William Smith College senior midfielder Katelyn Tyson was recently named to the 2009 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-East Region Team. The mathematics major earned a spot on the honorable mention squad.
Over her four-year career, Tyson led the Heron soccer team to a 58-12-12 record, three Liberty League Tournament Championships and four NCAA Tournament appearances, including a trip to the 2008 NCAA Semifinals. A three-time Liberty League All-Academic honoree, she finished her career with 10 goals, half of those game-winners, and three assists, after playing in 78 of a possible 82 matches. In 2008, she was named to the Liberty League All-Tournament Team.
Tyson’s achievements at HWS extend into the classroom as well. Not only will she graduate in May with a degree in mathematics, but she will also have two minors under her belt; computer science and cognition, logic and language. Tyson has earned a spot on the Dean’s List four times, and was awarded the William Ross Proctor prize, which is given annually by the Mathematics and Computer Science Department to the William Smith students who have achieved the highest rank in mathematics in their first two years at the Colleges. Additionally, Tyson had the opportunity to work on a research project with Professor Jon Forde in the summer of 2009, and has now been selected to serve as the head teaching assistant for mathematics for the spring semester.
The William Smith soccer team finished the 2009 season with a 14-3-3 overall record. The Herons won their third consecutive Liberty League title, and earned the program’s record 20th NCAA Tournament berth.