Girls Soccer – Roster Information
2019 Girls Teams
Thank You for all players who tried out, if you did not make a team please see the area below regarding additional options for you. For those who have made a team, please check the schedule page for the practice schedule and gear ordering information. Please note there will be movement between JV and Varsity and between B and C Teams.
For those who were selected to a team, there will be a mandatory meeting, Thursday, August 15th at Duluth East. This will be to go over all yearly expectations, procedures, and fundraising – please bring your checkbook.
5:00- B/C Teams in the Baseball Stadium
6:00- Greyhound Nation for all parents/athletes in the auditorium
7:00- Top 40 in the Baseball Stadium
East Varsity and JV Team Bonding
The team bonding and overnight will be after Greyhound Nation on Thursday, August 15th-16th. Please save the date, details to come.
Attention all B & C Team Players
In order to participate in your first set of scrimmages against Hermantown you MUST complete our online forms submission. We are doing this online this year to eliminate paperwork and to streamline the process. Click here for the forms submission site.
2019 East Girls Soccer Coaching Staff
Varsity Head Coach- Steve Polkowski- Steve is entering his 9th season as the girls coach and 10th season overall with Duluth East. Steve has his coaching minor through the University of Minnesota-Duluth, his USSF D license, his NSCAA National Diploma, High School Coaching Diploma and Director of Coaching Certificate. Away from the field Steve is a high school history teacher at Cloquet High School.
Varsity Assistant Coach- Cass Welhouse- A native of Appleton Wisconsin, Cass had a long career as a defender at both the high school and club level. She is a current member of the UMD women’s club soccer team and spent this past summer coaching with East Select Soccer at the U12, and U14 levels. She is currently in the education program at UMD focusing both on elementary and special education, she is set to graduate in 2020.
Junior Varsity Coach- Roni Rudolph- Roni joined the Greyhound staff in 2019 after graduating college with a degree in elementary education. Roni played four years of soccer at the College of St. Scholastica and played in the NCAA tournament twice. Prior to her college career she was a captain of the Greyhounds and the starting keeper for two seasons.
B-Team Coach- Krysta Mielke- Krysta played high school soccer at Duluth East and is currently a student at UMD. She was a four year letter winner in soccer and her play was best defined by her grit and passion, she will bring this same passion to the Greyhounds in a coaching capacity starting in 2019.
B-Team Coach- Corrado Rosato- Also known as “Bino”, Corrado was the anchor in goal for the Greyhounds in 2014-15 and played for CSS the following year leading them to the NCAA tournament. Corrado worked with the boys program as a keeper coach in 2017 before taking on this position this season.
C-Team Coach- Nick Braun- Nick is a long time coach with East Select Soccer having coached at multiple levels since 2017, he is a graduate of Duluth East and played college soccer at CSS.
C-Team Coach- Hannah Cornwell- Hannah is returning for her second season with the hounds and is familiar to the program having graduated from Duluth East 4 years ago. Hannah was a two time letter winner for the Greyhounds and is currently a student at CSS, a coach for East Select Soccer and a coach for the Ice Breakers hockey program.
For team explanations, individual grade level expectations, team rules and the tryout/team selection process please refer to the 2019 Girls Soccer Team Handbook
If You Were Not Selected for a Team
For those who were not selected for a team, thank you for all of your hard work during the past two days and please consider joining a team through AYSA. The numbers and competition were both very high this year, you made the decisions very difficult for the coaches and we would love to see you continue with this great game and try out again next year.
AYSA teams that are forming will allow you to keep playing this fall. If you did not make a team and want a written evaluation one can be provided if interested e-mail Steve Polkowski and one will be given. Phone calls will not be accepted and e-mails looking for evaluations will be responded to in the order they are received, please remember this process does take time as it is the start of the season.
Congrats to the 2019 Greyhound Captains: Aubrie Guenther and Quinn Clark
A third captain may be named at the start of the season.
Summer Soccer Information-
Duluth East Girls Soccer does not affiliate itself with any summer club, program or camp. If you are interested in playing summer soccer please use the link below for available programs in the Duluth area. If your club, program or camp is not listed and you would like it listed please click the “contact high school coaches” tab and we will have the information added.
Thanks and GO GREYHOUNDS