The Northwestern Oklahoma State University Lady Ranger soccer team played their last two games of the season on Wednesday and Saturday against nationally ranked Oklahoma Baptist University and Southern Nazarene University.
The Lady Rangers lost 3-2 to OBU on Wednesday, and closed out their season with a 4-3 loss in double overtime to SNU.
Saturday’s game was senior recognition. The Lady Rangers graduated four seniors.
Erica Hostetter is a biology major from McLoud, Oklahoma. She plans to apply to Dental Hygiene School at the University of Oklahoma after she graduates.
Hostetter said being a collegiate athlete has impacted her in my different ways.
“The biggest impact it has made is it has taught me that you can accomplish anything you truly desire if you work hard and put full effort into your goal,” Hostetter said.
Hostetter’s best advice is to work your hardest, even on the hard days, and play your heart out. She said never take time for granted because one day you will not be a Ranger soccer player anymore.
Kim Bell is a psychology major from Wylie, Texas. Along with getting married in June, she plans to get her masters in Special Education and eventually go into Special Education or a Social Worker for families who have children with special needs.
Bell said coming to NWOSU gave her the chance to live out her dream of playing college soccer. She said her most memorable game in her career was the Harding game when her team won. She said it had a huge impact on the team.
“It was incredible to see a team go from nothing to something in one game,” Bell said.
Kylee Wallace is psychology from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been a member of the Lady Ranger soccer team for three years and will graduate in May. Wallace plans to attend UNLV to get her masters in counseling.
Wallace said she has met best friends for the rest of her life during her time at NWOSU. She said her most memorable game was against Ouachita Baptist this year when the team won in double overtime and she received GAC player of the week.
Wallace’s advice to incoming soccer players is take the time to adjust to the small community.
“Don’t let the culture shock scare you away because once you get past it it’s totally worth it,” Wallace said.
Jordan Gomes is a phycology major from Waipahu, Hawaii. She has been a member of the Lady Ranger soccer team for three years and will graduate in May. Gomes plans to attend graduate school in Hawaii and eventually go into sleep studies.