Sunday was Senior Day for the women’s soccer team at the Mount Vernon Athletic Complex, meaning it was the last time one of GW’s greatest female athletes, Kim Warner, played in front of a home crowd.
“She is the best player I’ve coached or played with at GW,” head coach Tanya Vogel said. “And I have played with a lot of outstanding players.”
Warner sat out her first year at GW after tearing her ACL, but in the following four years she became the Colonials’ go-to player, consistently netting a big goal at the right time. Warner ranks third all-time at GW in goals and points with 40 and 89, respectively.
In 2002 she was A-10 Player of the Year, scoring a league-leading 15 goals and ending the season with 33 points. This season, Warner has scored a conference-leading 12 goals.
While Warner stole the spotlight Sunday, the game also belonged to classmates Caite Terranova, Molly Sunderdick, Sarah Minnich, Collen Ragan, Megan Eckert and captain Jamie Olson.
“We started out with about 12 freshmen their first year,” Vogel said. “But these are the ones who really stuck it out and have become the backbone of this team.”