Athletics and Activities Update September 25th

Girls’ Soccer

Head Coach Eric Yanke

The girls’ soccer team played two tough games this week. We started the week by playing at Sauk Rapids on a very cold Monday evening. The Johnnies started out strong with a goal from Valeriya Woodard ’21  to take a 1-0 lead. The rest of the game went entirely the way of the Storm as they scored 6 unanswered goals for the victory.

On Thursday the Johnnies were away at Little Falls. The girls came back from a 1-3 half time deficit to even the score in the second half. We gave up a heart breaker in the 68th minute and were unable to overcome the late goal and were on the losing end of a 3-5 game. Lizzy Kolb ’19 was instrumental in directing the flow of our offensive opportunities and Emma Henning ’18 showed poise defensively helping transition defensive stops into attacking opportunities. Goal scorers included Valeriya Woodard and Reid Nydeen ’19.

Boys’ Soccer

Head Coach Dan Stark

The Johnnies had a busy week playing two games. On Tuesday, the boys played Minnewaska winning 3-0. Scores were scored by Kaima ’19, Kevin Stark-Haws ’18, and Christian Garcia ’19. With a strong wind against the Johnnies pushed through and came away with the win.

On Thursday, the boys faced Little Falls and won 2-0. Playing a man down, the team was able to come back with goals scored by Ben Jolkovsky ’18 and Kevin Stark-Haws. Nick Foss ’18 had his fourth shut out of the season and made several impressive saves. Thank you to the fans that came out and supported the Johnnies!

Girls’ Tennis

Head Coach Mark Muntifering
Assistant Coach Charles Miller

Rain Rain Go Away! All  meets in the last two weeks have been rained out!

When the Girls’ Varsity team competed before the rain vs. Sartell, Anna Zheng ’18 was able to pull out a win. Annie Ellis ’18 and Regan Mies ’18 were headed into 3rd set battles when the rain started falling! The teams hope to have a rematch soon.

Cross Country

Head Coach Lance Nydeen

The Saint John’s Prep Boys’ and Girls’ Cross Country teams participated in the Pierz Stampede on Monday Sept 18.  A great showing for our varsity boys and our JV Girls.  Luc Westling ’20 and Andy Moen ’18 finished in the top half of over 100 participants.

We are looking forward to this week’s Home Invitational at Radio Tower Field on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Hope to see many of you there cheering on our athletes and the 16+ teams competing with us!  Races start at 4:00 p.m.

Girls’ Swimming and Diving

Head Coach Jen Daiker

Girls swimming and diving had two meets this week.

The first took place on Tuesday against Sauk Centre, with the girls putting up good fight and some great times, but falling short against the Mainstreeters 110 – 79.

Thursday’s meet was our first home meet of the season at Saint John’s vs Milaca, a competitor in our new section. With the strong competition from Milaca, the teams were scoring close the entire meet until the final event, the 400 Free relay. The girls were able to pull off a win with a final score of 99 – 86, getting 1st and 3rd in the final race.

Justine Meyer ’19 had some strong varsity times in the 50 and 100 free, Sophie Hwang ’22 received her personal best time in the 100 fly with 1:09, and Cambel Sheperd ’23 had a great 500 free race with a personal best of 6:14. The team will have a week off of competitions before continuing their next few meets at the end of September.

Middle School Soccer

Head Coach Ettien Koffi

The middle school team got their second win of the season on September 19 against Melrose. The Johnnies won 4-2. Everyone had a great game, the coaches were very proud of the way we worked together as a team to constantly provide opportunities for scoring chances. We started out strong at 11 minutes into the first half and Cole scored his first of 3 goals. The second goal came at the one 15 minute mark and the third was an assist to Nick to end the first half 3-0. The Johnnies let 2 goals slide through in the second half, but Eli scored on a PK making the score 4-2. Everyone played great, but our defense really stepped up those included Wally, Alex, Logan, Owen, and Aiden.