Natalia Kontul

#28 Natalia Kontul

Pos. D
Ht. 5-4
Yr. R-Jr.
Hometown Solon, Ohio
High School (Prev. School) Solon

2017: Started all 19 matches for the Crusaders in sophomore season of eligibility ... played 1,590 minutes on the back line, third-most on the team ... played all 90+ minutes on 14 occasions, including each of the final six matches of the year ... tied for third on the team with four assists ... recorded assist in season-opening win against Grace Aug. 18 ... named to the All-Tournament Team at Florida Atlantic's Owl Classic for her performances against FGCU and FAU Aug. 25 and 27 ... picked up assist on late equalizer in eventual win over Eastern Illinois Sept. 1 ... tallied assist on match-winner at Fort Wayne Sept. 10 ... scored first career goal in Crusaders' win in MVC play at Loyola Oct. 7 ... assisted on match-winner Oct. 22 at Indiana State.

2016: Saw action in 13 matches in her first season on the field, starting 12 times ... played 90 or more minutes on eight occasions, totaling 1,059 minutes played for the year ... recorded first career point Sept. 11 at Western Michigan with an assist ... registered six shots for the season, two of which were on goal ... member of Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2015: Sat out first year at Valpo ... retained four seasons of eligibility.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Comets ... starter for Solon squad that won or made district finals in three of her four years ... earned First Team All-Conference and First Team Greater Cleveland Coaches Association All-Cleveland honors her senior year ... team captian as a senior ... played club soccer for Ambassadors FC ... helped team advance to 2014 State Cup finals and a spot in US regionals ... a multi-sport athlete, earned 11 total varsity letters.

Personal: Daughter of Dean and Judy Kontul ... physician's assistant major.