Kleekamp Reaches 100 Career Victories

Varsity girls soccer coach Heidi Kleekamp earned her 100th career win in the first round of postseason play for the Eagles


Jax Drezek

Coach Kleekamp talks to her team in a game against Zumwalt North last year. Kleekamp recently earned her 100th career victory.

Ally Schniepp, Sports Editor of the Ledger

On Saturday, May 14, marks the day Coach Kleekamp earned her 100th career win. The team beat Troy 7-0 and the win solidified their continuation in postseason play to compete for the district title. 

There aren’t many jobs out there that are as rewarding as coaching,” Kleekamp said. 

Kleekamp has been the head varsity girls soccer coach for eight years for the Eagles, and although it has been a rocky road, she has earned her 100th win after not even 10 years of coaching at the school. She is very passionate about coaching and her teams over the years, but more than anything, the girls she is coaching.

“I have taken a lot of pride in being able to build a program from the ground up,” Kleekamp said. “Reaching the 100 mark caused me to reflect on how far I’ve come in my coaching career and how much I value my time spent with my teams throughout the years.”

As much as she loved her 100th career win, she didn’t take all of the credit for the win. Even though the Eagles were the favored team to win, they still played as a team and competed, not expecting to be handed the win. Because of their perseverance and determination, they won 7-0 over the Trojans.

“Our teams here at Liberty have always found a way to compete at our highest level during our post season play,” Kleekamp said.

Kleekamp earned her 100th career win by not taking all of the credit for the wins of her teams over the years, which proves how deserving she is of these victories.