Columbia Central High School senior Anna Hosmer, right, attempts to drive past an opponent during a game earlier in her career. Courtesy photo.
By Jeff Steers
Columbia Central High School senior Anna Hosmer spent nearly 10 months preparing for her senior season of soccer.
When the spring season was canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak, Hosmer said she was discouraged.
But the senior still has college soccer to look forward to.
Hosmer will play soccer for her father, Andy, at Jackson College – hopefully – in the fall. She signed to play for the Jets earlier in the year.
“I thought it was a neat experience having my dad as the coach and signing (a letter of intent) with both of my parents by my side,” Hosmer said. “A lot of my friends thought it was cool.
“It will be an honor to play at JC.”
Hosmer should know a number of the players on the Jets’ squad. She practiced with the team last fall during their college season. Those practices helped her stay in shape and pass the time until spring.
“I really like the members of our team (Jackson College),” Hosmer said. “I know a lot of the girls on the team so playing for the Jets was my best option.”
Hosmer said she lifted or ran for 30 minutes to an hour in the Columbia School District Fitness Center prior to the 2020 season. She normally plays indoor soccer with her RUSH team, but they decided not to participate last winter.
“It is tough to keep yourself motivated to stay in shape … especially when nobody is pushing you,” Hosmer said.
Hosmer expected the Golden Eagles to be solid this season. She said there was a large group of younger players joining the team.
Three other seniors – Jensen Tumas, Grace Hetke and Riley Fish – were expected to give the Golden Eagles experience this season.
Last year Hosmer scored 24 goals for CCHS and helped the Golden Eagles advance to the district finals. She earned all-state honorable mention honors in Division 3 as voted on by representatives from the Michigan High School Soccer Coaches Association.
She has been playing soccer since the age of 4.
“Soccer gives you a reason to run,” Hosmer said. “I have a friend who is a cross country runner.
“I can’t see myself running just to run.”
Hosmer would like to transfer to Spring Arbor College after Jackson College. She has yet to state a major in college. Hosmer will graduate CCHS with a gpa of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.
Hosmer has enjoyed her time playing soccer for CCHS.
“Sports teaches you a lot of things like leadership, determination and working with others,” Hosmer said. “I have a lot of respect for my teammates.”
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