McCOY NAMED NSCAA SCHOLAR-ATHLETE ALL-WEST REGION SECOND TEAM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Junior midfielder Katie McCoy was named to the 2006 National Soccer Coaches Association of America Scholar-Athlete all-West Region second team.
McCoy, who is also a three-year Big Sky all-academic honoree, maintains a 3.64 gpa and is a history major. It is McCoy’s first honor from the NSCAA during her career.
To be eligible for consideration for the award, a player must be at least a junior in academic standing, have no less than a 3.30 cumulative grade point average, start at least 50 percent of the team’s games and be nominated by an NSCAA member coach.
The La Mesa, Calif., native has been the Hornets’ top performer on the field over the past three seasons, earning all-Big Sky Conference honors the last three years, including two first-team selections in 2005 and 2006.
A team captain during her junior season, McCoy led the team to its best finish in program history which included, a 10-7-4 record and advancing to the Big Sky Conference Tournament finals.
In 2006 McCoy was moved to the central midfield to conduct Sacramento State’s offensive attack. The move paid off as McCoy set a new single-season record with a team-leading seven assists. She also added four goals to her scoring total.
Her 13 career goals now rank fourth in program history and her 15 career assists rank second all-time. Her total of 41 career points is also fourth in program history.
Some of her highlights from 2006 included assisting on a 30-yard free kick that Kim Kemper headed in during a 1-0 victory at Portland State, clinching the Hornets a berth in Big Sky Conference Tournament.
She was one of four Hornets named to the Big Sky all-tournament team and played a role in three game-winning goals during the season.