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MPLS 2014 Athena Award Winners
Anna Ryden represented Southwest for 2014


Southwest High School is the Home of the Lakers


Fall registration night August 1st, 2018. If you were unable to attend, you can drop your registration forms in the mailbox outside of the athletic department. 
For more information visit individual sports sites under "Fall Sports."
Fall 2018 -2019 Athletic Fee Changes: 
Football $90

All other sports $75

Southwest High School is the Premier High School in Minneapolis offering the best in TRIPLE A- academics, arts, and athletics.

Southwest also gets it done in athletics—

Offering 78 programs in 31 sports

Yearly winning over 1/2 of all MPS City-Conference Titles

The Laker Athletes combined for a athletics-wide GPA of 3.5 in 2015-2016, with over 1300 athletes participating 
In the Fall Girls Cross Country were the leaders with a Team GPA of 3.85
In the Winter Girls Nordic were the highest with a Team GPA of 3.82
In The Spring Girls Track were the leaders  with a Team GPA of 3.62

The Only Metro all-state academic football player.

Southwest wins section academic awards in every sport that it is offered

About Southwest
Southwest also has a proud history with 24 state team championships.  More then any other Minneapolis Public School.  The most talked about of all is the 1970 State Hockey Championship. The hockey team in 1970 was coached by, the Legendary, Dave Peterson.  He later moved on to coach 2 USA Olympic Teams. 

Southwest also has a great tradition in Running, both in cross-country and track & field under 2 other legendary coaches Al Halley and Bob Hoisington, they combined for 31 state appearances and 19 state titles.

Southwest has high quality athletic facilities—

  • The Southwest Stadium is one of the best in the City-Conference, with seating for 2000+ 
    • Permanent Stadium Lighting Added in 2013
    • Track Surface was Replaced in 2011
  • On-Site Gymnastics Facility
  • 2
    CC City Champs
    Sam, Austin, Vince at the City Meet. Advanced to State
    batting cages
  • Updated state of the art fitness center with cardio and olympic weights, finished in 2015-2016
  • 2 Athletic Gymnasiums with a spectator gym that seats 1400+
  • New gym lighting 2015-2016
  • Renaming of West Gym and Dedication Fall 2016
  • Just completed an overhauled Pool with Diving area, Winter 2012.
    • The only competitive pool in MPS Schools.
    • Newly added is new spectator seating
    • New sound system
    • Remodeled locker rooms
    • New state of the art water and air handling systems
  • Separate Varsity and JV Tennis Facilities
  • Wrestling Room
  • Dance Studio
  • Multiple Parks within walking distance for soccer, baseball, tennis, and softball practice/games.


Dedicated coaches that run additional summer camps and clinics to assist athletes with their skills

Please contact coaches, or the athletic office for any additional information about any of the great programs offered at Southwest High School

For Coach Information visit the MSHSL website or click on the Coach Information tab in the sidebar.

If you need aditional info contact:

Kim Royston, Athletic Director

Phone: 612.668.3035
Cell: 612.244.4155
Fax: 612.668.3075

twitter @SWLAKERS
instagram: southwestlakers


Also offered to all fans - Conference Game Passes:
10 punch conference game passes,
Good at Minneapolis City-Conference
Events home or away:

Adults: $40
Students: $25

Support Southwest by getting yours from SW and using it to get into games at all of the other high schools.

Like Southwest Athletics now on Facebook
Go to @SWlakers on twitter

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Enter West Gym at Door # 7 the athletic entrance, pool is at door #17
Laker Volleyball
Winter Sports
Devo's Art

Art by soccer and track athlete Nathan Devaughn

athena award 2012

some pictures of 2012 athena award winner Tatyana Pashibin

2011 All-State Girls Soccer

Here is Hannah Hilden-Reid All-State Soccer Player 2011

Link Crew 2012


12-13 winter sports

Winter Sports Team Pictures 2012-2013

PDF Order a Tile   --  Help support the Southwest Lighting and Stadium Renovation Plan. Buy a tile for your loved one and support SW in the process.
Turn on the Lights 8-29-13

Images from the opening weekend under the lights.