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Hays senior signs to play women's soccer

September 11th, 2017

NORTH NEWTON, KAN. – Lacey Pfannenstiel, a senior at Hays High School, has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Bethel College.

A 5'2" midfielder, Pfannenstiel earned Honorable Mention in the Western Athletic Conference and was on the All-Academic Team as a junior.

In addition to her accolades on the field, Pfannenstiel is a member of the National Honor Society, serving as HHS vice president. She is also a member of the Catholic Youth Organization and is her class representative.

A member of the High Honor Roll and winner of the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award, Pfannenstiel is an exemplary student.

After touring Bethel, she said, “I knew it was the perfect fit for me. Coach [Tony] Turini seems like a great coach. I’m excited to be playing in the next level, and the girls really made me feel welcome.”

“Lacey is an attacking-minded midfielder who will help our team transition from defense into the attack quickly,” Turini said. “We are very excited that she has chosen to come to Bethel and wants to be a part of building a successful program here.”

Bethel College is the only private, liberal arts college in Kansas listed in the 2013-14 analysis of top colleges and universities in the United States, and is the highest-ranked Kansas college in the Washington Monthly annual college guide for 2013-14. The four-year liberal arts college is affiliated with Mennonite Church USA.

In sports, Bethel competes within the 10-school Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference and the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics. For more information, see and

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