Coyote senior ready for productive soccer season

Makenzie Switzer
Makenzie Switzer

REED CITY — Makenzie Switzer is marking her fourth high school soccer season at Reed City, and as a senior, she probably wouldn’t mind making this her most memorable spring.

This will be her second full varsity season. Switzer was an attacking mid last season. She’s likely to play that position again.

Her role is likely to be the same “to get it up to the striker and get the ball on net,” Switzer said.

This year’s team is more experienced, Switzer indicated.

“I think we’re really athletic too,” she added. “We’re a type of athletic team that we didn’t have in the past.”

Last year’s Reed City team had problems scoring but Switzer likes this squad’s potential.

“I think we’ll be an offensive team this year,” she said. “We need to play as a team together.”

This is spring break week for Reed City. In the first four weeks, the Coyotes were indoors for practices with some opportunities to get outdoors.

“It’s not the same thing (indoors),” she said, adding that a few games outdoors would probably be needed to get the Coyotes property prepared.

As a player, Switzer takes pride in her passing.

“We’re pretty familiar with each other,” she said. “It’s the same team I played with my freshman year.”

The goals for the 2014 season are simple as far as Switzer are concerned:

“To play hard every game, try to win some games and have some more shots on goal and more goals.”

The Coyotes are scheduled to open at Newaygo April 16 and play home April 17 against Hart.