Friday, October 26, 2012


It was cold, windy and rainy Friday when the Patriots took to the Barber Soccer Field for Senior Day against Oakland City University. 

But the weather didn’t dampen the honors bestowed on the five Patriot women playing their final home game.  Nor did it affect the St. Catharine offense as they felled the Mighty Oaks 3-0.

A goal by Paola Martinez, one of the five seniors, in the 12th minute was all the scoring St. Catharine would need as they dominated possession throughout the game. The assist for the first goal was by Chelsey Landrum.  Kelsey Pendleton made the score 2-0 in the 26th minute when she scored off a Martinez assist and 11 minutes into the second half Sara Herbert completed the scoring when Pendleton dealt her an assist.  The Patriots (11-5-2) fired 15 shots on goal and 23 total shots while the Might Oaks (4-6-4) had four shots on goal among their seven total shots.  St. Catharine goalkeepers Maggie Grieser and Lindsey Vinson each played a half for the combined shutout.

The Patriots now move on to the Mid-South Conference tournament where they will be seeded fifth.  That will pit them against Georgetown College in a quarterfinal game November 3rd on the Tigers’ home field.  Georgetown claimed a 1-0 win Wednesday over the patriots in the final regular season conference game.

During halftime of the Patriots victory over visiting Oakland City University the Women's Soccer team honored 5 seniors who have made a huge impact on the program.

Sarah Castillo , from Radcliff, Kentucky will graduate with an Associate of Applied Science in Pharmacy Technology.

She has been a mainstay on the women’s soccer team and had played primarily outside midfield. Sarah has played in 51 matches, starting 23. She has scored 12 career goals and recorded 8 assists. She was named All Mid South Conference Academic in 2011 and 2012 as well as being named a Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2012.

Paola Martinez , from Quito, Ecuador is a regular on the Dean’s List and will graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Management. She is very involved in student life at St. Catharine. She is a Resident Assistant, on the Residence Hall Council, a member of the Marketing Club and a member of the JV Women’s Basketball team.

On the soccer field, Paola has played midfield and forward in 52 matches, starting 49. She has scored 20 goals and recorded 7 assists. She was named Outstanding Attacker by her teammates and led the team in scoring in 2011 with 6 goals. She has also been named All Mid South Conference Honorable Mention in 2010 and 2011 as well All Mid South Conference Academic in 2011 and 2012.

Rachel Stevenson hails from Orange County, California and now resides in Fern Creek, Kentucky. She earned recognition on the Dean’s list in spring, 2012 and will graduate with an Associate in Applied Science in Early Childhood Education.

On the soccer team, Rachel played primarily defense in 32 matches, starting 27. In her career she scored 2 goals and recorded 1 assist.

Caitlin Campbell , from Harrodsburg, Kentucky will graduate with an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology.

On the soccer field, Caitlin has played forward and midfield, but primarily defense. She has scored 1 goal and recorded 9 assists. She tied for the team lead in assists in 2011 with 5. Her 61 games played ranks second all time for the Patriot Women’s Soccer program and her 38 starts currently ranks fourth.

Krista Russell , from Independence, Kentucky has already earned an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology and will this spring will be the second ever student to graduate from St. Catharine with a Bachelor of Science in Advanced Medical Imaging.

Krista plays forward and led the soccer team in scoring in 2009, 2010, and 2012. Her 59 games started and 64 games played are both program records. Krista also holds the program records for: Most goals in a match – 2 times with 4 / Most assists in a season – 12 in 2010 / Most goals in a season – 21 in 2010 / Most career hat tricks – 6 (4 in 2010) / Most career assists – 21 / Most career goals – 50.

In her career, Krista was name Most Valuable Player by her teammates in 2009 and 2010. She has been named Mid South Conference Player of the week 3 times. She earned All Mid South Conference - Honorable Mention recognition in 2009 and 2010.

Krista has also been named All Mid South Conference Academic in 2010, 2011, and 2012 and was named a Daktronics NAIA Scholar Athlete in 2011 and 2012.