KCC’s women’s soccer team signs Allegan’s Journey Root

Pictured from left to right are KCC's head women's soccer coach Barth Beasley, David Root (father), Journey Root, Missy Root (mother) and assistant women's soccer coach Charles Pratt.

Pictured from left to right are KCC’s head women’s soccer coach Barth Beasley, David Root (father), Journey Root, Missy Root (mother) and assistant women’s soccer coach Charles Pratt.

Journey Root of Allegan has signed a letter of intent to play women’s soccer at Kellogg Community College and will begin playing for the team during the fall 2013 season.

Root has more than 12 years of soccer experience, including playing club soccer in Allegan Competitive Elite Soccer as part of the Grand Valley Soccer Association. She has been a starter since her sophomore year of high school and last season had six shutouts as a goalkeeper, including two overtime penalty kick wins.

Root’s save percentage exceeds 85 percent, with 82 saves against shots on goal.

Barth Beasley, head coach of the women’s soccer team at KCC, said meeting Root last summer during an open field gave him a chance to see her strong work ethic and the positive way she interacted with team captains.

“She showed the drive that further translated to the interview process, when we were able to sit down and talk about her academic goals this past fall,” Beasley said. “She mirrors the goals in wanting the opportunity for player development that all coaches provide for our student athletes at KCC.”

For more information about the women’s soccer program at Kellogg Community College, visit www.kellogg.edu/athletics/soccer/index.html or contact Coach Beasley at 269-565-7950.

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