Katie Merson - 2013
2012 SoCon Championship Most Outstanding Player
2012 SoCon Championship All-Tournament Team
Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week (11-7-2012)
CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (11-7-2012)
SoCon Player of the Week (9-4-2012)
2011 SoCon Championship All-Tournament Team
JUNIOR (2012) - Played every minute (2181:07) in goal for the Eagles, starting all 23 games…Was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2012 SoCon Championships after shutting out No. 1 UNCG in the quarterfinals, No. 5 Elon in the semifinals and keeping a 0-0 score against Furman in the finals, leading the Eagles to a a 5-4 shootout victory…Was named Disney Soccer/NSCAA National Player of the Week (11/7) and placed on the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll (11/7) after her tournament heroics…Registered a total of 19 saves in SoCon and NCAA tourney play…Named SoCon Player of the Week Sept. 4…Finished the year with a conference-best 10 shutouts…Ranked second in the SoCon in goals against average with .95…Finished the season with 107 saves…Recorded a season-high 10 saves in a double overtime 1-1 tie against High Point (8/26).
SOPHOMORE (2011) - Played in 17 matches with 16 starts in goal for the Eagles...Finished the year with four shutouts, recording 21 total saves in the shutouts...Had 79 total saves with a season-high 11 saves against College of Charleston (10/16)...Recorded a 1.37 goals against average while playing 1444:34 between the pipes.
FRESHMAN (2010) - Played in all 18 games with 16 starts as a freshman...Played 1330 total minutes between the pipes...Made 60 saves at a .652 clip...Faced 183 shots...Allowed 32 goals at a 2.16 goals against average...Was part of three team shutouts.
HIGH SCHOOL - Earned three varsity letters for Coach Tom Hirschman at Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, N.M....High school teammate of Paige Grant...Started for the varsity squad as a sophomore, junior and senior...Earned First Team All-State honors as a junior and senior, and was a three-time All-District selection...Team Co-Captain as a junior and senior...Led the Eagles to the state championship as a senior, recording three shutouts in four tournament games...Finished her senior campaign with a 0.59 goals against average and a .830 save percentage...Led Eldorado to a runner-up finish in the state tournament as a junior, recording a 1-0 win over the No. 1-seed in the semifinals...Played two years of club soccer for the Rio Vista FC 92G, leading the team to the State Championship both seasons...Two-time member of the New Mexico ODP team.
PERSONAL - Born Katie Merson in Albuquerque, N.M. on April 1, 1992...Daughter of John and Sheila Merson...Has a younger brother, Thomas...Hobbies include swimming, crafts, and outdoor activities...Would want Julia Roberts to play her in a movie...Three people she would invite to dinner are Jesus, Josh Turner and Jason Aldean...Favorites: Pro team - Minnesota Vikings; Sports figure - Jared Allen; Non-sports figure - Randy Travis; Movie - Forever Strong...Majoring in exercise science.