A veteran Kiel Raiders girls soccer team takes to the pitch this spring. Coach Mike Pritchard welcomes back ten letter winners as Kiel looks to be a contender in the Eastern Wisconsin portion of the Big East/Eastern Wisconsin Conference.

Mike Pritchard
2018 Record- 6-8-3 overall; 5-6-2 conference (3rd place)

2018 REVIEW: Kiel had three unanimous pick First Team all-conference players in senior Brooke Muehlbauer at midfield, her younger sister Rachel, also at midfield, and Claire Ristow at forward. Defender Lily Schmitz was also First Team. The Raiders added three Second Team selections in goalie Savannah Walsdorf, forward Taylor Perl and midfielder Elleigh Casper. Ristow led the Raiders with nine goals with Perl having six assists. Walsdorf allowed less than a goal a game. The season opener was delayed four weeks by April snowstorms. Kiel opened with wins over Manitowoc Roncalli/Two Rivers and Denmark, but ended on a five-game losing streak where they were shut out in three of them.

2019 PREVIEW: Six of the seven all-conference players return led by Ristow up front. Midfield is the deepest area for coach Pritchard as Rachel Muehlbauer and Elleigh Casper are back with Schmitz back at defender. Perl joins Ristow at striker and the veteran Walsdorf shores up the goalkeeping chores. Greta Horneck, Marilee Krebsbach and Kaiya Saeger join the midfielders with Kylie Henkel back at defender. Rounding out the varsity roster are senior Kendra Preissner (defender), junior Emily Schmitz (defender),
sophomores Sydney Knuth (midfield) and Alexandrea Kautzer (midfield/forward), and freshmen Katherine Dickrell (defender), Lilly Urness (midfield) and Bryannah Remy (defender/goalie).
The conference race is wide open with defending champ New Holstein a slight favorite.