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1992-1993 School Year
1992-1993 Varsity Team Photo: Front Row: C. Keller, B. Thomson, S. Alward, A. Olds, T. Granda, P. Tensae, K. Aal, D. Cameron, K. Tsujimoto. Back Row: Coach D. Lawson, E. Rock. M. Johnson, K. Olds, N. Cronin, Coach S. Whitehead, B. Wogsland, J. Morey, B. Gottschalk, Coach M. Pheese.

Most Tigers believed that they were a force to be reckoned with in the Minneapolis City Conference as well as the State after last season.  However, some people did not believe that.  Sophomore player Mark Jensen was quoted in the 1993 South Yearbook saying, “I don’t think we have too much of a chance.”  Well, the team would soon find out it what Jensen said would come through.

South opened the conference season against last year’s champion, Southwest.  This game would test how good the Tigers were.  In a stunning game, South won 1-0!

South took on North in their second conference game, the Tigers played the Polars.  South seemed to score at will, racking up a school record 12 goals en route to a 12-0 shutout of North.

South recorded their third shutout against Edison in a 7-0 victory.  Roosevelt broke the shutout string, but the Tigers won their fourth straight game, 9-2. This was followed by a fourth shutout.  This time the Tigers blanked Washburn 4-0.

South finished the first half of the conference season against Henry.  As against North, the Tigers scored at will.  They broke the scoring record set earlier in the year, beating Henry 15-0!

The conference wins kept coming in the second half.  North fell, but this time by a more respectable 4-1 score.  Edison and Roosevelt were both shut out, 9-0 and 6-0, respectively.

Washburn gave the Tigers a run, but still lost, 2-1.  The last game of the conference season was a 6-0 win over Henry.

In non-conference games, the Tigers beat Edina, 3-1, St. Thomas Academy, 6-0, Minnehaha Academy, 2-0, and Eden Prairie 4-2.  The only blemish on the season was a 2-2 tie against St. Paul Academy.

The Tigers entered the Region 6 tournament as one of the favorites.  South had to face Southwest for the third time this season.  The Lakers fought hard, but fell 2-1.  This was followed by an easier game against Roosevelt, where the Tigers won 5-0.  The game for the Region championship was against Blake.  With a 3-0 win, the Tigers advanced to the State Tournament for the first time in school history!

South’s trip to the State tournament was a short one.  The Tigers faced Park of Cottage Grove. In a close game, Park edged the Tigers 2-1 to advance and end South’s season.

South finished the season with their first conference championship, going 12-0 in Minneapolis.  They also won their first Region title and played in their first State Tournament.  Overall, the team was an impressive 18-1-1.

Much of the credit for the success should go to Head Coach Simon Whitehead and his assistants, D. Lawson and M. Pheese.