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By RICK PETERSON

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Particularly in the Wichita area, the name Schuckman is normally associated with football, with former Bishop Carroll coach Alan Schuckman, a highly-successful high school coach.

Schuckman, who now works with alumni relations at the school, posted a career record of 193-46 in 22 seasons as Carroll's head coach from 1995-2016, with a pair of Class 5A undefeated state championships.

KhloeSchuckmannewSophomore forward Khloe Schuckman (right) leads Washburn's soccer team with seven goals and three assists this fall. [Photo courtesy of Washburn Athletics]

But these days the Shuckmans are also a big soccer family, with 5-foot-7 sophomore forward Khloe Schuckman carving out a standout career for Washburn University.

Khloe said while her dad isn't necessarily a soccer expert, but that he and the rest of her family have been very supportive.

"He's picked it up over the years, but he's definitely more of a football guy,'' Khloe Schuckman said. "He does just kind of leave me alone and let me do my own thing.

"Here and there he tries to give me pointers and stuff, but really I think he realizes that this is my sport and he has his sport. I think the competitive aspect is where we meet in the middle with it.''

Khloe Schuckman made an immediate impact for the Ichabod soccer team as a freshman last season, recording six goals and an assist while earning third-team All-MIAA recogition.

Schuckman has been even better this fall, leading the 10-4-2 Ichabods with seven goals and three assists as the Ichabods have already surpassed last year's victory title in a 9-7-2 campaign.

A personal highlight for Schuckman came on Oct. 7 when she recorded Washburn's first three-goal hat trick since 2009 in a 4-1 win at Missouri Southern.

"I definitely wasn't expecting that, but my teammates put me in good positions to score and I followed through with it,'' she said. "I honestly didn't realize that nobody had done that since 2009 until after it happened.''

With Sunday's 6-1 win over Newman, the Ichabods reached 10 wins on the season for the first time since 2017 with Friday's home match against Fort Hays State and a Sunday road game at Emporia State remaining in the regular season before the start of the MIAA Tournament.

"I think it's just that urge that we have to win and get after it,'' Shuckman said about this year's success. "Yes, we had that last year, but it just seems like there's more of a grit this year and I hope to continue that in the further years. We want to just keep building.''

 

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