Feb. 26, 2004
IOWA CITY – The University of Iowa women’s soccer team announced its awards at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Coralville on Sunday afternoon. Family, friends and administrators joined the Hawkeyes to take a look back on the 2003 season.
Sophomore Katelyn Quinn (Highlands Ranch, CO) and junior Kitty Montgomery (St. Paul, MN) were named Co-Most Valuable Players. Quinn led the Hawkeyes with 11 goals on the season and was a second team all-Big Ten selection. Montgomery scored her first career goal and was a member of the Kentucky Invitational all-Tournament team. In addition, Quinn received of the Offensive Player of the Year honor and Montgomery was a co-recipient the Coaches Award.
The Defensive Player of the Year honors went to junior Katie Poole (Troy, MI). Poole was a mainstay on the Iowa defense as she started every game for the Hawkeyes.
The team’s Most Inspiration Player award was presented to senior captain Teesa Price (Iowa City, IA) for her continued commitment, enthusiasm and dedication to the Iowa soccer program. Price returned to the field to compete in every game after missing the 2002 season with a knee injury.
Sophomore midfielder Natalie Lencioni (Wheaton, IL) was the recipient of the Team’s Most Improved Player award. This award is give to a student-athlete that shows significant progress in all aspects of being a student-athlete.
Freshman Danielle Oswald (Dubuque, IA) was named the Rookie of the Year. The forward was third on the team with eight points, after scoring two goals and collecting four assists. Oswald was also the co-recipient of the Coaches Award.
In addition, letterwinners for the 2003 season were announced. This list included:
First year: Karen Enockson, Julie Hickman, Oswald and Lindsey Phillips
Second year: Avery Bang, Lencioni, Quinn, Whitney Strain and Kristin Zoelle
Third year: Britta Vogele and Montgomery
Fourth year: Nicole Gatens, Kim Lukas, Poole, Price and Courtney Wilkerson.
The Iowa soccer team finished the 2003 season with a 4-12-2 record.