Mount Si boys’ soccer records another win for their longtime coach, recognized for his success on the pitch

On a night that saw coach Darren Brown get recognized for his long track record of success as a soccer coach at Mount Si High School, his Wildcats continued their push for a Kingco championship picking up another win. Jared Davies and Sullivan Smith scored the goals for Mount Si in a 2-0 win over Skyline last night at home in Snoqualmie.

In a ceremony prior to last night’s Wildcat boys’ soccer game against Skyline, Mount Si High School head boys’ soccer coach Darren Brown (right) is presented with a plaque recognizing his 250 career coaching wins as a Mount Si soccer head coach, a mark set earlier this season. Presenting him with the plaque commemorating this achievement is Snoqualmie Valley School District board member Dan Popp (left), a longtime MSHS soccer parent and booster. (Photo courtesy Kirk Harris)

Davies opened the scoring in the seventh minute, then in the 60th minute, Smith added the insurance and Colby Ramsey got the shutout in goal.

“I thought we played well tonight given the number of adjustments we had to make during some lapses during the match,” Brown told us by email. “Skyline is a good team and have been playing really good soccer of late, I thought they had a few opportunities that could have got us.” The Spartans have perennially been a strong program and are well-coached, with SHS teacher Don Braman having been there now for many years and like Brown coaching both the boys and girls’ soccer programs at the Sammamish school.

Brown also discussed the why’s of Davies and Smith being among the top scorers for Mount Si. “Jared and Sully are both scoring a lot of goals for us because of each’s soccer IQ.” Brown said. “Jared’s movement off the ball is very fluid, he is a perfect A-mid in our system. Sully is very dangerous up top because of his work rate and you can never sleep on him because if you do…..he will be by you in a second.”

Ramsey’s shutout also earned the sophomore praise from the coach. “Colby had his best game of the year so far….leading out of the back and a presence in the box. I was very happy with his performance.”

Brown recognized in pregame ceremony
Brown recently won his 250th game as a MSHS soccer coach. The longtime Mount Si teacher, who is now the school’s athletic director, was recognized for that accomplishment by the school and program in a pregame ceremony.

The coach was presented with a plaque commemorating the acheivement by Snoqualmie Valley School District board member – and longtime Mount Si soccer parent – Dan Popp. Brown was pleased to receive the honor. “It was an honor to get that from Dan Popp and our program. It all went by very fast, It has been quite a ride that I have loved every minute of,” he said.

We have not mentioned this previously, but the acheivement is more noteworthy since the coach has announced that he will be stepping down as boys’ soccer coach at the end of the season in order to fully concentrate on his new responsibilities as the school’s athletic director, a role he has filled since last year, when he took over for former AD Ray Wilson, who is now retired from education and living over in Chelan. Brown last year relinquished the girls’ soccer head coaching duties, with his assistant – and former goalkeeper – Sophie Rockow having taken over and this fall will be in her third season as coach.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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