MHS September Sports Brief: Varsity Football, Men’s and Women’s Soccer


Grace Droneck

Liam Boris and Alexandra Struble

Men’s Football

During the fall, many Minnetonka High School students spend time supporting the Skippers and cheering them on to victory.

Dave Nelson is the head coach of the Minnetonka High School Varsity Football Team. Nelson has been with Minnetonka for 16 years, leading the team to two state championships. Nelson hopes to them to a third this season. Nelson “really love[s] the entire process of coaching and taking a team from point A to point B.” He says, “Minnetonka is a special place – great support from our students and community. Friday nights are very special.”

Nelson also praises the current senior class, which has a total of twelve returning senior players who helped the Skippers make it to U.S. Bank stadium for the championship last year.  Nelson highlighted Aaron Syverson,’19, as a key player to watch this season. Nelson says he “is a great athlete and leader [who] possesses all the skills that great quarterbacks have”.

Make sure to come out on September 28th for the homecoming game against Lakeville South. Their last home game before playoffs is against Eden Prairie on October 12th.


Women’s Soccer

The Minnetonka Varsity Girls Soccer team leads Class 2A with three wins and one loss in their conference. They have twelve wins and two losses overall. Along with this impressive record, they are also ranked number one in Minnesota and have high aspirations for playoffs. Last year, the Varsity team finished third overall.

Onalee Erickson, ‘19, said this year the team “has been focusing on playing as a team together. There are things we’ve had to work on. But, overall, our work ethic and drive to win the game has been pushing us to do our best.”

Their next game is on September 29th at home at 11:30 a.m. against Coon Rapids. The girls play again on October 2nd at 7 p.m. against Wayzata. Their full schedule can be found on


Men’s Soccer

Boy’s Soccer leads Class 2A with four wins and one loss in the conference. Overall, they have eight wins, two losses and five ties. They will play Prior Lake on September 29th at home at 1:30 p.m. They will also play at home against Wayzata on October 2nd at 5:30 p.m. Check for the full schedule.