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July 21, 2020. 1B/2B Soccer Season Tentatively Moved to Early Spring 2021. The WIAA Executive Committee announced today that the 1B/2B Boys’ Soccer season will be moved to the early spring of 2021 as part of modifications made in light of the Covid-19 pandemic. The WIAA will continue weekly meetings as they look to provide the best experience for member high schools and their student-athletes. As of now, practices for the soccer season will start on Monday, March 1, 2021. Matches potentially could begin the end of the second week of March. The shortened season will conclude with the State Championship match on Saturday, May 1, 2021. Other sports offered at MVC will have changes to their seasons as well. Additional information is available on the WIAA website.
July 9, 2020. Fall Season Delayed by WIAA. The WIAA announced on Tuesday, July 7 that the beginning of the fall athletic season would be pushed back “in an attempt to relieve pressure on member schools as they prepare for the opening of schools to in-person and/or on-line learning.” The result will tentatively delay the beginning fall soccer practice to Monday, September 7. Matches could possibly begin on Friday, September 18. The WIAA Executive Committee will make another announcement on July 22 “should further delays become necessary.”
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.
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
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