Cape soccer star to play at next level

Cape Central senior soccer player Kaya Newkirk recently signs to play at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois. Joining Newkirk at the ceremony were (back) Tigers coach Jared Dobbs and Tiger assistant coach Greg Jones, as well as (front) his sister, Kiana Newkirk; father, Cody Newkirk; and mother, Heather Newkirk.
photo courtesy of Cape Central Athletics

Cape Central senior soccer player Kaya Newkirk recently signed to play soccer at Illinois College in Jacksonville, Illinois.

The Tiger forward scored 40 goals this past season, which was a new Tiger record.

Newkirk was named as a First Team selection for the SEMO Conference, All-Region and earned Cape Central's Player of the Year Award.

He is the Tigers' all-time scoring leader and started for four years.

Newkirk helped Cape to a 15-6-1 record.

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