Sheeleigh Garners NSCAA, Soccer America All-America Honors

Katherine Sheeleigh led the Ivy League with 25 points (Gil Talbot).

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- Senior forward Katherine Sheeleigh of the Harvard women's soccer team was tabbed to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), as well as the Soccer America All-America fourth team. Sheeleigh was also tabbed to the NSCAA All-Region first team, while junior defender Lindsey Kowal earned a spot on the all-region third team.

Sheeleigh, a native of New Vernon, N.J., was named the Ivy League Player of the Year this season and garnered a spot on the all-conference team for the fourth straight season. She led the Ancient Eight in scoring with 25 points and was tied for first with teammate Melanie Baskind with nine goals.  Sheeleigh averaged 1.67 points per game as a senior, good for 10th in the nation. She concluded her stellar collegiate career ranked fifth in program history with 31 goals and sixth with 79 points. 

Sheeleigh, who was recently chosen to play in the NEWIS Senior Bowl, was a finalist for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Awrd this season and earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team for the second consecutive year.

Kowal, who hails from East Meadow, N.Y., was tabbed to the All-Ivy League first team and to her third Ancient Eight squad in three seasons. She started all 17 games for the Crimson at defense and also contributed a goal and an assist, including the game-winning tally against Cornell Oct. 9.