FWay booters have new coach


The Mirror

Things have started out as good as can be expected for the Federal Way High School girls soccer team. The Eagles have rolled out to a 2-0-1 record in their first three non-league matches, including a 0-0 tie against Class 3A power Kennedy.

But first-year head coach Jason Baumgardt isn’t taking all of the credit for the impressive start. Baumgardt gives a lot of the recognition to his sister, Justi Baumgardt, who coached the Eagles last season to a 5-3-1 SPSL South record. Justi Baumgardt, a 1993 Federal Way grad, turned over the coaching reins to her brother to have a baby, which happened Sept. 1.

“We have a real organized bunch of girls who understand how to play as a team,” Baumgardt said. “We still have a long season ahead. But, overall, I’m very satisfied with where we are at.”

Defense is where the Eagles have been excelling early in the season. In their first three games, Federal Way, and freshman goalkeeper Britni

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