Coach: John Sylvester
Last Year: Finished second in the Class 2A Northwest Conference standings with a record of 9-2-2. ... Ended season after losing to Franklin Pierce in the first round of the Class 2A State Tournament and finished 13-4-3 overall.
Players to watch: Andrew Bruce (sr., M); JoJo Lahud-Zahner (sr., M); Charlie Linneman (sr., F); Jesse Haggen (jr., F); Arie Knops (sr., M)
Outlook: Anyone looking for Sehome's traditional attacking style of play might have to adjust their expectations this season. Given Sehome's personnel, coach John Sylvester said the young, talented Mariners will be a more "defensive-oriented" team this year. It makes sense. Sehome lost Jimmy MacQuarrie, last year's leading goal scorer, and offensive threat Alexander Kochman to graduation, and would-be junior David Abbott-Smith, who scored 10 goals and recorded 15 assists last season, is no longer with Sehome. Still, Sylvester is excited about what he's seen from senior forward Charlie Linneman and junior forward Jesse Haggen. "Charlie is on everyone's radar as an athlete after his basketball season," Sylvester said in a phone interview. "He and Jesse Haggen without question are leading the way on our attack radar." Sylvester plans to move starting defenseman JoJo Lahud-Zahner to a midfield spot, where he'll join seniors Andrew Bruce and Arie Knops in the middle third. A number of young up-and-coming defenders such as Gabe Weight, Kiefer Thomas and Zachary Wanne are vying for starting spots along the back line. "We are very excited by all the young, talented players we have," Sylvester said. "We'll have to work on team chemistry, but there is a whole crew we are excited about."
No. Player Yr. Pos.
0 Mark Allison Sr. GK
0 Max Diehl Fr. GK
0 Evan Miksovsky Jr. GK
2 Charles Lahud-Zahner Fr. F
3 Brandon Burbank So. M/F
4 Alex Aristedes Sr. FIELD
5 Sam Willis Jr. M/F
7 JoJo Lahud-Zahner Sr. M
9 Tristan Clem Jr. M
10 Arie Knops Sr. M
11 Jose Gutierrez Sr. F
12 Jason Newell Sr. FIELD
13 Israel Taft Sr. GK/FIELD
14 Kiefer Thomas Fr. D
15 Jesse Haggen Jr. F
16 Zachary Wanne So. D
17 Ethan Hassi Jr. M
18 Andrew Bruce Sr. M
19 Charles Linneman Sr. F
20 Shae Wirth Jr. D/M
22 Matt Schneider Sr. D
23 Sam Diehl Jr. D
24 Gabe Weight Fr. D/M
March 11 Lynden (Civic) 7:30 p.m.
March 12 at Ferndale 4 p.m.
March 14 at Squalicum (Civic) 7:30 p.m.
March 16 Bellingham (Civic) noon
March 18 Lynden Christian (Northwest)* 4 p.m.
March 20 Sedro-Woolley (Northwest)* 4 p.m.
March 22 at Anacortes* 6 p.m.
March 26 Squalicum (Civic)* 7:30 p.m.
March 28 Ferndale (Civic)* 7:30 p.m.
April 9 at Mount Baker* 4:30 p.m.
April 11 at Bellingham (Civic)* 7:30 p.m.
April 15 Blaine (Civic)* 7:30 p.m.
April 19 at Lynden (Bender)* 4 p.m.
April 23 Nooksack Valley (Northwest)* 4 p.m.
April 25 at Meridian* 4 p.m.
April 29 at Burlington-Edison* 6 p.m.
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