GRAND FORKS, N.D. – University of North Dakota junior forward Katie Moller was one of 35 student-athletes named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-West Region Team, becoming the first in program history to earn that distinction.
Moller was named to the third team.
Honorees must possess a cumulative grade-point average of 3.30 or higher as a junior or senior and must have started more than 50 percent of all games while establishing herself as an elite player as supported by playing honors or contributions to the success of the team.
A native of West Linn, Ore., Moller boasts a cumulative grade-point average of 3.9 in physics and was named to the All-Big Sky Conference First Team following the 2017 season. She started all 18 of UND’s games and led the Big Sky in goals per game (0.56) and shots per game (4.67) while ranking second or third in points per game (1.28), goals (10), game-winning goals (4) and shots (84).
It was the first career all-conference honor for Moller, who has led UND in goals and points in each of the last two seasons.
Moller helped the Fighting Hawks to a four-win improvement in 2017, leading the team to a 6-8-4 overall record and a 4-5-1 conference mark that was the program’s best since joining the Big Sky in 2012.
Moller was one of five Big Sky players named to the 2017 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s Scholar All-West Region Team, joining Northern Colorado’s Mariel Gutierrez and Madeline Burdick and Montana’s Taryn Miller and Janessa Fowler.