2012 Women's Soccer
Record: 14-4 Home: 9-2 Away: 4-2 Neutral: 1-0 WHAC: 6-2
Amanda Van Laar Image
#5 Amanda Van Laar
Height: 5-4
Class: JR
Position: F
Hometown: Alto, Mich.
Previous School: Caledonia HS

As a sophomore – Amanda started in 10 of 12 games this season and scored 2 goals and had 4 assists.  She missed six games due to injury in the middle of the season.

As a freshman – She started and played in all but one game this season and scored 2 goals and had 2 assists.  She was voted First Team All-WHAC and Honorable Mention All-American in her first season.

High School - Amanda played varsity soccer at Caledonia for four years.  She was named 3rd Team All-State in 2010, 2nd Team (Division II) All-State in 2009 and 3rd Team All-State in 2008.  She was voted All-Conference, All-District, and All-Region in 2008 and 2009  She was voted Most Valuable Offensive Player for Caledonia High School in both 2008 and 2009 as well.  Amanda has also participated in Volleyball, Cross-Country, and Track & Field at Caledonia. 

She is involved in a lot of extra-curricular activities including: Student Council, Ada Bible Youth Group, Discovery Village Volunteer, and she was in Peter Pan (school musical).

Personal:  Amanda is the daughter of Dave Van Laar of Grand Rapids, Mich. and  Leilani Van Laar of Alto, Mich.




Women's Soccer Roster
#NameCl.Pos.Ht.HometownPrevious School
00Kathy ButtSRGK5-6Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West HS
2Marissa BlissSRGK/D5-4Grand Rapids, Mich.Northview HS
3Kelley RitsemaSRF5-4Traverse City, Mich.Traverse City Christian HS
4Maylani SiemaszJRD5-7Waterford, Mich.Waterford Mott HS
5Amanda Van LaarJRF5-4Alto, Mich.Caledonia HS
6Laura RoerigSOM5-5Grandville, Mich.Unity Christian HS
7Paige KnottSRD5-4Zeeland, Mich.Zeeland West HS
8Morgan VanceSRM5-4Grand Rapids, Mich.Northview HS
9Anna DuckworthJRM5-3Belmont, Mich.Northpointe Christian HS
10Nicole YbemaSRD5-6Middleville, Mich.Thornapple Kellogg HS
11Teigan MitchamFRD5-8Grand Rapids, Mich.Forest Hills Northern HS
12Kate WiegmanSOD5-6Wheaton, Ill.Wheaton North HS
13Josie LittyFRF5-6Hudsonville, Mich.Hudsonville HS
14Melissa McIntireJRM5-3Papua, New GuineaNumonohi Christian Academy
15Rachel WoodSRD5-8Cedar Springs, Mich.Cedar Springs HS
16Rachel SchutterFRM5-11Hudsonville, Mich.Hudsonville HS
17Maile CarigonJRF5-10Hilo, HI.Christian Liberty Academy
18Anna SteginkSRD5-10Kalamazoo, Mich.Kalamazoo Homeschool
19Anna BuffumFRM5-8Wyoming, Mich.Tri-Unity Christian HS
20Riley SteenSRM5-2Farmington Hills, MIHarrison HS
21Jenna WiersmaJRD5-4Grandville, Mich.Calvin Christian HS
22Rebekah EgglestonSOF5-6Hisperia, Mich.Providence Christian HS
23Kerri HoffmanFRM5-8Hamilton, Mich.Hamilton HS
27Charlene KehoeFRF5-6Belding, Mich.Belding HS
Randy Strawser - Head Coach - 13th season
Dan McAllister - Assistant Coach - 11th season
Eric Mikel - Assistant Coach - 5th season
Ashleigh Lund - Assistant Coach - 2nd season
Aimee Luurtsema - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Alyssa Thayer - Assistant Coach - 1st season
David Wood - Assistant Coach - 1st season
Kayla Welch - Manager - 5th season
  • Oct. 9 - Women's Soccer vs Grace Bible College - W 2-0 - recap
  • Oct. 7 - Women's Soccer vs Lourdes University - W 3-0 - recap
  • Oct. 3 - Women's Soccer vs Madonna University - L 3-1 - recap
  • Sep. 30 - Women's Soccer vs Davenport University - W 2-0 - recap
  • Sep. 26 - Women's Soccer vs 17Siena Heights University - L 2-1 - recap
  • Sep. 22 - Women's Soccer vs Rochester College - W 4-0 - recap
  • Sep. 19 - Women's Soccer vs Goshen College - W 1-0 - recap
  • Sep. 15 - Women's Soccer vs Grace Bible College - Canceled
  • Sep. 12 - Women's Soccer vs Huntington University - W 2-1 - recap
  • Sep. 9 - Women's Soccer vs University of Saint Francis - W 6-2 - recap