Seniors celebrate successful career for ‘Cats

Rosa Johnson, Managing editor

Wildcats hung up their cleats after a 2-0 win against Pacific Lutheran University on Nov 8.
This season was Head Coach Cole McCool’s first season in his new position.
“The season went as well as it could’ve possibly gone without going to conference,” McCool said.
For the seniors, this was their last game of their collegial soccer careers.
Emotions were high for captains of the team and seniors midfielder Lindzee Baker and midfielder and defender Lauren Pyrch.
“This is 16 years coming to an end so it’s really sad but I’m glad that I got to spend it with the best seniors around,” Baker said.
Amongst the captains’ other seniors who are graduating this year are forwards Emily Ing, Emily Fellows and Ellie Schmidt, goal keeper McKena King, defenders and midfielders Madisen Stewart and Laurel Huth.
“Next year’s team is in great hands. They have so much leadership in the back already and they’re gonna do great, they know how to win and I have all the confidence in the world in them,” Pyrch said.
“Every year our goal is to win conference, that’s always our goal. Other than that it’s little things like a certain amount of goals.” McCool said “Other things we wanted to do was have really good team chemistry the entire year.”
The Wildcats finished off the season 14-4 overall.
“We’re going to have a really different team next year,” McCool said. “We’re losing eight seniors, probably more like 10 including girls who are going to nursing school.”
“The goal is still to win conference but it’s going to be a younger team, new leadership, new players that have never played college soccer. It’s important to keep the same standards,” McCool said.