Jackson College Jets women's soccer are looking for improvement this season after finishing fourth in the Michigan Community College Athletic Association last year.
"Last season we seemed to be right on the cusp of success, but injuries and misfortunes seemed to pop in at the wrong time," said coach Andrew Hosmer. "A limited roster hampered our goal of winning a regional title and getting 'over the top'."
Returning from last season are forward Anna Hosmer from Columbia Central High School, who led the team in scoring last season, was an all-conference selection, and returns as captain again this season. Goalkeeper Mia Walker-Quintana from Coopersville High School is an elite-level goalkeeper who was sidelined for much of last season with an injury but has come back healthy and ready to anchor the defense. She is also a captain this season. Also returning are Tina Covic, defender from Haslett High School, also an all-conference selection last year and team captain this season, and Ella Moore, a holding midfielder from Jackson High School who garnered all conference honors last season and will be taking on a captain's role this season.
The team welcomes 18 incoming freshmen who have contributed well to the program. "The atmosphere is one of optimism and camaraderie, and the ladies have been working hard and enjoying their time together," Hosmer said.
"This season we have 25 players and more depth than we've had since this program began," notes Hosmer, who has coached since the inception of the program in 2008. "The talent level is high; the key will be putting everything together correctly so that the players reach their potential as individuals and as a group. I expect us to be successful."