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Bright Future for Pella Christian Girls Soccer Team

Posted: Friday, June 9th, 2017 at 5:56 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS Sports - Trevor Castle

As the girls’ state soccer tournament takes place this weekend in Des Moines, Pella Christian coach Mike Buchheit has visions of his team playing on that very pitch in the years to come.

The Eagles went 15-5 this spring, losing Monday in the regional final, just one match short of state.

The 15 wins are a school record, and come on the heels of back-to-back seasons in which Pella Christian won just five and six matches.

The Eagles will lose just one senior from this year’s club, albeit a very talented one in Cailey Terpstra.

Buchheit gushed about the three time all-Little Hawkeye Conference performer when asked about her during an interview for tomorrow’s Knoxville HyVee Radio Coaches Corner.

“I get to listen to coaches brag about their seniors all the time, and I’m going to do the same thing. It’s easy to do when it comes to Cailey Terpstra because of what she’s done for the program and for the team and the quality of that young lady and her faith commitment and her love for her teammates. You don’t have to guess where Cailey’s interests are, she’s very vested in this team.”

After leading the Eagles in scoring each of the last two years, Terpstra was the team’s second leading scorer this year with 13 goals and 11 assists.

Pella Christian will return a total of 12 players in 2018 that scored goals this spring, including Laura DeZwarte and Lindsay Breon, who scored 19 and 11, respectively.

You can hear the full interview with Pella Christian girls’ soccer coach Mike Buchheit tomorrow morning between ten and noon during the Knoxville HyVee Radio Coaches Corner on KNIA & KRLS.