Coach: Mary LeSage
Last year: Finished third in the Class 1A NWC standings with a 3-9 conference record ... Ended season after going 1-2 during the Class 1A Northwest District Tournament, finishing 4-13 overall.
Players to watch: Emma Lallas (sr., OH); Kaylee Polanco (sr., RS); Emily Yost (jr., S); Annabeth Gunderson (sr., MB)
Outlook: The first half of the Mountaineers' 2012 season was one to forget, but coach Mary LeSage's group improved as the season went on. Baker won a district tournament match, and the club went 4-4 during its final eight matches. Mount Baker graduated only two seniors and all but two players return for 2013. Emma Lallas, a senior outside hitter, gives Mount Baker a talented athlete the team can look toward to score points. Sophomore Natalie Smith proved her talent in the wrestling room and softball field last season and should be a great addition to LeSage's club as an outside hitter. Setting to Lallas and Smith with by Emily Yost, who returns after a strong season. Senior Annabeth Gunderson and Maddy Tanis will guard the net in the middle, and Julie Girenko, Sara Verry and Roslyn Schneider will be counted on for strong defense along the Mountaineers' back line. Senior Kaylee Polanco is slated to play on the right side.
No. Player Yr. Pos.
2 Emma Lallas Sr. OH
3 Julie Girenko Jr. DS
4 Sara Verry Fr. DS
5 Natalie Smith So. OH
6 Roslyn Schneider Jr. DS
7 Emily Yost Jr. S
8 Kaylee Polanco Sr. RS
9 Maddy Tanis Jr. MB
10 Annabeth Gunderson Sr. MB
Sept. 14 at Lynden Tournament 8 a.m.
Sept. 17 at Bellingham 7 p.m.
Sept. 19 Ferndale* 7 p.m.
Sept. 24 at Friday Harbor 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 Lynden Christian* 7 p.m.
Oct. 1 at Nooksack Valley* 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 at Sehome* 7 p.m.
Oct. 8 at Lynden 7 p.m.
Oct. 10 Burlington-Edison* 7 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Sedro-Woolley* 7 p.m.
Oct. 17 Blaine* 7 p.m.
Oct. 19 at Meridian* 7 p.m.
Oct. 22 Squalicum* 7 p.m.
Oct. 24 at Anacortes* 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 at Mount Baker Invite TBD
Oct. 28 Bellingham* 7 p.m.
* NWC match
Reach ANDREW LANG at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 862.