High School Soccer

2015 Bellingham girls’ soccer preview

Coach: Mark Wright

Last year: Went 11-7-1 overall and 9-2-1 in the Northwest Conference (second). ... Went through injury battles making it an up-and-down season, where they lost the first five before going undefeated in the next 12. ... Scored 59 goals while allowing 24. ... Lost to Squalicum and Sehome, both by scores of 2-0, in the Class 2A District Tournament and was eliminated.

Players to watch: Kayla Heidenreich (M, Jr.), Brooke Baker (M, Sr.), Alice Hiebert (M, Jr.), Kylie Clark (D, Sr.), Paige McAtee (D, Sr.)

Outlook: The success the Red Raiders have had the past few seasons has stemmed from three key players — Hattie North, Mia Hodges and Emma Brice. All three graduated last season and now Mark Wright must find players to fill the holes those three left behind. Brooke Baker returns as a talented player and is slated to play wing, while Alice Hiebert will get a bigger role in the middle of the field. Kylie Clark and Paige McAtee return on the back line and will have to step up with Brice gone. “I think we have to find some kind of swagger,” coach Mark Wright said in a phone interview. “Sometimes it takes us a little while, but for us, we’ve got to start believing in the attack early in the season with new players in spots.” The Red Raiders know the talent the other city schools are returning so the grit and hard work that Bellingham has become known for will have to be on full display.

2015 Roster

No.

Player

Pos.

Yr.

2

Melissa Burke-Manwaring

D

Fr.

3

Morgan Jones

M

Jr.

4

Paige McAtee

D

Sr.

5

Ali Krell

M

So.

6

Brooke baker

M

Sr.

7

Lucy Mantha

D

So.

8

Britney Butcher

F

So.

9

Kayla Heidenreich

M

Jr.

10

Kylie Mitchell

M

Jr.

11

Jillian Langei

M

Fr.

12

Alice Hiebert

D

Jr.

13

Kylie Clark

D

Sr.

14

Eden Fawcett

D

Fr.

15

Andrea Fabian

D

Sr.

16

Peyton Schwinger

F

So.

17

Paige Jacobsen

D

Sr.

18

Emily Benson

D

Sr.

19

Kelly Dybevik

M

Sr.

20

Hannah McAtee

M

Fr.

22

Chloe Campbell

GK

Sr.

23

Kimi Grohl

D

Fr.

GK

Loren Williams

GK

So.

2015 Schedule

Date

Opponent

Time

Sept. 8

at Sehome+

7 p.m.

Sept. 10

at Squalicum+

7 p.m.

Sept. 12

Shorecrest#

6:30 p.m.

Sept. 15

Sehome*+

7 p.m.

Sept. 17

Squalicum*+

7 p.m.

Sept. 19

at Meridian

Noon

Sept. 22

at Nooksack Valley*

4:30 p.m.

Sept. 24

Ferndale*+

7 p.m.

Sept. 29

at Lynden Christian*

4 p.m.

Oct. 1

Blaine*#

7 p.m.

Oct. 6

at Burlington-Edison*

6 p.m.

Oct. 8

at Anacortes*

6 p.m.

Oct. 13

Meridian*+

7 p.m.

Oct. 15

at Lynden*&

4 p.m.

Oct. 20

at Sedro-Woolley*

7:30 p.m.

Oct. 22

Mount Baker *^

4 p.m.

*NWC game; +at Civic Stadium; ^at Northwest Soccer Park; #at Whatcom Community College; &at Bender Fields

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