26 Katie Wacker
Katie Wacker

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Cathedral

Height:
5-6

Position:
D



Milestones: Key member of Army's defensive unit that compiled 35 shutouts over a three-year span ... Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 13, 2010 ... three-year letterwinner.

2012: Appeared in 15 of 18 games drawing 12 starts ... involved in three of Army's four blankings to include 1-0 shutouts of Seton Hall and Syracuse along with Patriot League rival American (4-0) ... competed in five of seven conference matches ... win over Syracuse clinched runner-up honors at annual Black Knight Classic.

2011: Took game to higher level as an outside back before suffering season-ending injury in the Bucknell game on Oct. 9 ... played in 13 games and was instrumental in Army posting an 8-2-3 mark with nine shutouts while holding opponents to just six goals during that span ... drew starts in her last 10 games and 11 overall ... helped Army to a 7-1-2 mark over 10-game span to include seven shutouts ... notched first career assist in 5-1 win over Stetson in final round of the Black Knight Classic as Army defended its title ... fed teammate Kim An with the game winner ... played integral part in Black Knights' defense that won back-to-back home tournaments after holding opponents to just one goal ... drew starts in Patriot League games versus Holy Cross, Colgate and Bucknell.

2010: One of seven players to appear in all 21 games ... drew 20 starts ... one of two freshmen in defensive lineup ... starter since the second game of the season ... scored a goal in 3-0 win over Marist on lone shot after capitalizing on loose ball in closing out the scoring ... second Army defender to record a goal ... performance earned Patriot League defensive honors (Sept. 13) as Army claimed three of four weekly honors ... one of three Black Knights to earn defensive honors ... played key role helping Army capture Black Knight Classic following pair of shutout wins over Marist and Vermont ... instrumental in Army ranking No. 1 nationally in goals-against average, save percentage and shutout percentage ... helped Black Knights set a pair of school marks for shutouts (16) and fewest goals allowed (six).

High School: Four-year varsity letterwinner for Cathedral High ... earned pair of all-state honors, along with being named to all-district team senior year ... team's defensive MVP junior and senior years ... two-time Indiana academic selection ... led Cathedral to pair of state titles in 2007 and 2009 while reaching the semifinals in 2008 ... served as co-captain senior year ... played five years of travel ball for Carmel United Soccer Club ... led team to pair of State Cup titles in 2006 and 2007 while finalists in 2005 and 2008.

Personal: Given name is Katherine Janice Wacker ... parents' names are Steve and Debbie Wacker ... siblings Mimi (36), Jenny (34) and David (23) ... father was a sergeant in the Marines where he served for serving eight years ... both grandfathers were in the military as members of the Air Force and the Army ... uncle Joe Laurinaitis (wrestler) and cousin James Laurinaitis (linebacker for the Saint Louis Rams) are professional athletes ... member of the National Honor Society ... majoring in Sociology.

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