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2015-2016 School Year
2015-2016 Varsity Team Photo: Players names were not listed in the 2016 South Yearbook.

Head Coach Patrick Bartel and his staff hoped to turn around the team from last season’s disappointment.  Competing for the conference title was the first goal of the season.

South opened the season with six non-conference games.  Two early wins, in their opening game against Blake, 2-0, and in their second game, against Bloomington Jefferson, 1-0, boosted the Tigers’s confidence. 

Robbinsdale Cooper brought the Tigers back to earth with a 7-0 thrashing.  East Ridge also defeated the Tigers, 2-1.

South returned to the win column with a 2-1 victory over Wayzata.  The Tigers and St. Louis Park played a perfect defensive game.  Neither team scored and the game ended in a 0-0 tie.

South opened the conference season against Edison.  A 3-0 shutout gave the Tigers a boost going into the game against Southwest.  The Lakers gave the Tigers all they could handle.  Southwest edged the Tigers 2-1, dimming the Tigers’ hope for the conference title. 

Henry was fed to the South on a platter and the Tigers feasted on Patriots.  A 16-0 win gave the Tigers hope of a conference title. 

South’s rematch with Southwest was next.  The Tigers returned the favor and beat the Lakers by a 2-1 score, the same score Southwest won by two weeks earlier.  Unfortunately, this was considered a non-conference game and did not factor in the conference standings.

South continued winning, defeating St. Paul Como Park in a non-conference game 1-0.  Washburn, who tied Southwest a week before, fell 3-2. Minnehaha Academy was the last non-conference game of the season.  The Tigers walked away with a 4-0 shutout.  The Regular season ended with an 8-1 win over Roosevelt.

South took on Hopkins in the first round of the Region 6AA Tournament.  The Royals fell 1-0, setting up the third game of the season with Southwest.  The Lakers, took out their anger for the loss, ending the Tigers’ season with a 3-0 win.

South ended in second place with a 4-1 record, one-half game behind Southwest.  Overall, the Tigers were 11-4-1.  Seniors Hanza Abdujalil, Zane Elfatairy and Jonah Wilson-Nausner, and junior Chris Rounds were named to the All-Conference Squad.

Head Coach Bartel was assisted by Arinze “Ace” Erizkel, Joshua Fisher, Derric Johnson, and Saul Rosales.