Minnehaha Academy has two high school and two middle school teams. We are a unique program in that we are an extremely competitive program yet we also place a great emphasis on the social and spiritual components. The program is built on effort, improvement, respect and a lot of fun. We desire to make lifetime memories and friends as well as grow and learn important life lessons. Everyone that follows team guidelines will make and play on a team.
Off season activities optional for soccer include open gym soccer; an indoor soccer team; weight training; summer practice; Redhawk soccer camp; captain’s practice; summer fitness and skill training schedule and individual training with the coaches. We offer as much or as little as an individual player wants.
Other points of interest: We have eight girls soccer coaches – all Minnehaha Academy soccer alumni. The varsity has made it into the State Tournament four times, winning the title and going undefeated in 1998.
Middle School Girls Soccer begins at the start of the school year, and is open to players in Grades 6-8. These teams are open for players who are beginners and to those who play at a highly competitive level. Players who participate can count on 3 practice days a week, and 1 to 2 contests as well. Our Coaches do a great job preparing these girls to play at the High School level.
Captain's practices begin 1 week before the official start. The Soccer Camp is one week before captain's practices.
Tryouts occur the first week.
Varsity Home games are played on the North Campus soccer field; JV and B squad play mainly at Ft Snelling with some games at the North Campus.
Season: August (2nd Monday) – Mid October
Bryan Hollaway, Varsity Head CoachE-mail
Julie Anderson, Varsity Assistant CoachE-mail
Matthew Kennett, JV Head CoachE-mail
Benjamin Ulland, MS CoachE-mail
David Jankowski, MS CoachE-mail
Team Trophies & Awards
2004. State Tournament Participant
1998. Tri-Metro Conference Champions, Class AA State Champions (23-0-0, outscored opponents 80-2 with 22 shutouts)
1997. Tri-Metro Conference Runner-up
1996. Tri-Metro Conference Runner-up
1995. Tri-Metro Conference Runner-up
1994. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1993. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1992. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1991. Tri-Metro Champs, State Tournament Participant
1990. State Tournament Participant
1989. Tri-Metro Conference Champions
1983. 1st in ‘Mini-State”
1982. 1st in ‘Mini-State”