Edmonds-Woodway returns experience throughout lineup

  • John Dolan<br>Enterprise writer
  • Friday, February 29, 2008 11:32am

Coming off of an early loss in their first-ever appearance in the state girls soccer tournament, Edmonds-Woodway hopes to return stronger than ever this year.

The Warriors are returning with most of their starting lineup still intact. Seven starters are back, according to coach Bill LeCompte.

“We’ve got a lot of talent,” he said. “Our entire defense is basically returning from last year.”

Among those back are senior midfielder Hayley Zevenbergen who received first-team, all-conference honors last year.

Adding depth to the roster are senior Maddie Forrest, up-and-comer Jessica Smith and last year’s scoring leader Alex Kirk.

“Looking at the season, its going to be a pretty interesting battle for the one through four spots,” LeCompte said. “We’re looking forward to getting into the season.”

Among the teams LeCompte expects to battle it out for the Western Conference South Division title are Shorewood, Jackson, Meadowdale, Mountlake Terrace and Shorecrest.

Here is a quick look at Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.


After losing six seniors from their 2003 squad, the Royals look to rebuild in 2004.

“We lost the core of our team,” coach Kim Plumis said. “Things are going OK. We have some solid players.”

Rejoining the Royals are senior Sarah Smart, who was one of the league’s leading scorers last year. Also adding to the new foundation is senior forward Denise Wilkie and midfielders Caitlin Bonney and Brittany DeRousse.

“Right now we’re taking things game by game,” Plumis said. “We have time to get where we need to be. We’re trying to take a realistic approach.”

Mountlake Terrace

With preseason games against formidable adversaries Juanita, Inglemoor and Bothell, Mountlake Terrace coach Jerry Myers said he will use the team’s performance to gauge its capability.

“It’s too early to say,” Myers said. “We’re hoping to be one of the better teams.”

Myers is expecting leadership from senior Miranda Hanson, who has played varsity all four years for the Hawks and was the leading goal scorer with 14 goals last season.

Also returning is junior Kerstin Torrescano, who scored 10 goals last season, and sophomore Miranda Hanson who will be trying to keep opponents at bay as the Hawks goalkeeper.

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