Thursday, August 13, 2020

Men's Soccer, Softball add assistant coaches

LYNNWOOD -- The Edmonds College men's soccer and softball programs have recently added new assistant coaches to the fold. Kris Lowry joins the men's soccer staff and Alyssa Reuble has been added to the softball staff. 

Lowry is a Triton alum and was captain of the 1992 team that reached the NWAC championship game. He attended Arizona State University after EC and played for many indoor, pro, semi-pro and amateur teams before transitioning to the sidelines. He prepped at Shorecrest High School and played under women's soccer coaching legend Teddy Mitalas, who earned two NWAC championships at Edmonds College. 

Kris Lowry
Lowry has worked soccer camps under Cliff McGrath and served as Olympic College's head men's soccer coach from 2008-2011. He was also with the Kitsap Pumas of the PDL during that time. In 2015 he assisted Brandon Mitalas and helped the Tritons to a 3rd place finish at the NWAC Tournament. 

Lowry is currently a senior coach for Sound FC (formerly Surf) and leads three teams. "I am excited to return to Edmonds and be part of a great institution, community, and tremendous culture that Coach Erkut has put together," Lowry said. 

"We are excited to have Kris join our coaching staff. As a former Triton, Coach Kris will be instrumental in maximizing our student-athlete experience," said men's soccer coach Ozzy Erkut, who begins his sixth season as head coach in 2020-21.

Erkut's mainstay, assistant Lucas Bates, will return for his fifth season in 2020-21 and was named as the new boys varsity head coach at Everett High School this past spring.

Alyssa Reuble also has local ties, graduating from Meadowdale High School before signing to NCAA D-I Seattle University. She was a four-year letter winner with the RedHawks, starting 68 games in the circle, and logging over 454 innings. She finished her career with 21 wins, 234 strikeouts, 121 appearances, 23 complete games, eight saves and two shutouts.

Alyssa Reuble
Reuble's last stop was at NCAA D-II Central Washington University where she joined the Wildcats staff in August 2018 as the pitching coach. CWU had won four straight GNAC regular season titles headed into last season. Reuble served as interim head coach of the program from September 2019 to January 2020.

"Alyssa's going to give our pitchers the edge and support they need to succeed in the NWAC and beyond. Her experiences and positivity are exactly the right fit for this program. I couldn't be happier to have her joining the Triton family," said head coach Ashley Lokey. 

In her first season, Lokey guided the Tritons to a 5-3 non-league record in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic halted their season. Edmonds made it to the NWAC championship game in 2019 and placed 3rd overall in 2018. With Reuble on staff, the Tritons' bench now has three RedHawks alumnae. Current assistant Nicole Bolasky, a former NWAC standout at Lower Columbia, still holds the all-time individual single season record for stolen bases (27) at Seattle University.

The NWAC has announced return-to-play guidelines that have moved the majority of fall sports to winter and spring quarters. Softball and soccer won't play official games until February 2021. 

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