Four Jayhawks Earn Top Drawer Soccer Midseason Rankings

Oct. 12, 2012

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas senior midfielder Whitney Berry (No. 19) and junior forward Caroline Kastor (No. 48) were both among the top 100 upperclassmen in NCAA Division I women’s soccer on the midseason list released by earlier this week.

Along with Berry and Kastor, freshmen Ashley Williams (No. 27) and Courtney Dickerson (No. 48) were ranked among the top 100 first-year players by the same publication.

Berry, a senior midfielder from Wichita, Kan., is second in the Big 12 with six assists to go along with four goals this season. Berry recently became KU’s all-time leader in assists, recording her 31st in a Sept. 30 match at TCU. Her 73 points (21 goals, 31 assists), rank her third in school history.

Kastor, a junior forward from Wichita, Kan., leads the team with nine goals this season, which ties her for third in the Big 12. The junior leads the team with four game winning goals and has made her scoring plays count. Seven of her nine goals have either tied the score or given KU the lead. Kastor scored the game-tying goal last Sunday when KU earned a 1-1 draw at No. 11 Wake Forest.

Williams, a freshman forward from Albuquerque, N.M., scored in four of the team’s first six contests and is second among Big 12 freshmen with seven goals on the season. She ranks second on the team in points (16) and is fourth in shots (31).

Courtney Dickerson, a freshman from Peculiar, Mo., has scored two goals and has two assists this season. She has six points over KU’s last nine contests.

All four players will be in line for postseason awards by the publication.

The Jayhawks (8-4-2) faces Oklahoma tonight at 7 p.m., in Norman, Okla., before traveling to Texas for a 1 p.m. matchup on Sunday. The official online source for Kansas Athletics, Williams Education Fund contributions, tickets, merchandise, multimedia, photos and much, much more.