Bellingham boys' soccer capsule




Coach: Matt Zigulis

Last year: The Red Raiders went 18-2-1 overall, finishing first in the Northwest Conference with an 11-0-1 record. ... Reached the Class 2A State Tournament, beating North Kitsap before losing to Ridgefield.

Players to watch: Noe Betancourt-Cruz (Jr., F/M); Lars Botterill (Sr., D); Logan Schilder (Jr., GK).

Outlook: The question entering the Red Raiders' 2014 season is how will coach Matt Zigulis find a way to make up for the seniors he lost in All-Whatcom County Player of the Year Auden Schilder, and fellow first-teamers Conlon Kiffney and Brad Dale. It's a question he thinks his team will answer just fine. "It's a new group, and lots of energy," Zigulis said in a phone interview. "We have a lot of experienced players, and we have a huge sophomore class. Everybody is going to step up." Noe Betancourt-Cruz largely lived in the shadow of Dale and Kiffney, but he was Bellingham's third-leading scorer last year. "He will fill in attacking-wise," Zigulis said. Replacing Schilder in goal will be his younger brother, 6-foot-7 Logan Schilder. "He had his older brother to mentor him. Couldn't have had a better role model," Zigulis said.


Name Year Pos.

Hayden Anderson Sr. M

Noe Betancourt-Cruz Jr. F/M

Nick Bippley Jr. D

Anders Botterill So. M

Lars Botterill Sr. D

Jacob Feingold Sr. F/M

Hunter Hadfield Sr. MF/D

Blake Langei So. D

Jack Lewis-Clark So. F/M

Will Mascioli So. M

Christian Mittet So. M

Keegan Nutt So. F/M

Logan Schilder Jr. GK

Noah Silverman Sr. D

Kellen Smith So. D

Dane Thurston So. M

Carlos Velasco Jr. F/M


March 18 at Oak Harbor 7:30 a.m.

March 20 Ferndale (at Northwest) 4:30 p.m.

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

March 24 at Mount Baker* 4:30 p.m.

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

March 28 at Lynden Christian* (at Bender) 5:30 p.m.

March 29 at Squalicum (at Civic) 1 p.m.

April 8 Meridian* (at Northwest) 4:30 p.m.

April 10 at Blaine* (at Pipeline) 4:30 p.m.

April 15 Squalicum* (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.

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

April 21 Sedro-Woolley* (at Civic) 7:30 p.m.

April 23 Anacortes* (at Northwest) 4:30 p.m.

April 29 at Burlington-Edison* 6 p.m.

May 1 Nooksack Valley* (at Civic) 5:30 p.m.

May 5 at Ferndale* (at Northwest) 4 p.m.

*NWC game

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