Girls Soccer – Roster Information
2018 Girls Soccer Team Posting (Click here)
2018 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 16th at Duluth East. This will be to go over all yearly expectations, procedures, and fundraising – please bring your checkbook.
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.
2018 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 U10, U11, and U13 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- Julien Bratek- Julien is entering her 8th season helping out with the Greyhounds in some capacity, in previous seasons she has guided the club level teams before bumping up to the JV this season. Julien has also coached for East Select Soccer for 7 seasons in multiple positions. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Duluth and is currently serving as the director of the Arrowhead Youth Soccer Association.
B-Team Coach- Gus Nascimento- Gus is one of our first international coaches involved with our club teams, he is a native of Brazil and has spent the past two seasons coaching with East Select Soccer. He also spent the past two seasons playing at Lake Superior College and will be helping with the boys program as well as the LSC women’s program this fall.
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- Krystin Van Cleave- Krystin is in her third season with the C-Team having began coaching it when she arrived at CSS. She is a former keeper herself and brings a wealth of knowledge about the game both as a keeper and field player. Krystin has been the assistant coach under Steve Voltz with ESS for the past two seasons.
C-Team Coach- Hannah Cornwell- Another new coach to the staff this year Hannah 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.
For team explanations, individual grade level expectations, team rules and the tryout/team selection process please refer to the 2018 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.