Coach: Brent De Ruyter
Last year: The Lyncs finished sixth in the Northwest Conference with a 5-4-3 league record, and a 15-7-3 overall record. ... Lynden Christian advanced to the Class 1A State Championships where it placed third.
Players to watch: Cody Fransen (Jr., M); Liam Kroontje (Jr., D/F); Trevor Kamena (Sr., M).
Outlook: There's a fair amount of unknowns for coach Brent De Ruyter after losing nine seniors - seven of which were starters - of last year's team, but given what he's seen so far, he's not too worried about the group coming together. "They're working really hard, and (we) have a lot of guys that have to fill key roles," De Ruyter said in a phone interview. "We really competed a lot - guys competing against each other pretty hard." Junior Cody Fransen returns as the Lyncs' leading scorer after putting together a 13-goal, five-assist season last year. He and senior Trevor Kamena will make up much of Lynden Christian's offense. "We have a bunch of other guys that are well-rounded guys. Hopefully we can be creative with our lineup and keep teams guessing," De Ruyter said.
Name Year Pos
Daulton Lootens Sr. GK
Connor Blok Sr. GK/D
Zack Oswald Sr. GK/D
Trevor Kamena Sr. M
Jonny Bratt Sr. M/D
Johnny Van Dalen Sr. D
Nick Price Sr. D
Ju Ho Nam Sr. M/F
Levi Van Weerdhuizen Sr. M/F
Liam Kroontje Jr. D/F
Cody Fransen Jr. M/F
Cody Sieving Jr. M/D
Justin Brester Jr. F
Jevin Holleman So. M/D
Nate Hielkema So. D
Matt Lee Fr. F/M
March 18 Lynden (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.
March 20 Mount Baker (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.
March 22 Blaine (at Bender) noon
March 24 Sehome* (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.
March 26 at Blaine* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.
March 28 Bellingham* (at Bender) 5:30 p.m.
April 8 at Mount Baker* 4:30 p.m.
April 10 Burlington-Edison* (at Bender) 3:30 p.m.
April 12 Nooksack Valley* (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.
April 15 at Anacortes* 6 p.m.
April 21 Ferndale* (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.
April 23 at Lynden* (at Bender) 4 p.m.
April 25 Sedro-Woolley* (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.
Aprile 29 at Meridian* 4:30 p.m.
May 1 at Squalicum* (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.
May 3 Friday Harbor (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.