Basic Info for the 2017 Season


Welcome to the Roosevelt High School boys soccer website!

Boys soccer is a spring sport. The 2017 season will start with conditioning (probably twice weekly after school) led by Coach Gary Hunter and informal practices led by the team captains in December, followed by tryouts  probably  taking place in late February. (The earliest first practice is set by WIAA and is   2/27/2017 There are three teams — a JVC team, JV team and Varsity team. The season will end in late May, and conference games may be played during Spring Break, so please plan accordingly.

If you are interested in playing for one of the teams in 2017, look for announcements of the  schedule starting in December and tryouts in late February– they will be posted in the daily bulletin as well as on this website.

You can find out more about how the RHS team works by reading prior posts on this blog or visiting the FAQ page.

This webpage is looking for a new webmaster for 2016-17. If you are willing to volunteer, please contact



August 2, 2016 |

End of Season Banquet May 31 at 6:30 p.m.- All Teams

The end of season banquet for all  of our RHS soccer teams will be a semi-potluck event and will include JVC, JV and Varsity players and their families.   We will have pizza provided by the booster, so please  bring a salad or an appetizer.  
 Date: Tuesday May 31, 2016

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Roosevelt Commons


May 24, 2016 |

Roosevelt Advances to State Quarter Finals May 20 at 5:00 p.m.

Roosevelt defeated number 1 seed Auburn Mountainview at a game played on Auburn’s home turf Tuesday night. Avery Jacobson scored two goals in the first half, and Alex Lowe followed up with a break away goal in the second half for a final score of Roosevelt 3 – Auburn Mountainview 2. Coach Gary Hunter told the Seattle Times after the game, “We play in the Metro League. We’re battle tested. Our kids brought their hearts.”
Those Rider hearts will again be tested when our team squares off against Mercer Island on May 20 at 5 p.m. at Interbay Stadium. Please come out wearing green and gold ready to cheer them on!

The bracket for the 3A State Championship Tournament can be found by clicking on this link:

The full Seattle Times story can be found here:

Seattle Times story

Go Riders!

May 18, 2016 |

Roosevelt in Metro League Semi-Finals May 11


On May 9th Roosevelt handily defeated Ingraham in their Metro League quarter final game, with a final score of Roughriders 5 and the Rams zero. The Riders play a semi-final game on Wednesday May 11th at the Southeast Athletic Complex (the stadium for Rainier Beach High school) at 7:30 p.m.. The Riders will be taking on Lakeside Lions in what will doubtlessly  be an entertaining and well fought battle. Please come out to support our boys on their path to  the Metro League Championship game!

Go Riders!

Click here to view the 2016 tournament bracket.

May 10, 2016 |

Wonderful turnout for Senior Night! Thank you!

Thank you to all who came to watch the game and support our seniors at Senior Night on April 29th.  RHS varsity defeated Cleveland by a score of 7-1 in front of a sizeable crowd of supporters for the green and gold.


Celebrated Seniors: Ryan Onart, Darius Ochoa, Keaton MacIntrye, Mac Lyle, Colin Cahill, Alexander Cooper, Arthur Lindhjem, John Bentler, Tupac Barajas and Cameron Carmichael

More RHS senior night photos can be found at this link:

RHS Senior Night Photos:

Use password “roosevelt”



April 29, 2016 |

JVC Update – Ballard Black and Ingraham

The JVC Rider squad booked a pair of tie games this last week.

On Saturday 4/23, the boys tied Ballard 3-3 away.

On Monday, 4/25 the team fought to a 2-2 tie at home against the Ingraham Rams.

After a scoreless first half, Raymond Sundvall shouldered around the final defender and was headed for a 1v1 with the Ingraham keeper when he was tackled from behind just outside the box. On the PK, Raymond lofted a beautiful try which found the upper right corner of the net just out of the keepers reach.

Roosevelt’s second score came as Alex Wessel burned in a low, smoking strike from 25 yards out to put Roosevelt up 2-1.

Unfortunately Ingraham was able to respond to both Rider scores leaving the final score 2-2.

April 26, 2016 |

Varsity Suffer Tough Loss to Ballard 2-1

This Wednesday RHS Men’s Varsity lost a well fought battle against undefeated Ballard team. Strong passing combinations by the Roughriders during the first half had Ballard on their heels. Avery Jacobson assisted Ryan Onart who scored by deftly chipping the ball over the Ballard Keeper’s head. Ballard came back to score two goals after a red card against Roosevelt early in the second half left them playing a man down in unseasonably hot April weather. Highlights of the goals can be found here:


Thanks to the many supporters who came out to watch this exciting game. We hope to see you all again at Senior Night April 29th at Roosevelt High School.

April 21, 2016 |

JVC Riders Nab First Home Win!

The JVC riders held onto a 1-0 score all through the second half to secure their first home victory against Ballard in Monday’s record-breaking heat.

The games only score came midway through the first half when Griffin Wight juked the Ballard keeper to the ground and then calmly tapped the ball into the wide open net in front of him.

April 20, 2016 |

JVC Game update – Chief Sealth/Garfield

JVC Riders beat Chief Sealth at their field 4-1 and then withstood a powerful second half attack to come away with a 2-2 tie at Garfield to remain unbeaten on the road.
The Garfield game featured scoring by Sander Fogarty and Will Denny and tough goal-tending by Albert Oh and Kenji McCracken. Given that Garfield shut out the riders just last week at home, a 2-2 tie on the road with a number of players dinged up, feels pretty OK.

April 7, 2016 |