Week 7 Preview – 2015

Week 7 Preview

Monday, October 19

Game of the Week: #2 Tacoma Baptist vs. #6 Crosspoint Academy

Tuesday, October 20

#1 Mount Vernon Christian at #7 Providence Classical Christian

#5 Friday Harbor at #8 Orcas Island

#9 Northwest Christian vs. Valley Christian

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.

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