Four Hoosiers Pick Up All-Region Honors
Dec. 24, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Four members of the Indiana women's soccer team have picked up All-Great Lakes Region honors from Soccer Buzz. Sophomores Kristin Arnold, Christie Kotynski and Kelly Lawrence were all named to the second team, while midfielder Chloe McKay was named to the region's All-Freshman team.
Arnold led the Hoosiers with 10 goals and 24 points on the season. The Beavercreek, Ohio, native was named second team All-Big Ten after putting together one of the best offensive seasons in recent memory in 2007. Her 10 goals are the third-most in a single season in IU history, while her 24 points are fifth on the all-time list. In conference play, Arnold set new school marks for goals (8) and points (16) in Big Ten contests as well.
Kotynski finished second on the team in goals (5), assists (5) and points (15) this year. The sophomore from Hudson, Ohio, has nine goals in her two years for the Hoosiers after earning second team all-conference honors as a freshman. She was named the Big Ten Player of the Week on Sept. 24 after scoring three goals and an assist in a pair of Indiana victories.
Earlier this year, Lawrence became the first Hoosier defender in school history to pick up first team All-Big Ten laurels. She is just the second defender to have garnered all-conference honors twice in her career, joining Azure Johnson (1995, 1996) in that category. Lawrence and Emily Hotz (2000, 2001) are the only two Hoosiers to have picked up conference recognition in their freshman and sophomore campaigns.
McKay finished her first year with the Hoosiers with three goals and six assists. Against Oakland, she netted a goal in the 48th minute, placing a nifty shot low to the far side to tie the game at 1-1 for her third goal of the season. When she tallied a pair of assists against Northwestern, McKay became the first IU player to notch more than one assist in a game since Megan Pipkens assisted on all three of Lindsay McCarthy's goals against Oakland on Sept. 30, 2004.
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