The Pella Chronicle
---- — PELLA—Kelsey Schippers is a member of the Central College soccer team. The senior defender/midfielder is a Pella High graduate.
Schippers has earned three varsity letters; and was academic all-Iowa Conference (2011).
The program is enjoying a resurgence under third-year coach Mike Kobylinski and is ranked 10th in the North Region in the NSCAA/Continental Tire Division III coaches poll. After pulling off the fourth-best turnaround in Division III women’s soccer in 2011, the Dutch won a school-record 12 games and .650 winning percentage (12-6-2) last fall. It marked the program’s first back-to-back 10-plus-win seasons. The team set school records for consecutive victories (six) and fewest goals allowed (20).
The Dutch return eight starters and 16 letterwinners from last year.