Coach: Brent De Ruyter
Last year: Finished first in the Class 1A Northwest Conference standings with a record of 4-5-4. ... Ended season after going 1-2 in the Class 1A Tri-District Tournament and finished 9-6-5 overall.
Players to watch: Toby Dalla Santa (sr., M/F); Trevor Dalla Santa (sr., M); Lucas Reardon (sr., M); Brady Harvey (sr., GK); Colin Robinson (sr., M); Hunter Weinert (sr., M)
Outlook: Plenty of optimism follows the Lyncs into the 2013 season. And for good reason. Lynden Christian, which fell just short of a state berth last year, returns eight of its 11 starters. Of those, 2012 points leaders Lucas Reardon and Toby Dalla Santa are seniors and will be counted on to handle the scoring load. Cody Fransen, Trevor Kamena and Trevor Dalla Santa give LC a number of other players who are more than capable of helping the front line. Tested senior keeper Brady Harvey returns to goal, and coach Brent De Ruyter expects a strong season from him. "I think our key is our balance," De Ruyter said in a phone interview. "Our skill players are front to back, and we have a couple in each area of the field." De Ruyter said LC is placing an emphasis on physical play, having a defensive mindset across the field and limiting mistakes. Midfielders Colin Robinson and Hunter Weinert are two De Ruyter said should earn more minutes this year and add even more skill in the middle third.
Jonny Bratt N/A
Justin Brester N/A
Dillon Carhuff N/A
Toby Dalla Santa Sr.
Trevor Dalla Santa Sr.
Cody Fransen So.
Brady Harvey Sr.
Trevor Kamena Jr.
Ben Knibbe Sr.
Liam Kroontje So.
Zack Oswald N/A
Nick Price N/A
Lucas Reardon Sr.
Colin Robinson Sr.
Cody Sieving N/A
Johnny Van Dalen N/A
Levi Van Weerdhuizen Jr.
Hunter Weinert Sr.
Murphy Zhang Sr.
March 12 at Lynden (Bender) 4 p.m.
March 14 at Mount Baker 4:30 p.m.
March 16 at Blaine (Pipeline) noon
March 18 at Sehome (Northwest)* 4 p.m.
March 20 Blaine (Bender)* 5:30 p.m.
March 22 at Bellingham (Northwest)* 4 p.m.
March 26 Mount Baker (Bender)* 3:30 p.m.
March 28 at Burlington-Edison* 6 p.m.
April 9 Anacortes* (Bender) 5:30 p.m.
April 15 at Ferndale* 4 p.m.
April 17 Lynden (Bender)* 4:30 p.m.
April 19 at Sedro-Woolley* 6 p.m.
April 20 at Nooksack Valley* 1 p.m.
April 23 Meridian (Bender)* 3:30 p.m.
April 25 Squalicum (Bender)* 4:30 p.m.
April 27 at Friday Harbor 1:30 p.m.
Reach ANDREW LANG at email@example.com or call ext. 862.