BEL AIR, MD. – UMBC women's soccer goalkeeper Lauren Kadet (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquinas) has been awarded one of three 2014 Maryland Association of College Directors of Athletics (MACDA) post-graduate scholarship awards. Ellie Miskiel from Washington College and Rob Koski from Harford Community College were also among those receiving the awards.
The scholarships recognize three student-athletes for superior work in class and on the field. The honorees represent three Maryland institutions of higher learning and differing levels of NCAA or NJCAA competition, one from a Division I program, one from a Division II or III institution, and one from a two-year college who will be attending a four-year college or university the following fall. To be eligible, student-athletes must possess a minimum 3.2 grade-point average in undergraduate studies, excel in a varsity sport, participate in leadership activities beyond the playing field and plan to further their education.
Kadet, a 2014 member of the National College Athlete Honor Society, graduated in May with bachelor's degrees in sociology and psychology. She posted a 3.54 GPA and claimed a Golden Key Scholar Program in all four seasons as an undergraduate. She is a two-time member of the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll. She will continue her education at Georgia State University in pursuit of a master's degree in clinical psychology.
Kadet was a four-year member of the UMBC women's soccer team and concluded her career as the program's all-time saves leader (396) and now ranks fifth in shutouts (10) in the Retrievers' record books. She is a two-time America East All-Conference Second Team honoree and was a member of the 2013 America East All-Tournament Team.
A three-time captain with the Retrievers, Kadet helped to guide the Retrievers to an historic 2013 campaign, that saw UMBC capture a share of its first regular-season America East title, its first America East Tournament title and its first trip to the NCAA Tournament. Kadet posted a career-best 1.00 goals against average and stopped 88 shots on the year. She was named the department's Co-Outstanding Senior Female Athlete and the team's Most Valuable Athlete at UMBC's varsity awards banquet.