BOSTON, Mass. - The University of Massachusetts Boston Department of Athletics has announced that former UMass Boston three-sport athlete and current women's soccer assistant coach Katherine Wall '08 will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame as a member of the 2013 class.
The greatest three sport athlete in the history of UMass Boston, Wall will be one of seven new members to be honored this October in the university's annual ceremony.
As a member of the women's soccer, women's ice hockey, and softball programs, Wall remains as one of the most influential female athletes in the history of UMass Boston athletics. For the women's soccer team she was the first-ever three time Little East All-Conference selection, earning second team honors in 2006 before being named a first team selection in 2007 and 2008. On the softball diamond she was only the second player in the history to be named a three-time all-conference selection earning a pair of second team honors (2005 and 2006) before being named a first team honoree in 2007.
On the ice she still owns a share of the NCAA Division III record for most short-handed goals in a single game with two. She also sits second all-time in career short-handed goals with four and is tied for fifth in career games played with 102.
While with the soccer team, she finished her career ranked 13th all-time in most appearances having stepped onto the pitch in 68 of a possible 73 games played. She also sits tied for 11th with two game-winning goals and is 12th in career points by a defenseman with 24.
To date Wall sits in the top-10 in multiple categories as a member of the softball program. She is currently ranked third with 42 career extra-base hits and 27 doubles. She is fourth in triples with 10, highest slugging percentage with .576 and stolen bases with 30. Wall also stands second all-time in stolen bases in a single season with 19 which she recorded in 2006. Her 34 runs scored in 2006 are third most in a season.
In 2012, Wall returned to her alma mater and served as an assistant coach with the women's soccer program, which won it's first-ever Little East Conference Regular Season and Tournament championships.
The 2013 UMass Boston Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled to take place in the UMass Boston Campus Center Ballroom on Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m. For more information about this year's Hall of Fame ceremony please contact Maria Marcelino at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-287-7895.