State Rank: 6 SeaTac Rank: 1
Head Coach: Jason Meeder
2013 Record: 12-6-0
– Offense –2nd in League, 2nd in State
– Defense –3rd in League, 10th in State
Offense – Coach Meeder will hope to revive an offense in 2014 that scored 116 goals in 2013. The offense struggled at times against quality defenses. Nick Taylor is the returning goalscoring leaders after scoring 21 goals. Surrounding him will be Matt Kelley, a dynamic playmaker who will likely emerge as a key player. The midfield may be a bit of a question mark, as some of the anticipated starters will be have changed positions to fill the midfield. Freshman and sophomore class members will be looked to to contribute.
Defense – The Warriors usually dominate on defense and did so until they reached the playoff last year. A number of starters return with defensive experience. Michael Shea and Aaron Mahiou return with quality talent and may play at both midfield and defense to support the Warriors. Depth again may be an issue. A goalkeeper will need to be found to contribute.
Final Evaluation – There is hope for continued success as an experienced roster and energy continues at Crosspoint. The schedule is favorable, with Bear Creek and Tacoma Baptist both leaving the SeaTac League. The Warriors will count on the same players to win the League and make it to state that were in place last year. Nick Taylor and veteran defenders will need to make quick leaps and the midfield will need to jell quickly – especially by the key opener against rival Evergreen Lutheran.
Key Returners (Career Stats):
Nick Taylor (Jr., MF) – 30 goals, 14 assists
Matt Kelley (So., F) – 20 goals, 5 assists
Michael Shea (Sr., D/MF) – 3 goals, 5 assists
Aaron Mahiou – 2 assists