Novi senior defender Katrina Koomen played soccer this spring with the force of a Category 5 hurricane.
After taking a year off to play with the Michigan Hawks of the Elite National Club League, Koomen re-emerged for Wildcats during her senior year and made quite an impact.
Finishing with 13 goals and 15 assists, Koomen was dangerous with her left-footed free kicks, even from 50 yards out.
“Katrina was one of our biggest offensive weapons this season,” Novi coach Todd Pheiffer said. “Even though she played outside back, she was constantly a threat whenever she had the ball. She is not only technically very good dribbling the ball and taking on her opponents, there is no player that serves the ball better into the box than Katrina. Whether she is serving a ball in from a corner kick, a free kick or just off the dribble, she knows exactly how hard to hit the ball and exactly where to play it.”
“Hurricane Katrina” was one of the big reasons the Wildcats, who finished 16-2-5, captured the KLAA Central Division, Kensington Conference, Association, Division 1 district and regional titles this season.
Koomen, named All-Area Girls Soccer Player of the Year, also earned all-KLAA, all-district and all-region honors while making first team Division 1 all-state.
“She is one of the hardest working players both on the field and in the classroom, which is why she is both a scholar-athlete and a Dream Team selection,” Pheiffer said of the College of Charleston (S.C.) signee.