Amelia grad Kristen Votapek is a soccer All-American at NKU

Kristen Votapek has concluded a collegiate soccer career that is teeming with honors.

The pinnacle of her success was achieved recently when she was named an NCAA Division II second team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

The Northern Kentucky University (NKU) senior forward also earned the recognition as the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) and NKU Player of the Year for scoring 16 goals and making 18 assists.

The Norse gained a 19-3 record and were the GLVC Tournament champions in 2005 that earned them the number-one seed in the NCAA II Great Lakes Region.

In her two seasons at NKU, Votapek netted 27 goals and assisted on 26 others to twice earn NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region laurels.

The Amelia High School graduate began her educational and soccer career at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio. In her two years with the Cougars she put 58 shots into the goal.

A standout in the classroom, too, she was named to the