The two seniors on the 2021 Kalamazoo College women's soccer team were honored prior to a home game on Thursday, April 15. Following is what was read during the ceremony:
A goalkeeper from West Bloomfield, Hannah is a biology major and psychology minor. In addition to soccer, Hannah has also been a three-year starter for the women's lacrosse team. She is the founder and president of the ASL club and has also been involved with Hillel and the Office of Outdoor Programs. During the winter of her junior year, Hannah did a Wilderness Medicine and Rescue Semester in Wyoming through the National Outdoor Leadership School. On the soccer field, Hannah has been a standout defender. Known for her tireless work ethic, Hannah was named Second Team All-MIAA in 2019. In her career she has played in 57 games, has a career goal against average of 1.09, has recorded 263 saves and posted 18 shutouts. After graduation, Hannah plans to pursue a career in athletic training.
A forward from Allegan, Mich., Joy is also a biology major. In addition to soccer, Joy has served as a TA for neurobiology, been involved in SAAC, and worked on campus at the fitness center and for sports information. In her career, Joy has played in 32 games, scored 10 goals and recorded 12 assists for 32 total points. During the 2018 season, Joy was an MIAA Offensive Player of the Week. Although small in stature, Joy has been a dynamic attacking player. Near the end of the 2019 season, she suffered an ACL injury. Over the past 16 months, Joy has dedicated a tremendous amount of time to rehabilitation and a successful return to the field this spring. After graduation, Joy will complete a gap year and then plans to attend medical school.