Gonzaga is represented on the soccer field by three teams—Varsity, JV, and Freshman. Under Coach Scott Waller, the Varsity team has developed into a local power.
Last year, the team started the season on a tear, winning seven of its first eight games, including a 6-3 win over Regis (from Colorado) in the Jesuit Soccer Classic on Buchanan Field. Post-season highlights included a 1-0 overtime victory in the WCAC quarterfinals against Bishop O’Connell on October 30. On November 6, the team beat Theodore Roosevelt in the DCSAA quarterfinals, 5-1. Six Eagles were named to All-WCAC teams, and Ryan Elie ‘20 was named second team All-Met. The Eagles finished 14-7 overall and will have 12 seniors returning for the 2019 season.
We are looking forward to another great season of Gonzaga Soccer in 2019!
Coach Waller began coaching at Gonzaga in 1998, and became Head Varsity Coach in 2005. In his tenure, Coach Waller’s teams have advanced to the WCAC Finals 12 times, winning six WCAC Championships. In 2007, he was honored as The Washington Post All-Met Coach of the Year, and was named WCAC Coach of the Year in 2015. Over the years, Gonzaga’s Varsity team has been a constant in the national spotlight, with the 2009 and 2012 teams both ranked in the top ten in the nation by the Adidas NSCAA coaches’ poll. Scott has coached six Gatorade State Player of the Year recipients, nine first team Washington Post All-Met players, and has an impressive winning record of 182-61-29.
Scott was a standout player at Castleton State College in Vermont and earned two Academic All-American Honors, NESCA Senior All-Star, and All-Conference First Team selections in his sophomore, junior, and senior years. Scott lives in the Del Ray area of Alexandria with his wife, Suzy, and their three children: Kira (11), Charlie (8), and Naomi (5).