NCAA statistical champion named

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Tesa McKibben, of Cogan Station, finished her historic Saint Francis University women’s soccer career by being named an NCAA Statistical Champion for points per game in 2013.

McKibben was Saint Francis’ all-time leader in goals, assists and points. She registered 20 goals and 14 assists in 22 games during the 2013 season, for a 2.45 points per game average.

She also led the nation in career points among active players in 2013 with 177 and ranked near the top of the list in career goals with 69 and assists with 39.

McKibben also was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season.

With the honor in hand, McKibben made it to the top of the list of three-time players of the year, which includes Mia Hamm (ACC/UNC), Christie Welsh (Big 10/PSU), Mandy Clemens (WCC/SCU), Brittany Timko (Big 12/Nebraska) and Sarah Hagen (Horizon/Milwaukee).

McKibben saw her squad qualify for its second NCAA College Cup in school history, while posting a 7-1 record in Northeast Conference play. The other appearance came in 2010, which was McKibben’s second season.

The Cogan Station native and her 2013-14 graduating classmates will go down as the most successful senior class in SFU women’s soccer history.