Senior forward recognized for athletic and academic achievements
Third in NU history with 21 career goals Fourth in NU history with 52 career points Holds Northwestern record for quickest response goal (16 seconds; at Indiana 9/24/10) Second in school history for game-winning goals by a freshman (3) 2010 Big Ten All-Freshman Team
2013: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... 2013 Capital One Academic All-District honoree ... Named Big Ten Distinguished Scholar following the conclusion of the academic year ... NU's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Started all 19 games ... Led the team in points and tied for most goals ... Tied for 3rd in the Big Ten for number of shots with 74 ... Ranked 4th in the Big Ten for shots per game at 3.89 ... Finished the season with 3 goals, 5 assists, and 11 points, all of which were team-highs ... 21 career goals rank third in NU history ... 52 career points rank fourth in program history ... Had a team-high five shots at Ohio State (10/20) ... Assisted on both goals in NU's 2-0 win over Minnesota (10/12) ... Minnesota came into the match receiving votes in the NSCAA poll ... Two assists put her at 52 career points to rank third in program history ... Also gave her a career-high five assists, 10 career assists, to tie for 10th in NU history ... Had seven shots, including four on goal against Iowa (9/29) ... Scored a goal against Nebraska (9/27), converting a penalty kick in the second half ... 21 career goals ranks third in program history ... Had eight shots, including five on goal, vs. Nebraska ... Scored two goals at No. 9 Penn State (9/20), marking her first goals of the season ... Assisted on both of NU's goals in its 2-0 victory over Dartmouth (9/8) ... Scored her first point of the season, assisting on Katie Landgrebe's goal in NU's comeback 1-1 tie with Northeastern ... One of three team captains, along with Nicole Jewell and Jackie Alyinovich ... Named to the Big Ten's preseason Players to Watch list.
2012: Academic All-Big Ten ... Started all 19 games ... Second on the team in minutes at 1,563 ... Led NU with seven goals on the year and 17 points ... Three assists tied for second on the squad ... Seven goals tied for seventh in NU single-season history ... 18 career goals,which ties for eighth on NU's career goals list... 17 points ties for ninth in single-season history ... 41 career points ranks 10th ... Tallied the first goal of the season for Northwestern at the 4:54 mark in NU's 2-1 OT win vs. Kansas in season-opener (8/19) ... Had an assist vs. Miami (Ohio) (8/24) ... Also scored goals vs. Dayton (8/26), Colorado (9/2), Yale (9/9), at Oakland (9/16) and vs. No. 11 Penn State (9/21) ... Converted a penalty kick with just four seconds remaining in NU's 2-1 comeback win over Illinois (10/18) ... Named to the Big Ten's preseason Players to Watch list
2011: Academic All-Big Ten ... Played all 19 matches, starting 18 ... NU's leading scorer with five goals and 11 points on a team-best 46 shots and 24 shots on goal (.522 SOG%) ... Scored NU's two goals on four shots at Saint Mary's (CA) on 9/1 ... Added another goal at Illinois State (9/11) and her fourth of the year in NU's 3-0 win over Loyola Chicago (9/14) ... Also assisted on a goal against the Ramblers ... Tallied her fifth goal of the year at Iowa (10/23) ... Had a season-best five shots against Loyola Chicago and at Iowa ... Played 1,406 minutes.
2010: Played and started in all 19 games ... Led the team with 55 shots, including 23 on goal ... Named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team ... Became the first player in school history to score two goals in her debut match when she achieved the feat against DePaul (8/22) ... Her second goal came in overtime to win the game ... Named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week and Freshman of the Week for August 23 ... Scored the only goal against #3 UCLA to win the game (8/29) ... Recorded her first assist against Kansas (9/3) ... Took a season-high eight shots against Missouri (9/5), which tied for second most for an individual Big Ten Conference player in 2010 ... Had a game winning goal in the win over Eastern Michigan (9/12) ... Scored a goal in the win over Indiana (9/24) ... The goal came just 16 seconds after a Hoosier tally, setting a school record for the fastest response goal ... Recorded her second assist in the tie against Michigan (10/2) ... Scored her sixth goal of the season against Iowa (10/21) ... Named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week (8/23) ... Named Northwestern Offensive MVP.
High School: Scored 58 goals and 33 assists in career (26 and 12 as a senior in 2009) ... NSCAA/Adidas all-region player as a senior ... Named All-Ohio and All-District first team ('09) ... Selected as district player of the year ... Three-year captain ... Led team to Northern Lakes League championship in 2009 ... Recorded a four-goal game ... Three-year member of Cleveland Internationals Soccer Club ... Club team twice won USL Y-League North American championship (2007, '09) and USYS National Championships (2009) ... USL Super Y-League ODP National Select Player and ODP Regional team member (2008-09) ... Competed for W-League's Cleveland Internationals (2008-09).
Personal: Born Katherine Layne Allen ... Daughter of Thomas and Judith Allen ... Father played football at Ohio Northern University ... Majoring in communication studies with a minor in business institutions.