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.
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.