Burlington, Ont. – Katherine Koehler-Grassau has been named IG Wealth Management Ontario University Athletics (OUA) Female Athlete of the Week, powered by Planters, for the period ending September 30, 2018.
Female Athlete of the Week – Katherine Koehler-Grassau (Greely, Ont.) – 5th Year – UOIT Ridgebacks
The UOIT Ridgebacks women’s soccer team is finding their stride after a tough start, and a big contributor to the team’s current seven-game point streak is long-time Ridgeback Katherine Koehler-Grassau.
After the teams traded early goals, the Ridgebacks were looking for a spark to give them the edge against the Laurentian Voyageurs on Saturday, and they managed to get just that before the break. After receiving a terrific through ball, Koehler-Grassau found herself in a one-on-one situation against a Voyageurs defender and after getting by her, the fifth-year midfielder side-stepped the goaltender to put home the game-winner.
Beyond her exceptional ability to execute within UOIT’s offensive transitions, Koehler-Grassau also provided strong support in the defensive half of the pitch during her team’s win and draw this weekend.