Central Catholic girls soccer rides "family" mentality into state final

The Central Catholic girls soccer program is heading to its first ever state title game. The Knights are set to play Park Tudor Friday night in a 6 PM match up with Park Tudor.

Posted: Nov 1, 2019 12:08 AM
Updated: Nov 2, 2019 12:06 AM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The Central Catholic girls soccer program has never reached the heights that it has in the 2019 season.

Bill Kerr's team topped Boone Grove in the Class A Kokomo semi-state championship last weekend to earn the program's first ever trip to the state finals. 

They've taken a "family first" approach all the way into the final weekend of the season. 

"We're all family," said sophomore midfielder Karsyn Cherry. "We are really are. Especially coming from a school like this. We see each other every day in the hallways. So doing that makes us a lot closer, and even some of us are in the same classes so it's really fun and it brings us really close and you can see it in our play."

Cherry and teammate Caroline Lutz each broke the previous school record for goals in a single season. Cherry currently leads the Knights. The two midfielders are just two pieces to the puzzle that has lead the Knights to a 19-2-1 record. 

"They have this thing what they call a secret soccer sister," head coach Bill Kerr. "They really develop that bond of being sisters. When things are going maybe bad for us as a team during a particular game, things aren't going well, everybody is there to pick everybody up. We're all so supportive or they're supportive of each other."

This team relies on each other. Something they'll have to do one more time in an effort to bring home their first state title in school history.

"We really came together at the beginning of this season, during the off season" said Lutz.

"We trained a lot together and we knew our team chemistry was really good. We had a lot of team bonding and stuff. But like all these girls, I wouldn't want to play with anybody else. We're all so close like everyone understands each other."

The Knights take on Park Tudor for the Class A state championship Friday night at Fishers High School. 

West Lafayette
Clear
50° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: °
Kokomo
Clear
44° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 42°
Rensselaer
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 45°
Fowler
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 45°
Williamsport
Clear
45° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 42°
Crawfordsville
Clear
41° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 41°
Frankfort
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 38°
Feels Like: 40°
Delphi
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 67° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 45°
Monticello
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 66° Lo: 37°
Feels Like: 45°
Logansport
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 64° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 46°
Below normal temperatures & patches of frost in the north & northeast.
WLFI Radar
WLFI Temps
WLFI Planner

Indiana Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 108646

Reported Deaths: 3478
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Marion20341757
Lake10013312
Elkhart6198106
St. Joseph586796
Allen5785198
Hamilton4600109
Vanderburgh318126
Hendricks2607120
Monroe224336
Johnson2241122
Tippecanoe211313
Clark205056
Porter197843
Cass19209
Delaware180159
Vigo169621
Madison153075
LaPorte134837
Floyd127961
Howard125163
Kosciusko116717
Bartholomew113257
Warrick104134
Marshall97423
Boone93846
Dubois92118
Hancock89242
Noble86432
Grant85132
Henry73424
Jackson7259
Wayne72214
Morgan68038
Shelby65529
LaGrange62811
Daviess61627
Dearborn61428
Clinton59111
Harrison54824
Putnam5098
Lawrence49928
Montgomery49421
White47114
Knox4659
Decatur44739
Gibson4344
DeKalb42511
Miami4202
Greene40935
Fayette40413
Jasper3732
Scott34410
Steuben3447
Sullivan32612
Jennings30512
Franklin29225
Posey2900
Clay2855
Orange27924
Ripley2768
Carroll26713
Wabash2547
Washington2491
Whitley2456
Wells2422
Starke2387
Jefferson2363
Adams2303
Fulton2292
Tipton21522
Huntington2073
Randolph2047
Perry20014
Spencer1984
Jay1640
Newton16411
Owen1621
Martin1560
Rush1484
Pike1331
Vermillion1210
Fountain1152
Pulaski1121
Blackford1072
Crawford980
Brown933
Parke902
Benton880
Union760
Ohio757
Switzerland660
Warren381
Unassigned0225

COVID-19 Important links and resources

As the spread of COVID-19, or as it's more commonly known as the coronavirus continues, this page will serve as your one-stop for the resources you need to stay informed and to keep you and your family safe. CLICK HERE

Closings related to the prevention of the COVID-19 can be found on our Closings page.

Community Events