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The Mercer Island 2013 captains include: David Emanuels, Kalen Hopkins, Devlin Conway and Brad Kimball. - Carrie Bell/Contributed photo
The Mercer Island 2013 captains include: David Emanuels, Kalen Hopkins, Devlin Conway and Brad Kimball.
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Coach: Brett Ogata

Number of athletes: 105

Last season: The Islanders finished the season with a 6-4 record, one win away from making the playoffs.

Strengths: “Cohesiveness and competitiveness,” said returning head coach Brett Ogata.

Focus: “Gaining experience and confidence,” said Ogata.

Captains: Seniors, Kalen Hopkins, Devlin Conway, Brad Kimball and junior David Emanuels.

Game to watch: Juanita and Liberty.

“Two big home games,” said Ogata.

The Islanders will host Juanita on Friday, Oct. 11, and the following week, Friday, Oct. 18, Liberty will come to Islander Stadium.

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