Mount Rainier Lutheran Preview

MOUNT RAINIER LUTHERAN

HAWKS

State Rank: 18 SeaTac Rank: 3

Head Coach: Kanagasabai UmaShankar

2013 Record: 4-10-0 

Tacoma, Washington

2013 Rankings

– Offense –4thth in League, 18th in State

– Defense –6th in League, 21st in State

2014 Outlook

Offense – Theo Tel (10 goals) will be the returning offensive leader. He will be fully capable of going out each match and executing the offense for the Hawks. Mount Rainier Lutheran will look to score through direct play. Juan Carlos Arreaga is one of the other experienced offensive payers. Depth and experience will be helpful for this offense in general. 

Defense – A number of defense starters to a defense that allowed over 4.5 goals per game last season. The midfield will do an impressive job defending. The defense will need to have the offense take some pressure off of them in key matches. Questions surround who will be the goalkeeper.

Final Evaluation – Coach UmaShankar is a good coach and good fit at MRL. Transitioning to an elite program will take time. The Hawks gave up 3 or more goals in 9 matches last season. This season’s schedule should be a touch easier with the traditional SeaTac powers departing. A .500 record should be considered a success. 

Key Returners (Career Stats):

Theo Tel (Sr., MF) – 11 goals, 3 assists

Juan Carlos Arreaga – 3 goals, 4 assists

Antonio D’Amico – 3 goals

Dawson Faker – 1 goals

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