The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is one of the highest academic honors bestowed by the Conference
Sophomore Katie Case, senior Kelly Stambaugh and junior Jackie Jacobs.
Avjian leads the way with fourth academic all-conference honor.
Falcons cap 2012 with 5-9-3 record.
Kickoff is 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26, in Laramie.
Air Force vs. UNLV - Oct. 21, 2011
Air Force vs. Arkansas - Sept. 16, 2011
Air Force vs. Northern Colorado - Sept. 2, 2011
Air Force vs. Boise State - Aug. 27, 2010
Air Force vs. Boise State - Aug. 27, 2010 (Gallery II)
Notable:Enters senior year ranking amongst AFA Top 10 in several categories, including career wins (3rd - 17), minutes (3rd - 4,479), saves (3rd - 245), shutouts (2nd - 14) and goals-against average (1st - 1.06).
Junior:Appeared and started all 17 matches...logged 1,591:11 minutes in goal, with a 0.96 goals-against average...posted five shutouts to go with 85 saves...amongst the top five in the conference in GAA (4th), save percentage (2nd, .833), saves (3rd) and shutouts (5th)...notched a career-high 12 saves vs. San Diego State...Air Force Athletics Athlete of the week for the week of Aug. 27-Sept. 2...Academic All-Mountain West.
Sophomore:Appeared in 15 games, making 14 starts...sixth in Mountain West with 1.31 goals against average in 1,235 minutes...fifth in conference with 71 saves and sixth with four shutouts...had 11 saves vs. UNLV, the ninth-most in a game in school history...notched shutouts vs. Weber State and then three in a row vs. Valparaiso, Nebraska-Omaha and Boise State...already fifth all-time in career minutes played, saves and wins and fourth in shutouts...Academic All-Mountain West.
Freshman (2010):Appeared and started 18 matches...led AFA with 1,652 minutes in front of the net, 0.98 goals-against average, 89 saves and five shutouts...second-most minutes at keeper by an AFA freshman and fifth-most in a season...goals-against average was second-lowest in school history and lowest ever in Mountain West era...five shutouts is tied for the second-most in school history...second-most saves by a freshman...Air Force Classic All-Tournament...Air Force Athletics Athlete of the Week (Sept. 7)...MW Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 7)...Mountain West All-Academic.
High School (Chapelgate Christian):Lettered four years in both soccer and basketball and one year in softball...soccer team captain as a junior and senior...basketball team captain as a senior...National Honor Society member...Honor roll all four years..."Student of Excellence" and "English Literature" award recipient..."U.S. Army Reserve National Scholar Athlete Award" recipient...Maryland ODP 2004-2009, ODP Region one champions (2007-2009), bronze medalist at ODP nationals 2007 and 2008...ODP team coached by Peye Garcia and Herb Gainey...played Club soccer for Vista Shockwave, Virginia State Cup Champions and Region 1 semifinalist 2009, US Club National Champions 2008...goalkeeper trainer was Jason Muffoletto.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 24...nickname's are Kels and Red-Headed Ninja between the posts...has been on the Dean's list every semester at the Academy...has earned the Commandant's Pin twice...spent summer prior to senior year doing summer research for US Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM)...hobbies include reading, dancing, and writing...favorite foods are raspberries, pineapples and peaches...favorite class subject is English...favorite book is the Fault in our Stars by John Green...favorite TV show is Once Upon a Time...favorite movie is Brave...enjoys listening to a multitude of Christian singers and bands...something most people don't know about her is that she learned Irish dancing when she was little...favorite soccer memory was playing with her ODP team in Brazil and Italy...credits her Dad and goalie coach Jason Muffoletto as having the biggest influence on her sports career... has an older sister...daughter of Terry and Debbie Stambaugh.