Lady Toppers Jacobsen, Erwin earn all-region academic second team nods


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Junior forward Katie Erwin lines up a kick during her five-point performance against Union University on Aug. 21, 2021 at the WKU Soccer complex.

Lynda Eernisse, Sports Reporter

Graduate student Avery Jacobsen and junior Katie Erwin were named to the United Soccer Coaches Academic All-Region Second Team for the 2021 season on Monday.

This is the first time either have received this award and one of many accomplishments the duo have earned this year. 

Earlier in the season, Jacobsen earned All Conference USA First Team and USC All-Region Second Team Honors. Erwin achieved All C-USA Third Team, USC All-Region Third Team, and C-USA All-Academic First Team Honors. 

The honor of obtaining this most recent award comes just after Jacobsen graduated from WKU with a bachelor’s degree in exercise science. Erwin is continuing her work towards a bachelor’s in civil engineering.

Jacobsen finished out a memorable 2021 season that left her with the most career starts in program history (74) and tied for the 10th-most games played by a WKU player (80). Alongside Jacobsen, Erwin also finished the season tied with her teammate as the team’s leading assist earner with four. 

Erwin was also the Hilltoppers’ leading scorer, tallying 12 points total in the 2021 season.

Sports reporter Lynda Eernisse can be reached at [email protected].