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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.)

October 12, 2021.  Matches this Week Postponed.

Matches this week have been postponed. The Hurricanes will not have their Wednesday, October 13 match at home with Grace Academy or the Friday, October 15 match at Providence Classical Christian. It is hoped that both can be rescheduled and included in the remaining two weeks of the regular season.


October 1, 2021.  Additional RPI Information.

The WIAA updates the RPI rankings whenever a school from around the State has played a match. This new data can change MVC’s ranking.

RPI rankings are based on a school’s win-loss percentage, their opponents’ win-loss percentage and their opponents’ opponents win-loss record. If you are interested in the most current rankings from the WIAA for 1B/2B Boys’ Soccer, go to this site: https://www.wiaa.com/DIRRPIsoc.aspx?SPID=7


October 1, 2021.  WIAA RPI Rankings Updated.

As of Friday evening, the WIAA’s RPI rankings have three District One schools in the top five. Undefeated Orcas Island is ranked number two, one-loss Providence Classical Christian is third, while MVC, with 5-3-0 record, is fifth. Crosspoint Academy from District Two is first. Rounding out the top five is Prescott, from eastern Washington, who is listed as the number four school. 

Regardless rankings or seedings, schools from eastern Washington have found their way to the past six 1B/2B State Championship match, winning four State titles, including a 2019 win by St. George’s of Spokane.  No State Tournament was held last fall because of Covid.   MVC earned the State Championship trophy in 2014, when they went 22-0-0; the only time a school has gone undefeated in this classification.

Once the regular season ends in late October, district postseason tournaments will be held to determine the schools that qualify for the eight-team State tournament. The State Seeding Committee, using RPI and the “eye test”, will place/seed the eight teams onto the State bracket, where quarterfinal match-ups will take place either November 12 or 13 with the four winners advancing to the Final Four State 1B/2B Championships in Sumner, November 19 & 20.


 September 17,  2021.  Rozema Recognized by MaxPreps.com.   Junior Ben Rozema was recognized as the MaxPreps/United Soccer Coaches State Player of the Week for September 6-12.  Rozema earned the award for his four goal week during two winning matches, including three goals in a Hurricane victory over Grace Academy.


September 2, 2021  Season Nears for Hurricanes.   With just the Labor Day weekend remaining in front of the MVC Boys’ Soccer program before their opening match Tuesday, September 7 at home with Coupeville, Head Coach Jeremiah Wohlgemuth recently shared a few thoughts on the first two weeks of turnouts. 

“The squad is rounding out nicely with three seniors, a slew of juniors, and a great balance of sophomores and freshmen.  It’s looking to be a great season.”
Wohlgemuth said the program has thirty participants including two eighth graders. He anticipates twenty-eight being ready for the season.  A series of Junior Varsity matches with at least three other schools have been scheduled to accommodate the large number. 
On their turnouts thus far, Wohlgemuth commented, “We’re taking the first two weeks to bond, get co-fit, and to focus on the upcoming weeks.” 
With a large number of returnees, MVC looks to be one of the top squads this Fall following an unusual Spring season, where the Hurricanes were 3-1-0 in league (4-2-0 overall) before seeing their schedule cut short because of Covid.

August 11, 2021  Anticipating the Upcoming Season.  Head Coach Jeremiah Wohlgemuth shared these thoughts about the approaching Fall boys’ soccer season. 

“August is upon us and with it the ‘no-contact’ period for our team. After a successful—but Covid-shortened spring season—we graduated three seniors and began preparing for what we hope to be a mostly-normal fall season.   The increase in enrollment at MVC, along with a robust amount of returners from last season’s squad and the success we enjoyed, has us eager with anticipation for what the season will look like.  We are set to begin on August 23 as we pursue a positive and successful season.”


June 30, 2021  Fall 2021 Season Schedule Announced.
MVC’s Athletic Director Patrick Russell has released the 2021 Boys’ Soccer regular season schedule for all sixteen Northwest 2B/1B League and Northwest District One matches.  The tentative schedule can be found by clicking on the “Schedule” tab.


May 1, 2021.  Announcement on Season Cancellation and Senior Recognition.
Superintendent Jeff Droog, Athletic Director Patrick Russell and Head Coach Jeremiah Wolhgemuth announced last night the cancellation of the reminder of the boys’ soccer season.  This was necessary because of a positive test result for Covid, resulting in team members being quarantined until May 11.  The remaining two regular season matches next week~a home match with La Conner and an away match at Cedar Park Christian-Lynwood will not take place.  The Hurricanes will also not participate in the single match postseason/League tournament Friday, May 7. (See more information by clicking on the “Match Recaps” tab above.)


The unexpected early end to the boys’ soccer season also brings to a close the high school soccer career for Nathan Hayward, Canaan VanderArk and Jacob Hays.  Nathan Hayward was a member of the program for this season, where he played defense for the Hurricanes.  Canaan VanderArk was a member of the program for four seasons, where he played an outside, attacking midfielder, forward, and several other positions.  Jacob Hays was a member of the program for four season, where he played defensive and attacking midfielder positions, along with an outside striker.  Hays and VanderArk started matches in all four of their seasons with the Hurricanes.  Each of this year’s seniors will forever be members of the Mount Vernon Christian Boys’ Soccer program , a special fraternity of Christian student-athletes, who are competitors, teammates, and school ambassadors.

March 23, 2021.  Coach Wohlgemuth Communicates on the Upcoming Season.
     Greetings to you all from the MVC Boys Soccer Program! While it’s not necessary to mention that the last 12 months have been like nothing most of us have ever encountered, we are set to begin our 2020-2021 “Fall” season on Monday, March 29.
     We were fortunate to be able to have workouts through most of September, October, and even into November, as well as January and February, and as a result we are feeling strong, confident, and unified as we head into the somewhat abbreviated season. 
    Throughout those workouts, we consistently saw 15-23 dedicated and focused athletes involved and working towards becoming better soccer players and young men through competition, camaraderie, and muddy fields.  We return the bulk of last year’s squad that was bounced from the first round of the postseason by an eventual top four team at the State Tourney.
     We have also been thrilled to add several solid freshmen and a handful of upperclassmen who are returning to soccer, and in their words, “to join a great group of guys and a solid program.”
     While the number of spectators have been limited at HS sporting events thus far this year, we’re hopeful that the restrictions will slowly be lifted and that we will continue to enjoy the support and boisterous MVC cheering section on the sidelines as we take on some of the best competition in the State. 

February 12, 2021.  Program Memories Shared.  By clicking on the “Program Memories” tab, you will be able to read a collection of memories shared by past MVC Boys’ Soccer participants.  The reflections highlight individual perceptions involving the program’s impact on their lives then and now. Enjoy!

 January 29, 2021.  Boys’ Soccer Season Schedule Announced. Patrick Russell, MVC’s Athletic Director, announced this week that the Northwest 2B/1B League has released all of its tentative athletic schedules for the 2020-21 school year.  The 2020 Fall Boys’ Soccer season schedule (being played this spring) can be accessed by clicking the “Schedule” tab on this site.  Coach Jeremiah Wohlgemuth and the Hurricanes will open their season with three non-league matches, before moving into the league and district portion of the season, which will be limited to seven matches due to the shortened length of the season.


May 13, 2020.   Stay-at-Home Soccer Development.    Despite schools and soccer facilities being closed indefinitely, there are many websites that can be accessed that will assist in the immediate growth of your individual soccer skills, while allowing you to participate each day in the “ballet of soccer” and “becoming one with the ball”.  Here are two great sites to check-out:

1000 Touches:  This YouTube site provides a great look at how to improve foot skills and touches.  Be sure to click on “Show More” below the video to get a listing of each drill and the number of repetitions to complete for each one.  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4YaLCg-ees&feature=youtu.be   
UNC Summer Workout:  UNC Coach Anson Dorrance created this workout to help participants develop their ball control and agility, technical and pure speed, endurance, as well as strength, flexibility, and other soccer skills.  The entire workout will take between 45-60 minutes.  https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/1fea-1741577/University_of_North_Carolina_Women_Soccer.pdf


Jack
March 28, 2020.   Jack Hammingh, a four-year member of the MVC Boys’ Soccer program from 2013 through 2016, died on Sunday, March 22, 2020 in Ellensburg, WA.  Family members, teammates, and his many friends will forever remember Jack.  During his soccer career, Jack scored 75 goals and assisted on 43 more, which both rank second all-time for the program.  The teams Jack competed with won four League and District One titles, earned four State Tournament berths, went undefeated in claiming the 2B/1B State Championship in 2014, and had a fourth-place State finish in 2015.  As a forward, Jack earned three All-League/District One honors, three WSSCA All-State awards, and two Skagit Valley Herald All-Area team recognitions. As a team captain his senior season, Jack was the recipient of the soccer program’s Dennis DeKok Core Values award, and also the Legacy Award.  Peace of the Lord be with you, Jack! Until we meet again in Heaven, #10.  Jack’s obituary can be found by going to  https://www.hawthornefh.com/obituary/john-jack-hammingh


Jordan Kok
January 24, 2020.  Today, the burial and memorial service for Jordan Thomas Kok were held.  Family members and hundreds of friends gathered to honor and celebrate his special life.  What a testimony it was!  Jordan  initially suffered a massive stroke on January 7 and went home to be with Jesus on January 12.  Jordan was a member of the MVC Soccer program from 2000 through 2003, where he was a trusted friend and loved teammate.  He was a Northwest A/B All-League midfield selection his junior and senior years.  Throughout his Christian life, Jordan enjoyed each day to its fullest, demonstrated a solid work ethic, gave of himself, and was loved by many!  Jordan will forever be remembered and missed until we meet again. “When we all get to heaven,what a day of rejoicing that will be; When we all see Jesus, we’ll sing and shout the victory!”  Jordan’s obituary can be found by scrolling down on the following site and typing in Jordan Kok: http://www.kernfuneralhome.com/obituaries



November 7, 2019.   All-Northwest 2B/1B League and District One Recognition Announced.      Mount Vernon Christian had five team members receive recognition for the 2019 season.  Three Hurricanes  earned Second Team honors for Coach Wohlgemuth’s squad.  They were senior defenders Peter Opp and Christopher Wyatt, along with freshman midfielder/forward Ben Rozema.  Junior midfielder Jacob Hays and freshman midfielder Nathan Schmaus were named as Honorable Mention.

November 7, 2019.     MVC’s 2014 Perfect Season Stands Alone, Again! With Life Christian Academy’s 3-2 victory this evening over previously undefeated Orcas Island in their semi-final match of the 1B/2B Tri-District Tournament, there remains no unbeaten 2019 boys’ soccer teams around the State.  This assures that the 2014 Mount Vernon Christian Hurricanes, who won the 1B/2B State Championship with a 22-0-0 record, will remain as the only undefeated boys’ soccer team dating back to at least 2000 in the WIAA 1B/2B (formerly A/B) classification for another season!

April 10, 2019.  NEW COACH TO LEAD BOYS’ SOCCER PROGRAM.   When Mount Vernon Christian opens its 30th season of boys’ soccer this fall, Jeremiah Wohlgemuth will be leading the Hurricanes on and off the field.  Coach Wohlgemuth brings twenty-five seasons of experience coaching high school and youth sports to MVC including 15 seasons at Lakewood High School, where he was a conference Coach of the Year four times, and led Lakewood to three State Tournament appearances.  Coach Wohlgemuth is completing his 22nd year in the classroom at Lakewood teaching seniors Current World Issues this spring.  He is a proud, devoted and dedicated husband to his wife, Sara, and family.  Jeremiah and Sara are parents to four children, three who attend MVC.  The Wohlgemuth family attends Radius Church and serve as elders there. Coach Wohlgemuth also serves on the School Board at MVC.  Coach Wohlgemuth says he is thoroughly excited and humbled for the opportunity to continue the tradition that has been established in the soccer program at MVC, and to play a part in coaching, leading and mentoring our community’s next generation of husbands, fathers and community leaders.  He looks forward to serve the purpose of helping to create a unique, complete and hard-working student-athlete who takes pride in themselves, their family, their school, their community and their conduct and effort both in the classroom and on the field.  Welcome Coach Wohlgemuth to the MVC Hurricane Boys’ Soccer program!

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A Christian athlete should out work you, out fight you, and out love you.” R.C. Sproul