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

2011: Two-time letterwinner with the Generals after transferring from Colgate … will serve as a team captain ... expected to start in the defensive third.

2010: Started all 18 games for the Generals ... earned Second Team VaSID All-State honors for the second-consecutive season while also collecting First Team All-ODAC accolades ... finished the season with one assist, which came in the regular-season finale at Randolph (10/26) ... helped the defense post a 0.64 goals-against average and 10 shutouts, while limiting opponents to just 12 goals over the course of the season.

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 … spent part of the summer in Bolivia, building a community clean water system ... serves as the secretary for W&L's Engineers Without Borders and campus campaign coordinator for Teach for America ... valedictorian of her high school senior class … named to Colgate’s Dean’s List in 2008-09 … W&L and ODAC Scholar-Athlete … physics-engineering and pre-med major.