Dec. 4, 2013
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - For the second straight year, Western Washington University forward Kristin Maris (Sr., Issaquah) was named a first-team National Soccer Coaches Association of America West Region all-star.
Maris has been a key performer in helping the Vikings to the best season in program history. They meet defending national champion West Florida in a NCAA Division II national semifinal game Thursday (11 a.m. PT) at Evans, Georgia.
This year, the 5-foot-9 Maris has scored 10 goals, including three game winners, and assisted on eight others. She is tied for ninth among WWU career leaders in goals with 27 and is tied for sixth in assists with 19.
Earlier, Maris received Daktronics West Region all-star honors for the second straight season and was a second-team Capital One Academic All-American. She was also named the 2013 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year, being the league's only unanimous choice and first-team repeater.
Maris also is a three-time GNAC academic all-star.
The Vikings, ranked No.9 nationally in the NSCAA/NCAA II Top 25 and the GNAC regular-season and West Region champions, are 20-1-1.
Last year, Maris received Daktronics All-America honorable mention and was named WWU's Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
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