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Laker senior forward Jeff Moffitt signed a letter of intent to play soccer at William Woods University on Wednesday. Moffitt says his teammates from Camdenton High School will be hard to leave behind.
“Just being on the team for Camdenton was fun–playing the sport that I love. Pretty much all four years was a real great experience and that’s what made me want to pursue (soccer) farther,” Moffitt said.
Camdenton boys’ soccer coach Jason Ingold says Moffitt had a strong senior campaign and impressed the William Woods coaching staff at a tryout. “Jeff has really come a long way. He really made a lot of strides, worked hard in the offseason and this year. (Moffitt was) one of our seven seniors, and didn’t score as much as he really wanted to but he had more assists than he has ever had, I think combined,” Ingold said.
Moffitt says his freshman season will be full of learning, and that he will need to adjust to the faster speed of college soccer. “I played indoor with (the William Woods players) four-on-four and it was real fast. They play extremely fast. My footwork is real good, but some of my passing–I need to work on my left foot, mainly, with them,” Moffitt said.
Moffitt says he plans to pursue physical therapy or athletic training in addition to college soccer.
Camdenton soccer player Stephanie Kirvan signed a letter of intent to play soccer this fall at William Woods University. Before she starts her college career, Kirvan has work to do with the Lady Lakers.
Stephanie Kirvan didn’t play high school soccer until her junior year. She is the only senior on this year’s Lady Laker team, which stands 14-3. Kirvan acknowledged that even the players have been surprised by their success. “Coming into the season I was a little rocky, like ‘oh, we’re going to be young.’ People weren’t expecting much from us, but the freshmen have stepped up so much. I am so proud of everyone and it’s just been an amazing season,” Kirvan said.
Kirvan scored 14 goals and notched 7 assists as a junior. The always attacking forward surpassed those stats already this season, pouring in 19 goals, 5 of them game winners. William Woods Head Coach Josh Ganson says Kirvan should fit in right away. “We’re losing a real big goal scorer this year and we’re looking to bring in Steph and couple of other girls to kind of spread that goal scoring around,” Ganson said.
Before Kirvan moves on to Fulton, the Camdenton Lady Lakers have an Ozark Conference and district schedule to finish out. Kirvan says her younger teammates make championship hopes a real possibility. “Our defense has stepped up a lot, and our outside mids have been doing a great job crossing it up and then we’re finishing the ball. So it’s just pretty much all around; we’re not strong in one area, we’re strong all around,” Kirvan said.
Kirvan plans to pursue a degree in athletic training or education at William Woods.