Women’s Soccer Player Sarah George Named 2018 United Soccer Coaches National Scholar Player of the Year
Herkimer NY – Herkimer College’s Sarah George (Dolgeville, NY) has been named the 2018 United Soccer Coaches National Scholar Player of the Year for NJCAA Division III Women’s Soccer. Sarah will be accepting the award at the United Soccer Coaches Convention in Chicago, Illinois on January 12 and 13.
In 2016-2017, George scored 19 goals and 16 assists as she led the Generals to a record of 18-2 and a berth in the NJCAA Division III national championship game. That year, she also earned All-Tournament honors in the regional and national championship tournaments.
In 2017-2018, George tallied 25 goals and 16 assists as the Generals won the Region III championship for the second year in a row and ended the year with a fifth place finish in the national tournament.
George was named First Team All-Region and All-Conference in both her freshman and sophomore years. During George’s two seasons at Herkimer, the Generals achieved a record of 32-6-1.
George also excelled academically at Herkimer College. Coach Jason Palkovic said, “I am extremely happy for Sarah to get this tremendous recognition among all junior college players in the country. Sarah exemplifies what it means to be a student athlete. She has performed at a high level on the field and in the classroom. It has been an honor and a privilege to have had Sarah been a part of our family here at Herkimer. I can’t say enough about how proud we are of her and this is just another reflection on the team we had this year.”
This is the second consecutive year Herkimer College had a student athlete honored by the United Soccer Coaches with the National Scholar Player of the Year award. Last year, Herkimer College men’s soccer standout Luke Murphy (Glasgow, Scotland) was awarded the 2017 United Soccer Coaches National Scholar Player of the Year for NJCAA Division III Men’s Soccer.