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Vanden Avond, Plinska Earn NSCAA All-North Region Honors

From Sports Information Director, December 2, 2015 | Women's Soccer
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College women's soccer senior forward Katie Vanden Avond and junior goalkeeper Maddie Plinska have earned All-North Region honors from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Vanden Avond was a first-team All-North Region selection, while Plinska was a second-team All-North Region honoree.

Vanden Avond, a De Pere native and a De Pere High School graduate, leads NCAA Division III this season in goals at 39 and points with 82. Vanden Avond finished her career as the Division III career leader in goals at 130 - the second-highest total in all divisions in NCAA women's soccer history. She was a four-time first-team All-Midwest Conference selection and a three-time Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year. In 78 career games, Vanden Avond finished with 130 goals and 21 assists for 281 points.

Plinska, a Seymour native and a Seymour High School graduate, finished 11-6-2 in goal for the Green Knights this season. Plinska finished with a 1.58 goals against average and .817 save percentage, allowing 31 goals in 19 games. She finished with five shutouts on the season.