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COACH KRUEGER FOUNDED MERCEDES-BENZ OF SEATTLE BASEBALL CLUB AND WILL SERVE AS THE COLLEGE PREP AND WASHINGTON NWAC SCOUT TEAM HEAD COACH IN 2020. ENTERING HIS NINTH YEAR OF COACHING, KRUEGER HAS PREVIOUSLY COACHED AND MANAGED THE 18U LEVEL SINCE 2012. KRUEGER, A KENTRIDGE GRAD, SPENT HIS FRESHMAN YEAR AT YAKIMA VALLEY CC, WHERE HE HELPED THE YAKS WIN THE EASTERN DIVISIONAL CROWN IN 2012 AND A BERTH TO THE NWAC CHAMPIONSHIPS. KRUEGER CONTINUED HIS PLAYING CAREER AT OREGON TECH, WHERE THE HUSTLIN' OWLS REACHED THE NAIA CCC REGIONAL PLAYOFFS IN 2013. HE EARNED HIS B.S. IN MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING AT OIT IN 2015 AND NOW SERVES AS THE COMMISSIONER OF THE CASCADE COLLEGIATE LEAGUE, WHICH HE FOUNDED IN 2019, WHILE SERVING IN HIS FIRST SEASON AS AN ASSISTANT COACH AND RECRUITING COORDINATOR FOR EVERETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE.

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. AS AN ACTIVE COLLEGE ASSISTANT COACH FOR HIS ALMA MATER, EZRA'S HANDS-ON APPROACH GIVES PREP PLAYERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN THE GAME FROM A VERY HIGH LEVEL OF INDIVIDUALIZED INSTRUCTION.

MARK STATHAS JOINS MERCEDES-BENZ AS THE NORTHWEST SCOUTING DIRECTOR IN 2019 AND WILL COACH FOR BOTH THE WA AND OR NWAC SCOUT TEAMS. DRAFTED BY THE BREWERS IN THE 25TH ROUND AND YANKEES IN THE 1ST ROUND OF THE SECONDARY PHASE OF THE DRAFT, STATHAS HAS WORKED THE PNW AS AN ASSOCIATE SCOUT FOR DETROIT SINCE 2015. AS A PLAYER, STATHAS EARNED 1ST TEAM ALL-LEAGUE HONORS AS A SHORTSTOP FOR LINN-BENTON CC, WHERE HE SPORTED A .420 BATTING AVERAGE AND WAS VOTED TEAM MVP. HE TRANSFERRED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS EL PASO WHERE HE HIT OVER .400 FOR ALL THREE YEARS AND SET THE WAC BATTING TITLE IN LEAGUE PLAY WITH A .630 BATTING AVERAGE. STATHAS FOUNDED VERIFIED PROSPECTS IN 2018 AND CURRENTLY IS THE HEAD OF PLAYER DEVELOPMENT FOR NORTHWEST DIAMOND SPORTS 16U AND 18U COLLEGE PREP TEAMS IN TUALATIN, OR.

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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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