T-Bird Lady soccer player commits to Kansas Wesleyan University

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Photo of T-Bird Women's Soccer player Grace Conner.

Sophomore forward Grace Conner prepares to sign her letter of intent to compete with Kansas Wesleyan University on the track and soccer teams this fall. (Casper College photo/Lisa S. Pearce Icenogle)

Sophomore forward Grace Conner has signed her letter of intent to compete with Kansas Wesleyan University on the track and soccer teams.

Conner, who came to the T-Birds from North Ogden, Utah, and Weber High School, has played primarily as a forward for the Thunderbirds at Casper College. “An outstanding ball striker, Grace was an All-Region IX selection and the team’s Golden Boot award winner, given to the leader in goals and assists, for the 2023 season,” said Ammon Bennett, head coach of women’s soccer.

“Grace is very fast and finds a way in almost every game to be dangerous in the attack. She has been a joy to work with and will be greatly missed by her coaches and teammates. We wish her much success in her academic and athletic future,” noted Bennett.

“Grace was an important part of our offense the past two years, including netting five goals and three assists,” added Jocelyn Norcross, assistant coach. According to Norcross, Conner netted the game-winning goal in the Lady Thunderbirds’ first-ever Region IX championship game in the fall of 2021. “Grace will be an asset to the KWU offense, and we look forward to seeing her continue her athletic career,” Norcross said.

KWU, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics affiliated school, plays in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Under head soccer coach Henrik Sohn, the Coyotes had a record of 11-8-1 for the 2022 season. Kansas Wesleyan’s track team competes in indoor and outdoor track meets. The track team is under head coach Kyle Hiser.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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