Women’s Soccer Looks Forward To An Exciting Season

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Varsity soccer girls celebrate after a goal was scored against Battle Creek Lakeview. The Lady Knights finished their 2012 season 6-8-2.
Photo by Julie DeLuca

As high school students the spring may bring a couple things to mind.

For seniors, graduation is the first on the list. Sophomores and juniors anticipate being able to say that they are upperclassmen, and freshman? Well they just can’t wait for summer. However, one thing that eleven girls have on their mind as soon as school starts is soccer season. These returning varsity players are committed to making this season a success.

Last spring the lady Knights introduced new ideas, playing formations and attitudes that have never been a part of the Loy Norrix program. As women’s soccer begins to grow nationally, it is also on the rise for being a prominent part of Loy Norrix athletics. The women’s team has a lot to prove when compared to the men’s team who finished 18-5 overall in the 2012 season.

Last season the Lady Knights fell to Portage Central in the first round of districts, this year they are looking for revenge.

The few moments that highlighted last season will carry them through winter conditioning and tryouts.

Senior captain Scout Kruger said that she wants to “give the men an exciting season to watch.” Athletes at Loy Norrix build special bonds over the years but soccer is especially unique. Many soccer players would agree that it’s in your blood. It’s hard not to love the game of soccer.

“We have a lot of potential this year,” said Kruger, as she walked off the field at her TKO Crew club game. Many of the lady knights play travel soccer in the fall to keep up on their game. With incoming talent as well as eager upperclassmen, this season looks fierce for the Lady Knights.