Soccer field

Chippewa Hills Warrior senior having a solid season on the soccer field

“He’s a character…always providing comic relief when needed,” Jay Franks

REMUS — No one has been more impressed with the season Chippewa Hills senior soccer player Sydney Hartzler has had on the field than her coach Jay Franks.

“Syd has many years of football experience,” Franks said. “She’s had eight assists and two goals so far this year. She has a knack for being in charge when it matters most to our team. She’s been able to place her teammates in winning positions. She has always a positive attitude. He’s a character…always providing comic relief when needed.

Hartzler has been playing the sport since kindergarten. This is his fourth year of college.

“I think we’ve had a lot of success over the years,” Hartzler said. “We lost some seniors in my first year which hurt us in terms of size. Other than that, we grew up together.

Hartzler plays forward for the Warriors, but his duties have been diversified.

“I think I have really good passes,” she said. “I’m better with assists.”

His eight assists seem to confirm it.

The Warriors won their first two games of the season and have been an improved team all year.

“The key has been to pass and talk to each other,” Hartzler said. ” It’s really important. We have to communicate there.

The team needs to improve their footwork and passing, she added.

Hartzler and her teammates were looking forward to warmer weather.

“I think maybe we can pull our A game together more as it warms up,” Hartzler said. “We have to stay calm and work with each other.”

Football is his favorite sport.

“I always said I wasn’t very good at throwing things,” she said. “I seem to be doing my best with my feet.”

The Warriors will participate in the Central State Activities Association tournament next week.