GREAT FALLS — For the final 9 years, Hallie Thompson and Anslee Klinefelter have been teammates in soccer on membership and highschool groups. Subsequent 12 months, they’ll be squaring off in opposition to one another within the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Convention (MIAC) at Hamline College and Concordia Moorhead School.
Klinefelter and Thompson each had obtained curiosity from Hamline College after a journey event. Klinefelter dedicated to them however on the final minute, Thompson determined upon Concordia Moorhead as her residence for the following 4 years. Now, the 2 will enter school as contemporary new faces after having developed a robust familiarity with each other during the last 9 years.
“I’m type of nervous however it’s a great nervous as a result of I’m like tremendous excited to do one thing totally different and play with new folks,” Klinefelter defined.
“I really feel like after taking part in for thus lengthy, we simply actually like get one another, we virtually don’t have to speak on the sphere as a result of we all know the place one another are going to be,” Thompson mentioned. “It’s going to be onerous to type that type of reference to somebody.”
The 2 captains rounded out their senior 12 months on a constructive observe internet hosting their first ever playoff sport at residence. Having watched each their sisters compete at a excessive stage and advance to collegiate soccer, Klinefelter and Thompson took it upon themselves together with their gifted roster to have a satisfying conclusion to their senior 12 months.
“When my sister was a senior, I by no means felt there was good group chemistry. We weren’t getting the outcomes we would have liked and it was simply actually irritating as a result of we had been gifted,” Thompson said. “I believe it was our group of seniors, not simply me and Anslee, we had been lastly capable of pull it collectively and reside as much as the expectations.”
After a profitable highschool profession, each begin anew this August with their respective applications as they wait to sq. off in opposition to every October 30 as rivals on the pitch for the primary time in a very long time.