Coach: Rudy Vendiola
Last year: Finished tied for sixth in the Northwest Conference (3-6) and finished 5-10 overall in duals.
Players to watch: Jamie Pettinger (sr.), Savannah Pothier (jr.), Taylor Knutson (jr.), Trina Byers (so.), Cassidy Newman (jr.), Ally Bagley (jr.)
Outlook: Pettinger has had a busy offseason playing in tournaments and working on her game, and Vendiola said that has really paid off with the way she is hitting the ball early this spring. "She's put in a lot of time, and she's playing really well," Vendiola said in a phone interview. "We think she can have a very good season for us." Pettinger is one of only two seniors on a relatively inexperienced Golden Eagles roster that is sophomore heavy. Focusing on the fundamentals of the game should be key for the team. "I'm expecting us to compete in every match and to improve in every set we play," Vendiola said. "We need to work on making adjustments within a game and be ready to play every time. Working on the mental game is key for us this year."
March 18 at Blaine L 4-3
March 21 Anacortes ppd.
March 25 at Lynden 3:30 p.m.
March 27 Sehome 3:30 p.m.
March 28 at Bellingham 3:30 p.m.
April 10 at Sedro-Woolley* 3:30 p.m.
April 12 Burlington-Edison* 3:30 p.m.
April 15 Lynden* 3:30 p.m.
April 17 at Anacortes* 3:45 p.m.
April 19 Blaine* 3:30 p.m.
April 22 at Sehome* 3:30 p.m.
April 24 at Squalicum* 3:30 p.m.
April 29 Bellingham* 3:30 p.m.
Reach DAVID RASBACH at email@example.com or call 715-2271.