GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Calvin women's soccer team will take on Wheaton College this Wednesday at home at 7 p.m.
The Teams: Wheaton is 3-1 on the season after facing their first loss this past weekend to Kalamazoo College. The Knights are 3-0-1 on the season after earning an overtime win against Puget Sound and tying with Pacific Lutheran this past weekend.
The Coaches: Pete Felske is in his 31st season for Wheaton.Felske earned a Bachelor's degree in psychology from Wheaton College in 1986. A former soccer player at Wheaton, he was a member of the 1984 NCAA Division III national championship team and was inducted into Wheaton's "Hall of Honor" in 2002. Emily Ottenhoff is in her first season for the Knights. A Calvin Alum, Ottenhoff graduated in 2010 and was a four-year starter at midfield and earned All-American status in 2009. She has started the season strong leading the Knights to a 3-0-1 record.
The Players: Senior, Madison Peebles leads the Thunder with two goals posted on the season one of which was a game winning goal this past weekend against Thomas More. For the Knights, senior Emily Van Vleit has the most goals on the season with a total of three goals. Another senior, Mackenna Nesky has recorded two goals for the Knights on the season. Sophomore Maria VanderLei had a big weekend for the Knights as she recorded her first two career goals at Calvin. One was the game winning goal against Puget Sound and the other was to tie Pacific Lutheran.
Series History: This will the 24thmeeting of the Thunder and Knights. With an overall record of 8-12-3, the Knights are down 4 games.
Coverage: Calvin College will have live stats and video on their website at calvinknights.com.
Social Media: Follow Calvin College athletics on social media. The Knights have presence on Facebook, Instagram, and snapchat (@CalvinAthletics) as well as Twitter (@CalvinKnights).
Up Next: The Knights will take on Concordia Wisconsin at home this Saturday at 2:30 p.m.