EAST LANSING – Grandville Calvin Christian senior Katie Klunder finished her high school career Saturday as one of the top scorers in state history.
And more importantly, as a champion.
Klunder scored three goals to give her 54 this season as the Squires won their first MHSAA title, 6-0 over Waterford Our Lady/Clarkston Everest at Michigan State University.
Klunder’s goals this spring tied her for fourth-most in the MHSAA record book. She also had an assist Saturday, and her 80 total points tied the record set by Hudsonville Unity Christian’s Laura Heyboer in 2008.
Senior Jenny Holsem scored Calvin Christian’s other three goals and also had an assist as her team launched 26 shots total.
The Squires (25-2-1), ranked No. 4 at the start of the tournament, were the highest-ranked team left by the Semifinal round.
Megan Luttinen had 10 saves for Waterford Our Lady/Clarkston Everest, which finished 18-1-2 and was ranked No. 6.
PHOTO: Grandville Calvin Christian's Jenny Holsem (left) and Katie Klunder celebrate one of their six combined goals Saturday at Michigan State.
Be The Referee is a series of short messages designed to help educate people on the rules of different sports, to help them better understand the art of officiating, and to recruit officials.
Below is this week's segment – Feet Rule on Soccer Throw-In - Listen
In basketball, when a player is inbounding the ball, his or her feet have to be behind the line when passing the ball. Their feet can’t be touching the line.
But in soccer, a player just has to be on the line to complete a throw-in – even if their heels are both barely touching the line and the majority of their body is in the field of play.
It is considered a legal soccer throw-in if any part of both feet is either touching the line or behind the line, including if the player does a somersault or front-flip style throw-in. As long as they flip and land with both feet on or behind the line and throw the ball – it’s a legal throw-in.