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, after a slow start to the season, varsity Soccer finished 14-6-6 by winning 12 of their final 14 games to capture the WCAC and DCSAA Championships. On November 3 at Catholic University, the Eagles defeated Good Counsel, scoring two goals in the final six minutes to claim the WCAC crown. Over the course of the next week, the team racked up wins over the School Without Walls, St. Alban’s, and Sidwell Friends on its way to the DCSAA championship. Ryan Elie was named first team All-Met and DCSAA Player of the Year and Head Coach Scott Waller was named All-Met and DCSAA Coach of the Year.
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).