2LT Drysdale ’23 Named Patriot League’s 2023 NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee

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Lauren Drysdale, a 2023 graduate from the United States Military Academy’s women’s soccer program, has been selected as the Patriot League nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year.

Drysdale is among the 62 Division I nominees on the ballot for the NCAA Woman of the Year, a program established in 1991. The nominees are selected based on four pillars: academics, athletics, service and leadership. Drysdale was chosen through a vote by the Patriot League Senior Woman Administrators (SWA). 

The Irvine, Calif. native is a two-time All-Patriot League selection, a 2022 All-Patriot League Tournament Team member and a 2022 Academic All-Patriot League honoree. The midfielder totaled eight points on three goals and two assists while helping a Black Knights’ defense tie for a League-best 0.75 goals against per game. 

Entering her senior year at West Point, Drysdale was selected First Captain of the U.S. Military Academy’s Corps of Cadets, achieving the highest position in the cadet chain of command. She graduated with a 3.59 cumulative GPA with a bachelor’s degree in business management. 

Overall, there are 164 conference-level nominees for the 2023 Woman of the Year award; 62 from Division I, 39 from Division II and 63 from Division III. Nominees competed in 20 sports, with multisport student-athletes accounting for 51 of the nominees. 

Next, The Woman of the Year Selection Committee, comprised of representatives from the NCAA membership, will choose the Top 30 honorees – 10 from each division – from the conference-level nominees. The Top 30 honorees will be announced in October. From those finalists, the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics will choose the 2023 NCAA Woman of the Year and present the honor at the NCAA Convention in Phoenix in January. 

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