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“Bringing honor and glory to God through preparation, play, and actions.” ~Dennis DeKok

Please check back often for additional program updates regarding the 2022 season.
Please also let those you know that have an interest in the MVC Boys’ Soccer program of this website and its content. Thank you!
September 30, 2022. Hurricanes Earn 1-0 Win over Highlanders.
MVC scored a first half goal and it stood up for the League/District victory at home with Providence Classical Christian.
For specific information about the match, please click on the “Match Recaps” tab above around 7:30PM~Thank you!
September 17, 2022.
Matthew Hogan, who played in the Hurricane soccer program during the Fall 2003 through 2005 seasons, recently shared the following item on Caring Bridge: “Dear Friends who have been following my wife’s story…Natalie went to be with her savior on Tuesday, September 13th after her six year battle with cancer. Thank you for your support and following her story.”
Please continue to keep Matthew and family members in your daily prayer upliftings as they grieve this loss and lean heavily on the Lord.
August 31, 2022.  Checking-in with Head Coach Wohlgemuth.
Head Coach Jeremiah Wohlgemuth’s assessment of how things were going after a little more than a week of official turnouts was, “So far, the squad is looking very solid.”
 
“We’ve got nine seniors and the bulk of the group [returning] that pushed its way into the State quarterfinals last year,” Coach Wohlgemuth added. The Hurricanes graduated only three seniors from last year’s squad.
 
MVC opens their season with a non-league road match in Tacoma with Sound Christian Academy on Wednesday, September 7.  In last year’s only Bi-District Tournament match, the Hurricanes defeated the Lions, 1-0.  Sound Christian, who plays in the District Two’s Sea-Tac League, graduated eight seniors from that team. 
 
Following their opener, the 2022 Hurricanes are currently schedule for a Friday, September 16 non-league, home match at 4:00PM with Orcas Island.
July 29, 2022. Home with His Lord…
Please scroll down on this page to the “In Memoriam” section to view more about Mr. Dennis DeKok. A link to his obituary is also included there.
July 10, 2022.   A Few Recent Rejoicings with Program Alumni !       
“Praise the Lord; Praise the Lord; Let the people rejoice!”         
(Note: The year in parenthesis is the Fall that the participant played their final season with the program.)

Recent College Graduations. 
Congratulations are extended to Timothy Cumming (’15) and Carter Annema (’17) who each completed their Undergraduate Degrees with Honors.  Timothy graduated from the University of Colorado in Denver and Carter graduated from Concordia University in Irvine, California.

Wedding Bells Ringing. 
Best wishes are extended to four former Hurricanes who have shared wedding vows over the last several months. May the Lord continue to richly bless your lives.  Caleb Smith (’16) and Alyse Messmer were married on May 28 in Anacortes.  Austin Lazar (’18) and Mary Crawley were married in Oak Grove, Kentucky on June 18.   Canaan VanderArk (’20) and Savannah Lee were married in Mount Vernon on June 26.   Gabe Taylor (’18)and Hannah Gerrish will be married on July 16 on Fir Island.

Soccer Highlights. 
Kyler Houck (’18), who played three seasons for the Hurricanes and also at Mount Vernon High School, is a starting forward for the University Development Academy (UDA) at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces.  Currently, Kyler and his UDA teammates have advanced to the final eight of the UPSL’s (United Premier Soccer League) National Championship Tournament. UDA will play July 23 or 24 against a squad from either Utah or Kansas for the opportunity to advance to the Final Four Championship, being held in Ohio at the Columbus Crew Stadium the first weekend in August.

Austin Lazar, who is a member of the United States Army, has recently earned a roster spot on the Army’s Fort Campbell soccer team, where he is presently stationed. Fort Campbell, Kentucky FC plays matches against a variety of semi-pro teams and other like competition.  Austin was a four-year Hurricane defender.

~IN MEMORIAM~

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


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July 29, 2022.  Mr. Dennis DeKok, who died on July 23 after battling cancer, was laid to rest today.  In addition, family members, former colleagues and students, along with many church and community friends gathered for a ‘Celebration of Life’ service held at First Christian Reformed Church in Mount Vernon.  The songs sung reached heaven and the entire service was a testimony to a life well-lived in honoring and glorifying God!
   
Mr. DeKok taught a variety of courses at Mount Vernon Christian for twenty-two years, including Biology, Earth and Environmental Science and P.E.  He also served as the school’s Athletic Director for twenty years.  He retired in 2010, and shortly thereafter, the school’s gymnasium and court were named in honor of him.  Mr. DeKok was responsible for the establishment of the Boys’ Soccer program in 1990 and was one its most avid and loyal supporters.
   
Dennis loved the Lord, had a genuine servant heart, and lived a life of humility, consistently putting the good and betterment of those around him ahead of himself and in the process made everyone better because he was in their lives.
   
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose.  Romans 8:28.
   
Mr. DeKok’s obituary can be found by going to http://www.kernfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Dennis-Leroy-De-Kok?obId=25440364#/obituaryInfo


JackMarch 28, 2020.   John Jack Hammingh, a four-year member of the MVC Boys’ Soccer program from 2013 through 2016, died unexpectedly 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.
 
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


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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 four-year 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 typing in Jordan Kok on the following website: http://www.kernfuneralhome.com/obituaries