TC Liberty Eyes League, District Title in 2017
TRAVERSE CITY – The Lake Michigan Conference is home to some of the best girls soccer in northern Michigan, with ranked programs like Elk Rapids and Harbor Springs vying for the top spot in the league with Charlevoix.
In the Cherry Capital, the Traverse City Liberty (4-4-1, 2-2) are looking to get into the mix for a conference championship, as the Liberty have hung tough with the Rams and Elks already this season.
"We have great team chemistry,” junior Kelly Klettner said. “We have a lot of seniors and a lot of freshmen, and not much in between. But we have a really young team, and everyone just seems to fit really well together, and play really well together."
The co-op team comprised of student-athletes from Traverse City St. Francis and Traverse City Christian sports a large season class that helped claim a Division 3 district title a year ago.
With a solid collection of youth to round out the lineup, and a new coach, the Liberty are looking for big things this spring.
"With that fight, and that drive that they have, and then the new freshmen that came in, it just deepened our bench,” coach Carissa Funk said. “I think that they’re ready to win another one, and maybe go a little bit farther. I think that’s their goal."
Following Thursday’s meeting with Boyne City, the Liberty continue league play at Charlevoix on Monday.