Gonzaga Preparatory School

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Boys Soccer

WIAA State Tournament 3rd Place 1994

WIAA State Tournament 2nd Place 1995

Regional Champions 1994, 1995

District Champions 1994, 1995

Mission Statement

Our goal is to provide students with a fun, challenging, competitive athletic opportunity. We strive to uphold the mission of Gonzaga Prep on the field and in the community. Our goal is to provide a safe environment where kids learn to compete, have fun, and better themselves as soccer players and as individuals. The importance of team and community is stressed while giving players the individual opportunity to improve technically, tactically, physically, and psychologically. Respect for referees, the opponent, one another, and the game itself will be stressed.

  • To uphold the mission of the school
  • To provide a safe playing environment (mentally and physically)
  • To have fun
  • To help players improve their techniques and skills in order to achieve their full potential as soccer players
  • To help players gain confidence and gain leadership abilities to assist them in life
  • To help players put competition into perspective
  • To be competitive and win championships without sacrificing our mission
  • To help players who are interested in playing at the next level achieve their goals
  • To assist players interested in seeking out college scholarships
  • To hire coaches who are knowledgeable and have the players’ best interests in mind
  • To foster a strong sense of sportsmanship
  • To improve as a team throughout the season
  • Never to humiliate another team by running up a score
  • To improve respect for self and others
  • To learn to positively deal with any setbacks

2018 Tryout Information TBA

Head Coach Vernon Croft

Vernon Croft has more than 22 years of collegiate experience, including head soccer coach of the University of Akron and Indiana State University.

In addition, he served as assistant coach at the University of Miami (FL) and Florida International University, along with many years of experience at various levels of club and US Soccer. While holding a U.S.S.F.A. license and N.S.C.A.A. Advanced National Diploma, he is also the Technical Director for Spokane Breakers FC (now Eastern WA Surf Soccer Club) as well as the Director of Coaching for the Puget Sound Premier League Surf Academy.