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Kotofski Earns Regional All-America Honors

FROSTBURG, MD — The postseason honors continue to roll in for Frostburg State sophomore Karen Kotofski (Northeast/Glen Burnie, Md.), who on Friday was named to the 2002 National Soccer Coaches Association of America adidas Great Lakes Region All-America Soccer Team.

Kotofski, who was selected to the third team, is just the second FSU women's soccer player in the program's nine years to earn regional All-America honors.

Former standout Amy Foote was voted to the Mid-Atlantic Region All-America third team in 1998.

This is the third postseason honor for Kotofski. She was named to the All-AMCC first team for the second straight year and also earned second-team Verizon/CoSIDA All-Academic District II accolades with a 3.615 grade point average in early childhood/elementary education.

Kotofski led Frostburg State with 17 goals and 36 points this season despite missing the team's first five games with a leg injury.

The Bobcats posted a 10-8-4 overall record, won their second straight Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship and earned a berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament for the second year in a row.

Kotofski made up for lost time by scoring eight goals in her first three games in the lineup.

After finding the net in a 3-1 win over Washington & Jefferson, she scored a career-high four goals in an 8-0 blitzing of Pitt-Bradford and then tallied all three FSU goals in a 3-3 tie with Grove City.

Kotofski scored both Bobcat goals in a 2-1 overtime win over Pitt-Greensburg in the AMCC semifinals, and she converted her penalty kick to spark FSU's shootout-round victory over La Roche in the AMCC title match.

She also scored FSU's lone goal in a 4-1 loss to Westminster in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Kotofski, who set single-season school records with 21 goals and 49 points as a freshman, has 38 goals and 85 points in her two seasons at FSU.

She is chasing Foote's school career marks of 48 goals and 118 points.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780