Mike Warter Senior Award

The Minnesota High School Soccer Coaches Association has given out over $40,000.00 in scholarships over the years. (

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Two $1000 awards will be given to graduating seniors. These awards are given in honor of Mike Warter, Head Coach of the Eagan Girls’ Soccer team, who died in 2000. One award will be to a boy and one to a girl. These awards will be a one-time, non-renewable award.

The recipients of these awards will be announced prior to graduation. The recipients of the awards will be acknowledged at the all-tournament banquet the following season. A mention of the award program using the names of the recipients of the awards in past years may be made.

Criteria for Application

  • Applicants must be seniors in good standing academically (top 25% of their class).

  • Applicants must indicate a strong interest to play soccer in college. Participation at an established interscholastic level is not required.

  • Applicants can not have accepted an athletic scholarship from their college of matriculation.

  • Applicants must demonstrate solid citizenship, evidence a contribution to the soccer community at large, and must have participated at the varsity level in their high school.

  • Applicants must secure two (2) letters of recommendation: one from an 11th or 12th grade teacher and one from a member of the applicant's community. Neither of these should be from the applicant’s soccer coach.

  • There will be no limit to the number of applicants from a school.


Completed applications must be postmarked or delivered by December 7th, and mailed to the address listed on the application form. Late applications will not be considered.

Selection Process

A Selection Committee will review the applications and select one boy and one girl winner and alternates, should there be a change in the winning candidate's eligibility (i.e. accepting an athletic scholarship offer after applying for the Warter Award). The selection committee will consider the entire application determining the finalists. No one section of the application is more important than any other. (For example: the best on-the-field player does not have an advantage over a player who was a reserve player.)The Selection Committee choices will be brought to the MSHSSCA Executive Board no later than its March meeting. Once the Board accepts the recommendations, the recipients will be contacted, and those who applied and were not selected will be notified. This generally happens right after Spring Break in the first or second week of April.