Kansas State’s soccer season is coming to an in depth as common season play ends on Thursday. This system has compiled a report of 6-8-3 earlier than heading into their ultimate sport, trying to end robust.
The crew’s season skilled its ups and downs with many shut video games together with 11 matches determined by one purpose. 5 matches had late scores, some resulting in Okay-State victory and a few to defeat. Junior goalkeeper Alaina Werremeyer witnessed the crew present their true potential many occasions all through the season.
“We’ve undoubtedly seen development all through,” Werremeyer stated. “I believe there are undoubtedly video games that we would like again. There are moments we play 89 good minutes, and the one [minute] is what lets us down. However, I believe we’ve actually been constructing in direction of one thing constructive.”
Werremeyer has been distinctive on the goalie place, proudly owning a majority of the varsity’s goalie data akin to profession matches performed in purpose, saves, profession minutes and is tied for profession shutouts with 10. She has constructed off of the chance from final season and hasn’t regarded again.
“I lastly really feel like I’ve my ft underneath me. I’ve a lot respect for the gamers that are available in and play as a freshman as a result of it’s actually troublesome,” Werremeyer stated. “Healthwise, I really feel like that is my first school season that I’ve been enjoying comparatively unhurt and I believe that my communication and confidence is at an all time excessive.”
Werremeyer stands as a crew chief by her love for the sport and her teammates.
“Each single one in every of these ladies simply loves one another and loves this crew,” Werremeyer stated. “It’s an funding to purchase into a very younger program and a whole lot of these ladies –– the upperclassmen particularly –– have been right here and know what it’s wish to be an underdog. I believe we’ve put a crew collectively that wishes to work for all the pieces they’ve put in.”
Going into her junior season, Werremeyer has offered a veteran presence. She positioned emphasis on serving to develop and nurture younger expertise.
“The school sport is completely completely different than membership. It’s extra tactical, and a excessive degree of intelligence so far as the sport goes,” Werremyer stated. “It’s a trial by hearth, however simply work arduous and have enjoyable enjoying as a result of you will study and make errors. It should all come collectively.”
Senior ahead Kyler Goins stands because the regular rhythm of the younger Okay-State offense, complementing Werremeyer because the defensive catalyst. Goins leads the crew in pictures, factors and pictures on purpose.
“Now we have carried out some issues we’ve by no means carried out earlier than, like beating Baylor away, tying Iowa State after dropping to them final yr, which has been an general win for us,” Goins stated. “Clearly we need to win extra video games, however thus far it’s gone fairly good, in order that’s necessary.”
Goins has many individuals in her life that inspire her to offer her greatest effort.
“You need to win, not just for your self however for the individuals that you simply love, individuals you think about household and the coaches which have simply been wonderful,” Goins stated. “Particularly [head coach Mike] Dibbini, simply believing in me every time I first transferred. I’ve at all times had the utmost respect for him.”
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Goins has a formidable Okay-State profession pushing her close to the highest of the report books. She is tied for second in profession targets, targets per sport and profession factors, and third in profession pictures on purpose.
“My sister in all probability [is my biggest motivation],” Goins stated. “She performs skilled soccer for Louisville and she or he undoubtedly helps me keep motivated, and when she comes dwelling for the summer season we prepare collectively and I look as much as her, not solely as an individual however as a participant too.”
Trying again at her profession, Goins’ fondest second comes from her junior season, tying West Virginia in entrance of Wildcat followers.
“Final yr, I had the purpose that tied the sport up and it was simply an incredible environment,” Goins stated. “The gang was simply going loopy and everybody was freaking out, and it was simply in all probability my most memorable time right here at Okay-State.”
Goins will likely be joined by Werremeyer and the remainder of her teammates at 6 p.m. on Oct. 27 in Morgantown, West Virginia, to face off in opposition to the Mountaineers within the ultimate match of the Wildcats season of peaks and valleys.
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