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November 13, 2012

The finishing touches on a career

Kinter closes out Colgate soccer experience with awards, title

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“However long a game, 90 minutes or into overtime, you could just never count Jillian out of a game,” Brawn continued. “I think that’s something that even players with more talent don’t always have that, and she has it in a way that has helped us out quite a bit.”

After what she has described as an “amazing experience,” Kinter said she hopes there are competitive and potentially professional soccer opportunities down the road. According to her coach, those opportunities will be at her disposal.

“Absolutely she does,” answered Brawn as to whether Kinter has the ability to play pro ball. “The professional women’s soccer state of affairs is a little up in the air right now (in the U.S.), but there are a lot of opportunities abroad as well as semipro soccer.

“If she wants to go, she can go on, and I think it’s just a matter of whether she wants to or not,” Brawn reiterated. “Jillian’s a player that has gotten better and she will continue to get better and better. Where she is at this level, she can still take her game further, and if she wants to do that she will. She’s not an athlete that’s plateaued by any stretch. Her game just keeps improving, which is pretty exciting when you consider how good she is already.”

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