2016 Soccer Tryout Dates Announced!

Men’s RHS Soccer Tryouts will take place at the RHS athletic field on

Feb 29th, March 1st , March 2nd and March 3rd

All players must turn in the packet of required paper work and have an ASB activity card in order to be cleared to participate in try outs. Please pick up  required sports paperwork from the main office, complete it, and return it to the office by Feb 22nd.  (Do not bring paperwork to the coach.)

Tryout times are broken down by grade level:

9th and 10th grade will try out  from 2:45-4:15  

11th and  12th grade and all returning varsity players will try out from 4:00pm- 6:00pm.

Please have cleats, running shoes, shin guards, water, and athletic wear.

Paperwork / ASB Activity Card/Physical :
You may also download athletic paperwork from the Roosevelt High School website:


ASB Activity Cards are required for athletic participation. It is highly recommended that players submit their packet and obtain an ASB Activity Card  well in advance of the deadline.

Note that all students must have had a physical within the last 24 months to play soccer. If your son had one last year, it should still be on file in the office. But if not,  schedule one ASAP with your doctor or with the school’s health center.

February 2, 2016 |

Raffle Tickets and Hall of Fame Banquet

Message from Jennifer Belk:
Hello Rider Mens Soccer Families!
INVITATION: First, I would like to cordially invite you all to the 16th annual Roosevelt Athletic Boosters Fundraising Event on Saturday, March 5th from 6-9 p.m..  This event raises funds the Roosevelt Athletic Boosters, who fund a full-time certified Athletic Trainer available to all of our athletes as well as provide financial support to every RHS team.  There will be a Raise the Paddle but the highlight will be the drawing of the Cash Raffle!
THANK YOU Second, I’d like to give a big thank you to those who have already purchased raffle tickets!
CASH RAFFLE Third, if you haven’t already purchased tickets, I’d like to sincerely request that you get in touch with me soon to get some to sell or buy.   Last year the Boosters raised $68,000 in raffle sales.  They no longer hound you for auction donations to raise money for each team but we  do need your help selling raffle tickets! This year, they have made it especially easy by asking us to sell raffle tickets to family, friends, neighbors, etc.  Raffle tickets prices are $50 for one ticket, $125 for 3 tickets and $200 for 5 tickets.  A portion of each ticket will go directly to our team!  There are three prizes:  $5,000; $2,500 and $1,000 and you don’t need to be present to win.
 Roosevelt Mens Soccer has quite a few needs that the Boosters will fund this year (jerseys and goals) and we need to be sure to help with continued fundraising.  If you have questions or are ready to request tickets, just email me at belkjl@gmail.com.
We are hoping that each family will consider buying or selling at least 2 tickets.
• Saturday March 5th, 2016 – Save the DATE!

• 6:00 PM – 9:00PM, includes Dinner & Drinks and a great time

• The Burke Museum on the UW campus, with tons of free parking

• Tickets to the event will be available soon and we will post the
Thanks for your support of Roosevelt Athletics and I look forward to seeing you all at the Burke Museum on March 5th!

January 12, 2016 |

Off season workouts have begun!

Off Season Work outs:

Off season works outs  are taking place now on Tuesday and Thursday and will continue until tryouts, which will begin February 29, 2016.

Paperwork & Participation Fee Due:
All Students interested in Trying -out for the Boys Soccer Team:

paperwork needs to be returned to the Main Office by Feb 22, 2016. Please pick up your spring sports packet in January.
First day of Boys Soccer-Tryouts are February 29, 2016. Tryouts will continue during that week.

All players must turn in the packet of required paper work and pay the fee in order to be cleared to participate in try outs. The required paper work is available on the Roosevelt High School website:



It is highly recommended that players submit their packet and fees well in advance of the deadline. The fee is refundable upon request if a player does not make one of the three RHS Men’s soccer teams.

Note that all students must have had a physical within the last 24 months to play soccer. If your son had one last year, it should still be on file in the office. But if not, better schedule one ASAP with your doctor, or get one at the school’s Teen Center.


Questions may be directed to head coach, Gary Hunter at grhunter@seattleschools.org

December 1, 2015 |

RHS Soccer 2016 Informational Meeting

There will be a an informational meeting on Monday November 23, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. in the RHS Commons for all those interested in playing for the RHS men’s soccer program this Spring. Topics will include off season workouts, grades, & expectations.

November 18, 2015 |

Basic Info for the 2016 Season


Welcome to the Roosevelt High School boys soccer website!

Boys soccer is a spring sport. The 2016 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   2/29/2016 http://www.wiaa.com) There are three teams — a JVC team, JV team and Varsity team. The season will end in late May, and conference games will be played during Spring Break (the week of April 13th), so please plan accordingly.

If you are interested in playing for one of the teams in 2016, 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.

If you ever have trouble remembering how to get to this page, you can simply Google or Bing “RHS mens soccer”, and it will come up as the first hit.



September 2, 2015 |

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 |