Corwyn Ritch enters his 12th year as the head coach of the St. Mary’s women’s soccer team needing just one more victory to reach career win No. 100.
Last season, Ritch coached a prominent team that made its way into the Heartland Conference Tournament as the third seed after an 8-8-2 record that included the berth of a star in the making in freshman Kaitie Kasperitis. Kasperitis scored a team-high 11 goals and 26 points on the season that earned her a chance to represent the Rattlers and the U.S. on the American National Soccer Team in Italy over the 2012 summer.
Along with Kasperitis’ success, the Rattlers had five players receive All-Conference honors last season that included two players making First Team in returning forward Leah Snelson. Returning players Kasperitis, defender Ashlyn Leighton and midfielder Amanda Cardoza made the Second Team.