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BEN GRADUATED IN 2015 WITH A B.S. IN MANAGEMENT/MARKETING AFTER A FOUR YEAR PLAYING CAREER WITH YAKIMA VALLEY COLLEGE AND OREGON TECH. KRUEGER FOUNDED THE MERCEDES-BENZ PROGRAM IN 2017, WHERE HE CURRENTLY SERVES AS PROGRAM DIRECTOR AND MANAGER OF BOTH THE FALL SCOUT AND COLLEGE PREP TEAMS. HE FOUNDED THE CASCADE COLLEGIATE LEAGUE IN 2019, WHERE HE ALSO SERVES AS COMMISSIONER AND MANAGER OF THE CCL SHOWCASE TEAM. KRUEGER ENTERS HIS SECOND SEASON WITH EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE IN 2020 AND FIRST AS ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH. UNDER HIS DIRECTION, OVER 50 BENZ PLAYERS HAVE MOVED ON TO PLAY COLLEGE BASEBALL AND 16 CCL PLAYERS HAVE SIGNED CONTRACTS TO PLAY IN THE WEST COAST LEAGUE.

COACH LACINA RETURNS FOR HIS THIRD YEAR AND FIRST AS ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH FOR MERCEDES-BENZ IN 2020. LACINA EARNED ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS THREE OF HIS FOUR VARSITY SEASONS WITH VASHON ISLAND. HE CONTINUED HIS NWAC PLAYING CAREER AT GREEN RIVER CC IN 2014, FINISHING SECOND ON THE TEAM IN RBI AND THIRD IN HITTING. LACINA EARNED AN ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIP TO JOIN NAIA POWERHOUSE STERLING COLLEGE IN KANSAS IN 2017 WHERE HE WILL FINISH HIS PLAYING CAREER IN 2019. RECENTLY HIRED AS EVERETT CC'S NEWEST ASSISTANT COACH, EZRA'S HANDS-ON APPROACH GIVES PREP PLAYERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE GAME FROM A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION.

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COACH FOSTER RETURNS FOR HIS THIRD YEAR AS THE DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH FOR MERCEDES-BENZ IN 2020. FOSTER, A KENT-MERIDIAN PRODUCT, CONTINUED HIS PLAYING CAREER AT YAKIMA VALLEY CC IN 2011. FOSTER RETURNED HOME TO FINISH HIS PLAYING CAREER AT GREEN RIVER CC IN 2013. COACH FOSTER IS ALSO A COMPETITIVE WEIGHTLIFTER AND TRAINS AT HOOK & LADDER CF IN KENT, WA DURING THE OFF-SEASON. A TREMENDOUS RESOURCE TO HAVE ON STAFF, FOSTER WILL LEAD AND DIRECT EACH MERCEDES-BENZ COLLEGE PREP AND NWAC SCOUT TEAM PLAYER THROUGH A POSITION-SPECIFIC REGIMENT TAILORED FOR EVERY LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE IN THE WEIGHT ROOM. FOSTER IS ALSO ENTERING HIS FIRST SEASON AS THE DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH FOR THE NEWLY FOUNDED CASCADE COLLEGIATE LEAGUE.

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