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#3 Maria Kotas
Position: Midfield
Height: 5'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lancaster, N.Y.
High School: Lancaster
 MARIA KOTAS' CAREER STATISTICS
SEASON GP-GS G A PTS SHOTS SH PCT FPG-FPS GB DC CT
2011 20-15 15 6 21 37 .405 6-12 30 21 20
2012 19-19 23 8 31 54 .426 9-19 40 37 23
2013 19-19 42 25 67 92 .457 10-21 46 55 21
2014 19-19 56 25 81 104 .538 16-28 67 79 53
CAREER 77-72 136 64 200 287 .474 41-80 183 192 117



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CAREER HIGHS
Goals:
8, at Quinnipiac, 4/6/14
Assists:
6, at Quinnipiac, 4/6/14
Points:
14, at Quinnipiac, 4,6,14
GB:
 8, at Niagara, 4/23/14
DC:
8, at Quinnipiac, 4/6/14
CT:
5, Two Times

KOTAS IN THE NEWS
• Kotas Named ECAC All-Star
• Kotas Selected to Play in Senior Game

• Kotas Earns IWLCA First Team Honors
• Buffalo News: Homegrown Kotas Puts Canisius on the Map
• Kotas Named Canisius Athlete of the Year
• WIVB: Kotas Helps Griffs to Fourth-Straight Title
• Kotas Selected as MAAC Tournament MVP
• Kotas Leads Griffs to MAAC Title Game
• Kotas Named MAAC Midfielder of the Year
• Kotas Named MAAC Player of the Week
• Kotas Earns Offensive Player of the Week
• Kotas Sets Single-Game Points Record
• Kotas Nets 100th Career Goal
• Kotas and Quinn Earn MAAC Weekly Honors
• Kotas Leads Griffs to First Win of 2014
• Kotas Tabbed MAAC Preseason Player of the Year
• Kotas Named Team Captain

• Griffs Announce Team Awards
• MAAC Announces Postseason Awards
• Kotas wins MAAC Player of the Week
• Kotas wins MAAC Weekly Honor
• Kotas Named Second Team All-MAAC
• Griffs Announce Team Awards
• Kotas Named Second Team All-MAAC
• Maria Kotas Signs NLI to Join Griffs

IWLCA WEST/MIDWEST FIRST TEAM
ECAC SECOND TEAM ALL-STAR
2014 MAAC MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
TWO-TIME MAAC CHAMPIONSHIP MVP (2013, 2014)

TWO-TIME ALL-MAAC FIRST TEAM (2013, 2014)
TWO-TIME ALL-MAAC SECOND TEAM (2011, 2012)
FOUR-TIME MAAC ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)
2014 MAAC PRESEASON Co-PLAYER OF THE YEAR
TWO-TIME MAAC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

TWO-TIME MAAC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK

2014 • SENIOR YEAR
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Became the first player in program history to receive IWLCA All-Region First Team honors.
• Named MAAC Midfielder of the Year.
• Earned MAAC First Team honors.
• Was the MAAC Tournament MVP, becoming just the third player in league history to win the award twice.
• The only player in conference history to make four All-Tournament Teams.
• Set the single-season points record with 81.
• Selected to play in the IWLCA DeBeer North/South Senior All-Star Game.
• Led the team in points (81), goals (56), assists (25), ground balls (67), draw controls (79) and caused turnovers (53) and finished first in the MAAC in each of those categories as well.
• Set Canisius’ single-game points and goals record with 14 points (eight goals and six assists) at Quinnipiac. Her 14 points were the third most in NCAA Division I history and were the most in any game since 2007.
• Recorded nine points in the MAAC Tournament and also collected 12 draw controls, 10 ground balls and eight caused turnovers in the two games.
• Won MAAC Offensive Player of the Week on two occasions and was a two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Week as well.
• Recorded two or more points in 18 games.
• Won eight draw controls on two different occasions which were career highs.
• Caused a Canisius postseason record six turnovers in the MAAC Championship win over Marist, which was also a career high.
• Scored two goals in the NCAA Tournament vs. No. 13 Penn.
• Picked up three or more ground balls in 12 different games.
• Won four or more draw controls in 13 games.
• Caused three or more turnovers in 10 games.
• Picked up a career high eight ground balls against Niagara.
• Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.
• Named a team captain for the second-straight season.

2013 • JUNIOR YEAR
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Named to the All-MAAC First Team.
• Set career highs with 67 points, 42 goals and 25 assists.
• Ranks sixth in the program’s history with her 67 points and fifth with her 25 assists.
• Placed fourth in the MAAC in points per game, sixth in goals per game and third in assists per game.
• Also led the Griffs with 55 draw controls, while placing third on the team with 46 ground balls and 21 caused turnovers.
• Named MAAC Championship MVP after leading the Griffs to their third-straight conference title.
• Recorded four goals and six draw controls in the second half of a 10-9 victory against Marist in the MAAC Championship Game, including the game-tying goal with 6:56 remaining and the game-winning tally with 3:21 left.
• Overall, matched her career high with four goals in the title game to go along with a personal-best seven draw controls.
• Also added four points, two goals, two assists, three draw controls and one ground ball against Siena in the MAAC Semifinals.
• Recorded four points, three goals, two ground balls, two draw controls and one caused turnover at No. 7 Penn State in the NCAA Tournament.
• Became the ninth player in school history to record her 100th career point with a four-point performance at No. 18 Boston College.
• Posted a career-best six points in back-to-back wins against Binghamton and Robert Morris.
• Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week following the Binghamton victory.
• Matched her career high with four goals against Binghamton and Fairfield.
• Posted a career-best three assists in wins over Robert Morris and against Marist in the regular season.
• Registered at least three points in 15-of-19 games, including a run of six-straight games of four points to finish the season.

2012 • SOPHOMORE YEAR
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Named to the All-MAAC Second Team.
• One of four players to start all 19 games.
• Totaled 31 points, 23 goals and eight assists.
• Ranked second on the team with 40 ground balls and 37 draw controls, while placing third with 23 caused turnovers.
• Earned MAAC All-Tournament Team accolades for the second-straight season after helping the Griffs to their second MAAC Championship.
• Matched a season high with four points on three goals and an assist in the semifinal victory against Marist.
• Posted one assist with four draw controls in the title game versus Fairfield.
• Continued her postseason success with two goals, five ground balls, three draw controls and a career-high four caused turnovers against No. 15 Massachusetts in the NCAA Tournament Play-In Game.
• Netted a personal-best four goals, including the game-winning tally, in the season-opening 11-10 victory against Robert Morris.
• Also scored multiple goals in MAAC regular-season contests against Manhattan, Fairfield and Niagara.
• Recorded multiple points in five-straight contests from March 18 to April 7,
• Picked up multiple ground balls in 13 contests, led by a personal-best six against Binghamton.

2011 • FRESHMAN YEAR
Game-by-Game Statistics
• Named to the All-MAAC Second Team.
• First Canisius freshman since 2006 to earn all-conference honors.
• Appeared in all 20 games as a rookie, starting 15 contests.
• Recorded 21 points, 15 goals and six assists.
• Also ranked second on the team with 20 caused turnovers plus fourth in both ground balls (30) and draw controls (21).
• Named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team, helping the Griffs to wins against Siena and Fairfield for the team’s first conference title.
• Recorded a goal and an assist versus Siena to go along with a season-best four draw controls.
• Matched a season high with three goals in the championship versus Fairfield.
• Also tallied a hat trick against Niagara to go along with an assist for a season-best four points.
• Registered first collegiate point with an assist in her first career game against No. 11 Vanderbilt, while adding four ground balls, two draw controls and two caused turnovers.
• Scored first career goal at Ohio State.

BEFORE CANISIUS
• Four-time letterwinner at Lancaster High School.
• Led the Redskins to four Section VI Championships.
• Also helped the team to the 2008 New York State Semifinals, earning all-tournament honors.
• Holds school records in career assists and career ground balls.
• Received honorable-mention All-America accolades following her junior campaign.
• Named the 2010 All-Metro Player of the Year.
• Earned Team MVP honors as a junior and senior.
• Named to the All-ECIC Team on three occasions and to the All-Western New York Team twice.
• Three-time selection to the ECIC All-Academic Team.
• Also a member of the basketball and soccer teams at Lancaster.

PERSONAL
• Born Sept. 28, 1992.
• Daughter of Mark and Kathleen Kotas.
• Three siblings, Alex, Gabby and Juliana.
• Twin sister, Gabby, is a senior defender for the Griffs.
• Majoring in criminal justice.





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