I spoke with Schmitz at the Rice County Fair and he told me he did not apply for the head coaching position but he didn't want to see the Bethlehem Academy players without a coach so he agreed to take on the duties on an interim basis.
Jack Helgeson had been out with a shoulder injury and the Lakers ace Matt Lane has also been lost to injury the past couple of weeks and returned to the lineup. Another injured player Blake Langerud was also productive in his return at the top of the Lakers order.
Vikla's oldest sister Heather was the Second Attendant in 2012 and Emily was the First Attendant in 2013. The First Attendant was 17 year old Zoe Nassif of Dennison and the Second Attendant 16 year old Hannah Singh of Northfield.