Former Kolping Player Sydnee Carroll Excels in College!!!!!!!!


(Lebanon, Ill., Nov. 3) – Five members of the McKendree University women’s soccer team were recognized by the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) for their play on the field during the 2016 season. The awards were announced Thursday night at the pre-tournament banquet for the GLVC Women’s Soccer Championships that begin on Friday.

Sophomore forward Sydnee Carroll (Millstadt, IL/Belleville West) was named GLVC Offensive Player of the Year. Carroll becomes the first Bearcat to earn both a major award and be named to an All-GLVC team, being voted as a first-team honoree. Carroll earned the top offensive honor after collecting a league-best 35 points, 1.84 points per game, 16 goals, 0.84 goals per game, and nine game-winning goals. She also collected the most points (22), goals (10), and game-winners (6) in GLVC contests. Carroll was key to the 15-4 overall season record, leading the Bearcats to its highest seed in the GLVC Championship Tournament at No. 4 and its first ever postseason win. The sophomore was honored as Offensive Player of the week on Sept. 26 after collecting eight points on three goals and two assists, scoring the game-winner against Indianapolis and delivering the assist on the game-winner versus Saint Joseph’s.

Outstanding Weekend for Kolping Annual Food Drive

Kolping dropped off over 2,000 items to the St. Nicholas Food pantry!!!!!!


Thank you so much to all the families who donated and especially to

Carrie Kalton and all of the wonderful helpers she had this weekend!!!!


This is the thank you letter sent to Carrie from the St. Nicholas Food Pantry committee. 

November 2, 2016

 Dear Carrie Kalton and your “Kolping Kicks Soccer Club”,

 We wanted to take a moment to thank you for your recent donation

of 1,562 pounds of food to our St. Nicholas Food Pantry located at

701 North 18th Street in St. Louis.

 Donations such as yours are always appreciated since the need is so great

and continues to grow. This year we will serve nearly 5,000  individuals living

at or below the poverty level, some of which are homeless. This is a 5% increase

over last year. Your donation helps make this possible and equates to food for a month for nearly 30 of the families which we serve.

 Once again thanks for your help and we wish your team members and their families a very Happy Holiday Season!



Ken Bertha & the St. Nicholas Food Pantry Team