Dec. 5, 2012
MADISON, Wis. - University of Wisconsin senior Monica Lam-Feist has been a vital part of the Badgers success since stepping onto campus in 2009. After finishing second on the team in goals (6) in 2012 and finishing her career tied for seventh in UW history in games started (81), Lam-Feist exits as one of the most accomplished Badgers in recent history.
Now the senior has another accolade that should help to carry on her legacy.
Lam-Feist was named to the All-Great Lakes Region second team, the NSCAA announced on Wednesday. The Vancouver, British Columbia native, who also earned second team All-Big Ten honors in 2012, is among 15 Big Ten women's soccer players to receive 2012 All-Great Lakes Region team recognition.
"I'm honored to even be considered for the award, yet alone be chosen to the all-region team," Lam-Feist said. "A big part of this achievement should be attributed to my teammates because of the great year we had. Without them I would not have been able to earn this individual award."
Lam-Feist played a pivotal role in the Badgers eclipsing 12 wins for just the fifth time in the last decade, and earning its third bid to the NCAA Tournament in the last four seasons.
Much of that success was due in large part to Lam-Feist, and the entire senior class, who provided guidance to the relatively young UW squad, which included four freshmen in the starting lineup.
The midfielder was a member of UW head coach Paula Wilkins' first recruiting class, finishing her career with 12 goals, six assists and appearing in 82 career games.