St. Anthony going it alone in soccer

As the Minnesota Twins were on the road to their World Series championship, St. Anthony Village High School and Spring Lake Park High School were combining forces in soccer for the first time. Since 1991, the two schools have had cooperative soccer teams for both boys and girls.

That cooperative was recently dissolved and St. Anthony is set to field its own soccer teams starting with the 2017 season.

The St. Anthony-New Brighton school board on Nov. 1 voted to end the cooperative agreement with Spring Lake Park. 

St. Anthony is planning on fielding teams at the varsity and junior varsity level for both boys and girls and those teams will compete in the Tri-Metro Conference. Until now, St. Anthony was the only school in the conference not competing in soccer in the Tri-Metro.

With the school board’s decision official, planning for the 2017 season has begun. Among the things that need to be done between now and next fall are the hiring of coaches, the purchase of equipment and uniforms and the scheduling of games, conference and non-conference.


Brian Meyers can be reached at or 651-748-7819. Follow him on Twitter @BMeyersNews.


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