The boys varsity soccer team continue their undefeated season with a win against Mona Shores


Continuing their winning streak, the boys varsity soccer team crushes one of their more formidable competitors, the Mona Shores sailors.

In the first half, two goals by Bennet Nieuwkoop. One was assisted by junior Kyle Webb and the other by senior Noah Gleason. The team continued to put themselves above Mona shores with a goal by Kyle, and another goal by Noah assisted by junior Jackson Savin.

The team is proud of one another and is excited to make stronger connections so they can all grow as players. Senior captain, Noah Burr, is eager for the season to continue so the bonds the boys already have can grow stronger. 

“The best part of being a part of the team is going to practice every day,” Noah said. “[Along with] getting to know my teammates and coaches. One positive thing about being on the team is representing our school and getting to know people from different grades I wouldn’t usually meet.”

With the school year beginning, the workload will continue to grow, and members of the team will have a lot more than just soccer to worry about. Even with the team’s love, soccer adds a lot to senior Henry Kostbade’s plate. 

“I guess a negative could be that it’s a lot of time out of my already busy schedule,” Henry said. “But the positives like meeting new people and building relationships make up for it.”

Coach Paul Kramer believes the boys can reach their state title goal this year. While last year the boys achieved winning the title of district champions, Kramer thinks that the team will achieve their new plan with a lot of hard work and perseverance. 

“Last season, we won our district and lost in the regional semis,” Coach Kramer said. “The goal for this team with the talent we have is to go further and fight for the chance to play for a state title.”

Varsity soccer’s next game is Thursday, August 25, at the Hudsonville high school fields against Hudsonville at 7:15 P.M. 

To increase our team bond this season, we have some events away from the field this fall to enhance their already strong bond,” Coach Kramer said. “My favorite part about coaching is to make my players better than when I got them from not just a soccer standpoint but a personal standpoint.”