 assists

Blaise Osborne – 1 goal, 3 assists

Chris Caporicci – (Sr., GK) – 7 shutouts

Northwest Christian Crusaders

Head Coach: Mica Lamb

2014 Record: 12-8-0

Replacing 11 seniors and 8 starters will be a challenge, but the returners are good offensive players which will keep the Crusaders competitive in matches. The entire defense and goalkeeping unit needs to be replaced which presents the greatest area of concern. There is light in the program, as the incoming freshmen appear to be as solid as the group that won the whole thing in 2012. Cameron Weller will be a dominant high school player, but this year Rolf Veenstra will feature as the goal scorer.

Northwest Christian will likely have a winning season and be able to compete with nearly every opponent. The course that this team is on will lead them to success down the road. Rebuilding the depth will be important and that may be a work in progress as the year goes on. In 2015, the Crusaders will need to overcome their lack of experience in defense and count on a proven scorer in Veenstra.

Key Returners

Rolf Veenstra (Jr. F) – 11 goals, 12 assists

Eli Breithaupt (Jr., MF) – 1 goal, 1 goal

Alex Ramsey (Sr., MF) – 4 goals

Micah Henry (Jr., MF) – 2 assists

SeaTac League Preview – 2015

Crosspoint Academy Warriors

The Warriors can always score goals and did that in 2014. Look for high scoring to continue. The defense remains the question. It remains to be seen if the defense can hold opposing offenses in check. The Warriors win when they limit their opponents goal production, which has proved their undoing in recent years in the playoffs. The Warriors should shoot their way to a winning record, despite having a new coach, but the defense must come together quickly for the Warriors to be a serious playoff threat.

Evergreen Lutheran Eagles 

Head Coach: Tony Natalie

Th Eagles had a nice 2014 season, moving within one game of returning to state tournament. This years squad looks to be better, deeper and more stable with key players being a year older. Look for Lucas Rodmyre and Blake Frankland to feature prominently in the attack, while goalkeeper Eli Weimer returns as one of the more experienced goalkeepers in the state. The Eagles are favorites to win the SeaTac League and start out as a likely state tournament team. Whether this team can crash the party that has been held by the Northwest District on the west side remains to be seen, but Evergreen Lutheran’s position in the SeaTac League should allow them to contend for a state trip.

Key Returners

Lucas Rodmyre (Sr, MF) – 13 goals, 6 assists.

Blake Frankland (Sr., MF) – 8 goals, 6 assists

Phillip Schmeichel – 2 goals, 1 assist

Eli Weimer (GK) – 1 shutout

Mount Rainier Lutheran Hawks

Unlike last season, there is no talk of winning the SeaTac League championship or a state tournament trip. The focus for the Hawks as they replace almost all of their starters will be to focus on fundamentals and competition. That usually means it might be a difficult year for a team when that is the focus, but SeaTac League is not exceptionally strong in 2015. If the Hawks can contend in their division, they will remain in contention to win the league tournament in October.

Northeast 1B League Preview 2015

Valley Christian Panthers

Coming off a season where the Panthers were blown out a few times, VCS should rebound in 2015. With increased depth, a defense that will likely be better and quicker, and a quiet star in James Segalla, the Panthers won’t be learning as they go as was the case in 2014. Valley Christian could good enough to challenge in the first District Tournament game, but the quality of the top end on the East is too much for them at this point.

Northport Mustangs

Northport enjoyed relative success last year, finishing 3rd in their league and being competitive in many matches. They return players on defense and some talent on the offense. All of that optimism must be tempered by the fact that Northport will still need to field inexperienced players due to their size. The development of these new players is the key to the season. If new players in the midfield grow up, the Mustangs should be a lock for 3rd in the Northeast in 2015.

SeaTac League East Team Previews 201co

Christian Faith Eagles

Head Coach: Rich Lusink

2014 Record: 8-8-0

Position Rankings: Offense – 12th (State) – 2nd (League) – 11th (State) – 3rd (League)

Christian Faith made great strides last season, as they were within a game of qualifying for the Tri-District Tournament. Inconsistent play hurt them on offense, when they were frequently held to under 2 goals, but then could explode for three or four the next game.

Losing key seniors like CJ Cabiles will make improvement difficult for CF in 2015. The Eagles ball control will be strong enough to play with the SeaTac League opponents and they will be tough to beat at home. That will keep playoff hopes in the picture, but the coaching staff will need to have young players ready right from the start.

Rainier Christian Mustangs

Rainier Christian has been making progress as a young program under Coach Geoff Ellis. The Mustangs only won a couple of games in 2014 but competitive performance in many matches means an additional year of experience may equate to more victories. Repeating the success with the loss of some key exchange students may be tricky. The Mustangs have a reasonable opportunity to compete for the East Division Championship and earn a playoff trip in the process, marking a very successful season.

Shorewood Christian Lions

Shorewood Christian failed to earn a win in 2014. They return players with playoff experience in basketball and expectations should be appropriately weighted. How less experienced players are brought in will be key. Also, questions abound over whether a consistent goalscorer will emerge. Overall, the Lions have a challenge in front of them. Several players will need to step up and make big strides for this young program. But they have demonstrated their capability in basketball.

SeaTac League East Preview 2015

SeaTac League East Preview

Predicted Order of Finish

  1. Auburn Adventist Academy
  2. Puget Sound Adventist Academy
  3. Christian Faith
  4. Rainier Christian
  5. Shorewood Christian

2015 Projections

Christian Faith – State Quarterfinals

2015 Position Rankings


  1. Auburn Adventist Academy
  2. Puget Sound Adventist Academy
  3. Rainier Christian
  4. Christian Faith
  5. Shorewood Christian


  1. Auburn Adventist Academy
  2. Puget Sound Adventist
  3. Christian Faith
  4. Rainier Christian
  5. Shorewood Christian


  1. Puget Sound Adventist Academy
  2. Auburn Adventist Academy
  3. Christian Faith
  4. Rainier Christian
  5. Shorewood Christian

Players to Watch

Jimmy Archer – Rainier Christian

Ross DeGuzman – Christian Faith

Stan Domingo – Shorewood Christian

Hunter Franzen – Rainier Christian

Justin Ha – Christian Faith

Austin Johnson – Christian Faith

Joshua Ko – Christian Faith

Braeden Krall – Auburn Adventist Academy

Maurius Kritzinger – Jr – Auburn Adventist Academy

Christian Manley – Sr- Puget Sound Adventist Academy

Alex Murcia – Puget Sound Adventist Academy

Edwin Salvador – Jr – Auburn Adventist Academy

Jeffrey Solis – Auburn Adventist Academy

Aaron Taylor – Auburn Adventist Academy

Jonathan Tejel – Sr- Auburn Adventist Academy

JJ Young – Shorewood Christian

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