Sehome boys' soccer capsule




Coach: John Sylvester

Last year: The Mariners' 5-7-0 record in Northwest Conference play earned them an eighth-place finish, sixth amongst 2A schools. ... Sehome ended the season 7-8-1 overall. ... The Mariners did not advance to play in the postseason.

Players to watch: Sam Diehl (Sr., D); Shae Wirth (Sr., M/F); Zachary Wanne (Jr., M).

Outlook: Where Sehome is going to make its mark, or at very least give itself its best chance of winning, is on the defensive end. Sam Diehl returns after breaking his ankle last season to be one of the Mariners' strong defenders alongside Shae Wirth and the two-goalie tandem of sophomores Max Diehl and Devin Trueb. "Our defense looks stronger," Sehome coach John Sylvester said in a phone interview. "We have some of that core, plus we've added a couple guys, five or six strong guys on defense." Sylvester said he's going to rely on several pieces on offense to pressure teams, although leading the group will be senior forward Jesse Haggen, who scored four goals last season.


Name Year Pos.

Noah Byford So. D/M

Tristan Clem Sr. M

Isaac DeVange So. D

Max Diehl So. GK

Sam Diehl Sr. D

Jesse Haggen Sr. F

Ethan Hassi Sr. M

Charles Lahud So. M

Conor McGovern So. M

Evan Otterhold Jr. D/M

Manny Pacheco-Rodriguez So. D/M

Mason Rathkamp Fr. M

Kevin Sun So. F

Kiefer Thomas So. D

Devin Trueb So. GK

Zachary Wanne Jr. M

Gabriel Weight So. M

Sam Willis Sr. F

Jack Willis So. F

Shae Wirth Sr. M/F


March 17 at Lynden (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.

March 18 Ferndale (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.

March 20 Squalicum (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.

March 22 at Bellingham (at Civic) 1 p.m.

March 24 at Lynden Christian* (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.

March 26 at Sedro-Woolley* 7 p.m.

March 28 Anacortes* (at Northwest) 4 p.m.

April 8 at Squalicum* (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.

April 10 at Ferndale* 4 p.m.

April 15 Mount Baker* (at Northwest) 4 p.m.

April 17 Bellingham* (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.

April 21 at Blaine* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

April 25 Lynden* (at Northwest) 4 p.m.

April 29 at Nooksack Valley* (at NVE) 4:30 p.m.

May 1 Meridian* (at Northwest) 4 p.m.

May 5 Burlington-Edison* (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.

*NWC game

Spelling on Kiefer Thomas' name corrected on March 21.

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