Varsity

Head Coach

Rod Smith is in his 11th season coaching boys soccer at LWHS, now in his sixth year leading the program as the Varsity head coach.  He received KingCo Conference Coach of the Year honors in 2017 after the Kangs posted a 12-2 record.  He previously spent five seasons coaching girls soccer at Bothell High School and, most recently, completed his fourth season as an assistant with the girls program at Eastlake High School.

 

Rod grew up in the Redmond/Kirkland area and graduated from Lake Washington High School where he was a four-year Varsity letterman, earning 2nd Team All-Kingco honors.  He was part of a Premier team that won a State Championship and he played in the ODP program at the District level. He began his Premier career as a goalkeeper, transitioned to center midfield and eventually found himself up top, playing striker.  He currently plays a few times a week in various Seattle area adult leagues.

Rod worked for the Athletic Department while attending Gonzaga University and currently works at the University of Washington as the Waterfront Manager for UW Recreation and UWild Adventures.

Rod lives in Shoreline with his wife, Jessica, and one year old son, Andre.

Jason Lichtenberger is in his third year with LW soccer and is, simply put,  MLS quaaaaaaaaality!

Varsity

Asst. Coach

JV

Head Coach

Zachary Hammond is in his sixth season as a LWHS coach. He started coaching in the spring of 2014, assisting with the LWHS boys Varsity soccer team. He also assisted Coach Smith with the Bothell High School girls team in the fall and is now also with the Eastlake High School girls program. 

 

Zack grew up in the Redmond/Kirkland area, playing for Crossfire Premier from ages 10-18.  He attended Lake Washington High School, where he was a four-year varsity letterman for the Kangs.  During his four years, he earned honorable mention, 2nd Team All-Kingco, and 1st Team All-Kingco. After high school he attended Humboldt State University and started all four years for the men's soccer team. His first two years he started as an outside back and eventually moved up to forward for his last two years. He was 2nd Team All-CCAA (California Collegiate Athletic Association) his junior year, and 1st Team All-CCAA, 1st Team All-West Region and 3rd Team All-West Region while leading the CCAA in goals and points his senior year.

 

In both high school and college, Zack was voted runner-up for conference player of the year in his senior season.  He was also entered into the 2014 MLS SuperDraft, one of 250+ players pooled from every college and university in the country, along with a select group of international players.

Bio coming soon!

JV

Asst. Coach

C Team

Head Coach

Casey Rummel is a new addition to our coaching staff this season.  He is also in his first year as a new LWHS faculty member, teaching English.  He recently relocated from Oakland, CA, where he taught English and coached both boys and girls Varsity soccer in nearby Richmond, CA for the past five years.

 

Growing up, Casey played soccer in local leagues, but chose basketball over soccer in high school. He currently plays soccer in adult leagues around Seattle, where he lives.  Though he stopped playing for a few years, his love for the game never dwindled.  He has always been passionate about all aspects of “the beautiful game,” from tactics to psychology to player development. His coaching philosophy centers on the belief that attitude and effort are more important than talent; in addition to the inherent joy of playing and coaching the game itself, he believes that soccer is an ideal medium for developing lifelong character traits like commitment, growth mindset, and teamwork.

 

Casey is thrilled to join such an esteemed program and looks forward to learning and growing as much as he can this season.

Bio coming soon!

C  Team

Asst. Coach

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