Men’s & Women’s Soccer Season Comes to an End: Cardin Resigns & The Men Look Toward 2018

November 7th, 2017

SHORELINE, WA

For the Women’s Soccer Team it was a season of up’s and down’s, but overall some quality play from a gritty sophomore class. The Women’s Soccer team finished off the 2017 season with a loss to Whatcom CC last Saturday but what stood out was just how strong a Sophomore class the Phin’s had. Captain Brooklyn Gratzer was having one of the better years in the conference before she was lost mid season to a knee injury. On September 13th and 16th Brooklyn had 3 goals in a two game stretch vs. Edmonds and Skagit Valley. Co-Captin Lex Simmons battled though injuries to finish the season and finished her career as one of the best defensive players in the NWAC. Sophomore transfer Tarynn

Kerr was a bright spot playing midfield and really thriving as the emotional leader once Gratzer went down. Makenzie Sjoden finished the season with a goal and two assists and was a versatile player on an often short handed roster, which was needed down the stretch. Goalkeeper Rebecca Hulse finished the season as the save leader in the NWAC with 195 saves. Freshman Jamie Beirne finished with 34 shots, most on the team but also led the team with 5 goals scored, something to build on in 2018.

The ladies finished with a record of 4-11-2, (4-10-1) in the North taking 5th place.

At the conclusion of the 2017 season Head Coach Josh Cardin as well as assistant coaches John Lowdon and Alvin Little Jr. resigned. We thank Coach Cardin and his assistant coaches for their efforts in developing the Women’s Soccer program. Shoreline will begin the search for a new Head Coach immediately.

The Men’s Soccer team also finished their season last Saturday with a loss to Whatcom CC. Unlike the Women’s team the men return all of their major statistical leaders for the 2018 season. The season started out fast for the Men going 2-0 in the NWAC Friendlies in August but the youth began to show as the year unfolded. The Men’s Soccer team finished with a record of 1-11-3 in NWAC North play after a 2-1 non conference start (3-11-3 overall). 25 of the 26 goals scored by the Dolphins this season were by Freshman.  The lone goal scored by a sophomore was by Captain James Durham who had 1 goal and 1 assist on the season. Hector Martines led the team with 12 goals,  5th in the NWAC. Pedro Castro who was a NWAC

Player of the Week winner early in the season finished with 8 goals and 3 assists, 2 assists which led the team. Freshman Goalkeeper Genero Ruiz led the NWAC with 131 saves. Late in the year Shoreline was pleasantly surprised with the play of Freshman Midfielder Dimitru Robu who finished with 2 goals and an assists, a strong finish by the Freshman. The Phin’s expect to return a sophomore laden team to compete hard in 2018.

 

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