Mercer Island girls soccer | Sports preview

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.

The Mercer Island girls soccer captains this fall are seniors Kianna Chang

The Mercer Island girls soccer captains this fall are seniors Kianna Chang

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.


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