On Ludwig: National honors candidate ... honored as a first team All-ACC selection and an All Mid-Atlantic star as a junior … demonstrated her outstanding athletic prowess as a fast, hard, strong offensive player ... has the ability to shred defenses with her blazing speed and her strength ... a gifted athlete, whose versatility is an asset to the team … returned to playing forward in the spring after playing defense for much of 2001 due to numerous injuries ... last name pronounced LUHD-wig.
Summer of 2003: Played with the Northern Virginia Majestics of the W-League alongside Terp mates Melissa Anderson, Kimmy Francis, Lindsay Niehaus, and Audra Poulin.
As a junior (2002): Award-filled season for high-scoring junior … All-ACC First Team ... Soccer Buzz All Mid-Atlantic Region First Team … NSCAA Mid-Atlantic Region Second Team … third on team in points with 16 on six goals and four assists … started all 22 games at forward, playing 1,608 minutes … scored game-tying goal in 63rd minute and assisted Biscoe’s game-winner in 84th minute in ACC win at Clemson (10/20) … worked her way through Tiger defenders on both big plays … assisted Simone Dekker’s goal vs. NC State (10/4) … scored dynamic breakaway goal vs. Duke (9/27) to put Terps ahead 2-1, also taken down in box for PK which was scored by Kim King … named to the 2002 Maryland/FILA Classic All-Tournament team … netted fourth goal of year on a blast vs. No. 11 Notre Dame (9/15) … assisted Ali Andrzejewski’s game-winner vs. Loyola (9/13) … scored game-winner on a give-and-go from Kim King vs. VCU (9/8) … netted goal and assist in homecoming at Rutgers (9/6) … scored breakaway goal vs. Fordham (8/30) in 27th minute.
As a sophomore (2001): Started 16 of 19 games, playing 1,640 minutes, mostly on defense ... scored two goals in the season opener against Towson (8/31) to equal her career-best for the third time ... first goal proved to be her first career game-winner, vs. Towson ... those were her only two goals of the year ... assisted Kim King’s game-winning goal at Duke (9/2) for her only helper of the year ... came off the bench for three games in late September after suffering a torn hamstring ... started at right back for 10 of the last 12 games of the season ... returned to forward in the ACC Tournament vs. Florida State (11/8) and the NCAA First Round vs. Dayton (11/16).
As a freshman (2000): Named to Mid-Atlantic Region All-Freshman team by Soccer Buzz ... played in all 19 games, drawing 14 starts ... second on the team in goals (five) and points (13) ... posted first college point on an assist against George Washington (9/12) ... posted first two college goals against No. 19 Santa Clara (9/15) in the Stanford Nike Invitational ... named to Stanford Nike Invitational All-Tournament team along with Audra Poulin ... notched second two-goal game against Howard (10/11), also adding an assist for career-best five points ... became the first player with the surname “Ludwig” to score at Maryland’s Ludwig Field with the pair against Howard ... added an assist on Sara Gustafson’s game-winning header at James Madison (10/17) ... scored fifth goal of the year to clinch a 2-0 upset of No. 23 Florida State (10/20).
Before Maryland: Starred at Lenape Regional High School in Medford, N.J. ... earned All-New Jersey first team honors as a senior ... NSCAA high school All-American in 1999 ... member of New Jersey ODP for five years ... part of Region I pool for past two years and Region I team in 1999 and 2000 ... played for Medford Strikers club team for past six years ... served as captain for the team as it captured back-to-back state championships in 1997 and 1998 ... played with Central Jersey Splash and New Brunswick Power in the W-League ... toured in Africa during summer of 2000 ... teammate of fellow New Jersey recruit Jennifer Lovecchio for much of club and ODP experiences.
Personal: Katie Lynn Ludwig ... born Sept. 2, 1982 ... brother Dennis was a standout player at Rutgers, earning Big East Player of the Year honors in 2001 and went on to play for MLS’s D.C. United ... daughter of Bernadette and Robert Ludwig ... majoring in elementary education ... three-time member of the ACC Honor Roll.
Career Stats Year GP GS G A Pts. Shots GWG 2000 19 14 5 3 13 19 0 2001 19 16 2 1 5 25 1 2002 22 22 6 4 16 40 1 2003 21 20 6 3 15 42 1 Tot. 80 71 18 11 47 126 3