All-Decade MVP: Audrey (Risma) Knoedler

All-Decade MVP: Audrey (Risma) Knoedler
WATERTOWN, Wis. -- Maranatha Athletics is pleased to recognize Audrey (Risma) Knoedler as the all-decade MVP for Maranatha Women's Soccer.

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     
Career Goals 13    
Career Assists 12    
Career Points 38    
Career Games 70    
Career Starts 70    


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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