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#17 Katie McNeary
Position: Defender
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Aberdeen, S.D.
High School: Roncalli H.S.

Played in all but 36 minutes throughout the 2013 season (1,640 minutes) ... started all 18 games ... lone goal of the season was the game-winning goal against Western Illinois (10/4) ... named Summit League Defensive of the Week (10/7) ... tallied four shots on the year, all were on goal ... a member of the Jackrabbit defense that posted 11 shutouts ... named to The Summit League Academic Honor Roll

Started all 17 games for the Jacks, one of two freshmen to start all 17 games ... attempted six shots, two on goal from the defender position ... named to The Summit League Academic Honor Roll

Before SDSU
First Team All-State (2010, 2011, 2012) ... Honorable Mention (2009) ... Four-year starter and letterwinner ... Voted Most Valuable Player (2011, 2012) ... Captain of the 2011 South Dakota AA Champions ... A member of South Dakota ODP team ... Played for the Northern Blast club team ... Six-year letterwinner in track ... A member of a two-time state champion 4x800 meter relay team ... Voted Most Valuable Player in (2009, 2011) ... All-State cross country runner (two seasons)

"I chose SDSU because its a great educational institutation, especially since I am looking into the nursing program. I also feel that it is a very welcoming atmosphere inside the soccer team and on the campus. I look forward to being part of the soccer team and playing for Coach Lang Wedemeyer."