18 - Kat Lawson
Kat Lawson
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: White Post, Va.
High School: Clarke County
Position: D

2010: Earned a letter in her first season with the Generals after transferring from Colgate … expected to start again this fall in the defensive third.

2009: Became the first-ever W&L women’s soccer player to be named an NSCAA First Team All-American … also earned First Team All-ODAC, NSCAA All-South Atlantic Region and Second Team VaSID College Division All-State honors … started all 22 games and recorded three points (1g, 1a) on the year … part of a defense that allowed just 11 total goals and a 0.50 goals-against average with 16 shutouts ... recorded her first assist at W&L in a 2-1 victory over Lynchburg in the ODAC Semifinals … netted her first goal as a General in a 9-0 shutout of Randolph (10/4).

2008: Played in nine games during her rookie season at Colgate ... started four contests and was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on one occasion ... scored one goal.

High School: Earned three letters in soccer and one in track at Clarke County … served as the soccer team captain during her senior season … soccer team was Virginia Soccer State Cup Finalists in 2006 and 2009 … team was also Virginia State Soccer Runners-up in 2007 … attended the Turks and Caicos Islands Football Association Women’s Soccer Festival in 2007 … team named Disney Soccer Showcase Finalists and Surf Cup Soccer Finalists in 2006 … named to the Virginia All-Star Soccer team in 2007 and 2008 … named team rookie of the year during 2005 season … member of women’s track team that was Virginia State Women’s Track Runners-up in 2006 … took second place at the Virginia State Track 4x400 meter competition … finished fifth in the Virginia State Track triple jump competition.

Personal: Father, Ty ’83, attended W&L and played tennis, while her mother, Becky, swam at Randolph … Grandfather, Thomas O. ’56, also attended W&L … Grandmother, Dorothy, played tennis and basketball at Sweet Briar … active volunteer at Fairfield Elementary ... valedictorian of high school senior class … named to Colgate’s Dean’s List in 2008-09 … W&L and ODAC Scholar-Athlete … physics-engineering major and math minor.