High School Soccer

Squalicum Storm girls’ soccer preview

Coach: David Kish

Last year: 18-3-2 overall, 11-0-1 NWC (first place). Posted 75 goals to just 15 allowed, making it to the state semifinals before losing to Bellingham 2-1. The Storm would go on to place third after defeating Yakima West Valley 2-1, earning the program’s best finish. Defeated Hockinson and then Fife in the first two rounds at state.

Players to watch: Kim Hazlett (Jr., F), Kim Dorr (Jr., F), Jackie Dierdorff (Sr., M).

Outlook: The Storm return the most talented roster in the league, with juniors Hazlett and Dorr leading the way up front. Last year the two combined for 38 goals, a number that will likely only grow as defenses can’t focus on either one of them too much. “(Hazlett) has had a great tryout. She’s as dangerous as ever,” Kish said in a phone interview. “Both the Kims up top have just been playing really, really well.” Squalicum’s midfield will go under a bit of reshaping with the graduation of Lauren Gibb, but expect several players to step in and do just fine for Kish.