Important Information for All Players

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Hello Washburn Soccer Families-

We want to get out the information we have but we will continue to communicate as things may change. We are going ahead with planning for our season to begin August 17th.

After the Governor announces guidelines on Thursday, the MSHSL will take some time and come out with their plans for H.S. sports by August 7th. So, in the meantime here is a ton of information, please reach out with questions.

  1. Fall Sport Sign Ups

Fall Sign Up Night is Monday August 10th 6-8pm  will be the WHS registration night.  It will probably be a drive by full service process in the parking lot. There will be documents available there or you can print off your own and drop them off (links below).

Other options for turning in paperwork include:

  • -dropping it off at the Washburn Athletic Office
  • -mail them to the Washburn athletic office at the following address:
    • Washburn High School
    • ATTN: Deb Lilly/Athletics
    • 201 West 49th Street, Minneapolis MN 55419

Former players have an extension on their eligibility due to Covid. Physicals will need to be turned in by all NEW Washburn athletes (unless you have played another Washburn Sport and your physical is on file at Washburn) by August 12. Sports Physicals can be obtained from your doctor or TRIA Physical info

Registration materials needed by August 12th: (all docs in this handy single download) 2020_Documents

  1.  Captain’s Practice (optional) August 10-14th- 8:00-9:45 at Washburn Stadium- run by the captains, open to all players.


  1. Tryouts will begin August 17th at the Washburn Stadium.

Monday  come to check in and get your numbered pinnie for the week
Group 2 – 2:40-4:45 check in and tryouts (this years new players and 9th graders from 2019 B-Squad and JV Blue)-
Group 1- 4:40-7:00 check in and tryouts (upperclassmen and 2019 JV Orange and Varsity)

ALL Player Conditioning- 8:30-9:30am
Group 2: 3:00-4:45
Group 1: 5:00-7:00

ALL Player Conditioning- 8:30-9:30am
Group 2: 3:00-4:45
Group 1: 5:00-7:00

ALL Player Conditioning- 8:30-9:30am
Teams Posted by 12:00
Team Practices 3:00-4:45 or 5:00-7;00

Team Practices 3:00-4:45 or 5:00-7;00

Saturday morning scrimmages for Varsity and JV Orange at Burnsville H.S.


Go Millers!
Cheryl and Reuben

Parent Volunteer needs for 20-21 Season!

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We are looking for a few parent volunteers for some key leadership positions in the Girls Soccer program. Please reach out if you are interested in taking on any of these positions, or better yet, find someone else to volunteer with you and take a position together. We love teamwork!
You can fill out the FORM here for any position below.

Ticket-Taker Coordinator  – Lead Coordinator needed!
  • Compile list of game dates ticket takes are needed (only 7 home games this year), share this list with volunteer coordinator for kick-off picnic
  • Distribute reminders to volunteers for their scheduled ticket taking
  • Coordinate need for ticket takers with Washburn Athletics Office, ie length of time and game, games that piggy-back with boys games and home section games
  • Inform volunteers of money box responsibilities and requirements for working the gate
Communicator  – Shadow needed to follow Lori Malvey and take over the position next year!
  • Compile player list with contact information
  • Send out email information, Teamsnap updates and reminders from Head Coaches and Boosters to parents and players throughout the year.
  • In direct contact with coaches and organizes booster meetings
  • Partner with Treasurer and Volunteer Coordinator to chair Booster Club meetings
Volunteer Coordinator – Co Lead needed! (I need help, especially during Varsity events)
  • Prepare volunteer sign-up sheets for volunteers for kick-off potluck
  • Provide information and responsibilities to event coordinators & team managers
  • Work with boosters to solicit volunteers
  • Get list of volunteers to event coordinators and team managers
  • Partner with Treasurer and Communicator to chair Booster Club meetings
Fuller Soccer /Pearl Park/ Lynnhurst Jamboree Coordinator  – Co-Lead needed
  • Connect with Varsity coach about Fuller Spring and Fall Jamboree dates. Varsity coach should be emailing with Fuller Soccer Representative and can have you on that email for info
  • Coordinate volunteer to be at the Spring Jamborees to hand out WHS Camp flyers
  • Meet/communicate with Fuller Soccer Club Representatives before Washburn Soccer Saturday about halftime mini games for the teams to play in the morning during Soccer Saturday
  • Coordinate and recruit some players to be at Soccer Saturday (am)- help set up the mini games/ set up & take down Puggs and “announce/cheer” during games
  • Arrange for refreshments for WHS soccer players at Jamborees (connect with coach about bagels for Fuller Jamboree or the other Jamborees depending on timing)
Senior Recognition Night – (Junior Parents) –  Co-Lead needed
  • Send the Seniors & their Parents “The Senior Profile”. The answers are used in the introductions of the seniors at halftime and in the special program with their pictures
  • Coordinate time with underclassmen to create senior posters. This can be done after a practice or at a pasta party.
  • The seniors are introduced (between the boys and girls varsity games) with their parents and given a flower. It is also a great time to recognize Senior parents and the family’s participation in the Washburn Soccer Program.
  • It is always nice to have a strong MC for the halftime recognition.  Ideas on really dynamic, strong speakers with announcer-like voices?
  • LIGHT Refreshments are served afterward, ie pretzels, bars, beverage, cake or cupcakes etc.
  • Decorations…ie a few balloons, cups, plates and napkins. Senior posters made by underclassmen, are also displayed
Sylvester Cup  – ( Home game vs. Southwest)-  Co-Lead needed
  • Facilitate program between boys and girls games remembering  John Sylvester and  Hallie Brown (SW player who loved the game of soccer, died of Osteosarcoma Cancer in her sophomore year, was coached by John and played soccer with many of the original girls on both SW and Washburn when the Sylvester cup was first played (2013)
  • Help get the word out about the event
  • Organize Ice Bucket Challenge if there is one
  • Communicate details of the event with John’s Family and Hallie’s family. There may be a boys soccer parent involved who can also be connected with to do some of this. Coach Cheryl knows John’s family and is always happy to connect with them. Jaine King can connect with the Brown family.
Feel free to reach out with any questions!
Thank you!
Jaine King

[email protected] (prefered)

Volunteer Coordinator – Washburn Girls Soccer

Summer 2020 Events – UPDATE

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Summer Training WILL begin on June 23rd.  Please note the Groups & Times below.  Note, to attend please check your email for further instrctions and you must bring the Waiver Form  to the first practice.  Players please do the following Health Screening Checklist  before coming to soccer.

Tuesdays and Thursday training at Washburn Stadium.
Group 1: 8:00 am -9:00 am (7:50 begin entering) South half of field
(returning players from Varsity, JV Orange, and JV Blue upperclassmen, those going into 11th and 12th grades.)
Group 2: 8:30 am -9:30 am (8:20 begin entering) North half of field
(new players, those returning from B Squad and JV Blue 9th and 10th graders.)

RULES-Phase 2 (MPS)

-Stay near vehicle, bike, etc until your designated time to enter the stadium/field.
-Bring your own water bottle and do not share water bottles.
-Bring your own soccer ball, if you do not have one a ball will be provided.
-Groups of less than 25 or more people per third of the stadium. Workouts will consist of the same groups– with proper social-distancing of at least 6 feet between all athletes and coaches. These groups will stay the same though Phase 2.
-Students will be encouraged to go directly home after a workout.

Stadium Entry

-Each player will have their temperature taken upon arrival. Hand sanitizer will be utilized.
-Players will enter through gate located on NW side of bleacher by concession stand.
-Bags will be placed along track 2 yards apart from each other.
-Players will exit through gate located on SW side of bleachers.


-If you do not feel well, DO NOT COME TO TRAINING.
-Players will be monitored by coaches during training sessions.
-It is important that you enter and leave the facility in a timely manner. No hanging around.
-No sharing of water bottles!!
-ALL TRAINING IS OPTIONAL, there is no requirement for you as a player to come.

Thanks for adjusting to all the changes. Our plan is to be able to be together safely and work on soccer skills and fitness (and have some fun.) We are excited to be together. Please reach out with any questions.


Ella Endo – Athena Award Winner

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Congratulations to our 2020 Athena Award Recipient Ella Endo. Ella has been a stellar student-athlete while at Washburn. She was a 1st Team All-State in Soccer, a Ms. Soccer Finalist, and a State Qualifier in Nordic Ski. She also received 12 Varsity Letters in Soccer, Nordic Ski, Badminton, and Track & Field. Ella’s plan is to study Art and Graphic Design next year in college. Congratulations and best of luck to you in your future endeavors and keep representing MILLER PRIDE!

Winter Conditioning & other info

By | Fall 2019

– Strength and Conditioning in the Washburn Weight Room will start after school on Wednesdays and Fridays beginning February 5, 2020 for those without after school commitments (3:10-4:00).

– Spring Summer Dates
Fuller Jamboree Coaching – Saturday, May 2nd 8:45-11am
Summer Youth Camp Coaching- June 22-25th 8:40-11am
Summer Training- TBD
Fall Soccer Starts August 17th

– College planning/help
As you are or will thinking about college, we want you to know there may be opportunities for you to play soccer if you want that to be part of your college experience. Reuben and I can be a resource or support for you. Feel free to contact us.

Girls Varsity 2019 Recognitions

By | Fall 2019

The Washburn Girls Varsity Team & Players earned a number of awards this season.  Click to the full post for a complete listing:

City Conference Champs
Sylvester Cup
Nicollet Cup
Section 6AA – 2nd Place
Team Academic Award- Team GPA 3.74

Ms Soccer Finalist- Ella Endo
All State- Ella Endo
All Metro 2nd Team – Ella Endo
Awards based on coaches recognition of athletes during regular season play. 
All Conference Awards
Ella Endo
QuQu Holman
Quinn Jurek
Claudia Murray
Sarah Shepard
All Conference- Honorable Mention awards
Maia King
Emily Kuhfuss
Lillian Selberg
Mara Schwob
Awards voted on by all players in the program.
Rookie of the year – Ellie Wells
Most Improved – Maia King
MVP – Ella Endo
Miller Award– Anna Melnyk and QuQu Holman
-recognition of a senior who embodies what it means to be a Miller- Miller pride, leadership, inclusivity, integrity, determination.

Congratulations to Ella Endo

By | Fall 2019

Ella is a finalist for Class AA Ms Soccer MN, which recognizes an outstanding senior player.  Other finalists include: Sophia Boman, Edina; Kaitlyn Hanson, Lakeville South; Kelsey Kallio, Andover and Paige Peltier, Cretin-Derham Hall.  Winner will be named at the State Tournament Banquet.