Derek 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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Join Elizabeth Coon as we take a look at all of the action from the 2022 MHSAA Boys Soccer Finals.
Division 1 - Rochester Adams vs. Rockford
Division 2 - Richland Gull Lake vs. Bloomfield Hills Cranbrook Kingswood
Division 3 - Holland Christian vs. Grosse Ile
Division 4 - Muskegon Western Michigan Christian vs. Ann Arbor Greenhills