MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia University Wisconsin junior Sammi Reiter has been named the Athletic Department's Female Athlete of the Year. Reiter, who was honored for her outstanding play during the 2013-14 season, was a member of both the Women's Lacrosse and Women's Hockey teams.
The CUW Athletic Department will also be naming a Male Athlete of the Year later this week, in addition to the Career Achievement Awards announced two weeks ago. Head coaches were allowed to nominate one student-athlete in their sport for the Athlete of the Year honors, which were then voted on by a committee. The Athlete of the Year awards can go to any student-athlete at CUW, regardless of year.
Reiter (Stillwater, Minn.) had an impressive season on the lacrosse field, one that saw her accumulate many accolades. She was named the Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference Offensive Player of the Year, as well as being an All-MWLC First Team selection. Reiter was also selected to the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association All-Great Lakes Region Second Team, becoming the school's first ever All-Region selection in Women's Lacrosse.
Reiter finished her 2014 lacrosse campaign with six single season school records. She set new marks in points (89), goals (70), game-winning goals (three), shots attempted (116), shots on goal (100) and free-position goals (16). With her impressive season she ran her CUW-leading career points total to 165, having scored 140 goals and adding 25 assists over three seasons.
In addition to the single-season records, Reiter also posted career bests in ground balls (88), draw control wins (68) and caused turnovers (25), finishing second on the team in all of those categories. She averaged 5.18 grounds balls per game, which ranked 11th nationally. She also finished the season ranked 17th nationally in goals per game (4.12), while finishing 15th with 70 goals.
Reiter also tied three program game records through the 2014 campaign, which saw the Falcons post a 12-5 record, the best in its four-year history. She scored eight goals in a 14-13 win over North Central College. She also tied single-game with three free-position goals at Otterbein University and caused five turnovers in wins over Benedictine University and Aurora University.
In addition to an impressive lacrosse season, Reiter also captained the Women's Hockey team during the winter. She finished the season with 10 points, scoring six goals and adding four assists. Reiter now ranks eighth all-time in Women's Hockey history with 14 goals scored and two of her goals this season came in an NCHA Playoff game against Adrian College.
2013-14 CUW Athletic Department Award Recipients:
Male Career Achievement
Award (announced May 23): Russell Johnson, Men's Tennis
and Men's Hockey
Female Career Achievement Award (announced May 23): Katie Luethe, Women's Basketball
Female Athlete of the Year Award (announced June 3): Sammi Reiter, Women's Lacrosse and Women's Hockey