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Mercer Island girls soccer | Sports preview
Coach: Terry Ryan
Number of athletes: 50, 17 on varsity
Last season: The Islanders won three straight must-win matches in the KingCo tournament to advance to the 3A state tournament. The team lost in the first round of the state tournament.
Strengths: “The depth of experience players,” said head coach Terry Ryan.
Focus: “System of play, technical work to develop ball skills,” said the coach.
Captains: Seniors Kianna Chang, Michele Day and Katie Rorem.
Game to watch: “All the games!” said Ryan. “Seriously, this is a very competitive league and every game is close. Many very good teams.”
The Islanders open the regular season with an away game at Lake Washington on Sept. 12, followed by a Sept. 17 home match against Sammamish.