Soccer – Boys

About the Program

West High School is proud to offer boys soccer. The Iowa High School Athletic Union sanctions our high school sports for boys. Our teams compete in the Missouri River Conference. Through involvement in athletics, students learn valuable life skills, including teamwork, leadership, and commitment. 

Meet the Coach 

Head Coach – Gary Fuentes 

Coach Fuentes started as the WHS head boys soccer coach in 2010. In 2021 he was named the Sioux City Journal Soccer coach of the year.

Assistant Coach - Noe Valadez-Topete

Meet the Players 

Student-athletes give their all, both on and off the field. Countless hours go into strength, conditioning, and practice to build strong athletes that are prepared to compete. Likewise, our athletes fulfill academic requirements in order to participate in sports.  

Meet the Players 

Our students are gracious in victory and defeat. While we compete to win, our athletes know, it’s how you play the game that matters. 

Notable Achievements 

  • Missouri River Athletic Conference Champions 

    • 2007, 2011,2013,2014, 2015   

  • Iowa High School State Soccer Tournament Qualifier 

    • 1998, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 (4th place finish), 2021

  • Undefeated Regular Season (17-0), 2015  

  • Most goals scored by a team in Iowa’s 3A Class (115 Goals Scored), 2015 

Students in Action

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Benefits of Soccer 

Soccer is a sport that can make any athlete better. The game teaches’ players angles and helps increase agility. There are several professional athletes that say they owe their athleticism to soccer. For example, professional basketball player, Kobe Bryant, grew up in Europe and said the reason he had such good footwork was due to playing youth soccer. Professional football player, Tavian Banks, said the reason he was such a good running back was due to playing soccer. Even professional football coach, Jim Harbaugh, has had football recruits play soccer at his invites to assess their athleticism. Simply put soccer allows athletes to engage in a team sport that builds running endurance, speed, and stamina.