September 6, 2018
Girls Match: 5:00pm
John “Sly” Sylvester (Washburn ’91) dedicated his adult life to helping others. He played for the Minnesota Thunder in the late nineties, worked in the Minneapolis Public Schools (including a stint as the Washburn girls varsity coach), Harvest African-centered Prep School in North Minneapolis, and as the girl’s coaching director for the Minneapolis United Soccer Club. At the 2016 Sylvester Cup, John was inducted into the Washburn Millers Athletic Hall of Fame.
John died on June 16, 2017, after a long battle with ALS. He leaves his wife, Tessie, and their two sons, Gus and Freddy. Come out on September 6, 2018, for the sixth annual Sylvester Cup matches between Washburn and Southwest. Support Miller and Laker soccer, honor John Sylvester’s legacy, and donate to support John Sylvester’s family and witness all that John contributed to Minnesota soccer.