End of Season Banquet

The Banquet will be a semi-potluck event and will include JVC, JV and Varsity players and their families.   We will have pizza there and just ask that you bring a salad or an appetizer.  
 Date: Thursday June 4th 
Time: 7:00 – 8:40 
Location: Arena Sports

RESPONSE REQUIRED:  For planning purposes, please respond by Sunday May 31st 5:00 p.m.  to the email you received from Julia Jones.  If you have not received an email, please let me know at keltaylor@Comcast.net or let Julia know at jhjoneshome@yahoo.com

May 29, 2015 |

All Star Game on Tuesday, June 2 at Blanchet Soccer Field


Congratulations to our RHS players making the 2015 All Metro 3A Mountain Division teams!

1st Team


Ian Mejia – Roosevelt – Sophomore


Ryan Onart – Roosevelt- Junior

2nd Team


Mac Lyle – Roosevelt – Junior


Willett Holland – Roosevelt


Angel Alcaraz – Roosevelt – Senior

Honorable Mention

Michael Leshchyshyn (JR), Arthur Lindhjem (JR), Porter Jones (JR)

The  juniors and seniors listed above will be representing RHS in the Metro League Boys Soccer All Star Game on Tuesday, June 2 at Blanchet Soccer Field. The Junior Game will be at 5:00pm (Juniors need to arrive at 4:30 to get their jersey and warmup)
The Senior Game at 6:30pm (ideally Seniors can be there at 5pm to watch the Junior Game, get their jersey and warmup)
BBQ will follow each game




May 22, 2015 |

RHS Men’s Varsity 2nd in Metro League

RHS fell 3-1 against Ballard High School in the Metro League final on May 15th in a hard fought physical match  before a sizeable crowd of students and other fans at Interbay Stadium. Freshman Avery Jacobson scored in the first half and the Riders and the Beavers ended the first half with a score of  1-1. Ballard scored in the second half following a corner kick, and then the Riders pushed forward to try for an equalizer, but were caught on a counter attack with a final result of 3-1. The Riders will play again next week in the State Tournament against Auburn Riverside.  Date will be either May 18, 19, or 20 .

May 17, 2015 |

RHS advances to Metro League final

In local high school soccer parlance, the words “undefeated” and “Lakeside” were synonymous – until today. Today, RHS defeated Lakeside in penalty kicks to advance to the Metro league final. Penalty kick goal scorers were Alex Cooper, Ian Mejia, Mac Lyle and James Kipper. There can be little debate, though, that the man of the match title was earned by goal keeper, Darius Ochoa, who stopped two of the penalty kicks shot by Lakeside and gave RHS an overall outstanding performance. (See photo below of teammates running to pile on top of Darius after the game.)


Great work, Riders! The league final will be played on Friday, May 15th at 7:30 p.m. at Interbay. Finally a game late enough for us working folks, so there is no excuse not to come out and support our boys and cheer like crazy!



May 13, 2015 |

Metro League Tournament Schedule

RHS Varsity defeated Cleveland 5-0 to finish 3rd in the Metro Mountain Division.  This means we are now seeded for Metro League tournament.  Our first game will be on Monday, May 11 when our Roughriders take on the Garfield Bulldogs. The game will be at Interbay at 3:30 p.m. Go Riders!!!


Here is the tournament schedule:Metro league bracket



May 4, 2015 |

RHS Soccer Camp Registration Available

This summer will be a great opportunity to raise some money for next year’s season with a co-ed soccer camp for younger players June 23-25 from 10-2 p.m. So spread the word!

The camp is offered for boys and girls ages 7-11 during the first week of summer vacation, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the RHS soccer field. Our boys will be instrumental in the running of the camp, and in turn they’ll be raising money for next year’s program.

For campers, it’s a great deal — just $58 for three days of soccer. Each player will work with the RHS coaching staff and RHS players. They’ll be instructed on technique in attacking, defending and goalkeeping skills, with mini games to end each session.
Interested campers should fill out the paperwork and mail it with a check payable to “RHS Boys Soccer” to Julia Jones at the address listed on the form.
Registration forms are available here:Roosevelt-Soccer-Camp-Registration-20152
For more information contact Julia Jones at jhjoneshome@yahoo.com or Ngaire Taylor at ngaire@aol.com

May 2, 2015 |

Senior Day – Great Turn out!

Thank you to all  RHS Roughrider soccer fans for the wonderful turn out at Senior Day 2015. We honored seniors Will Golding, Angel Alcaraz, Joel Chavez, James Kiper, Ian McInnis, Brian Walker, Gregorio Mount, Max Baker, and Team Manger Jun Kai Han. Congratulations seniors! The ceremonies were followed by a passionate battle with Lakeside, and although the results were not in our favor, the home field sentiment certainly was. Thank you to Jim Lyle, Julia Jones, Kristy Lindgren, Claire Prestbo and Maren Cooper for your help with this event. To see photos use this link:Senior Day 2015 Photos

April 11, 2015 |

JV Team’s Extraordinary Run

Our JV team has been having tremendous success. The JV team’s win/loss record stands at 10 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss. Congratulations and keep it up!

April 4, 2015 |

Battle vs the Defending 3A Champions


The JV team continued their unbeaten  streak by defeating Lakeside 2-1 on March 19th at a game played at Magnuson Park, our home field for 2015.


The Varsity team lost an intense 3-0 battle against Lakeside on March 19th. The score did not reflect the strength of the performance put forward by Roosevelt, and the  match up against Lakeside on April 30th at Roosevelt will undoubtedly end in a much more favorable result for the Roughriders.

March 22, 2015 |

Parent Meeting Recap

Thank you for all those who attended the parent meeting regarding our 2015 soccer season. For those who were unable to attend, please be aware that the team fees this year are $120. Please provide a check for this amount to our team booster representative, Jim Lyle. His email is jim@lylegroup.com Check should be made payable to Roosevelt Athletic Boosters. One hundred percent of this money goes to the RHS soccer program. The team fees go toward the cost of uniforms, soccer balls, senior night gifts, and other team expenses. The Seattle School District pays a very small fraction of the program costs. Additionally, we have had some large expenses recently regarding uniform purchases. For example, JVC received a new kit last year. This year, the Varsity team receive new kits. Speaking of uniforms, Coach Gary urged players not to use bleach when washing uniforms. Please also turn the jerseys inside out when drying them in the dryer.

Volunteer Positions Needed:
Coach Gary would like to encourage the creation of a fundraising committee. We also are looking for a fundraising summer camp committee. Additional volunteer posts include photographer, host a team dinner, score reporters for the games (so scores can be posted on the website), and we are also looking for people willing to donate hydration such as water, Gatorade, and chocolate milk, and people willing to donate protein bars.

If you are willing to volunteer in any of these capacities, please contact me at keltaylor@comcast.net so I can update our volunteer contact page and we can begin communicating about how we can make 2015 a great soccer season.

March 14, 2015 |