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Lena Kurz

School

UIC

Position
Goalkeeper
Major
Education

Classroom

In just three semesters, Kurz earned her master’s degree from UIC’s Graduate School of Education. She carried a 4.0 GPA.

Character

Kurz has one of the best attitudes there is. She is the consummate professional, always working hard. She has been the leader of the team for the last two seasons, helping a young team overcome obstacles along the way.

Both vocally and by example, Kurz is a true leader. She loves the game, the team, and UIC.

Community

While at UIC, Kurz has participated with the program’s Urban Initiatives. They provide education and summer camp opportunities for youths to build skills, experience leadership, understand the importance of academics, and participate in community service.

Competition

Kurz is the reigning Horizon League Goalkeeper of the Year. In 2019, she ranked top-20 nationally in shutouts, save percentage, and goals-against average.

She has a school record 12 shutouts and is the program’s all-time leader in save percentage and goals-against average.