Camie Rietberg and Abby Koops Receive United Soccer Coaches Division III All-Central Region Honors

Camie Rietberg and Abby Koops Receive United Soccer Coaches Division III All-Central Region Honors
2017 United Soccer Coaches Division III All-Central Region Women's Soccer Teams

Two members of the Calvin women's soccer team have received Division III United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region honors.

Senior Camie Rietberg has been named to the United Soccer Coaches Division III All-Central Region second team while freshman Abby Koops has been named to the third team.

Rietberg and Koops are both receiving United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region honors for the first time.

A native of Wyoming and a graduate of Grandville Calvin Christian High School, Rietberg put together a standout senior campaign in midfield, scoring seven goals and registering 14 points. Four of her seven goals proved to be game-winners this fall. 

The final goal of her Calvin career was a notable one as it came late in the second half and proved to be the game-winner in a 1-0 win at Albion on October 24.  Rietberg was also named to the All-MIAA first team this fall.

Koops is from Saugatuck and a graduate of Holland Christian High School. Also a midfielder, Koops had an immediate impact as a freshman, scoring seven goals, collecting three assists and posting 17 points as she led the Knights in scoring this fall. 

Koops tallied a pair of game-winning goals this fall, scoring the winner in a 2-1 win over Milwaukee School of Engineering on September 2 late in the second half and then scoring the only goal of the game in a 1-0 win over Adrian on September 26.

Koops was also named to the All-MIAA second team this fall.

"It's always special to have individual performances of members of our team recognized and then honored by Division III coaches who they have competed against," said Calvin women's soccer coach Mark Recker. ""Both Camie and Abby love the game and it is visible to others in the way they play. I am pleased and happy for them. It is also a reflection on their team and what their team teammates helped them to achieve."

The Calvin women's soccer team finished 12-9-0 overall this past year and reached the MIAA Tournament semifinals for the second straight year.