Kirtland senior Erika Zschuppe on Tuesday signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her education and soccer career at Florida Gulf Coast University.
A short time after signing, Zschuppe learned she was named Ohio’s Girls’ Soccer Player of the Year.
Zschuppe closed out her Kirtland career as the Hornets’ all-time leader in career points and goals scored as well as the program’s single-season leader in points and goals scored. In fact, she owns the top four spots in each of the single-season categories.
As a freshman, Zshuppe led the Hornets to the Division III state championship game. They settled for state runner-up that year but returned to the championship game in 2020 and upset Cincinnati Country Day to become the first public school to win the Division III state title.
In that game, Zschuppe became just the second player in OHSAA history to record three goals in a state championship game.
Zschuppe scored 170 goals and 39 assists in her four years at Kirtland. She is a three-time All-Ohioan, two-time Division III Player of the Year, and she has received countless other honors.