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Vanden Avond, Kurth Named First-Team All-Region

From Sports Information Director, December 4, 2013 | Women's Soccer
by Dan Lukes,, (920) 403-4077

DE PERE - St. Norbert College junior forward Katie Vanden Avond and senior defender Zoe Kurth were both first-team honorees on the NCAA Division III All-North Region team as selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Vanden Avond, a De Pere native, was named Midwest Conference Offensive Player of the Year for the third consecutive season. Kurth, a Fairbanks, Alaska, native was selected Midwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in three years.

Vanden Avond posted a Division III-best 37 goals and seven assists for 81 points this season. Her 37 goals are tied for fifth-most in a season in Division III history. Vanden Avond's 91 career goals are the most among any active player at all three NCAA divisions.

Kurth totaled six goals and six assists for 18 points this season, good for third on the team. She also finished with three game-winning goals.