Kaleigh Craig earns third-team All-American recognition

Kaleigh Craig earns third-team All-American recognition
(Daily file photo by Keshia Johnson)

Senior attacker Kaleigh Craig was named a third-team IWLCA All-American on Wednesday. Craig will join 47 other players, who together comprise three Division I All-American teams. The senior receives the honor after being named to the All-West/Midwest First Team last week.

Craig led Northwestern’s offense this year, despite facing one of the toughest schedules in the history of the program. But even with the reputability of the Wildcats’ opponents, she still set career highs with 53 goals, 14 assists, 67  points and 4 game-winning goals. The senior also reached new career highs on defense winning 35 ground balls and forcing 16 caused turnovers.

NU’s standout attacker was also named to the All-Big Ten team by the conference earlier this year. Craig finished fifth in the Big Ten in scoring, averaging 2.58 goals per game. The senior finished her Cats’ career with 134 goals, falling just short of the top 10 scorers in NU history.

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