Karenee Demery, a senior from Cal State Stanislaus, was named the 2014 DII Woman of the Year nominee for soccer as announced by Executive Director Chris Voelz of THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards (CWSA) presented by Honda.
She is now designated one of 11 finalists for the prestigious DII Woman Athlete of the Year honor. This will be voted on at the end of the academic year by national balloting among 1,000 NCAA member schools as part of THE CWSA program, now in its 38th year.
Demery, a native of Merced, Calif., has scored 21 goals and added 10 assists for 52 points, leading NCAA Division II in total points, while standing second in total goals scored. She currently ranks fourth among all NCAA Division II players in points per game and is fifth in goals per game.
The 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Player of the Year, she was also recently named the Division II Player of the year and is a four-time All-California Collegiate Athletic Association selection. She is a three-time CCAA Offensive Player of the Year honoree and was a Daktronics All-America honoree in the past three seasons.
"This is an amazing honor, “ stated Demery. “I feel so blessed to have been a part of such a special team and program. I am grateful for this nomination."
"Karenee has been a model student-athlete at Cal State Stanislaus,” said head coach Gabriel Bolton. “I can’t imagine a better representative for the sport of soccer. Her record on the field, in the classroom, and in the community has been truly exceptional. This recognition is a tremendous honor for Karenee, our team, Warrior athletics, and Cal State Stanislaus. “
All sports nominees from DII and DIII become a finalist for the prestigious 2014 CWSA Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year in their respective divisions, presented in June. The sports nominees are recognized in 11 DII and DIII NCAA-sanctioned sports; cross country, basketball, field hockey, golf, lacrosse, soccer,softball, swimming & diving, tennis, volleyball, and track & field.
THE Collegiate Women Sports Awards has honored the nation’s top NCAA women athletes for 37 years, recognizing superior athletic skills, leadership, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. Since commencing its sponsorship in 1986, Honda has provided more than $2.7 million in institutional grants to the universities of the award winners and nominees to support women’s athletics programs at the institutions.