18 Katie Sturges
2006: Named team's Defensive MVP for the second consecutive season ... Earned NIU Victory Scholar (3.50 gpa or better) recognition ... Started all 21 matches as squad's top and most experienced defender ... Attempted five shots from defender position ... One of six players to start every game of the season.
2005: Team's Defensive MVP ... Appeared 18 matches with 17 starts ... Was on field for the entire match 13 times ... Regarded as one of Huskies' top defenders and was generally assigned to mark opposition's top offensive threat ... Victory Scholar honoree.
2004: Played in all 18 matches, one of only seven players to do so ... Made collegiate debut in team's season opener and became a starter in match two ... One of two players from women's soccer program to earn Victory Scholar (3.50 gpa and above) status in school's own Academic Excellence Program.
High School: Three-time All-West Suburban Conference honoree while helping team to three consecutive conference titles over final three seasons ... Tallied nine points on four goals and an assist from defensive position as a senior and finished career with 22 points on nine goals and four assists ... Received team's 100% Award as a sophomore helping team string together 19 shutouts as part of a 22-6-2 season that ended with fourth-place finish in IHSA Tournament ... Garnered Most Improved Award as a freshman ... Earned four varsity letters while playing for squad that combined to go 71-20-15 during prep career ... Four-time Honor Roll student won school's Science Award as a senior.
Personal: Has gained lengthy club experience with Windy City Pride ... Physical Education major.