MPLS 2014 Athena Award Winners
Anna Ryden represented Southwest for 2014

Forms are available now in the Form's and Fee's Section, 
Make sure you are eligible for tryouts.  Make sure you have a physical on file in the athletic office
Spring Athletic Forms are due: 2-24-15, coaches/captians will be available on the 24th from 3-5:15

Laker athletic gear will also be available- email with questions

Al Crary Golf Tournament- Go to the SW Foundation page to register for 2015 - SOUTHWEST FOUNDATION

Hall of Fame- follow this link to nominate a legend 

Southwest Has Turned on the Lights, However:

The Stadium is Renamed, and the Lights are On, however we still have matching funds on the table. Phase 1 is complete, but phase two is in the works, we have a locker room that needs improvements, scoreboard that is out dated, concession stand that blows fuses. Help us out, buy a tile, a lifetime pass, or just dontate to the Southwest Foundation, Memo: Turn on the Lights.

Ways to Help:
Donate To Southwest by sending donations to
"Turn on the Lights"
Southwest High School
3414 West 47th St. MPLS. MN, 55410

Any Questions Call the Athletic Office at: 612.668.3035 here are the tile order forms


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Southwest High School is the Home of the Lakers

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


Southwest was Recently Ranked the #1 academic school in the state of Minnesota by

The “Washington Post” 4th straight year!!!


Southwest also gets it done in athletics—

CC City Champs
Sam, Austin, Vince at the City Meet. Advanced to State

Offering 78 programs in 31 sports

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

The Laker Athletes combined for a sport-wide GPA of 3.44 in 2014, up slightly over 2013

·      Girls Soccer was the 2013 GPA Champion with a 3.75 Team GPA

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

About Southwest

Southwest also has a proud history with 23 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 batting cages
  • Dedicated Fitness Center with 2 separate Cardio Rooms
  • 2 Athletic Gymnasiums with a spectator gym that seats 1400+
  • Just completed an overhauled Pool with Diving area, Winter 2012. 
    2014 SW Track Team
    2014 post city meet
    • 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:

Ryan Lamberty
Athletic Director
Phone: 612.668.3035

Fax: 612.668.3075

twitter @SWLAKERS

2013-2014 Student Athlete Pass:

Will be included in the cost of all paid participation fee's.  Sign up early for winter and spring sports to get additional benifits of the pass.  Pass is good for all Southwest Home Events ( sectional contests are not included) for the 13-14 school year.  (a $30.00 fee will be deducted from your participation fee if you decide not to try out for a winter/spring sport, or request a refund at a later date)

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

State Nordic Competitors
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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.