Knoedler was the only Maranatha student-athlete in the decade to earn the honor of NCCAA DII National Player of the Year. The three-time All-American earned NCCAA DII North Region Player of the Year honors three years running and finished her career with 13 goals and 12 assists from a midfield position.
Her impact and leadership were noticeable, as she earned the NCCAA Game Plan 4 LIFE Character Award for DII Women's Soccer in 2016, capping off a memorable four-year career. Knoedler is the only three-time regional player of the year in the decade and the only three-time 1st-Team NCCAA DII All-American selection.
|Audrey (Risma) Knoedler Honors||Year|
|NCCAA DII North Region Player of the Year||2016||2015||2014|
|NCCAA DII National Player of the Year||2015|
|NSCAA National Player of the Year: NCCAA DII||2015|
|NSCAA All-American: NCCAA||2016||2015||2014|
|NCCAA DII 1st-Team All-American||2016||2015||2014|
|NCCAA DII North Region 1st-Team||2016||2015||2014|
|AD3I 1st-Team All-Independent||2016||2015|
|NCCAA DII Game Plan 4 LIFE (Women's Soccer)||2016|
|Audrey (Risma) Knoedler Career Stats||Number|
Knoedler was a team captain and was influential in shaping the team's core belief document prior to the start of the 2016 season. She said that being on the team was like "having a second family", and her takeaways from playing soccer at Maranatha apply to her life after college.
"Being a student-athlete taught me that any hard situation is an opportunity to improve," Knoedler said. "Don't rely solely on others and the environment to motivate you. Be self-motivated to improve."
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