Performance of the Week: Holland Christian's Derek Huisman

November 10, 2022

Derek HuismanDerek Huisman ♦ Holland Christian
Soccer ♦ Senior

The senior defender has been part of one of the toughest goal-preventing units all season, but Saturday also scored his first high school goal – which became the eventual game-winner as Holland Christian defeated Grosse Ile 2-0 in the Division 3 Final at Comstock Park. Huisman’s goal came off a corner kick with 23:53 to play. The championship was the Maroons’ first since 2003, and they finished the fall 20-1-3.

Huisman’s role on defense was much more substantial this season. Holland Christian gave up only seven goals, with 18 shutouts – the shutouts are tied for ninth-most in one season in MHSAA history, and the goals allowed are tied for seventh fewest. Playing defense, Huisman generally doesn’t get involved offensively when his team has a corner kick. But given the magnitude of the game, he decided to join the mix – and capitalized on the opportunity.

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