KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Miami University senior forward Jess Kodiak became just the third RedHawk in women’s soccer program history to be named an All-American, as she was tabbed Third-Team All-America, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced over the weekend.
Kodiak (Naperville, Ill.) is the first Miami player since Danielle Berkemeier in 2002 to receive All-American plaudits as Berkemeier, now in Miami’s Athletic Hall of Fame, was also named to the third team. Andrea Cunningham, also in Miami’s Hall of Fame, is the other RedHawk to pick up All-America honors, garnering first-team distinction in 2000.
Kodiak was named Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Year this year, just the fifth RedHawk to do so, while leading Miami to both MAC Regular-Season and Tournament Championships and a school-record 20 wins. The team captain also helped the ‘Hawks knock off No. 20 Tennessee in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, handing out an assist, as Miami advanced to the second round for just the third time in school history.
Kodiak started all 24 games in 2012 and finished with a team-high 36 points, recording both 12 goals and 12 assists. The 12 assists shattered the school’s single-season record, led the MAC and tied for sixth nationally. Her 36 points and 1.50 points per game were both second in the MAC with the 36 points ranking 21st nationally. Kodiak’s 12 goals also ranked second in the conference, three of which were game-winners.
Kodiak earned First-Team All-MAC honors for the second straight year and landed on the All-MAC Tournament Team for the second time in her career. She tallied a point in 15 of 24 games this season and recorded four multi-goal matches. She also totaled five points on two goals and an assist three times throughout the year, including in the MAC Tournament semifinals.
Kodiak was the only player from the Mid-American Conference named an NSCAA All-American. She finished her career with 90 points in 84 career games, starting 71, while not playing in just one match in her four-year career. She started every single game her final three years as a RedHawk . Kodiak scored 32 career goals and dished out 26 assists, which ranks second in school history, while her 90 points rank in the top five at Miami.
A total of 50 girls were named to three All-America teams by the NSCAA. The complete All-America teams can be found here
Courtesy of Miami Sports Information Department