Player of the Week: Kristin Kowalik

Player of the Week: Kristin Kowalik

With half the season behind them and only CAA opponents ahead, women’s soccer senior co-captain Kristin Kowalik helped her team close out their week strong.

The Northeastern News Player of the Week had a goal and an assist in Sunday’s game against William ‘ Mary, which resulted in a 2-2 tie after two overtime periods, although NU outshot the Tribe 6-4 in OT. Down by one goal in the first half, Kowalik crossed to redshirt freshman forward Liza Rebello to tie the game. Finding the team down again, Kowalik netted one in the second half from 15 feet away to tie.

“I’m not really vocal; I try to lead more with example. I play my game,” Kowalik said.

This tie came after a 2-1 loss against Old Dominion earlier in the week. The team fell behind early in a 2-0 deficit. The Huskies stepped up their game and hustled back, outshooting ODU 7-4, but it wasn’t until the 85th minute they were able to find the net.

“No one gave up; we fought hard,” Kowalik said. “It feels good to be 2-0 [in the CAA], but we knew it was going to be hard on the road.”

Kowalik came into her senior season on a hot streak. She was one of a handful of Huskies to start in all games since the beginning of her Northeastern career. She had 19 goals in the 2005 season, including the season opener. In 2004 she led the team with 22 points, and in 2003 she lead with 26 points and 11 goals. Kowalik redshirted the 2002 season.

Growing up in Sweden, Kowalik came to the United States originally as an au pair. She met her fianc

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