With warmer weather and longer days just around the corner, it’s time the Panthers return to the soccer field and kick the season into gear.
Bonney Lake ended their last season in the middle ranks with a 5-11 record, but 10-season coach Luke Helling-Christy said this year’s team is youthful, energetic and won’t be hampered by the loss of graduated players.
“It is going to be another tight race for the whole league to capture one of the playoff spots,” Helling-Christy said.
Seniors Tyler Shea, Sean Krewson-Wadley, Ryan Breiner, Dylan Hegland and Tyler Stubbs are all returning to the team this year alongside juniors Jose Gomez-Curiel and Tate Hamlett and sophomores Alex Stevenson and Joel Horstrom.
The newcomers include seniors Kyle Allen and Tristom Miller, junior Logan Free and sophomores Ryan Arpin, Preston Curtice, Hayden Davis, Evan Tracy and Zander Varnum.
On the coaching side of things, the Panther’s have added three new coaches and generated enough interest to form a C team for the first time in school history, Helling-Christy mentioned.
Monday, March 14 was the Panthers first game, coming away with a 4-0 win against White River.