HU midfielder NAIA All-American honorable mention

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Matea Knispel

Matéa Knispel, a junior on the Huntington University women’s soccer team, has been recognized as an honorable mention All-American by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics.

Knispel, just the second Forester in program history to earn All-American honors, finished the year with 18 goals for 36 points to help guide her team to an overall record of 10-8-2 and a fourth-place finish in the Crossroads League with a 5-3-1 mark.

The Fort Wayne native posted seven game-winning goals for 12th in the NAIA in total game-winners. She also finished the season 10th in the nation in shots per game, 6.15; 12th in game-winning goals per game, 0.350; 14th in shots on goal per game, 3.05; 25th in total goals, 18; 36th in goals per game, 0.9; and 44th in total points, 36.

Knispel fired off a team-best 123 shots, 61 of which were on frame. She was one of seven midfielders named first team all-conference this year. Among her Crossroads League peers, she ranked in the top three in six different offensive categories.

To date, Knispel has 25 goals and 11 assists. She has logged 286 shots, 142 on goal, and boasts 10 game-winners.