Westmont has a baby on board

Coach Kristi Kiely felt comforted by all the familiar faces when women’s soccer workouts resumed at Westmont College last month. But it was that newest, cutest face that got her wondering. “I was really nervous,” conceded Kiely, whose Warriors had advanced to last year’s NAIA national final before losing to Concordia, Ore. “I felt like I’d worked really hard to create a professional environment here and had been successful at it.” But something had changed since last year’s magical 17-2-5 season. Westmont’s fifth-year head coach was now also a first-time mother. She gave birth to Maya Josephine Kiely on July 3, just 34 days before this season’s first practice. more


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