By Nate Dugener

MUSKEGON–Last Wednesday afternoon, Lydia Sowles signed her national letter of Intent to attend Muskegon Community College and play soccer.

MCC is a member of the Michigan Community College Athletic Association. The Jayhawks had a solid season with a 16-4-1 record, 11-3 in the MCCAA. MCC  lost in the national semifinals to No. 1 seed Heartland CC (Illinois).

Sowles played three years of varsity soccer at Mona Shores as an outside midfielder. This season, Sowles has four goals and two assists.

“Lydia is one of the most dangerous players we have,” Mona Shores coach Dylan Darga said. “She is a threat to score anywhere on the field and uses this to her advantage. All of our girls wear GPS pods to monitor a ton of different metrics throughout play and Lydia tracks between 5-7 miles a game. She has a tremendously high work rate, and because of that, she is a matchup nightmare.”

Sowles’ ability to pass and score will be a benefit to the Jayhawks.

Sowles also flourishes in the classroom with a 4.089 GPA. Lydia plans on majoring in Business.

Sowles is the daughter of Trent and Michelle Sowles.

All photo’s below are courtesy of LSJ photographer Leo Valdez