September marked the start of another season for the Kuyper College soccer team. The Cougars will play a total of 15 games against other colleges in the Midwest region of the NCCAA, as well as schools from other associations.
Coached by Matt Smith, who has been with the program since its start, the team is looking forward to a good season, although, with six returning players and eight new players, this may be a rebuilding year. “I’m excited about the growth of our returning players and I’m looking forward to seeing what the new players will bring to the team this year,” said Coach Smith. One of the returning players is Zach Ellens, who was chosen to be one of the team captains. Coach Smith expressed his confidence in Ellens: “Zach has shown great leadership in the past and will do an excellent job this year with the team.”