Girls Varsity Soccer
Seniors, all of the community, friends, family and school feel for your loss of your senior soccer season. You all deserve many thanks for all your efforts you made as a student athlete for the past four years. I hope you all continue to play soccer in some capacity, it's a beautiful game!
I was asked to do some write-ups for the seniors. I unfortunately did not get the opportunity to know you guys. I asked Eric Liebergen and Matt Esselmann to help. Eric and Matt were delighted to help and have many found memories. As I read what they wrote I know I missed an amazing group of seniors. I wish you all the best of luck in the future wherever your path takes you. Just remember that work hard and never, ever quit. The warmest of wishes to you young ladies and I hope our paths cross again in the future. Please join us for the alumni game in the future.
Lastly, all the senior are receiving Captain Status! It's nontraditional to make so many girls captains but nothing about this missed season is traditional. You all deserve to be Soccer Captains regardless if you were one before or not, regardless if you were on varsity last season and regardless of skill. Your time, commitment and efforts deserve a reward even if it is symbolic. Congratulation on your high school graduation and captain-ship. GO PIRATES!!!
Ella was a stalwart defender on varsity for her entire high school career. Ella epitomized what it meant to attack from the back, making offensive runs and crosses from her outside back position. Ella regularly marked up against our opponent's best attackers and consistently won her match-ups. Schmit will be remembered for unique warm up jam of Whitney Houston ballads, her infectious smile, and the commitment she brought to the program. Congratulations Ella on an impressive high school soccer career!
Claire was spent all 4 of her seasons on varsity. She was a valuable contributor and was recognized as a NSC Honorable Mention in 2019. Claire served as a team captain her junior year -- her strong play, positive attitude, and leadership no doubt would've helped the new coaching staff make a seamless transition. Claire had a significant impact last season, scoring a goal in two of our first three games, and assisting in the other. Claire also had a memorable game winner vs Milwaukee King in the closing minutes last season. Congrats Claire and best of luck at University of Wisconsin!
Shelby was full motor whenever she played. She made her mark as an outside midfielder, and occasionally as a striker. Shelby had the game winner in a 1-0 nailbiter vs Homestead. She played an amazing game vs Grafton at the end of the season. Shelby was a joy to coach and always exemplified sportsmanship! Thank you, Shelby, for your contributions to the PWHS soccer program.
Hannah served as team captain. Her role as a leader put her in a position (center defense) that she was not used to playing. She took this situation and really rolled with it. Hannah played with heart and strength and pretty much played every minute of every game for the entire season. She was one of my toughest competitors and was a player that I could heavily rely upon. I am so proud of her efforts.
Unfortunately, Sylvia suffered a foot injury during the preseason that kept her from playing and practicing at all. Her speed and skill was surely missed. Despite being injured, Sylvia continued to show up and support her teammates throughout the entire season. She displayed dedication and strength beyond the field, a skill that will take her far in life.
The position of goalie can be an intimidating role to fill, but Abby used this position to be the one that is intimidating. She played fearlessly and with passion. Her ability to start a counter with one of her massive punts put us in several scoring situations. Abby could be heard directing the defense throughout the entire field. The encouragement she provided her teammates on and off the field is exactly what any coach would want and was exactly what the team needed. Thank you Abby and good luck to you.
Regan Melin scored a memorable goal in our victory at Beaver Dam. She consistently gave strong effort and had a quiet intensity to fuel her game. Regan showed tremendous self-sacrifice, courage, and humility in serving as a back up keeper when called upon, and our team was better for having Regan be a part of it. Best wishes Regan, in all that you pursue.
Hello players & parents
Unfortunately, as you may have already guessed, tonight's meeting has been cancelled. With the uncertainty that lies ahead of us and the unprecedented situation that the country finds itself in, the coaches will keep everyone updated with news as we get it. Our information is limited but so far we know that all spring sports are not to have any physical contact until at least April 14th (if this changes we will report that fact to you immediately). We want the players to feel prepared for the season and feel comfortable with a ball at their feet as soon as possible but know that everyone's health and safety are the top priority.
We will, of course, update you all as soon as we learn more and will continue to do so throughout this unprecedented time, but please contact us if you have any questions. Stay safe and healthy.
Parents and players,
I am very excited about our up-coming season as well as getting to be part of such a great community. I will be still using my personal email which I will continue to do to communicate, I will not have a school issued email address.
A couple topics to touch on:
1. Try-outs will be March 30th, 31st and April 1st after school from 3:00-4:30pm.
I will be canceling and attempting to reschedule the varsity match on March 31st. I feel I cannot establish a team prior to that match so I would rather loose one game off our schedule in order to have a proper try-out selection process.
2. Now this is all caused by spring break. It's just unfortunate that spring break starts the same day soccer does. All schools in our conference are experiencing the same issue. I will be happy to hold training sessions for any girls not leaving town. The training will be that, simply training. No team selection will come from being at or missing training time during spring break. With that said, please notify me if you plan to train so I can get a head-count to see if its worth training or not.
3. Keep working out! We need to be fit. Soccer shape is a difficult thing to get into and maintain and we need to be extra fit to have success. So please, eat well, drink lots of water, sleep and do your studies!
4. Parent meeting will me Monday March 16th at 5:30 pm at the school. I will give a an exact room location or area to meet prior to the meeting.
If anyone has question or concerns please feel free to notify me.
Coach Philip Nawrocki
Attention all Girls Soccer Athletes
If you are playing soccer this Spring, there will be a Girls Soccer Sign-up taking place in the Lighthouse Room right after school on Tuesday. In addition, our new head coach, Mr. Philip Nawrocki will be present to answer questions Please feel free to introduce yourselves and say hi. Information related to pre-season workouts will be available soon. In the meantime, soccer athletes are reminded that the fitness center is open after school Monday thru Friday. Your workouts have already been designed by the Fitness Center Instructor (Mr. Josh Reisimer) and are ready for you to use.
Port Washington High School is pleased to announce the hiring of Mr. Philip Nawrocki as the new Girls and Boys Varsity Soccer Coach
Philip Nawrocki has coached from 2004-2006 with the Shorewood Soccer Club and he has worked with Nicolet High School soccer since 2007 where he continued to coach as the Nicolet Boys Varsity Assistant soccer Coach till 2014. At Nicolet, Coach Nawrocki also ran an annual boot camp for the high school girls’ soccer programs, as well as coaching at area preseason camps for high school girls and boys players. Soccer Club wise, Coach Nawrocki has been coaching with the Bavarian Soccer Club from 2012-2018, coaching both boys and girls of all ages and doing fitness training for the club. Most recently, Coach Nawrocki returned the Nicolet boys’ varsity team, and also ran the Inter Northshore U14 boys, the Olympic Development Program and the first women’s majors’ team for the Milwaukee Brewers Soccer Club. Coach Nawrocki currently holds his USSF "D" national license.
Philip moved to Bayside from Ohio in 1994 and played with the Northstars, Northshore United, Mequon United and Whitefish Bay soccer clubs. He attended Nicolet High School playing 3 years of varsity soccer before attending and playing soccer at Lake Forest College. After college, Coach Nawrocki played majors for the Milwaukee Kickers, Mequon United, Bavarian and Palermo soccer clubs.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Coach Nawrocki has lived in Milwaukee since 1994. He is a fitness fanatic having completed marathons, triathlons and trail runs. Currently he lives in Glendale with his wife Jeni and their two daughters. Positivity is at the core of coach Nawrocki’s training philosophy. He uses the game to teach life skill and make good soccer players. More importantly his focus is on making good people through the lessons of the game. After a lifetime of being surrounded by soccer Coach Nawrocki is ready to bring his enthusiasm and excitement for the game as the head coach of the Port Washington’s girls’ and boys’ soccer programs.
Please consider volunteering tonight during the 7:00 Boys Varsity Soccer Game. As of right now, we will need to close the concession stand after the first game of the tournament. Please sign up using the link below.
Please consider volunteering tonight during the 7:00 Boys Varsity Soccer Game. As of right now we will need to close the concession stand after the first game of the tournament. Please sign up using the link below.
Hello soccer families!
Parent and player meeting: Wed Feb 20 5:45-6:15 in PWHS library.
My apologies to those of you that didn't receive the first message.
Players are highly encouraged to run 1.5 miles several times this off-season. We have excellent treadmills in the weight room until the outside temps start to warm up. Send me an email or text after you've run and what your time was. For each 1.5 mile run or longer that you get in, you will get a 20 second cushion to your 12 minute time in our first week of practice. 262-224-2130 firstname.lastname@example.org
Here are some upcoming dates prior to our soccer season: Open gyms for playing soccer at PWHS on Monday nights 7:00- 8:30 for Feb 4, 11, 25, March 4, and 11. Come on out- let's have fun, get in shape, and connect with teammates.