Germantown soccer players Karch and Meyer sign NCAA letters of intent
Players lead talented Warhawks team in spring
The Germantown girls soccer program has been on a steady rise for years now and, this coming spring, the Warhawks should have a stellar season.
Evidence of that was available on national signing day, Feb. 6, when seniors Lauren Meyer (goalkeeper) and Jamie Karch (forward) inked NCAA Division I national letters of intent.
Meyer signed with Southeast Missouri State, which is in the Ohio Valley Conference, coached by Heather Nelson, Paul Nelson and Lindsey Pickering
Karch penned her committal to the University of South Dakota, which is in the Summit Conference and is coached by Mandy Green, Josh Green and Laura Hallauer.
Needless to say, Warhawks coach Paul Sikinger was very pleased.
"Youth soccer players often dream of becoming a Division I player but in reality less than two percent get that opportunity," he said. "Yet the Germantown High School Soccer program will be sending two to high level soccer schools this fall."
And that's just the tip of the iceberg, he added.
"In total the Germantown High School soccer team has over 20 percent of the team already committed to Division I schools," Sikinger said.
Both Meyer and Karch are going to be four-year letter winners this coming spring for the Warhawks. In the fall both play at the club level; Karch with the FC Eclipse coached by Christian Lavers and Meyer with North Shore United coached by Sinisa Angelovski.
Meyer chose Southeast Missouri State for the competition of the program and her coaches, Sikinger said. She noted that on her first visit she could see that the school "was the whole package" with "wonderful coaches, great campus and a great program for nursing" (her intended major).
Karch chose South Dakota for the competition as well. She visited the campus and knew that it was for her, Sikinger said. It had the major which she is going to study in kinesiology, and she thought the soccer program had "outstanding coaches."
"The campus and school couldn't be any better," she said.
The two helped the Warhawks to a 15-5-1 record last spring that included a North Shore Conference runner-up slot behind league champion Cedarburg. Karch scored 16 goals with five assists while Meyer had 62 saves with only four goals allowed and an 0.32 goals against average.
They lead a team that also returns two players who were all-state honorable mention: midfielder Kayla Schlosser and forward Maddie Tetzke.
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