Maggie Donnelly paces Nile C. Kinnck's girls team with 28 goals entering Far East Division I. Midori Robinson and Zama's girls team are vying for their first Far East title since winning Division I in 2009. WILLIAM TAKAHASHI/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Maggie Donnelly paces Nile C. Kinnck's girls team with 28 goals entering Far East Division I. Midori Robinson and Zama's girls team are vying for their first Far East title since winning Division I in 2009. WILLIAM TAKAHASHI/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Girls Soccer: Unbeaten Kinnick looks to regain title

by Dave Ornauer
Stars and Stripes

Capturing the DODEA-Japan tournament and Kanto Plain regular-season titles and going unbeaten were just the start of Nile C. Kinnick’s girls soccer team’s labors, coach Nico Hindie said.

There’s still the Far East Division I Tournament to come this week.

The genesis of the 2019 season actually began, he said, with the second half of the D-I final last May 23 at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, where the Red Devils lost 5-3 to American School In Japan but outscored the Mustangs 3-2 in the second half.

“The finish of last year’s season was pretty disappointing. We felt we could have done better,” Hindie said. “But in the second half of the final, the girls got a taste of what we could do. They got hungry.”

Read more at: https://www.stripes.com/1.581803

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Korea
Stripes Guam

Recommended Content