Girls Varsity Soccer
The girls varsity team defeated Marshall in Section 2 third round of playoffs before losing to Waconia in the fourth round and finishing the season 15-3 for the season. The squad represented the school well, both on and off the field. Many program records were set this year including most wins (15), conference co-champion for the first time, and the highest state ranking, #16 out of 133 teams. Thank you to the seniors for such great leadership!
Girls JV Soccer
The jv girls soccer team finished their season with an 8-6-1 record. Their schedule was tough this year, not playing many teams from their conference. They played a handful of surrounding schools’ third or fourth string teams, including Chanhassen, Eden Prairie and Minnetonka. They had some tough losses and close games but also came out with some huge wins. The Stars outscored their opponents by one goal, with 34 goals for and 33 against. On offense, sophomore Claire Schmidtke led the team with 14 goals and one assist. Junior Morgan Brothers came in second with four goals and two assists. Sophomores Sophie Sommerness and Anika Fasold each scored three goals. Half of the team’s goals were assisted by teammates. Sophomore captain Ella Hosmer tallied three assists, while Sommerness and sophomore Saylor Bjelland each had two. On defense, senior captain Liz Schmidt had a stellar season. Schmidt made 105 saves in net, with a 76.6% saves percentage. Junior captain Claire Carlson and freshman Chelsea Lohrenz helped the team earn five shutouts on the season.
Boys Varsity Soccer
The boys soccer team finished their season with a tough overtime loss versus Mayer Lutheran falling 2-1 in the final minutes of double overtime. The boys finished their season with a 12- 6 overall record, playing an incredibly tough schedule. Thank you to the seniors for all of your work and dedication to the program.
Earlier in the week, SWC defeated the International School / Eagle River 4-0. Jon Brain notched two goals. Adam Cavalieri and David Brain also scored. Jack Boike had two assists and David Brain had the other. Adam Tebbs got the shutout.
Mayer Lutheran was our kryptonite this year, defeating us in the regular season and in Sections by the identical score of 2-1. We did everything right but put the ball in the net, and the Crusaders took advantage of their few changes with two beautiful goals.
David Brain led the team in assists once again this year with 17 and added seven goals. He is a four-year letter winner with career totals of 29 goals and 52 assists. His brother Jon Brain led the team in goals this year with 14. He also had five assists, second on the team behind David. Jeremiah Konkel scored five times in a season unfortunately shortened by injury. Adam Cavalieri had four goals and three assists, many of those coming out of his position in defense.
We had another great week of White Hawks football! Varsity dropped a tough game to #1 Ranked SMB 3-20, JV lost a close one against Fridley 23-28, and the C-Squad won 23-22 at Holy Family Catholic! THANK YOU to all who braved the cold and were able to come out and support us this past week!
The C team faced conference opponent Mayer Lutheran on the road with a 19-25, 26-24, 15-13 victory. The win included six kills by Olivia Wight and four kills each by Issy Bergstrom, Katie Healey, Jayden Schmieg, and Abby Vis.
JV fell 2-1 to Mayer Lutheran 25-11, 22-25, 15-9 in conference play. Katie Nykanen had 15 digs, and Paige Lemkuil had nine kills, two aces, and five digs.
The varsity volleyball team had a busy and competitive week with six matches in five days – and three of those matches against ranked teams. The Stars went 4-2 on the week with victories over Benilde-St. Margaret’s, class A #1 Mayer Lutheran, Rosemount, and Andover, while dropping close matches to class A #3 Minneota and class AA #5 Concordia Academy.
Hosting Benilde-St. Margaret’s last Tuesday, the squad won the first two sets before dropping the next two, forcing a decisive 5th set. The Stars overwhelmed the Red Knights in the fifth set, winning the match 25-18, 25-18, 23-25, 22-25, 15-2. Senior Maddie Lemkuil led the way with 15 kills and a .406 hitting efficiency to go with 14 digs, two aces, and three blocks. Junior Felicia Luther set a career high with 47 assists, while senior Marissa Agrimson tied a career high with 27 digs.
The Stars travelled to Class A top-ranked Mayer Lutheran for a Minnesota River Conference contest on Thursday. Using a strong team effort, they toppled the Crusaders in straight sets 25-21, 25-23, 25-21 to score the upset. Using strong hitting performances from Lemkuil (15 kills), sophomore Estelle Haugen and senior Mackenzie Close (13 kills each), mixed with great defensive efforts from Agrimson (18 digs) and Haugen (15 digs), the Stars controlled the tightly contested match, and were able to stifle the high-powered Mayer Lutheran offense.
With little turn-around time, SWCHS was at Eastview High School for the Lightning Invitational and a field stacked with seven ranked schools. After Close’s 11 kills and .471 hitting helped in dispatching Rosemount on Friday night (25-22, 25-15), the Stars faced defending Class A state champion and #3-ranked Minneota to determine the winner of the pool. After dropping a tight first set, the team responded by bludgeoning the defending champs in the 2nd set. Unfortunately, the Stars couldn’t get it going in the third set, losing the match 27-25, 17-25, 15-6. Lemkuil led the way with 12 kills and five digs.
Competing in the 5th place silver bracket, the varsity volleyball team outlasted a strong defensive Andover team 25-21, 23-25, 15-10 with strong efforts from Haugen (13 kills) and Close (9 kills, .600 hitting pct) before squaring off against Class AA #5-ranked Concordia Academy. After losing the first set, and allowing the Beacons to jump out to a big early lead in the 2nd set, the Stars rallied back to force a third set. The Beacons proved to have more gas left in the tank, winning the match 25-17, 27-29, 15-5. The Stars were represented on the 7-player All-Tournament team by Mackenzie Close.