Perry, Kinnick strikers earn United Soccer Coaches honors

By DAVE ORNAUER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: July 28, 2019

Two Matthew C. Perry senior strikers - Kai Lange and Micayla Feltner - closed their careers by earning United Soccer Coaches of America All-America honors, while a Nile C. Kinnick sophomore - Maggie Donnelly - was named to the USCA All-North Region team.

-- Lange, named USCA All-American for the second straight year, had 34 goals in his senior season for the Samurai boys, who finished 15-8-2  and seventh in the Far East Division II Tournament. He completed his four seasons with three All-Far East D-II selections, the Most Valuable Player award in 2016 and the 2018 Golden Boot award. He compiled 173 goals, including a Pacific single-season record 85 in 2018. Lange will play for Division I University of the Pacific in the fall.

-- Feltner scored 40 goals and finished her two seasons at Perry with 77. The Samurai went 17-8-2 and took third in Far East D-II. Feltner earned Best Offensive Player honors and was twice selected to the All-Far East D-II team after transferring from Naples, where she was twice named All-Europe. Feltner signed to play for Division III Heidelberg (Ohio) for the coming fall.

-- Donnelly played two seasons and recorded 79 goals and 37 assists for a Red Devils team that finished second in Far East D-I in 2018 and won its second D-I title in three years two months ago. Donnelly was named All-Far East D-I the last two seasons. Her father, Rear Adm. Michael P. Donnelly, was the commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and has transferred to Korea where he’ll serve as CO of Naval Forces Korea.