Women’s soccer shows grit through difficult season As fall comes to an end, the women’s soccer team of Sterling College finished with a Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference record of 0-12.
The season didn’t go as the program would have hoped, said senior Alexis Rodriguez.
“Not being able to come out with any wins was devastating but we never gave up,” Rodriguez said. “We played hard the whole 90 minutes. Overall, season was an eye opener for a lot of players that will be returning to work harder and come back stronger next year to change things around.”
With eight seniors recognized on senior day, senior Cobilyn Trempert said it was her favorite game of the season for a number of reasons. Trempert suffered a season-ending injury back in September. But on senior day, something special happened.
“I got to start the beginning of the game by kicking it off and all the girls got on their knees and clapped as I walked off the field,” Trempert said. “That is the moment that will be forever engraved in my memory because it’s when I realized how much my team loved me.”
Senior Amber Pinon said she will miss playing and making memories. “I will remember the friendships that I have made and the quality time I had with girls off and on the field,” Pinon said.
Trempert said she will also miss this group of girls because of how much joy they brought.
“At the end of our season,” Trempert said, “I wasn’t sad about not being able to play my senior year. I was heartbroken that I wouldn’t be able to play soccer with this group of girls again. We have laughed, cried, and yelled at each other, and that’s why I consider every single one of them a sister.”