New Hudsonville girls soccer coach inherits a team with a passion for the sport

HUDSONVILLE ‘ The Hudsonville girls soccer team has a new look, with one of the youngest coaches in West Michigan taking over this spring.

New Hudsonville girls soccer coach inherits a team with a passion for the sport

HUDSONVILLE – The Hudsonville girls soccer team has a new look, with one of the youngest coaches in West Michigan taking over this spring.

Holly VanNoord, a 2012 graduate of Unity Christian and recent graduate of Liberty University in Virginia, is the new Hudsonville head coach. One of the premier goalkeepers to come out of West Michigan, VanNoord helped lead Unity to three state titles and Liberty to three NCAA tournament appearances during her career as a record-setting goalkeeper both in high school and college.

“The senior class alone is incredible,” VanNoord said. “Their leadership is huge. That is very helpful on a coach. All the girls are just so engaged. We have seniors off the bench that are just so encouraging. I can put them in at any time and they are going to give 100 percent.”

Seniors Sarah Michienzi and Kendall Griffioen are anchors on the defensive end of the field, while seniors Abby Sieggreen and Madison Dudley are leaders in the midfield.

The Eagles are solid in goal with junior Mallory Hawks, who has already made several awesome saves this spring, according to VanNoord.

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