SEATTLE – Washington women’s soccer announced its complete list of awards this week, highlighting another outstanding season of achievement. Goalkeeper Megan Kufeld earned the Player of the Year, but several Dawgs were honored for going above and beyond.
Kufeld earned the Player of the Year after a tremendous season that included a 0.81 goals against average, 88 saves and seven shutouts. In addition, the redshirt sophomore earned one of the four special Husky L.I.F.E awards given for loyalty, industry, faith and efficiency – the four pillars of the Washington program. Kufeld earned the award for industry.
Kufeld also was recently honored with a prestigious academic award from the University, earning the sophomore medal. The recognition is based on scholastic standing, GPA, rigor, and quality of her academic program. She will be recognized at a reception with President Young along with the freshman and junior medalist in a reception in spring.
The other L.I.F.E. award recipients were Allie Beahan for loyalty, Molly Boyd for faith and Allyson Brahs for efficiency. Each of these ladies were instrumental parts of the Washington women’s soccer program and also received other awards.
Beahan earned the Most Inspirational Player from head coach Lesle Gallimore after four years of dedication to the program. Boyd was named the Defensive MVP for her role in the stout Husky defense, while also earning the Iron Dawg award from Strength and Conditioning Coach Rose Baker. Finally, Brahs earned the Most Improved Player after elevating her game from a seldom-used reserve to a dependable starting center back, while also receiving the Raising the Bar award from the weight room.
The other player to earn multiple awards was freshman Havana McElvaine who was named the team’s Rookie of the Year, while also winning Goal of the Year. McElvaine was rewarded for her killer strike from 30 yards out to defeat Utah, 1-0.
Other awards included Offensive MVP Kate Bennett, who led the Dawgs with four goals and Lindsey Los who was named Washington’s Unsung Hero after starting every game at right back. Finally, Sami Page was awarded the In the Trenches award after her diligence in rehabbing a knee injury that will have her back on the field next season.
The Husky women will now look ahead to the spring season and 2014. With several talented newcomers and a strong foundation laid by this year’s senior class, the Dawgs have high expectations moving forward.
Goal of the Year: Havana McElvaine vs. Utah
Rookie of the Year: Havana McElvaine
Most Inspirational Player: Allie Beahan
Unsung Hero: Lindsey Bos
Most Improved Player: Allyson Brahs
MVP, Offense: Kate Bennett
MVP, Defense: Molly Boyd
Player of the Year: Megan Kufeld
L. for Loyalty: Allie Beahan
I. for Industry: Megan Kufeld
F. for Faith: Molly Boyd
E. for Efficiency: Allyson Brahs
Weight Room Awards:
Raising the Bar: Allyson Brahs
Iron Dawg: Molly Boyd
In the Trenches: Sami Page