28   Megan Kolkay
Megan Kolkay

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aurora, IL

High School:
Waubonsie Valley

Height:
5-5

Position:
D-M


NIU: Three-season starter is one of two candidates to join select group of four-time varsity letterwinners. Tied for third among current players for career points (nine) and is second in assists (five).

2005: One of four players to start all 18 matches and tied for fifth in point production (three) thanks to matchwinner in 2-0 home shutout of Central Michigan (10-14-05), plus an assist on middle goal of 3-2 loop win over Ohio (9-30-05). Received Player's Player Award from peers for work ethic, leadership, focus, dedication and commitment while splitting time between defense and midfield. Seond-time Huskie Scholar (3.00-3.49 gpa) in NIU's own Academic Excellence Program.

2004: Also one of four players to start all 18 games as a soph finishing eighth in points (three). Lone goal came was part of home-opening 4-0 whitewash of Western Illinois (8-30-04) while assist cam in 2-0 triumph over Akron (10-15-04).

2003: Named team's Rookie of the Year after finishing tied for team lead in assists (three). Trio of set-ups landed her seventh on points chart. All three assists came against MAC opposition -- Ball State (9-19-03), Toledo (10-10-03) and Bowling Green (10-12-03). One of seven players to see action in all 19 contests with 13 starts

High School: All-State selection by both Illinois High School Soccer Coaches Association and Chicago Sun-Times and Daily Herald All-Area as a senior captain. Two-time IHSSCA All-Sectional pick was also twice All-Area with Aurora Beacon-News and Naperville Sun. Twice All-Upstate Eight Conference honoree during four-year career under former Huskie standout Julie Bergstrom. Career tallies of 13 goals and 37 assists or UEC All-Academic player..

Personal: Played for Campton United and Sparta clubs before stint with NSA Premier team coach by ex-Huskie Leslie (Janacek) Szajkovicz. Major: Exercise Science. Birthdate: 5-31-85 (21).

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