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Yates Named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American
December 7, 2010
Kansas City, Mo. - The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has released their 2010 Women's Soccer All-America Team and Sterling's Kylie Yates was named NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. During her senior seas
on, Yates led the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (KCAC) and was fourth in the NAIA with 22 goals on the season. Kylie played a big role in helping the Lady Warriors go from last place in the KCAC in 2009 to third place in the KCAC in 2010.
In 2010, Yates was the centerpiece to Sterling season, leading the team in goals with 22, points with 46, game winning goals with six, shots with 111, and shots on goal with 52 while playing in all 20 of Sterling's games. The Lady Warriors were 10-8-2 on the season, 5-3-1 in the KCAC and lost to KCAC Runner-Up Ottawa University in the Semi-Final Round of the KCAC Women's Soccer Championship Tournament. Yates's performance in 2010 earned her KCAC Offensive Player of the Year as well as All-KCAC First Team honors.
"What a great honor for Kylie, I am very excited for her it's a great way to cap off her career as a Lady Warrior," said Sterling College Head Women's Soccer Coach Justin Morris. "Kylie did a tremendous job this year on the field and leading our team in so many ways. She is going to be tough to replace next year."
During her four year career at Sterling, Yates scored 59 goals and had eight assists. The 59 goals rank second all time in Sterling history behind Amber Muna Lane's (class of 1996) 126 goals and in front of Jaymi McAnally's (class of 2007) 41 goals. While at Sterling, Yates was also named All-KCAC Second Team twice, All-KCAC First Team twice, KCAC Offensive Player of the Year and NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.
Kylie is an Athletic Training major at Sterling College and is on track to graduate in May, 2011. Kylie came to Sterling from Berthoud, Colorado.