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Darren Selberg

2021 Important Fall Dates

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Below are some key dates for the 2021 Fall Season:

August 9-13- Captain’s practice (optional)
August 12- Miller/Alumni Scrimmage 6:30 (optional)
August 15- Car Wash Fundraiser (Honest-1)
August 16- Soccer Starts/Evaluations begin
August 19- Team placement and team practices start
August 24- All Program Potluck 6:00 at Washburn
August 26- First Games at Lakeville North
Sept. 14- Future Miller Night
Sept. 18- Soccer Saturday vs. St. Paul Central (B-squad kicks things off Friday, Sept 18th at 3:30 vs SW)
Sept. 28- Sylvester Cup vs. Southwest
Oct. 7- Senior Night vs. Roosevelt
Oct. 9- End of Regular Season
Oct. 17 – Program Banquet (evening)

Fall Sports Sign-Up – Aug 4th

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Fall Sports Registration Night – 8/4 @ 5-7pm (if you are not able to be there that night, paperwork is available outside the athletic office and can be turned in that week or next).

Please try to have everything in by August 12, 2021. Forms also can be printed off and turned in-

From Amanda- our trainer-  Pre season physicals: Athletes can get their required physicals done at TRIA for free. Here is the link from the TRIA website with dates/ times/ locations   Free MSHSL Sports Physicals | TRIA  Please make sure if you need a physical to get it done and turned in ASAP.

Program Info for the Fall 2021 Season

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New to the program? – sign up HERE to make sure you receive all communications

Summer Training
Mondays and Wednesdays 8:30-10:00 with Reuben and Cheryl

June 28 and 30, July 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 (No contact week the 4th of July week)

Captains Practice– August 9-13 (Optional)
– All are welcome to get ready for the season together. These practices are led by the captains and are optional.

Fall Season/Evaluations-begin August 16th
– Welcome to Washburn Soccer. We plan to have 3 days of evaluations then do team placement and begin practices.

Important Dates-
– 8/11- Forms due to Athletic Office
– 8/24- Program Kickoff 6:00pm
– 8/26- Games begin
– 9/7- School begins
– 9/18- Super Soccer Saturday
– 9/28- Sylvester Cup
– 10/7- Senior Night

Sign Up for Washburn Summer Camps!

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The Washburn Youth Soccer Camp for 2021 is now open for registration. It is for youth athletes who are entering kindergarten through fifth grade in Fall 2021.

Where: Washburn High School Stadium
When: Monday June 21 through Thursday June 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. each day
Cost: $80.00 per camper

The varsity soccer coaches and players are excited to meet your camper. We have tons of skills activities planned. Get ready to have a lot of fun!


Congratulations to Lillian Selberg

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Wednesday, February 4th was National Signing Day, where high school athletes sign their letters of intent to play at their chosen college.  Washburn celebrated 11 athletes committing to play at the next level – including Girls Soccer Co-Captain Lillian Selberg who will heading to Gustavus Adolphus in the fall.  The ceremony can be viewed HERE

Virtual Banquet

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On Sunday evening, Oct 25th, Washburn Girls Soccer held a virtual banquet via Zoom.  Special Thanks to host Meredith Jurek & communications manager Lori Malvey (and any others involved) for an excellent event that included engaging survey interaction & a suprise appearance by the “booth guys”.  While we may not have been in person, it was a special way to wrap up our season.  The celebratory slideshow can be viewed HERE

End of Season Celebration

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On Saturday night, Washburn Girls Soccer had a program-wide celebration with players and coaches.  Here’s a link to the photos from the fun night.

We were excited to finally get all the players together. For those of you new to the program, in a normal year, all four teams would have mingled a number of times to get to know each other and for teambuilding.  Because of Covid, most of those events were canceled–no alumni game, captains’ practice, kick-off potluck, or end of the season banquet to celebrate with parents, coaches and players. On Saturday, we took some elements from another missed tradition, the Miller Cup, and all got together to celebrate 2020 style.  The Miller Cup is a practice where all four teams are mixed up to form smaller teams that compete in dodgeball, small-sided soccer scrimmages, and a dance contest.  On Saturday, the girls stayed within their regular teams but had a picnic and competed in a scooter relay race and a dance contest.  Then we took some elements from the traditional banquet and had coaches introduce their teams and hand out awards that players and coaches had voted on.  Some players also spoke.  Lastly, we had the traditional Senior Send Off where the seniors received their gifts from the booster club and each got to say a few words about her time as a Miller.

Coach Reina Nelson introduced the B Squad which is made up of eighth and ninth graders.  Their Most Improved Player (MIP) was Maggie Kocanda and Most Valuable Player (MVP) Tierney Mullady.

Coaches Sarah Shepard and Ella Endo introduced JV Blue.  Four Juniors, Anna Christensen, Arianna Hawkins, Avery Cmiel, and Tia Linder also talked about their season. JV Blue’s MIP, Tia Linder and MVP Alyvia Hildebrandt.

Coach Lydia Ruppert introduced JV Orange and Captain Paige Selberg said a few words.  MIP Kate Moore and Co MVPs Izzy McEwan and Sylvia Pulkrabek.

Coaches Cheryl Peterson and Reuben Ndely introduced the Varsity team and captains Liz Ocar, Lillian Selberg, Sonia Svedahl, and Quinn Jurek spoke.  Rookie of the Year honors went to freshman Amelia Anderson, MIP Gabby Harritt, and MVP Quinn Jurek.  Quinn and Lillian also won the Miller Award which recognizes leadership and is voted on by the entire program.

Please watch your email for another Washburn Soccer tradition—a link to the end of the year slideshow!  (Should be ready in a week or so.)

2020 certainly was a strange season, but we are happy we were able to play soccer and make some friends.  The B Squad, JV Orange and JV Blue teams have finished their seasons and the Varsity has its first Sections game at Washburn against Hopkins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, October 14 (streaming link to come.)  Thank you to all the family members who volunteered time and supported their student athletes and our teams this year.  A special thank you to Janet Mitdbo, Lori Malvey, Cary Percy and Laurie Kocanda for your work preparing for and running the event Saturday night.  Thank you to the parents who showed up early to help wrangle the kids!

Good luck to you all as the school year moves on.  And remember what Coach Reuben says, “Your training for next year starts now!”