WHS Soccer Alum News

Notable alumni news featuring Caitlyn Clem (’13) and Grace Kraft (’16).

Clem named to TopDrawerSoccer’s Team of the Week

Goalkeeper shut out No. 8 Minnesota on Saturday

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MADISON, Wis. – A stellar shutout and upset over No. 8 Minnesota has earned Wisconsin women’s soccer’s goalkeeper Caitlyn Clem a spot on TopDrawerSoccer’s National Team of the Week.

Clem and the Badgers upset No. 8-ranked Minnesota last Saturday, marking their first win over a top-10 ranked team since 1998, when UW blanked No. 10 Michigan 1-0. It also went down as just the fifth win over a top-10 opponent in program history.

“In a much needed win against Minnesota, Clem kept the high-powered Golden Gophers off the score sheet, making three saves in a 1-0 win for the Badgers,” TopDrawerSoccer wrote.
The Okemos, Michigan, native has started in net in every match this season for UW and has accumulated five shutouts and 45 saves.

Clem and the Badgers (5-4-4 overall) host a pair of games at the McClimon Complex on Thursday and Sunday. No. 15 Nebraska (9-4-0) comes to Madison on Thursday at 7 p.m. Sunday serves as senior day and the annual pink game as UW hosts Iowa (7-6-0).


Bulldog Rookie Grace Kraft Claims GLIAC Soccer Player Of The Week Honor

Bulldog Rookie Grace Kraft Claims GLIAC Soccer Player Of The Week Honor

Big Rapids, Mich. – For the first time in her collegiate career, Ferris State University freshman goalkeeper Grace Kraft has been named the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.

Kraft was perfect this past week as she did not allow a goal in 200 minutes of action for the Bulldogs.

The FSU rookie recorded 15 total saves in posting the two shutouts as FSU battled to a scoreless double-overtime tie against unbeaten Ashland on Friday (Sept. 30) before topping Tiffin 1-0 on Sunday (Oct. 2) at Top Taggart Field.

The Williamston native notched eight saves in Friday’s outing against the Eagles in 110 minutes before coming up with seven saves in Sunday’s victory. She had a 1.000 save percentage and a 0.00 goals against average for the week.

Presently, Kraft owns a 3-1-2 overall mark in goal this season for the Bulldogs and has four shutouts in nearly 550 minutes of total action. She holds a 0.66 goals against average and a .913 save percentage with 42 stops in goal for FSU in six outings.

Ferris State hits the road as the Bulldogs visit Lake Erie on Friday (Oct. 7) for a 1 p.m. (ET) league tilt in Painesville, Ohio. FSU then travels to Walsh on Sunday (Oct. 9) with match time set for 1 p.m. (ET) in Canton, Ohio.