October 28, 2011
Wildcat coach Darren Brown’s warning to his starters at halftime was as straight as a goal’s crossbar: Get it together in 10 minutes or I empty the bench.
On a frigid Mercer Island night, the Wildcats had reserved some of their flattest soccer for the first half of the last game before playoffs, trailing 3-1 to the normally beatable Islanders.
August 19, 2011
NEW — 3:12 p.m. Aug. 19, 2011
As the Aug. 22 girls soccer tryouts for Mount Si High School approach, team hopefuls have been preparing by holding practices at the Preston Soccer Field on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout August.
Their final practice leading up to tryouts was the morning of the 18th.
The girls soccer coaching staff expects a turnout between 60 and 70 players at the upcoming tryouts.
“The summer months are critical to training for making sure conditioning is top notch along with loads of touches on the ball,” said Darren Brown, Mount Si varsity girls soccer coach. “The enthusiasm is there with this group and they are chomping at the bit like the coaching staff to get going coming Aug. 22nd.”
February 4, 2011
[An earlier version of this story incorrectly spelled Austen Bolves' first name.]
At least 11 Mount Si High School athletes plan to play at the next level. The students have signed letters of intent with eight differen universities.
The group includes three football players, two volleyball players, two boys soccer players, two girls soccer player, a rower and a gymnast.
Darren Brown, who teaches sports marketing and coaches soccer at Mount Si, said it was a very exciting day for the school as the athletes signed their letters in the school’s commons.
October 8, 2010
NEW — 12:15 p.m. Oct. 8, 2010
The Mount Si High School girl’s soccer team drew first blood against Liberty Thursday night. But the Wildcats couldn’t put the Patriots away, and the match ended in a 1-1 draw after two overtime periods.
Mount Si forward Hailey Conway scored early in the first half off an assist by Haley Chase.
Liberty struck back late in the game with a goal by Shannon Daly and an assist by Cassidy Nangle.
The draw leaves Mount Si with a 2-5-1 conference record and a 4-5-1 overall record. Liberty’s conference record is 7-0-1, and its overall record is 7-2-1.
On Tuesday, Oct. 5, Mount Si was shutout by Mercer Island in a 2-0 loss.
September 10, 2010
NEW — 9:00 a.m. Sept. 10, 2010
After limping through a rebuilding season last year, the Mount Si High School girls soccer team could have a leg up on the rest of the league this year.
Most of last year’s top schools lost key players to graduation, which leaves the league in flux for this season. Issaquah’s Liberty High School has a strong squad returning. The rest are rebuilding.
But Mount Si has been down that road already, and is ready to compete, head coach Darren Brown said.
September 23, 2009
August 20, 2009
Think winning a conference championship for the first time ever solves all the problems of a program?
The Mount Si girls soccer team had perhaps its most successful season ever last fall, capturing the KingCo title and advancing to the Class 3A state quarterfinals. Still, all that winning did was leave a taste for much more in the mouth of the Wildcats.
“It gave us a lot of confidence,” head coach Darren Brown said. “But we haven’t gotten past that hump of getting into the (state) championship match or of winning it all. That’s where we need to get.”
To do that this season, Mount Si will need to find a ton of scoring in a hurry. Of the many goals the Wildcats scored a year ago, 82 percent of them were booted through by outgoing seniors, including league Player of the Year Nikki Stanton.