December 17, 2021. Program History Archives Updated. An alumnus of the boys’ soccer program sent a newspaper article that shared the 2001 All-Northwest 1A/B League team for that season, which previously had been missing from the “Program History” on this site. MVC had eight members recognized from a season where the Hurricanes finished 15-4-0 and earned the program’s first State trophy–fourth place for Boys’ A/B Soccer. Those honored as All-Northwest 1A/B League team recipients were senior forwards Mark Medema and Jamie McCarty; senior midfielders Nathan Sakuma and Justin Strauss; senior defender Greg Hibma, junior defenders Jesse Geleynse and Clancey Aguero; and senior goalkeeper Travis Haveman.
December 1, 2021. Four Hurricanes 2021 All-League Recipients. League coaches selected four Mount Vernon Christian team members to receive All-League recognition for the recently completed 2021 Boys’ Soccer season. Sophomore Reuben Hall was voted to the first team as a midfielder. MVC’s two second team recipients were senior Julian Pedrosa at the forward position and junior Colby Faber as a defender. Junior Ben Rozema was an honorable mention selection as a midfielder.
November 14, 2021. Hurricanes Fall in State Quarterfinal Match. Mount Vernon Christian and Crosspoint Academy battled throughout full time during the WIAA 1B/2B State Quarterfinal match held at Bremerton High School last night with the Warriors prevailing, 1-0. (Please click on “Match Summaries” for more on the match) With the victory, Crosspoint advances to WIAA’s Championship Weekend in Sumner November 19-20, while the Hurricanes’ season concludes. MVC finishes with an 11-6-0 season record.
The match marked the final appearance wearing the MVC soccer crest in uniform for three Seniors: forward Julian Pedrosa, midfielder Jack Withers and goalkeeper Matthew Wyatt, who each turned in solid performances in their last high school soccer match. ‘Scarves Up’ to these three Hurricanes–Julian, Jack and Matthew!
For the 2022 season, it is anticipated that Coach Jeremiah Wohlgemuth will have a very good number of current roster participants returning for the Hurricanes, including eight starters and many reserves, along with incoming freshmen. Mount Vernon Christian, as well as Orcas island (graduating four seniors) and Friday Harbor (graduating just one senior), should again represent the upper division of the Northwest 1B/2B League/District One in 2022.
This season’s State 1B/2B Semi-Finals will feature the four schools that were listed as such in the final RPI ranking with #1 Orcas Island facing #4 Friday Harbor and #2 Providence Classical Christian meeting #3 Crosspoint Academy on Friday at Sunset Chevy Stadium in Sumner. The WIAA avoids having schools from the same league play in the Quarterfinals, so #5 Mount Vernon Christian did not face Friday Harbor (a school they defeated twice in the regular season) in their opening State match, thus the match-up with Crosspoint Academy. This year’s semi-finals marks the second time that three schools from District One will be represented in the final four. The only other time was in 2014, MVC’s State Championship season.
By clicking on “Team Photos” you will be able to view this year’s MVC’s Quarterfinalists, along with team photos of all the other seasons of MVC Boys’ Soccer. By clicking on the “Program History” tab, you will be able to see updated MVC Boys’ Soccer program data and accomplishments.
November 9, 2021. Hurricanes Preparing for State Quarterfinal Match. Mount Vernon Christian will travel to Bremerton High School this Saturday, November 13 for their State 1B/2B Quarterfinal match with the Crosspoint Academy Warriors. “After taking a much-needed rest (MVC had played five games in seven days), the boys headed back to the pitch in preparation for their quarterfinal game,” Coach Wohlgemuth shared.
Crosspoint Academy finished atop the Sea-Tac League/District Two standings in qualifying for the quarterfinals, but dropped their Northwest Bi-District match to Orcas Island, while the Hurricanes topped Sound Christian of Tacoma, 1-0 to earn a quarterfinal berth. The other two quarterfinal match-ups this weekend include Puget Sound Adventist at Orcas Island and Friday Harbor at Prescott.
“The boys and coaches are excited for the opportunity to represent their school, families, and community, and have attacked the week of practices with focus and determination to secure a spot in the final four the following weekend,” Coach Wohlgemuth commented.
A victory Saturday would send the Hurricanes to Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner for two matches as part of Championship Weekend November 19 & 20.
About this weekend’s quarterfinal trip to Bremerton, Coach Wohlgemuth said, “Seniors Julian Pedrosa, Jack Withers, and Matt Wyatt are especially excited and focused in keeping their final high school season alive in the pursuit of a trophy.”
November 1, 2021. Hurricanes Qualify for State Quarterfinals! Mount Vernon Christian earned a spot in the 1B/2B Boys’ State Quarterfinals with a 1-0 victory tonight over Sound Christian of Tacoma at Mount Vernon High School’s Bulldog Field. The Hurricanes, 11-5-0 on the season, will have plenty of time to prepare for their next match. Their State Quarterfinal match will not be held until either November 11, 12 or 13 because of the way the District Tournament was designed this season. Mount Vernon Christian’s opponent, as well as the date, location and time should be announced following the WIAA State Seeding Committee meeting on Sunday, November 7. (See more District Information in post below)
November 1, 2021. Four District One schools sweep Postseason Matches. All four District One schools recorded victories in matches with District Two schools. Fourth-place finisher Friday Harbor outlasted District Two’s third-place school Auburn Adventist Academy, 5-4. Third-place finisher MVC shutout District Two’s fourth-place school Sound Christian, 1-0. Second-Place finisher Orcas Island upset District Two’s first-place finisher and previously unbeaten Crosspoint Academy, 2-1 following a shootout. (See related post below) First-place finisher Providence Classical Christian scored a 2-1 victory over District Two’s second-place school Puget Sound Adventist Academy.
Providence and Orcas will play Wednesday for the District 1 & 2 Championship. Crosspoint Academy, Puget Sound Adventist, Mount Vernon Christian and Friday Harbor will not play in Districts again, but advance directly to the State Quarterfinals. These six schools will be joined by two school from eastern Washington for quarterfinal matches with those four winners advancing to the State Semi-Final and Championship weekend November 19 and 20 in Sumner.
November 1, 2021. No Undefeated Schools Remain. 2014 Hurricanes Stand Alone. With Orcas island’s 2-1 shootout win over Crosspoint Academy, previously the State’s lone unbeaten school, the 2014 Mount Vernon Christian Hurricanes remain the only school in WIAA 1B/2B Boys’ Soccer history to complete a season undefeated. The Hurricanes ran the table that season, going 22-0-0 in winning the State Championship. Some of the program season records this squad holds are for most victories (22), most goals (113), most shutouts (16) and fewest goals allowed (7).
October 29, 2021. UPDATED…MVC Finishes 3rd; Will Host Bi-District Match. As a result of their victory on Lopez Island Thursday afternoon, the Hurricanes have finished as the third place school for the regular season in District One. That is significant because it means that Mount Vernon Christian will host a lone Bi-District match Monday, November 1. The match will be held at Mount Vernon High School and begins at 7:00 PM. The Hurricanes will face the fourth-place finisher from the Sea-Tac League~Sound Christian Academy. The Lions finished their season with a 7-5-0 record overall. The winner of Monday’s match will advance to the 1B/2B State Quarterfinals on November 12 or 13, while the loser will be eliminated. Seeding of the State Quarterfinals will be determined by the WIAA Seeding Committee and should be announced by Sunday evening, November 7.
October 27, 2021. Hurricanes Officially Claim Postseason Spot. With this afternoon’s victory over Grace Academy, Mount Vernon Christian officially earned a place in the 2021 District 1 & 2 1B/2B Boys’ Soccer single-match postseason tournament. The Hurricanes will finish in third-place for District One with another win tomorrow at Lopez Island. MVC closes its regular season with a Saturday evening match at Providence Classical Christian.
By finishing third for the district’s regular season, MVC will host the fourth-place finisher from District Two’s Sea-Tac League, which currently is Sound Christian Academy of Tacoma on Monday, November 1. The location and time of the match will be announced soon.
The winner of Monday’s Bi-District match will qualify for the WIAA 1B/2B State Quarterfinals November 12 or 13, while the loser will be eliminated.
October 25, 2021. Four Match Week includes Senior Recognition. As a result of earlier postponed matches due to Covid protocol, Mount Vernon Christian will have a busy four-match week as they close out the regular season portion of their soccer schedule.
On Tuesday, the Hurricanes will host Friday Harbor in a 4:00PM match. The two teams currently both have four losses. The winner of the match should finish as the #3 representative from District One and host a winner-to-state match next week against the #4 school from District Two, currently Sound Christian (formerly Tacoma Baptist). The loser will finish fourth and travel to the #3 school from District Two, currently Auburn Adventist.
Following Tuesday’s match, the school and its athletic department will recognition three Seniors, along with their parents, who have participated in the boys’ soccer program. Senior Student-Athlete and Parent Recognition times are rich in tradition and important opportunities to celebrate. There is something special about program members all walking across the field together to where their parents and other spectators are gathered for a short recognition ceremony.
This year, the program has three Seniors—Julian Pedrosa [parents Michael and Mel], Jack Withers [parents Jayson and Tonya] and Matthew Wyatt [parents Tony and Brit]. Pedrosa has participated with the program his junior and senior seasons as a forward. Withers, a midfielder, has been a three-year participant playing his freshman, junior and senior years. Wyatt has been with the program all four of his high school years and he is the Hurricanes’ goalkeeper.
After Tuesday’s match, MVC will host Grace Academy on Wednesday afternoon, before travel to Lopez Island for a Thursday match. The Hurricanes will close out their regular season with a Saturday match at North Creek Fields in Bothell against Providence Classical Christian.
Thursday, October 21, 2021. Bi-District Postseason Schedule Set. Following the end of the regular season on Saturday, October 30, the four schools with the best season records from District One and the four best-record schools from District Two, will meet in an abbreviated Bi-District postseason. These matches will establish the six schools that will advance to the WIAA 1B/2B Boys’ Soccer State Quarterfinals the weekend of November 11-13. Two schools from the east side of the State will also earn Quarterfinal spots. The seeding of these final eight schools will be done by the WIAA 1B/2B Boys’ Soccer seeding committee. The Bi-District match schedule for November 1 and 3 will be:
- District 1 #2 v. District 2 #1
- District 2 #2 v. District 1 #1. (Winners will then play for the Bi-District Championship. All four schools will advance to the State Quarterfinals.)
- District 1 #4 v. District 2 #3
- District 2 #4 v. District 1 #3. (Winners will advance to the State Quarterfinals. Losers will be eliminated.)