FARMINGTON, Maine – University of Maine at Farmington women’s soccer senior Kayla Tuttle of Waterville is one of four finalists for the 2014 North Atlantic Conference Woman of the Year award.
Other finalists are Colby-Sawyer soccer and lacrosse player Adrienne Bender, Green Mountain soccer and lacrosse standout Johanna Douglas and Castleton State basketball player Alyssa Leonard.
The winner will be announced later this month, and honored on her campus during the 2014-15 academic year.
Tuttle, the 2013 North Atlantic Conference women’s soccer player of the year, was a four-time All-NAC selection, earning first-team honors in 2010, 2012 and 2013. She twice earned NAC player of the week recognition during her senior season and capped off the 2013 campaign with her selection to the NSCAA All-New England squad for the second straight year. She also was tabbed for an appearance in the New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association Senior All-Star game.
The eight-time Dean’s List student was a 2013 Capital One Academic All-America honoree and was named to the NAC All-Academic Team in both 2012 and 2013.
Tuttle completed her career with 36 goals and 20 assists for 92 points, ranking fourth among UMF career leaders in both goals and points. She was ranked 25th nationally in points per game (2.38) and 22nd in goals per game (1.00) in the final 2013 NCAA Division III women’s soccer statistics.
The NAC Woman of the Year Award is modeled after the NCAA Woman of the Year program, which honors graduating student-athletes who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate careers in the areas of academic achievement, athletics excellence, service and leadership.