BETHLEHEM, PA —
Frostburg State senior forward Karen Kotofski (Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast)
was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District II College Division Women’s Soccer First Team Thursday.
The members of the College Sports Information Directors of America by districts select the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, and the 11 first team selections now move onto the national ballot for 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-American honors.
The District II College Division consists of all non-Division I colleges and universities in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, West Virginina and the District of Columbia.
To be nominated, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 or higher cumulative grade point average and be a starter or significant reserve.
Kotofski, who owns a 3.713 grade point average in early childhood/elementary education, has now been named to the Academic All-District Team each of the last three years.
She was a second-team selection in both her sophomore and junior seasons.
This year, Kotofski has 50 points on 19 goals and 12 assists. She leads the Bobcats in both points and assists and is tied for the team lead in goals.
Entering this week, she was ranked 12th in the country in points per game (2.94), 19th in goals per game (1.13) and 23rd in assists per game (0.69).
"There is just no question about Karen's commitment to success both on the field and in the classroom," said Bobcat Head Coach Brian Parker. "She is as dilligent and determined about learning as she is about scoring goals."
Kotofski is FSU’s career leader in points (81), assists (26) and points (188). She also holds single-season school records with 24 goals and 53 points, setting both marks last year.
She has helped lead the Bobcats to a 56-20-6 overall record, three AMCC Tournament championships and three NCAA Tournament berths in her three seasons in the program.
Kotofski has been named to the All-Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference first team three times and the NSCAA Great Lakes Regional All-America squad twice. She was also voted the 2003 AMCC Player of the Year and is likely to repeat the honor this season.
Kotofski has helped lead Frostburg State to a 13-2-2 overall record and a second straight AMCC regular-season title this season.
The Bobcats will host the Penn State Behrend in the AMCC Tournament championship match this Saturday at 2:00 pm. The winner will receive an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303