SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State junior midfielder Katie McCoy and junior defender Katie Burton received all-Big Sky Conference honors, it was announced by the league today.
For the second consecutive year, McCoy was named to the first team after scoring four goals and leading the team with six assists. It is the third time McCoy has received all-Big Sky honors. As a freshman, the La Mesa, Calif., native was named to the all-Big Sky second team. In her third year with the program, McCoy already has her name in the record books. Her 40 career points rank fourth in program history and her 14 career assists rank second all-time. McCoy’s 13 career goals tie for fourth. Last Friday, McCoy assisted on the Hornets’ game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Portland State that clinched the team a berth into the Big Sky Tournament.
Burton returned to the field this season full strength after suffering a knee injury in 2004. The Las Vegas native has been the team’s most reliable defender out wide, making 16 starts and tallying one assist. As a freshman in 2003, Burton had a successful season earning honorable mention accolades, before redshirting 2004 with an injury.
Sacramento State finished the regular season 10-7-2, and 4-2-1 in the Big Sky. The team has the No. 3 seed in the postseason tournament, playing No. 2 seed Montana at 9 a.m. (PDT) at Davis Field in Pocatello, Idaho.
The Hornets’ 10 victories this year set a new record in the program’s 13-year history. It is the second consecutive season the team has advanced to the conference tournament after a three-year absence.
Sophomore defender Kara Taylor received honorable mention accolades along with senior forward Kelly Novak (three goals, four assists) and sophomore midfielder Sarah Howard (two goals, one assist).
Junior forward Kayelyn Satkowski finished second in the conference in scoring with nine goals and three assists (21 points) and was named honorable mention for the first time in her career, along with freshman Beverly Goebel (two goals, five assists).