Full Program 2019

Camp Starts Tomorrow! Registration Still Open!

Registration is still open for the 2nd Annual Boys Soccer Jr Stangs Camp!!! All boys in grades 3-8 (as of the 2018/2019 school year) are invited to register at the following link: 2019 Jr Stangs Summer Camp.

The camp runs from 9am-12pm on July 9th-11th at the RHS main field. Registration fee of $85 includes a free t-shirt and direct instruction by the RHS Boys Soccer coaches and athletes. A mixture of fun, enthusiasm, and competition will make this camp a highlight of the summer for any boy who attends.

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5 Days Until Camp!!!

Registration is still open for the 2nd Annual Boys Soccer Jr Stangs Camp!!! All boys in grades 3-8 (as of the 2018/2019 school year) are invited to register at the following link: 2019 Jr Stangs Summer Camp.

The camp runs from 9am-12pm on July 9th-11th at the RHS main field. Registration fee of $85 includes a free t-shirt and direct instruction by the RHS Boys Soccer coaches and athletes. A mixture of fun, enthusiasm, and competition will make this camp a highlight of the summer for any boy who attends.

Not convinced yet? Well here is a review of last year’s camp published in the Redmond Reporter: Redmond Reporter Article

Below are several pictures from last year’s camp:

Full Program 2019

9 DAYS UNTIL JR STANGS CAMP!

Registration is still open for the 2nd Annual Boys Soccer Jr Stangs Camp!!! All boys in grades 3-8 (as of the 2018/2019 school year) are invited to register at the following link: 2019 Jr Stangs Summer Camp.

The camp runs from 9am-12pm on July 9th-11th at the RHS main field. Registration fee of $85 includes a free t-shirt and direct instruction by the RHS Boys Soccer coaches and athletes. A mixture of fun, enthusiasm, and competition will make this camp a highlight of the summer for any boy who attends.

Not convinced yet? Well here is a review of last year’s camp published in the Redmond Reporter: Redmond Reporter Article

Below are several pictures from last year’s camp:

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Full Program 2019

Stangs Now, Stangs Forever

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Last night we continued a long-standing tradition: the Almuni Game!!! With several current Stangs competing against a large, talented group of former Stangs, the night was a fun time for all!

The Current Stangs finished the game with a 3-2 win, but the alumni won the hearts of everyone watching. It was an absolute pleasure to have such a spirited, friendly, and [at times] intense game. The field was shared by so many wonderful human beings that make up a truly special Redmond Soccer family.

Thank you to all current Stangs who came out and showed what we’re all about here at Redmond. Thank you to all former Stangs who laced up their boots one more time and reminded our current players of the privilige it is to be a member of this team Finally, a very special thank you to Dara Michalski and Meredith Cain for their tireless work in planning this amazing event (and feeding everyone after the game was finished :)).

We will most definitely continue this tradition next year– sometime in June 2020, so look for more information to come. Have a wonderful Summer, Stangs!!!

 

Here’s a link to some awesome photos of the event. Credit to Dara Michalski: 2019 Alumni Game Photos

 

Varsity 2019

Varsity Stangs make a strong statement in the opening round of the playoffs and dominate Lake Stevens 5-0!

The Mustangs were coming off of two tough losses to close the regular season and looked to rebound and regain their mojo to start their playoff run.  The Lake Stevens squad and supporters traveled long and far to the RHS pitch to take part in this loser-go-home match.  Which squad was better prepared?  Who wanted it more?

 

Redmond had no trouble in the early stanza of the match tracking down loose balls, and even when the passes weren’t crisp, the effort and tenacity was locked and loaded.  Dadzie started this match eager to please and was caught offsides before the linesman had a chance to unfurl his flag.  Patience, young grasshopper.  Stein gave the shiver to a few Lake Stevens midfielders which left them second guessing for the remainder of the contest.  There were some really nice possession sequences in the midfield between Michalski, Dadzie, and Kieneker, and all enjoyed the display of skill and teamwork.  Sometimes it is just good old fashioned fun to watch these guys play (even without popcorn in the mix)!

 

After a brief feeling-out period, Hernandez received the ball and applied one of his trademark rumblin’, bumblin’, whirling dervish’n runs down the left wing and crossed to Rabadan who connected and chipped the ball into the upper net at point blank range.  1-0 Stangs!

 

On the defensive side of the ball, Diaz has had a great run this season of frustrating opposing offenses with his skillful and physical play. The Lake Stevens wingers would often feel the brunt of this physicality and would bounce off of him like they had just run into an immovable object.  What was that, a fly?  Keeper Escalante appreciated the hard work from the RHS defensive front and looked to earn another elusive clean sheet for the Redmond fans.

 

A few minutes before half time, Dadzie made several Vikings defenders look helpless as he powered into the box pouncing on a loose ball and drove it home.  2-0 Stangs!  At this point, the unfairness of the universe was beginning to affect the Lake Stevens faithful, leading to loud huffy complaints and gnashing of teeth from their fans.  “The lady doth protest too much”, you could hear the birdies singing from the trees.

 

A few minutes after the opening whistle of the second half, Dadzie was up to his usual playful shenanigans and juked the keeper on a 1:1 and tapped it home for a 3-0 Stangs lead.  Before the ball had a chance to cool off, Hernandez got the ball and weaved and slalomed around three Vikings defenders before a low strike found nothing but twine and the back of the goal for a 4-0 Stangs lead!

 

Halfway through the second half, Dadzie completed the hat trick by pouncing on some space in the box after fielding a delicate pass from Rabadan.  5-0 Stangs!  The remainder of the match was more or less a formality, with the finality and inevitability of the moment sinking in on the Lake Stevens players and supporters.  Hats off to your Varsity Stangs for a great scoring display and the clean sheet!

 

These boys needed this result!  Onward and upward, Go Stangs!!

 

Goals:  11’ (Rabadan, assist Hernandez), 25’ (Dadzie), 45’(Dadzie), 49’ (Hernandez), 59’ (Dadzie, assist Rabadan)

Varsity 2019

Issaquah prove clinical in the red zone and upend the Varsity Stangs 3-1

This contest had the makings of a prize fight – two accomplished squads with no love for each other vying for the top of the league table, both hoping to assert with a dominant performance.  The stadium was buzzing, and the Issaquah Eagles had a boisterous contingent of vocal fans present for their senior night celebrations.  Redmond represented well too, with numerous superfans making their presence felt on the visitor’s side of the pitch.  Out of the gate, Issaquah seemed content to let the Stangs maintain possession of the ball, but incorporated a high press to pounce on any loose passes in the Redmond defensive half.

 

Redmond was able to make some defensive statements early, with a number of nice hard-nosed tackles from Diaz, whose strong physical play visibly frustrated the Issaquah wingers on his side of the action.  Also impressive was the hustle of Kieneker, working hard on the tackle in the offensive half and then scrambling back hard to cover on D.  Offensively, the Stangs were able to get a few dangerous balls into the Issaquah box, but couldn’t find the back of the net.  Redmond was also able to conjure up multiple corners in the early minutes but was not able to convert on those precious chances.  Issaquah was exceedingly crafty in the air and had multiple aerial near-goals headers in the early going, one of which was called back because of off sides.  The relentless aerial assault from Issaquah eventually took its toll, and half way through the opening 40, the Eagles crashed the box one too many times and scored off a header to put the Stangs down 1-10.

 

To Redmond’s credit, the Stangs came out of the restart with renewed fire.  Dadzie was able to pounce on a loose ball deep along the attacking right wing and crossed a ball which caromed off an Issaquah defender to a ready Stein for the left foot strike through traffic into the back of the net.  1-1!  At the tail end of the half, a lone Issaquah defender was able to shut down a dangerous Stein/Hernandez/Price RHS counter attack with a timely defensive tackle and was able to avert a sure Redmond chance.

 

Coming out of half time, Issaquah seemed a touch faster to the ball and picked up their possession game.  Redmond was trying to ask questions of the Issaquah D.  At one point early in the second stanza, Redmond had four players in the Issaquah box to field a Dadzie cross but weren’t able to find the daylight to drive it home.  On the Redmond defensive front, Bury, Wiyrick, and Fahrig were making their presence known in the air.  Fahrig in particular was taking the brunt of some Issaquah physicality in this match and paid a steep price on a few occasions.

 

Issaquah kept pushing hard for the go-ahead goal and wouldn’t take no for an answer.  Keeper Escalante had a wonderful point-blank save after an Issaquah cross connected with an unmarked forward deep in the box for a quick strike.  What quick reactions by Escalante!  Unfortunately, a minute later the ball was still in the Redmond defensive third and an Issaquah forward gave up the body in the box with a stretching/sliding goal which eluded all of the back line.  2-1, Issaquah.  A few minutes later, the Stangs earned a corner which was cleared to safety and directly into a surging Issaquah counter attack, which was deadly even though under-manned and proved clinical with a red zone cross and finish.  3-1 Issaquah.

 

In the waning minutes of the match, Issaquah battened down the hatches on defense and played the clock game.  This match was definitely a case of a supremely motivated Issaquah squad who did not want to disappoint on their senior night and made the most of their chances.

 

Goal: 34’ (Stein)