Beacons Spotlight: Krista Ledin Becomes First to Score 200 Points

Colleen Locke | October 20, 2014
Senior forward Krista Ledin crossed the 200-point milestone in the October 7 game against Wentworth Institute of Technology.

Senior forward Krista Ledin crossed the 200-point milestone in the October 7 game against Wentworth Institute of Technology.
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UMass Boston Senior First in Little East Conference to Reach 200-Point Milestone

Krista Ledin, a senior nursing major at the University of Massachusetts Boston, has become the first soccer player in Beacons and Little East Conference history to score more than 200 points. She’s the only active 200-point scorer at any level in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

The two-time LEC Offensive Player of the Year reached the 200-point mark during an October 7 game against Wentworth Institute of Technology with her first of three goals on the afternoon.

“It’s definitely a huge weight off my shoulders. Last week I was one point away, so it was definitely a little teaser,” Ledin said after the game. “I’m glad I got there. I have my whole team to thank for that and my coaches. I wouldn’t have done it without any of them.”

 

 

As of today, Ledin has 213 career points as a Beacon. Following her record-setting week, the Bridgewater native earned her tenth LEC Player of the Week honors. She was also named the Disney Soccer/National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III National Player of the Week for the second time in her career.

Last year, Ledin became the first Academic All-American and Academic All-District selection in UMass Boston school history. This semester she has clinical placements at Boston Children’s Hospital and Boston Public Schools. After she graduates, Ledin plans to become a nurse in the United States Air Force.

About UMass Boston
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