|Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award
Awarded to a player who exemplifies a passion for athletics, high moral standards,
impressive leadership skills and the ability to work through adversity in all aspects of life.
Kicks for a Cure is proud to sponsor the Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award. This award honors the late
Liz Karnes by recognition of a Creighton player who embraces life with the same spirit Liz displayed. These
same unique characteristics noted above made Liz a special person and touched so many lives. This award began
in 2008 with an initial grant from Kicks for a Cure to Creighton Women’s Soccer for an endowed scholarship fund.
The selected player receives a $1000 scholarship award and a plaque with the inscription above.
The award is presented each year during the Kicks for a Cure banquet by Creighton Women’s Soccer Head Coach,
|The 2013 Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award winner was Angela Benson. Angela is a Defensive player from Stillwell, Kansas.|
In her first season at Creighton, Benson appeared in 18 games ... She earned the start in 11 matches, playing as a defensive midfielder ... Angela closed the season with seven shots, including a season-best two against Oral Roberts (Sept. 23)
and at Northern Iowa (Oct. 25) ... Benson set a career-high in minutes played of 86 minutes on Sept. 23.
Angela graduated from Campbell County HS in 2011 ... A four-year letter-winner for the Camels, Benson earned all-conference honors in each of her final three seasons.
The daughter of Mark and Cheryl Benson, Angela was born on December 12, 1992 in Gillette, Wyo. ... She has two siblings, Brandi (29) and Mary (24) ... Angela is pursuing a nursing major.
#26 Katie Murphy
|The 2012 Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award winner was junior Katie Murphy. Katie is a
Defensive player from Stillwell, Kansas.|
She started as a Freshman rookie in three of thirteen matches. As a Sophmore, she played in four matches, including a season high 29 minutes
against UMKC. She took her only shot of the season in the 5-0 win over Evansville. The Bluejays were 9-3-1 when Murphy played.
Katie is the daughter of Daniel and Deborah Murphy and has two brothers and a sister. She is a Nursing major.
|The 2011 Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award winner was junior
Alicia Montgomery. Alicia is a Goalkeeper from Walnut Creek, California.|
She started as a Freshman against North Dakota with a shutout and appeared in four
other matches. As a Sophomore, she posted 12 wins and eight shutouts and was named
to All-Missouri Valley Conference Second Team. As a Junior, she posted eleven wins
and just four losses. She received the first ever Missouri Valley Conference Elite
18 Award for women’s soccer, named first team MVC Scholar-Athlete and first-team Academic
All-District VII by CoSIDA.
Alicia is the daughter of Robert Montgomery and Janice Becker-Montgomery and youngest
of two children; Ashleigh (24). She is a math and secondary education major. Her sister
Ashleigh ran cross country and track at UC San Diego.
#22 Macy Mauer
|The 2010 Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award winner was junior
Macy Mauer. Macy is a Forward from Woodbury, Minnesota.|
She started 10 of the 14 matches in which she appeared as well as started in
all six Missouri Valley Conferencematches played. She was named to the MVC
All-Freshman Team. She started 17 of the 19 matches in which she appeared and also started the first 10 matches
of her career, then came off the bench for two contests before starting the
final seven matches. Her first career goal served as the overtime game-winner
in her home debut, giving the Jays a 3-2 win over South Dakota State
Macy is the daughter of Mark and Jennifer Mauer and youngest of
three children; Mia (23) and Marlo (21). She intends to become a Marketing
major. Her father played football at the University of
Nebraska and is the head football coach at Concordia-
St. Paul University. Relative of Minnesota Twins allstar
and MVP catcher Joe Mauer.
#25 Annemarie Hengel
|The 2009 Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award winner was freshman
Annemarie Hengel. Annmarie is a Forward from Brookfield, Wisconsin.|
As senior at Divine Savior Holy Angels, Annmarie helped lead the Dashers to
a Wisconsin State Championship and 24-1-1 record as a senior. Annmarie
led the team in game winning goals her last 2 years. DSHA was ranked 11th
nationally by Rivals.com. Annemarie also played club soccer for FC
Milwaukee, the Wisconsin state champion from 2002 – 2007.
Annmarie is the daughter of John and Julie Hengel and one of three children,
John (20) and Ashlynn (13). Brother John plays soccer at Washington
University in St. Louis. Annemarie intends to become a nursing major.
#3 Claire Zach
|The 2008 Liz Karnes Memorial Scholarship Award winner was sophomore Claire Zach.
Claire is a Midfielder/Defender from Omaha, Nebraska.|
As a Freshman in 2007, Claire appeared in five matches as a rookie, including a
season-high 32 minutes in the regular-season finale against Northern Iowa (Oct. 28).
She is a 2006 graduate of Marian High School where she was a four-year letter winner
and earned all-state honors from the Omaha World-Herald three times.
Claire is the daughter of Dr. Terry and Mary Zach and the youngest of four
children, Katie (25), Kelly (23) and Patrick (21). Claire intends to become a
pre-med major. Her grandfather John Sova played baseball at Creighton.