AV soccer coach Randa wins 300th game

Apple Valley girls soccer coach Keith Randa won his 300th game when the Eagles defeated Duluth East 1-0 on Saturday.

Julia Lam scored the only goal of Saturday’s game. The previous day, Apple Valley moved Randa within one victory of the milestone when it shut out Two Harbors 7-0.

Randa became AVHS girls soccer coach in 1990 and his teams are 300-114-49 in 23-plus seasons. His teams have played in five state tournaments, winning in 1995 and finishing second in 1992 and 1993.

Apple Valley has two of the state’s longest tenured and most successful high school soccer coaches. Chuck Scanlon, who started the AVHS boys program in 1978, has a state-record 561 victories and nine state championships. Scanlon has said he plans to retire from coaching after this season.