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.