October 30, 2012

Ledin Leads Nation in Points Per Game

BOSTON, Mass.—Krista Ledin's (Bridgewater, Mass.) fantastic week has vaulted the sophomore into historic territory.

The Beacons sophomore forward is the first player in UMass Boston history to lead all collegiate soccer players, male and female Division I, Division II and Division III players, in points per game at 3.59 points per game and she is tied for the overall points lead with 61 points in 17 games. 

Her 25 goals, 11 assists and 61 points are all new program records, as she has helped the Beacons to their best regular season (16-2) in program history. 

Ledin entered last week needing just four points to reach 100 for her career and ended the week with 15 points in just two games.

Thursday, Ledin scored twice and set a UMass Boston record with her four assists to help the Beacons to their program-record 15th win of the season. Her eight points in the win tied the UMB mark for most points in a single game and she broke her own program single-season scoring record (50 points) in the process.

Saturday, she helped the Beacons clinch their first-ever Little East Conference Regular Season Championship with her third hat trick of the season. She finished with seven points in the 8-1 win over Plymouth State, as she broke Katie Bradford's (Keene State) Little East Conference record for points (54 points) in a single-season.

This season Ledin has recorded points in 14 of the 17 games she has played in and has picked up her play in a huge way down the stretch. Over the past six games, Ledin has recorded 29 points (4.833 points per game) and has found the back of the net 12 times, as UMass Boston has gone 5-1.

In just 40 career games, Ledin has already toppled the UMass Boston records for most multiple-goal games (14), most game-winning goals (13) and hat-tricks (eight).

With the Little East Conference Tournament beginning this week, Ledin stands on the precipice of setting two new UMB records. She needs just four points to tie Kristin Mulry '12 for the UMB career record for points scored (115) and her 48 career-goals are just three short of Mulry's program standard.