Tuesday, April 01, 2014
Michelle Hessling, a 5-foot-4 goalkeeper, from Hamilton Badin High School will attend the College of Mount St. Joseph and play soccer next season, Mount Head Coach Josh Hess announced today.
Hessling earned Second Team All-GGCL as a senior and was named MVP of her team. She plays for High School Head Coach Todd Berkely, and club soccer for FOSC and Coach Eddie Hertzenberg.
“Michelle is a goalkeeper who brings quickness, good hands and a very cool head to the game,’’ Hess said. “She has good feet, is brave in goal and also does a good job or organizing her defense. Michelle understands her strengths in goal and uses them well. She is comfortable outside the box and acting as a sweeper behind her defense. She will be a unique goalkeeper on our roster but I think that her strengths work well within our team.
She scored the winning penalty kick in the State Championship game this year, so we know she is mentally strong, which is such an important part of being a good goalkeeper. Michelle’s joining the MSJ women’s soccer family is another indication of the talent that is coming into the program right now!
“In addition, Michelle has lots of ties to our school and community, she is outgoing and upbeat and she is very excited about attending the Mount. Overall, she is a tremendous addition to our program and our community.”
Michelle is the daughter of Terri and Tim Hessling. She intends to major in Education.