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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  •  Four sign with Lark women

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  • HESSTON — Hesston College women’s soccer coach Bryan Kehr signed four players to letters of intent to play for the Larks this fall. Players signed include Savannah Sizer of Littleton, Colo., Callie Miller of Middlebury, Ind., Megan Baumgartner of Hesston and Elisabeth Wilder of Hesston. Sizer is a midfielder from ThunderRidge High School in Highland Park, Colo. She also played for the Colorado Storm Royal club team. “Savannah is an experienced soccer player who will do a great job for the Larks at outside midfield,” Kehr said. “She has a great work ethic and understands the game well. Savannah will be a great fit for the Larks soccer squad.” Sizer is a National Honor Society Member, a member of the Douglas County Student Advisory Council, an assistant coach for an elementary school club team, conducts skills training for players who are preparing for competitive club teams and is a member of Young Life, “a non-denominational Christian organization that ministers to adolescents.” Miller is a sophomore at Hesston. She is completing a three-year registered nursing program. She is a current member of the HC softball team. She played high school soccer at Northridge High School from 2007 to 2010, helping the team win a conference title in 2009. “I’m excited to have Carlie join our soccer team next fall,” Kehr said. “For the past two years I have been watching her practice her flip throw and have been envious from afar; now we get to add her skillset to an improving Larks squad.” Miller is a member of First Mennonite Church in Middlebury. Baumgartner comes to Hesston College from Hesston High School, where she competes in basketball, cross country and track. “Hesston High does not have a women's soccer program, but Megan will be a great team member, and I am confident that as the season progresses next year she will find a place on the field for the Larks,” Kehr said. “Since playing in middle school, she has continued to find opportunities to develop her game. She is intelligent and works hard at everything she does. I look forward to seeing Megan continuing to develop as a soccer player.” Baumgartner is a member of the National Honor Society and attends Whitestone Mennonite Church in Hesston. Wilder also is from Hesston High School, where she competes in tennis for four years, track for one year and softball for one year. “Elisabeth will be a joy to have on the team,” Kehr said. “Without a high school program to play in, she organized an intramural soccer league and also put together teams for the Bethel College (North Newton) summer league. Elisabeth is a great student and will be a great team member.” Wilder is a National Honor Society member. She also attends Whitestone Mennonite Church, where she is a member of the Youth Leadership Council. Wilder intends to major in social work and business.   
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