Lynden boys' soccer capsule




Coach: Drew Smiley

Last year: The Lions finished fifth in the Northwest Conference with a 6-2-4 conference record. .... Lynden ended the year 7-3-6 overall, but it failed to earn a spot in the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament.

Players to watch: Hector Gutierrez (Jr., GK); Nicolas Parris (Fr., F); Alex Otano-Guenther (Sr., F).

Outlook: Simply put, Lynden coach Drew Smiley said, the Lions are young. There is a hitch to that, though, as Lynden is as quick a team as can be found in the Northwest Conference this year. "We have some decent speed. Definitely not a typical Lynden big, physical team," Smiley said in a phone interview. "I would think we're young, fit and fast. That's really the strength." Another strength Smiley made note of was his junior keeper, Hector Gutierrez. Gutierrez, a first-team All-Whatcom County selection last year, allowed just 1.25 goals per game, and leads a stout defensive backfield that looks to carry the Lions to the 2A playoffs.


Name Year Pos.

Hector Gutierrez Jr. GK

Carson Sandland Sr. M

Ernesto Zamora NA NA

Nicolas Parris Fr. F

Gerardo Quiroz So. M

Alejandro Huante Jr. M

Miguel Gonzalez NA NA

Alex Otano-Guenther Sr. F

Rudy Mendoza NA NA

Christian Pash Jr. D

Per Wolfisberg So. GK/D

Marcus Landeros NA NA

Daniel Hicks Jr. D

Devin Gartner NA NA

Jonathan Lara NA NA

Rathnasabapathy Mariappan NA NA


March 17 Sehome (at Bender) 4 p.m.

March 18 at Lynden Christian (at Bender) 4:30 p.m.

March 21 at Lakewood 7 p.m.

March 22 at Friday Harbor 11:30 p.m.

March 24 at Meridian* 4:30 p.m.

March 26 at Bellingham* (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.

March 28 Squalicum* (at Bender) 3:30 p.m.

April 8 at Burlington-Edison* 6 p.m.

April 10 Anacortes* (at Bender) 5:30 p.m.

April 15 at Nooksack Valley* (at NVE) 4:30 p.m.

April 17 Mount Baker* (at Bender) 4 p.m.

April 23 Lynden Christian* (at Bender) 4 p.m.

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

April 29 at Blaine* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

May 1 Ferndale* (at Bender) 4 p.m.

May 5 Sedro-Woolley* (at Bender) 4 p.m.

*NWC game

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