April 6, 2010
NEW — 6:32 p.m. April 6, 2010
During an evening of heavy rain and wind April 2, the Mount Si boys soccer team took down Liberty 4-0, bringing Mount Si’s record to 5-0-2.
March 24, 2010
NEW — 12:20 p.m. March 24, 2010
It was a one-sided game for the Eastlake Wolves, but the Mount Si Wildcats almost came away with a win after a chance goal March 17 at Eastlake High School.
June 10, 2009
After leading the Mount Si boys soccer team much of the spring, Wildcat goalkeeper Cody Tipton has earned first-team All-KingCo honors for Class 3A.
Tipton was one of two keepers and the only Mount Si player named to the first team. Mercer Island, which cruised through the league with a 12-0 mark, had the most representatives on the team with six, including Player of the Year Chris Morris and Coach of the Year Steve Newman. Read more
April 22, 2009
The pupils at Bishop Heber High School call cleats ‘football boots’ and they’re more likely to be seen rooting for Manchester United than they are the Seattle Sounders, but they do have one thing in common with the Mount Si boy’s soccer team.
They all love soccer.
Mount Si social studies teacher and assistant soccer coach Ben Tomlisson is the brainchild behind the English soccer exchange. From 1999 to 2005, Tomlisson taught history and coached soccer at Bishop Heber High School, a school near Liverpool in England. Then, he fell in love with an American from Maple Valley who was studying veterinary science at the University of Liverpool. The two married in 2002 and moved to Maple Valley in 2005.
April 15, 2009
The Mount Si boys soccer team followed up disappointment with jubilation.
Now, the Wildcats will see if they can follow up a slow week with a fast run at a league title.
After putting themselves in a hole with back-to-back league losses, Mount Si scored a pair of impressive league wins last week against Sammamish and Interlake. That rebound left the Wildcats still within striking distance in KingCo 3A/2A with a huge week approaching that includes matches against Bellevue and Mercer Island.
As of April 14, Mount Si — which was scheduled to face Juanita the night of April 14 – was 3-2 and in second place in the league. Mercer Island sat atop the league standings with a perfect 6-0 mark.
March 20, 2009
As the Mount Si boys soccer team gets ready for league play, no one’s really sure where to predict the Wildcats to finish in KingCo 3A/2A.
After March 18, however, one thing’s for sure — Mount Si knows it can beat anyone.
Thanks to an early goal and a tremendous defensive effort, the Wildcats knocked off 4A powerhouse Eastlake, 1-0. The win finishes Mount Si’s non-league slate at 1-2 and gives them some much-needed momentum heading into the league schedule.
March 12, 2009
If soccer fans enjoyed watching Mount Si’s season of ties a year ago, then they should check out a Wildcat practice this spring — because there seems to be a tie on the depth chart at just about every position.
A year after going 4-8-4, Mount Si enters the season with one of the youngest squads it has fielded under head coach Darren Brown. Because of that, many positions are up for grabs.
“After a couple, all of the rest of my positions are wide open,” said Brown, who enters his sixth season at the boys helm. “I think, the first three games, I’m going to give all of them a lot of playing time, because I want to see who can fit in the formation that we’re playing.”
The Wildcats begin the season at 6 p.m. March 14 against Issaquah. Their first league match isn’t until they host Bellevue on March 27.
Mount Si graduated 10 players off last year’s team, leaving it with just three seniors this spring. The good news is that all of the seniors are expected to contribute.
The leader of the entire team could be goal keeper Cody Tipton, who is entering his fourth straight season as a starter in the net. He was a second-team All-KingCo performer a year ago.
“He’s very experienced. He has 45-plus games under his belt. And that’s a lot for playoffs and league games,” Brown said. “He’s seen everything in the league and knows a lot of player weaknesses and strengths. It’s just going to matter how the defense responds to his leadership in the back.”
Mount Si’s other two seniors are defender Alex Bolves and forward A.J. Leland.
The lone starter on defense is Sam Evans. Only a sophomore, Eric Baumgardner is a returning starter at center midfielder. The Wildcats also have a returning starter up top in Doug Silvius, who could be the offense’s go-to guy after scoring three goals last season.
“We’re young,” Brown said. “We have a lot of new faces and are kind of retooling the team this year. So, it’s going to be a roller-coaster.”