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Woodbury Boys Soccer

2023 4AAA Section Champs!

Boys Soccer wins Section Championship and Finishes in Third Place at State

Congratulations to the Boys Soccer Team for winning the 4AAA Section Championship  and third place state finish.

In Sections, Woodbury advanced after beating the #1 seed Stillwater on Tuesday, Oct 17, 2023. The game ended in regulation 1-1 and went to OT. Neither team scored in overtime.  The Royals won in a shootout 2-1 defending the section championship and returning to state for a second year in a row. The Royals were the 4 seed in the section tournament with wins against the #5 seed Two Rivers, #1 seed East Ridge and #2 seed Stillwater. 

The Royals played New Prague on Tuesday, Oct 24 in the quarterfinal state game winning 6-0 in a rain packed contest!   The Royals played Wayzata at 8 AM at US Bank Stadium in the semi-final state soccer on Wednesday, Nov. 1 losing 2-3 in overtime .  The Royals played in the third place game winning 5-1 against Park High School. 

Congratulations to the team on a great season!  The following players were named to the All Tournament Team:

Gianluca Jones, Elijah Fearing and Tadao Magana

Upcoming 2023 Season - Key Dates



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WHS Boys Soccer Coaching Staff

Head Coach / Varsity Coach John Engen

Head Coach / Varsity Coach John Engen

Ceephas  Dean

Ceephas Dean

Assistant Varsity Coach

Jeff Seifert

Jeff Seifert

JV Coach

Andrew  Bettes

Andrew Bettes

B-squad coach

Sam Waylee Jr.

Sam Waylee Jr.

9th Grade Coach

Meet your Woodbury Boys Soccer Head Varsity Coach

Woodbury High School is returning with another strong team in 2023 and John Engen will lead the charge as the Boys Varsity Soccer Coach once again. John Engen will return after a successful first year campaign that saw the 2022 team capture the 4AAA Section Championship and finish Runners-up in the Class 3A High School State Soccer Championship.

Coach Engen brings a depth of knowledge and experience to the WHS Boys Soccer Program having been involved in several local high school and elite club programs.  John’s assistant varsity coaching experience includes assisting Danny Storlein from Minnesota Thunder Academy at Bloomington Jefferson (2012-2019) and assisting former WHS Soccer standout Brian Kallman ‘02 at St. Thomas Academy (2020-2021). Engen also served at his alma mater Park High School on the sidelines as an assistant varsity coach (2007-2012). Engen also has extensive club experience with Minnesota Thunder Academy from 2012-2020 being named MTA Coach of the Year in 2017. Engen has been coaching Girls High Performance Soccer with the Salvo Soccer Club since 2019. He spent several years working with Cottage Grove United in his early years of coaching club soccer.  

Graduating from Park High School, John was an active student-athlete playing soccer as a 3 year varsity player, 2 year captain and 2 year all-conference, along with being named all-state honorable mention his senior  year.  While in high school he played in the Olympic Development Program and played club for Cottage Grove United and then the Bangu Club.

 John has worked in South Washington County Schools since 2007 as a sixth grade math teacher at Cottage Grove Middle School.  He is currently finishing his masters degree at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota - Twin Cities in instruction.  He earned his Bachelor's degree at Winona State University. 

John brings a strong skill set of coaching soccer at the high school level and elite club level training. As an educator, he is committed to leading the boys soccer program competitively and with a growth mindset set to be the best that they can be on and off the field. 

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