23 Molly McGuigan
Molly McGuigan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Boulder, Colo.

High School:
Fairview

Height:
5-8

Position:
D



10/30/2013

Army Hosts Navy In

Black Knights to Honor Nine on Senior Night

02/01/2013

Nine Women's Soccer Players Land On PL Academic Honor Roll

Jaclyn Kalik Has Highest GPA

11/08/2012

Trio Of Juniors Tabbed College Sports Madness PL All-Conference

An, Molacek & McGuigan Earn Honors

11/01/2012

Kalik, McGuigan & Molacek Named To PL All-Academic Team

Second Year for McGuigan

11/01/2012

McGuigan & Molacek Earn Patriot League Accolades

First Team for McGuigan, Second Team for Molacek

Milestones:: Three-time Patriot League first-team selection ... league's Defensive Player of the Year twice (2010 and 2011) - just second Black Knight chosen for this honor ... named league's 2012 preseason Defensive Player of the Year ... 2011 conference all-tournament pick ... first Army player named to MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List with selection in 2011 ... twice tabbed Mid-Atlantic All-Region ... first-team selection in 2010 and third team in 2011 ... five times earned Patriot League weekly honors ... named to Patriot League All-Academic Team in 2011 and 2012 ... selected to the league's academic honor roll three straight years ... 2011 Capital One Academic All-District Second Team ... named to three all-tournament teams in 2011 capped with selection to the Patriot League's postseason squad ... also named to the Black Knight Classic and Army Soccer Classic in back-to-back weekends ... repeated in the former last fall ... started every game since stepping onto the pitch as a defender in 2010 (60 games) ... played pivotal role as the Black Knights posted 35 shutouts over the past three years to include a school-record 16 in 2010 ... Army ranked No. 1 nationally in GAA, shutout percentage and save percentage in 2010 ... listed No. 2 in shutout percentage, No. 3 in save percentage and No. 7 in GAA in 2011 ... elected by peers to share captaincy with Joey Molacek for second straight year - first in school history ... three-year letterwinner.

2012: Among conference-high four Black Knights named to the Patriot League's inaugural preseason all-league team ... also chosen the conference's preseason Defensive Player of the Year ... third straight year as a Patriot League first-team selection ... one of two Army players to draw duty in all 18 games ... picked up a pair of assists at the offensive end of the field against Providence and American ... played pivotal role in four shutouts to include 1-0 blankings of BIG EAST members Seton Hall and Syracuse along with Patriot League rivals American and Lafayette ... third straight year had a hand in holding the Eagles and Leopards scoreless ... named to the Black Knight Classic all-tournament team for second straight year.

2011: Appeared in all 21 games ... one of just four field players to start every game ... among an elite group of 42 women's soccer players (one of just three underclassmen) named to the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy Watch List ... highest individual award in intercollegiate soccer ... list dominated by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America preseason Top 25 teams ... selected the Patriot League's preseason Defensive Player of the year after earning honor freshman year ... did not disappoint with selection once again ... first back-to-back winner since Navy's Nicole Aunapu in 1997-98 and third overall ... among conference-high six Army players selected for all-league honors ... one of two Black Knights to repeat as a first-team pick ... selected twice as defensive player of the week - Sept. 12 and Oct. 10 - along with picking up a few honorable mentions ... played pivotal role in Army posting 15 shutouts, one shy of the school mark (16) helped set the previous year ... recorded first collegiate assist with helper in 1-0 win over Marist in Army's final tune-up for Patriot League opener ... free kick set up winning tally for teammate Kim An ... anchored defense that helped No. 4 Army post pair of 2-0 shutout wins over No. 1 Colgate and No. 3 Navy to capture the Patriot League Tournament title and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament ... Black Knights held No. 13 Penn State scoreless until late in the game before bowing 1-0 at the NCAA Regional match.

2010:One of five players to start all 21 games on a defensive unit that ranked No. 1 nationally in goals-against average, save percentage and shutout percentage ... one of two freshmen named a first team Patriot League all-star ... league's Defensive Player of the Year - second Black Knight to earn that honor, joining Army's Hall of Famer Lauren Rowe (2002) ... scored the game winner in 1-0 blanking of Delaware off a 40-yard free kick just over a minute into the second half ... performance earned Army Athletic Associate Athlete of the Week and Patriot League rookie honors ... singled out the following week for league defensive honors for performance in blankings of Quinnipiac and Manhattan ... one of three Army players named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team ... instrumental in the Black Knights' stifling defense that allowed opponents just six goals in 21 matches, while setting a school-record 16 shutouts ... named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Performance Subaru Division I Mid-Atlantic All-Region First Team.

High School: Two-time all-state and four-time first team all-league player as central defender at Fairview High ... garnered first team all-regional honors sophomore, junior and senior years ... tabbed first team all-state as a senior and second team selection junior year ... led team to Colorado state title as a senior after reaching the semifinals previous year ... five-time team MVP who was defensive selection three times (2007-2009) ... served three years as team captain ... instrumental in school setting back-to-back marks for fewest goals in a season with record six in 2010 ... played travel ball for the Boulder County Force (2007-10) that reached the State Cup semifinals in 2009.

Personal: Given name is Molly Katherine McGuigan ... parents' names are Tom Smerdon and Leigh McGuigan ... sister Ann (23) is attending the University of Wyoming ... paternal grandfather, Ernest Smerdon, served in the Air Force (1951-55) ... National Merit student ... first team academic all-state selection as a senior ... majoring in Economics.

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