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LEC Hall of Fame Class of 2019 Spotlight: Catherine Nathans Cannavan

Catherine Nathans Cannavan

Catherine Nathans Cannavan was one of the most prolific offense forces in Little East Conference (LEC) and Western Connecticut State University women's soccer history over her three seasons in a Colonial uniform. Nathans Cannavan was named the LEC Offensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-Little East selection in each of her three seasons, which saw her lead WestConn to three consecutive LEC regular season and tournament championships from 2006-08.

The Colonials posted an overall record of 56-9-5 and were a near-perfect 19-1-1 in conference play during Nathans' three years at Western Connecticut. She led the Colonials to the only two 20-win seasons in program history. WestConn won a program-record 21 matches in 2007 on its way to the only NCAA Division III national semifinal appearance in program history.

Nathans Cannavan totaled 120 career points on 49 goals, which includes 19 game-winners, and 22 assists over her 70 career games played. She notched program-record totals of 22 goals and 52 points in 2006, marks that now rank second in program history.

Nathans Cannavan was named a First Team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) as a junior in 2007, a year that saw her score 17 goals with seven assists for 41 points while tallying a program-record eight game-winning goals. She garnered Third Team All-America honors her sophomore and senior seasons, and was a First Team NSCAA All-Region selection in each of her three years at WestConn.

To-date, Nathans Cannavan is the only player in program history to be named an All-America on multiple occasions and is the only player to earn First Team All-America status. She is the only player in LEC history to be named a three-time All-American, is one of just two players in conference history to be named an All-American on multiple occasions, and is one of six players in conference history to be named a First Team All-American.

Nathans Cannavan earned her bachelor's degree in history from Western Connecticut in 2010.