By Daniel Herrick, Sports Editor
The women’s soccer team ended their season with a 1-0 loss to Alma at home on Monday night. The match marked Senior Night for three Hornets: Jordan Meeth, Jordan Lewis and Sam Voss.
Voss was the team’s leading goal-scorer with four goals this season. Along with her finishing ability, she added two assists en route to a team-leading 10 points. Two of her goals would stand as game-winners for the Hornets.
Voss played in and started all 19 games for the Hornets this season. She took great strides throughout her career after not appearing in a single game her freshman season. She finished her career with five goals and five assists. Voss was also a three-time MIAA Academic Honor Roll selection.
Lewis also appeared in all 19 games for Kalamazoo this season, starting 14 of them. She tallied two assists on the season. Over her career, Lewis netted two goals, one a game-winner, and handed out five assists. She was selected to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll once.
“The fun loving atmosphere of the team from the past four years is something I will miss being able to be a part of on a daily basis, whether it is practice or games,” said Lewis. “It gave me an outlet to just release a lot of stress that comes with being a student at K College.”
Meeth, a four-year starter at center back, appeared in 58 games throughout her four-year career. This season she played in 15 games and started 14. Her two goals this season were both game-winners, tying her for the team-lead in that category with Voss. Meeth also had one assist this season. She finished her career with two goals and three assists.
Following her sophomore season, Meeth was selected to the All-MIAA First Team. She followed that up with a selection to the All-MIAA Second Team in her junior year. She was also selected to the MIAA Academic Honor Roll once.
The three seniors ended their careers with an overall record of 40-33-5. This season, the team finished 7-12. K ended the MIAA season in sixth place, with a conference record of 6-10.
K will certainly miss their three seniors, but the Hornets will not be short for talent next season. Six of their top seven goal-scoring leaders were freshman: Elizabeth Clevenger, Madeleine Chilcote, Emma Tardiff, Paige Sambor, Sydney Spring and Suzanne Miller. The six girls combined to score 15 of K’s 24 goals on the year. Madison McBarnes, another member of the freshman class, also tallied a goal to give the class a total of 16 goals.
“The freshman are all extremely talented individual players and the key to their success is being able to mesh it together in the right way,” said Lewis. “Coaching will be a key component.”