7 area soccer standouts earn all-state honors

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 10:59 AM

Smith joined the Lakers’ varsity squad near the end of her freshman season, then guided Spring Lake to Lakes Eight Conference championships the following three years. As a senior, she scored eight goals and led the team with nine assists, helping the Lakers reach the Division 2 regional championship game.

The Lakers’ Kelsey Kippe earned Division 2 all-state honorable mention. The junior who moved from defense to offense as was Spring Lake’s leading scorer this season with 12 goals.

Fruitport senior Lynsie Haan earned third-team all-state for coach David Hulings’ Trojans.

On the Division 4 team, Western Michigan Christian junior Rachel Karsten earned second-team honors. Senior goalie Lauren Merz was a third-team all-state selection, and junior Timera Crosby received honorable mention.

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