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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

 

 

 

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