Caroline Jenkins makes history once again for the Lady Braves.
The senior forward on the Ottawa University women’s soccer team was named National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Third-Team All-American, the NAIA national office announced Tuesday. She is the first OU women’s soccer player to earn the honor of third-team All-American, an OU news release said.
Jenkins played in 22 games and made 21 starts for the Braves this season. She was named KCAC Co-MVP, KCAC Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-KCAC honors. Jenkins also earned KCAC Offensive Player of the Week twice this season. She finished the year with 28 goals and 11 assists for 67 points. Jenkins took 129 shots with 69 of them being on goal. She scored 10 game-winning goals and went 2-3 in penalty kick attempts. Jenkins is ranked second in the NAIA in total game winning goals (10), third in game winning goals per game (0.4), sixth in total points (67), seventh in total goals (28), eighth in points per game (3.05), ninth in goals per game (1.2), 11th in shots per game (5.8), 11th in shots on goal per game (3.1), 24th in total assists (11) and 34th in assists per game (0.5).
Following four years in an OU uniform, Jenkins is at the top of almost every major statical category in the program record book. She is ranked first in points (212), first in goals (89), first in multi-goal games (29), first in assists (34), first in shots on goal (241) and first in career hat tricks (8).
The Braves finished the season with an overall record of 17-4-1 and KCAC record of 10-1-0. She helped lead the Braves to the NAIA National Tournament and to the final site in Orange Beach, Alabama.