WEST BOYS SOCCER HISTORY
Madison West has a long and successful history in Boy's soccer. Madison West has appeared in 11 State tournaments and has won three, including back-to-back titles in 1987 and 1988, and has been runner-up twice, in 1986 and 1990. In 2007, Madison West won the All-City title and shared the Big-8 title with Middleton and Madison Memorial. In 2008 and 2009, West won the Big-8 title outright. The team advanced to the State tournament in 2008, 2013, and 2017.
2017 STATE TOURNAMENT SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD - A Madison West First!
The MADISON WEST MEN'S VARSITY SOCCER TEAM had an amazing run through the 2017 playoffs - beating Janesville Craig, Oconomowoc, Sun Prairie and Middleton to earn a spot in the WIAA Division 1 State Tournament. In the State Semi-final match in Milwaukee, the team lost in overtime to eventual Division 1 champion, Marquette. Although the team lost in the semi-finals, they succeeded where no other Madison West team (in any sport) had before when the Men's Soccer Team was awarded the Fall State Tournament Sportsmanship Award - first ever for a Madison West team
In Memory of West Soccer Coach Chris Vasquez
West Boys' Soccer Coach Chris Vasquez died on February 2, 2014 after suffering a stroke. Coach Vazquez was the soccer coach at West for 21 years and also taught Spanish at the high school. During his coaching career he amassed a record of 352 wins, 112 losses and 56 ties. Chris's teams won 8 conference championships and qualified for the WIAA State Soccer Tournament 5 times, including an appearance in the 2013 State final. His record was an unsurpassed standard in West's 84 year history.
Chris was a devoted and loving family man, a great teacher and mentor to thousands of young students and a highly respected soccer coach. He will be missed by the entire West High School community.