Wien and Lyman receive Scholar All-West Region recognition
A pair of Pacific Lutheran soccer student-athletes have added academic accolades to their achievements during the 2014 fall season, as Kevin Wien and Kailey Lyman each earned honorable mention NSCAA College Division Scholar All-West Region recognition. read more
John Yorke has a 133-86-14 cumulative record after recently completing his 11th season as head coach of the Pacific Lutheran University mens soccer program. He led the 2011 Lutes to a 15-4 overall record, the Northwest Conference championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III postseason tournament. Yorke was selected by his peers as the Northwest Conference Coach of the Year in 2003, 2009 and 2011.
Since 1993, Yorke has been a social studies teacher and boys varsity soccer coach at Auburn High School, where he earned South Puget Sound League (SPSL) Coach of the Year honors in 2000, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2009 and 2010. He also served as the girls varsity head coach at Auburn High School from 1998-2001. Prior to that, Yorke was the Green River Community College womens soccer coach from 1991-95.
He played two years of college soccer at Green River Community College before playing a year each at Pacific Lutheran and Belhaven (Miss.). He returned to Pacific Lutheran and earned his bachelors degree in business administration in 1991 and his certification in secondary education in 1992.
Yorke has a United States Soccer Federation (USSF) B License. His wife, Michelle, and he have three kids, Ryan, 13, Keegan, 10, and Kasey, 6.
Peter Voiles has served as a Pacific Lutheran mens soccer assistant coach since joining the staff in 2003.
Voiles coaches club soccer at Washington Premier FC in Tacoma and has been the boys varsity soccer coach at Sumner High School for 10 seasons. He was named the South Puget Sound League (SPSL) North Division Coach of the Year in 2003, the SPSL 3A Coach of the Year in 2007, and the SPSL 2A Coach of the Year in 2011.
Voiles played collegiately at Concordia University in Portland, Ore. He was a member of three conference championship teams and was named to the all-conference team in 2000. He graduated in 2000 with a bachelors degree in Elementary Education and is a Math Specialist in the Auburn School District.
He and his wife, Jamie, live in Sumner with their daughter, Olivia, and son, Bennett.
One of the top goal scorers in Pacific Lutheran mens soccer history, Jamie Bloomstine joined the PLU coaching staff first in 1997 and again in 2000.
Bloomstine started his PLU coaching career in 1997 after earning his degree from the school. In 1998 and 1999 he was a player and assistant coach for the Seattle Sounders select team, and he returned to coach at PLU in 2000. He has been a part of the program since that time.
Bloomstine scored 31 career goals during his PLU playing career. He earned all-conference and all-region honors during his junior and senior years and was a 1995 third-round draft pick of the Vancouver 86ers of the A League.
He earned bachelors and masters degrees from PLU and currently is a teacher at Chief Leschi School. He and his wife, Tonya, have a son, Carson.
Peter Lechak joined the Pacific Lutheran mens soccer coaching staff prior to the 2010 season and has worked primarily with the goalkeepers at PLU. Under Lechaks supervision, Lute goalkeepers had a 1.27 goals against average with six shutouts in 2010, including four shutouts and a 0.88 goals against average for returning sophomore keeper Joe Rayburn.
A Connecticut native, Lechak played intercollegiate soccer at the University of Connecticut before transferring to the University of South Florida, both NCAA Division I schools. Lechak, who earned a degree in business economics in 2005 from the University of South Florida, went on to play semi-professional soccer for the Seattle Wolves FC.
Lechak holds a USSF A Coaching License and a NSCAA Level 3 Goalkeeping Diploma. He is the Washington State EPD Girls Goalkeeper Director, a Washington State EPD Head Coach, and the Highline Premier FC Director of Goalkeeping.