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Norwalk Woman Receives Top Honor at Colgate

Norwalk's Kiki Koroshetz, a standout on the Colgate University women's soccer team, received the 1819 Award at the senior awards convocation last Saturday. The award is the most selective and prestigious gives to a graduating senior by the university. President Jeffrey Herbst presented her with the award.

"Kiki's positive energy and passion for learning was evident from the first time I met her," women's soccer coach Kathy Brawn said on the Colgate website . "Her unassuming, selfless nature, combined with her ability to excel in all facets of life, made everyone and everything around her better. I was so genuinely pleased when Kiki decided to come to Colgate and am now so proud and happy to call her a Raider Women's Soccer alum."

The 2010 Women's Soccer Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year was the second women's soccer player to win the 1819 award. Courtney Hostetler won it in 2004.

Koroshetz, who graduated with a cumulative GPA of 3.90, was an English major with a minor in psychology. She started in all 17 games for the Raiders last season and has been a solid part of the team's defense during her time in the program. Koroshetz received many academic and athletic awards over the years, including the Thomas M. Wilson '67 Memorial Endowed Leadership Award for Athletics and the Lasher Prize for English from the university's Convocation Awards Program. Koroshetz also received the Spencer Colwell '41 Endowed Memorial Scholarship Fund. She was named to the 2009 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, and she was a member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and the Raider Academic Honor Roll every semester since her freshman year.

Kiki's parents are Robert and Suzanne. Her mother is the principal of Brien McMahon High School. Kiki also ran track while attending Brien McMahon.

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