St. Francis (Pa.)?senior Tesa McKibben, a Montoursville graduate and the national collegiate leader in career points, was named the Northeast Conference Player of the Year in women's soccer for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season this past week.
Unprecedented not only in the NEC. Unprecedented. Period.
With the honor in hand, McKibben skipped to the top of the list of three-time players of the year, which includes the likes of Mia Hamm (ACC/North Carolina) and Christie Welsh (Big Ten/Penn State).
McKibben will graduate from Saint Francis as the greatest offensive player in program history. She leads the nation in career points with 171 and ranks near the top of the list in career goals with 67 and assists with 37. She is a three-time NSCAA All-Region Selection, a three-time NEC Golden Boot winner, an 18-time NEC Player of the Week selection and earlier this season was named to the watch list for the MAC Hermann Trophy, which is the highest individual award in collegiate soccer.
She is also an SFU and NEC Academic honor roll selection and was named the 2012 NEC women's soccer Scholar Athlete of the year.
On Friday, she scored once with an assist as St. Francis beat Central Connecticut, 3-1, in the NEC?semifinals. The championship is Sunday at St. Francis vs. LIU-Brooklyn.