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A Wrap Up of Roosevelt High School's Athletes, Teams, and Sports News from 2022-2023

Hello Roosevelt Community!

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the Go Riders! newsletter, a wrap up of RHS sports.

Thank you so much for your past and ongoing support of Roosevelt athletics! We are so grateful for our families, athletes and community members. Even if you or your kids or grandkids no longer attend Roosevelt - or aren't yet enrolled - we know you still want to hear what's going on and how your teams are doing.

So we're here with an update!

Recognize any names? Sports have been part of the Roosevelt culture for over 100 years, so we've highlighted alumni working at Roosevelt, as well as athletes currently enrolled with Rider parents and/or grandparents. Want to be on the list to get our next newsletter?

Email us to let us know: [email protected].

The headline from the last year in Rider Athletics is: The Girls Are Killing It! Girls' Ultimate was ranked #1 in the nation; Girls' Soccer got 2nd in State; Fastpitch won Metro's for the 3rd season in a row; Girls' Lacrosse cruised to the State Championship game; and more!

We've got updates on lots of other teams as well: Swim & Dive; Tennis; Track and Field; Water Polo; Volleyball; Slowpitch; Golf; Gymnastics; Baseball; Football; Wrestling; and Basketball. Just scroll for details.

We hope this update makes you proud to be part of the Rider community, and gets you excited for the almost-here '23-'24 school year.

Come and see a game, we'll save you a seat!

The Go Riders! newsletter is provided by the Roosevelt Athletic Booster Club. You can learn more about us here, but put simply - the RAB support the sports you love at Roosevelt. People are often surprised to learn how little funding Seattle Public Schools provides for athletics. Teams must fundraise to purchase uniforms, balls, nets, equipment and more. If those costs are more than a team can raise on its own, the RAB is here to help.

We hope you enjoy catching up with your favorite Roosevelt teams.

Go Riders!


In just the last two years, the Roosevelt Athletic Booster Club (RAB) has awarded over $23,000 in grants to Roosevelt teams.

The RAB helped 17 WIAA and Club teams pay for uniforms, pool and facility fees, equipment, tourney fees, specialized coaching and more. Look for the "RAB at Work" note at the end of a team wrap up to see just how we back our teams.

RAB also contributes over $10,000 a year toward the Roosevelt's on-site Athletic Trainer.

Please help us support the sports you love and make a tax-free donation today. Thank you!


Girls' Ultimate was on fire this season. The team was ranked #1 in the nation (Ultiworld), placed 1st in State, 2nd in Nationals, and placed 1st in the Seattle Invite.

Coaches Khalif El-salaam and Kelly Johnson, and Captains Lucy Mertz and Chagall Gelfand, led their team through a rigorous four-month season to place 1st or 2nd in each major championship. Along with the coaches and captains, Spirit Captain Gigi Welsh, and seniors Emma Hogan, Laila Zommers, and Nicole Moran, inspired their teammates to work together, emphasizing collaboration and team spirit.

Every athlete played at the High School National Invite, proving what a deep and talented bench the Riders have. Ultimate Frisbee is a sport that is self-refereed. As such, players must utilize diplomacy and sportsmanship to work through calls and rules. Athletes are often seen on the sidelines talking with and cheering on members of the opposing team, and many count each other as friends.


Kelsey Matz '26 - Julie Smith Matz '91

Emma Hogan '23 - Shirley Hellstrom ‘55 (Grandmother)


The Girls' Soccer Varsity team had a sensational season, ranked 2nd in the 3A State Championships, after killing it in Metros. The girls ended with a record of 16-5-2, holding a resounding +34 goal differential. This was the first time in years that RHS Girls’ Soccer has moved on to Regional and State final matches. (The team went undefeated vs Seattle Prep over 4 games.)

The girls established themselves as a powerhouse program and they're coming for that State title next season.

JV showed the Metro League just how deep the program is by owning the top spot with a resounding record of 11-2-2.

JVC fought hard throughout its entire season, holding their own against some of the top programs in the state and clinched 3rd place in their league play.

The program also held its first summer camp, a fundraising and outreach program coached by RHS athletes.

While the team said goodbye to 6 Seniors, it's anticipating a large Freshman class who will be gunning for those open Varsity spots.



4 RHS athletes made the All Metro first team, and

4 Riders made the All-Metro second team.



Head Coach Lucas Isler '17



It was another superlative season for the Fastpitch program. The girls went undefeated in the regular season (for the 2nd year in a row) and ended up being Metro champs for the third year in a row.

Riders took 3rd in Districts, after battling back from injuries and position changes, and moved on to State seeded 5th. That stat proved to be prophetic, since the girls lost their third game to Peninsula (which took 1st in State) and finished 5th at the State Championships.

While the program graduated talented pitcher, Steffi Young, it's looking strong heading into the '23-'24 season and beyond. Fastpitch still has a talented group of Juniors and Sophomores, and a large and experienced Freshman class coming up through the ranks.



All Metro Selections:

Steffi Young, Pitcher; Maddie Lee, Outfield; Pia Regala, Outfield

All Sound Division Selections:

Abby Williams, Catcher; Gigi Sykes, Outfield; Claire Schmitt, 1st Base; Samantha Wright, Outfield;

Madison Bennani, Kiana James, and Janie Goodnow, Honorable Mention

RAB AT WORK: Fastpitch received a grant from RAB in '21/'22 to help buy uniforms.



The Varsity Girls' team was feeling good in '22-'23 and finished regular season undefeated, won Metro's, and placed 4th at State. The Boys' team also had a stellar season and finished 2nd at Districts and took 5th at the State.

Coach Max Rose is excited to welcome back Asst. Coaches Daniel Gross, and Nicole Wilson. Rose said he credits Gross with a big part of the golf program's early success starting in 2014.

Rose said the girls' team has really taken off in the last 5 years. They've won 2 Metro titles and, for the first time, had the entire team qualify for State, bringing home another trophy for their 4th place finish. Rose pointed to rising Senior Mia Cluff as an amazing success story. "Mia started out on the golf team as a freshman, having never played golf. She is ready to excel next year and show colleges she is ready to play at the next level."

The boys' team has been a model of consistency over the past 9 years, a constant presence at State, and always competitive in Metros. Rose said the upcoming season will be one to watch. "Next year we have serious tournament experience leading our team with Will Sires, Bode Broadus, and Caelan Wobbrock. Another senior, Callum Buchanan will be coming off a broken back injury and is primed to pick up where he left off shooting a 71 in the metro tournament and finishing 2nd overall," Rose said.

"Golf is a sport that requires constant focus and attention to detail," Rose said. "It requires you to understand that bad things will happen, and it is how we respond that defines our success."



Pete Barnes '25 - Kristi Peterson Barnes '91, Chad Barnes '92, Sandy O'Neill Barnes '61 (Grandmother), Val and Bob Peterson '64 (Grandparents)

Head Coach Max Rose '96


Come cheer on your RoughRiders at a game/match/meet this season!

Click the Schedules, Scores, and Standings link at the top of this page to get the most up-to-date game schedules from the Metro League. We'll save you a seat, because the more fans the more fun!

You're also invited to join us at our Pint Nights at the Duchess Tavern twice a year. (21 and over only) It's a great way to see old friends, make new ones, and support Roosevelt athletics all at the same time.

Click here to be added to the invite list.


Track turned out an excellent season with a combined team of over 100 athletes. Add to that, new coaches whose experience and knowledge helped the team succeed in '22-'23.

The season saw many personal best (PB) times, throws, and jumps. A whopping 83% of the track athletes accomplished at least one PB during the season. Maybe due to the beginning of a new tradition - the "PR button." Each time an athlete made a PR, they were awarded a button and wore them as a badge of honor.

The girls' 4x400 relay team was a standout in '23 - a true team that had several alternates who brought their best. They finished 4th at State and were just a fraction of a second away from a new school record. All the runners are returning for the '24 season.

Thirteen boys and 18 girls made it to the post season. Several of the standout performances were turned in by underclassman, so next Spring will be something to watch.

"The camaraderie that the athletes had shown with the other metro league competitors is touching. There is genuine encouragement, praise, and laughter shared between them that was touching to see as a coach," said Assistant Coach Matt Jewett.

Jewett encourages anyone to try their hand at Track and Field.

"There is an event for everyone, and you have the option to try multiple disciplines to see what you like best."



Combining all three Invites, 19 athletes podiumed (finished in the top 8). Nineteen performances ranked in the top ten of all time at Roosevelt:

Camden Jaureguy got the 2nd highest all time ranking in the boys' 1600 and 3200.

Quincy Purcell had a new school record in the boys 110m hurdles.

Djuna Nesbitt had the third all-time ranking in the girls' 200 and 400.

Eve Buresh got the 3rd all time ranking in the girls high jump.

Kate Fox, Maxine Waldron, Ginger Oberg, and Djuna Nesbitt had the 2nd all time ranking in the girls' 4x400 relay.



Kate Fox '24 and Abby Fox '26 - Sarah Andrews Fox ‘94, Herb Fox, ‘59 (Grandfather )

Distance Coach Mike Osborne '75

Coach Mitchell Bouldin




The '22 season was the first season since the mid-80’s that both boys' and girls' teams combined forces as one team. After the retirement of long-time Boys' Cross Country Head Coach Howard Collier, the teams were led by Co-Head Coaches Sara Fleming and Morgan Schank.

Cross country competitions returned to the challenging Lower Woodland course after a 2-year hiatus due to tent encampments and the shutting down of the park during Covid. The course was a big adjustment for all athletes but one that was met with resolve and success.

The season was a display of deep talent in Rider runners with all the JV squads taking home top honors at Metro's for both the boys’ and girls' teams. The coaches said they could not be prouder of all of their amazing athletes.

The Boys' team will certainly miss graduating senior Camden Juareguy, who competed at the State Championship meet in both his Junior and Senior years. The team will be looking to rising Senior Devan Harrison to lead. Devon competed at State as a Junior and will be returning in '23-'24.

The Varsity girls, who finished 5th at State in '21 and 9th in 2022, are returning all but one of their top 10 from last year. The group has great promise in the '23-'24 season with top-10 seniors Avery Williams, Kate Fox, Genevieve Minard, Lucy Pew, and Elena Boyle all returning.


MVP Awards: Camden Jaureguy and Kate Fox

Most Inspirational Awards: Seniors Nate Leland and Anna Callender


Assistant Coach Mike Osborne '75

RAB AT WORK: In '21/'23, Girl's Cross Country bought a new tent with help from the RAB.


The Varsity tennis team sent 12 athletes to post-season, with Freshman Lillian Stukovsky winning the Metro League Singles title (6-4, 7-6) to conclude the tournament. It was an exciting and hard-fought match vs Lakeside. Lillian won in 2 very tight sets that lasted well into the evening.

Seven Varsity players qualified for District's and Stukovsky moved on from there to represent RHS at State, where she won her first two matches.

In JV, Girls went 8-4, and Boys were 12-1 in the regular season. In the post-season, 14 RHS athletes represented Roosevelt in the All-Comers Tournament, with Adrian Loewenherz making it to the quarter finals. JV athletes Zach Brown and Walter Weldin won a deciding doubles match to clinch the team win against Lakeside!

From the beginning of the season, coaches (Varsity Head Coach Lindsey Bennett; Varsity Assistant Coach Julia Haussmann; JV Coach Sam Choi; andf volunteer coaches Steve Hinshaw and Loren Bogaard) emphasized the importance of creating an inclusive team environment and supporting fellow athletes in a positive way. Rider Tennis also participated in a toiletry drive for the University Food Bank, donating over 200 items, and began working with the Seattle Tennis and Education Foundation (STEF), which provides over 200 hours of physical activity and programming per year for over 140 local youth.


Amelia Roller '23 - Jeremy Roller '91, Mark F. Roller '60 (Grandfather)

Helena Calkins '24 - RB Calkins '63 (Grandfather)

Joshua Gargett '25 - Mark Gargett '73

Stella Snyder '26 - Leah Schneiderman Snyder '91 and Tim Snyder '90

Coach Julia Haussmann '14


Amelia Roller, Jill Curran Sportsmanship Award

Coach Lindsey Bennett, Metro League Coach of the Year '21-22

MVP/Pinnacle Award:

Amelia Roller (V), Ethan Scott (JV)

Best Record Award:

Lillian Stukovsky (V), Nat Holland (JV)

Sportsmanship Award:

Ian Kirk (V), James Hanson (JV)

Ace Award:

Stella Snyder (V), Maggie Murphy (JV)

Most Improved:

Julian Loewenherz (V), Chloe Mai (JV)

RAB at Work: The tennis team bought new uniforms in 22-'23 with help from an RAB grant.


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Thanks for enjoying our sports wrap up from 2022-23 school year.


New Head Coach Brenda Tomtan ('91) describes the Roosevelt Swim/Dive program as filled with talent, enthusiasm, dedication, and team spirit. "There is a great amount of talent throughout the whole team at every grade level." She's also proud of her program for welcoming swimmers of all levels and abilities.

Tomtan said that even with early morning practices this season, due to pool closures in Seattle (6:45am and sometimes 5:30am start times), and with only 15 minutes to get ready for school, her athletes brought a remarkable amount of energy, focus and eagerness to become better swimmers in '22-'23. "It does help that jumping in a pool is the BEST way to wake up," she said.

The girls' team had a great showing this year, taking 3rd in the Metros, 5th in Districts and 7th at State.

Boys' took 2nd at Metros and came in 11th at Districts and 13th at State.

Tomtan said the pool closures and staffing shortages have made it challenging for all Metro League teams to properly train. Private pool fees are too expensive to be considered an option for Seattle Public Schools. Tomtan said she's looking forward to Metro League teams being able to enjoy their home pools again, hold regular swim meets, and grow their swimming community.


Catherine Andrews - All American in the 100-yard Backstroke, swimming a time of 54.64.

The RHS Boys' team was awarded the Metro League's Team Sportsmanship award.



Head Coach Brenda Tomtan '91

Riley Ridenour '26 and Cooper Ridenour '26 - Melanie Chin Ridenour '85, Aaron Ridenour '85

and Conner Ridenour '22 (brother)



Did you know Roosevelt has an on-site Athletic Trainer? As part of a partnership between Seattle Children’s Hospital and Seattle Schools, our trainer Casey Lougheed is able to help athletes stay safe and in the game.

The Roosevelt Athletic Boosters contribute more than $10,000 a year to pay for a portion of the AT's salary and supplies. Read more about our amazing Trainer, and the program by clicking below.


Roosevelt gymnastics benefitted from new Head Coach Haley Toch's leadership and placed 4th at Districts and saw five gymnasts qualify to compete in the State Finals. Coach Toch stepped in and stepped up when the former head coach had to leave at the start of the season. She coordinated team-bonding events and supported the captains in their roles as team leaders.

The team carried 20 Varsity athletes, including one male gymnast, Solomon Lucero, who rocked his original and cheeky floor routine. The team hopes Solomon’s presence encourages more boys to want to join the program.

This year, the team graduated a very special gymnast and Special Olympics competitor, Mia Crump. Mia was the team's spirit captain and brought her enthusiasm to every meet.

The gymnastics team is proud of its culture of inclusion and how much all the athletes elevate their teammates in practice and in competition.

One highlight of the season was finally getting new uniforms and retiring the old leo's that had served the team well for too many years.



Asst. Coach Francesca Sken '19

RAB AT WORK: Gymnastics got help from the RAB to buy much needed new uniforms this year. 


Anna Menti - University of Washington - Women's Soccer

Avery wells - University of the Redlands - Swimming

Bennet Rosenberg - Brandeis University - Swimming

Camden Jaureguy - UC Santa Cruz - Cross Country and Track

Carter Yagle - University of Washington - Rowing

Chagall Gelfand - Carleton College - Ultimate Frisbee

Emma Dominguez - University of Portland - Cheerleading

Emmett Olson - Lewis and Clark College - Men's Soccer

Gabi Morgan - Loyola Marymount University - Women's Soccer

Genevieve Welsh - University of Rhode Island - Ultimate Frisbee

Juliet Kilborn - Williams College - Women's Lacrosse

Juliette Bournay - Kalamazoo College - Volleyball

Kayla Bourgeois - Western Washington Univ. - Women's Water Polo

Luke McHugh - Western Washington University - Men's Water Polo

Marina Caputo - Texas A&M - Equestrian

Michael Crossland - UC San Diego - Baseball

Quincy Purcell - Case Western Reserve Univ. - Track & Field

Samantha Torres - Whitman College - Golf

Samson Abraham - Gallaudet University - Men's Soccer

Sayre Burwell - Johns Hopkins University - Women's Soccer

Victoria Macabu - Penn State - Cheerleading

Yasmine Haitami - Western Washington Univ. - Women's Water Polo



The Slowpitch program is new to both Roosevelt and the Metro League (it's only 3 years old), but the team is already showing strength and resilience.

After losing its head coach mid-way through the 22-23 season, this no-cut, all-inclusive, girls team came together to take 3rd in the Metros.

The athletes relied on each other during a difficult time and exemplified the best that sports have to offer.

New Head Coach, Julianna Duso, is raring to go for the 23-24 season. Coach J, as she's called, currently coaches fastpitch for Northeast Seattle Little League and Seattle Pilots, as well as coaching Slowpitch for the Rain(bow) City Softball League, where she is also a player. Duso is looking forward to a strong and competitive season!

A new coach and a fired-up roster have created a ton of interest in the program and the girls are looking forward to many new players in the 23-24 season.



Metro All League Honors

Pia Regala, league MVP and 1st team pitcher

Emily Mahlum, 2nd team outfield

Lily Rosen, 1st team infield

Faith Dunn, Leah Abraham - honorable mentions


RAB at Work: In '22/'23, the RAB helped Slowpitch buy uniforms.


This was the first season for Boys' Volleyball at Roosevelt, which is starting as a club team.

At the start of the season, there was only one player who knew the fundamentals and rules of the game. But at the end, the boys were so competitive that they lost to a State Champ team but were in the game the whole way.

Coach Erin Bailey said student Abukar Mohamud was the catalyst for creating the team, asking her to make it happen. After finding a few more players to complete the lineup, Bailey made Mohamud captain of the team and never looked back. According to Bailey, "Players from the other teams would duck trying to avoid Mohamud's forceful spikes!"

Coach Bailey said she is proud of her diverse team not just for learning the game, but for learning about each other and never forgetting to have fun. Bailey said during games, the Roosevelt athletes would nearly tackle each other out of excitement after winning a point.

Bailey got coaching help from Leslie and Lamar Hurd, and said the three had never coached boys before - and it was a fun learning curve for them all.


Head Coach Erin Collier-Bailey '92

Lawson Bailey - Erin Collier-Bailey '92, Bruce Bailey '88

Max Kinnan - Kirsten Kinnan '88


RAB at Work: This team got help from the RAB to pay for tournament fees in its inaugural season.


Girls bowling is one of the school's newest programs, with its inaugural season in '21/'22 . The Rough Rollers filled out a complete roster this year, with both JV and Varsity players, and rose to 7th place in the Metro league.

The Rollers were proud to support experienced bowler Guin Irwin as she earned a chance to compete at State. 

The team said farewell to seniors Britta Randal, Nora Gibson and Elizabeth Monahan, wishing them well in their future endeavors.

The season was filled with camaraderie, hilarious antics, endless orders of lane- delivered french fries, and a serious increase in bicep strength.

Check out the Rough Rollers this Winter season when they aim for the top of the Metro League!

Head Coach Jenifer Simone said, "The team is a supportive group with lots of team spirit, kindness and encouragement." 

The Rough Rollers welcome everyone, regardless of playing ability or experience.


Get your commemorative cap here!

Happy Birthday Roosevelt!

RHS turned 100 years old in 2022, but will have its party just a bit late on August 27th, 2023. (Belated, due to Covid restrictions.)

The Roosevelt Foundation is hosting a huge open house and reception at the school with more than 1,000 guests expected. There will be self-guided tours, photos and food, a Centennial time capsule, a Centennial Honor Wall induction, and more.

The RAB will sell commemorative hats at the event. The caps have the Centennial logo embroidered on the front, and Roosevelt High School embroidered on the back. The price is $50 and all proceeds will benefit the Roosevelt Athletic Booster Club and the teams it supports.

If you would like to purchase a hat (we have both black and white options), please click here.

Then, choose RAB General Fund from the "Sport" pull down menu; write Centennial Hat in the "Notes" section; and put $50 under Donation Amount.


For the first time since 2006, Roosevelt Girls' Varsity Lacrosse advanced to the State Championships. The Riders ended the regular season 10-2 and claimed the Metro title with a 4-0 record and a resounding 13-5 win over Bainbridge. Roosevelt went into the playoffs as the 5th seed, and won its first 2 games, setting up a semi-final game against the defending State Champs Mercer Island.

It was a nail-biter of a game. With less than 2 minutes to play, Roosevelt led 7-5. Mercer Island scored, bringing them within a goal to tie the game and force an overtime. Roosevelt got the draw control and was able to maintain possession and run out the clock. The 7-6 upset allowed RHS to advance to the Championship game.

Roosevelt fought hard against Seattle Academy but lost the game 17-8. The Riders finished the 2023 season with an amazing 13-3 record.

The JV team lives by its mantra, "Everyday G.R.E.A.T.ness" Growth, Respect, Effort, Attitude, Teamwork. JV's team mission is to accept anyone who wants to play.



Seattle Metro League All-Conference Honors:

Attack: Carly Katzman (UPrep); Midfield: Juliet Kilborn, Izzy Watts, Avery Williams; Defense: Beatrice Bagley, (Shorecrest), Lucy Pew

Washington's 2023 All-State Team honors:

Attack: Carly Katzman; Midfield: Juliet Kilborn, Izzy Watts, Avery Williams

Varsity players Carly Katzman, Izzy Watts, and Avery Williams were selected for the Washington State Girls Lacrosse U19 team, representing Washington at the USA Lacrosse National Tournament in North Carolina.



Asst. Coach Liv Hull '09

JV Asst. Coach Adrienne Leonard '12


RAB at Work: The Girls' Lacrosse team got help from RAB pay for facility fees in the 21-22 and 22-23 seasons



The '22-'23 season was a time of rebuilding for Girls' Volleyball, after seeing 9 seniors graduate in 2021. The team also had a new coaching staff and program changes that changed things up.

Varsity fought hard all season and proved to be a strong competitor against State Champs Lakeside both times the teams met. Riders came close to giving powerhouse Lakeside an L - but came up just short at 25-23.

JV made their mark as a scrappy and fun to watch team. They battled hard and always made other teams work for every point. The C team saw every team member improve and grow leaps and bounds.

Head Coach Janna Tonahill said, "The kids felt proud to be part of the program whether they were on Varsity, JV or C. We progressed not only as volleyball program but as accountable student athletes as well."

Girls' Volleyball is excited to start the '23-'24 season with a bang, welcoming a strong incoming freshman group, and so much interest in the program that it might need to add a fourth team this Fall.



Nikko Allen, 2nd team All Metro Division

Juliette Bournay - Mountain Division Honorable Mention

Maggie Wilgus - Mountain Division Honorable Mention



Ella Pruehs - Heather Knappe Pruehs '92



Under Interim Head Coach, Will McClain, the RHS Girls' Basketball program had a very successful season this year. Both the Varsity and JV teams were Champions of their respective divisions. The games were intense, fast, and exciting to watch.

Varsity finished out the season with an impressive 12-2 record (16-5 overall), only to be bumped out by Eastside Catholic in the playoffs. Because of their success, Roosevelt will move up to the Metro League Mountain Division in '23-'24. JV finished its season with an 8-1 divisional record, and an overall 15-2 record including out-of-league games.

New Head Coach Mike Guinasso will be taking the helm this Fall. With only two seniors leaving, and lots of great freshmen coming in, he's looking forward to a great upcoming year.



Roosevelt High School – All Metro Sound Division ‘Sportsmanship Award’

Will McClain (Head Coach) – All Metro Sound Division ‘Coach of the Year’

Giselle Dollar (Guard, FR) - All Metro Sound Division First Team

Ellery Burke-Brown (Guard, FR) - All Metro Sound Division First Team

Jasmine Hall (Guard, SO) - All Metro Sound Division Second Team



Ellery Burke-Brown - Liza Burke '85

Delaney Kriefall - Adam Kriefall '84

Riley Ridenour - Melanie Chin Ridenour '85

Clara Swanson - Sara Swanson '87




The Boys' Lacrosse team added almost 15 new athletes last season (5 of those coming in with playing experience). This surge of new players is part of a years' long growth trend, which has been a goal and large undertaking for the program.

The Riders got to travel out of state for the first time, an exciting and team-building event. Even with a 1-3 record in league play, the Riders had a chance to make the playoffs in a 3-team round robin that the boys lost by just one goal.

Although the standings (5th out of 7) weren't what they hoped for, the Varsity team still played every game like it was its last. The JV and JVC programs showed remarkable improvement as well.



Logan Wright (1st team, All Conference)

Wilson Buininks (1st team, All Conference)

Jack Ward (2nd Team, All Conference)


RAB at Work: In '21-'22, the RAB helped Boys' Lacrosse pay for tourney fees.



Boys' Water Polo was in "rebuild mode" after the Pandemic and had only a few returning starters. Varsity had a few freshmen in the starting line-up that did an impressive job battleing upperclassmen all season long. The team finished 7th at the State tournament and retained its division 1 status.

Junior goalie and co-captain, Filip Petrovic, kept the team in many games. His passion and competitiveness were critical to keeping the team focused and determined. After a challenging state tournament where the team lost a heartbreaking double-overtime game, Senior co-captain Jacob Martin scored a winning goal in the final game of the tournament and kept RHS Boys’ Water Polo in Division 1 for Fall 2023.


While the team graduated 5 seniors (Jacob Martin, Cole Fung, Luke McHugh, Hugh Switzer, and Nick Chang) the incoming Freshman class looks great. Several players are coming to Roosevelt having played club-level water polo with Rain City Water Polo club. Kevin Schirmer and Matt Pritchett will be returning as coaches and the team has added new coach Edwin Lee for the Fall '23 season. Lee is the current President of the UW Men’s Water Polo Club, and the team is excited to have him working with our team.

Watch for it - this program is on the rise.


RAB at Work: Boys' Water Polo got a grant from the RAB to help offset facility fees in '21/'22.


Have Questions? Corrections? Want to attend on of our community fundraising events?

Keep in touch and let us know what you'd like to see in the next edition of the Go Riders! newsletter.

Thanks for enjoying our sports wrap up from 2022-23 school year.


The Rider baseball team worked through a rough year with a group of talented athletes. The upperclassmen brought experience, talent and a readiness to lead.

The program's goal is to develop a culture of hard work, trust, strength of character, and a process-driven mindset.


Michael Crossland - 1st Team All-Metro.

Thomas Malcom, Honorable Mention.


Coaches Jared William, Donell Lee, and Bobby Ogburn are all RHS alums.

RAB at Work: In '21/'22, the RAB helped Baseball buy new uniforms.


Wrestling saw several of its athletes move on to the State Championships in the '22/'23 season.

The program is looking forward to growing its profile and team numbers in '23/'24, with a recruiting push and a new head coach.

Wrestling welcomes all comers - no matter experience level or previous exposure. It's a co-ed sport, with the whole team practicing together, except for tournaments where where boys and girls wrestle separately.



Boys' basketball was bumped up to the tougher upper division this season, pitting the Riders against high-ranked teams Garfield, O'Dea, Rainier Beach and Eastside Catholic. The League has two divisions, an upper and lower, and placement is based on the previous year's record.

The move proved a challenge for the team, and Varsity finished last in Mountain Division and last in Metro overall with a 1-13 record. But there were bright spots in '22-'23: Watching Jalen Dollar sink a buzzer beater against Seattle Prep for Roosevelt's only league win, and receiving Metro League's good sportsmanship award.

The program only lost 3 athletes to graduation and is looking forward to a surge of Freshman talent coming from Eckstein Middle School. That school's varsity team won the Seattle Middle School Basketball Championships last year.

JV finished its season 14 out 16, with a league record of 3-11. JVC finished 4th out of 13, with a league record 10-4.




Lawson Bailey - Taylor Bailey '21(sister), Erin Collier-Bailey '92 and Bruce Bailey '88

Grant Olason - Ken Jones '48 (great grandfather)

Junior Varsity:

Lucas Bagley - Bob Bingham '67 (grandfather), Emily Richards '67 (grandmother)

Monte Michie - Ernie Olson '61 (grandfather)

Ryan Towne - Judy Bushnell '63 (grandmother), Ward Bushnell '64 (grandfather), Bob Payne '41 (great grandfather)

Will Anderson - Ric Anderson '80, Art Wiper (great uncle)



Fall '22 was a challenging season for Rider Football. After being bumped to the upper division of Metro League, the program saw itself pitted against some of the top teams in the state, powerhouses O'Dea, and Eastside Catholic. The team finished the season humbly, with no wins.

The team also said goodbye to its coach of almost 8 years, Ryan Sherlock. New Head Coach Mark Daniels will be in charge for the '23/'24 season, with help from his hometown buddy and former Seattle Seahawk Sam Adams in the Asst. Coach position. Daniels coached club football for before coming to Roosevelt and Adams has moved over from Eastside Catholic.

The Football program will be back in the Metro Mountain division for the '23/'24 season and is looking forward to welcoming and training a deep incoming freshman class.


Louis Lovo, 1st Team All-Metro



Coach Bruce Bailey '88

Freshman QB/Offensive Coordinator Roscoe Ware '20

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