Katherine Morrow Stigers helped the Tornado women’s soccer team win 44 games in her four year career from 1998-2001. The goalkeeper helped the program grow from an 8-9 mark her freshman year to a 19-5-1 record her senior season that saw the Tornado finish second in the AAC standings. That season, King went on to win the AAC Tournament and finished as the NAIA Region XII runners-up. She allowed only allowed seven goals, posting 13 shutouts during the regular season of her remarkable senior campaign.
She was a three-time all-conference honoree while earning National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-American honors during her senior season of 2001. She also garnered NSCAA All-Region XII first team and NAIA All-America third team honors during her senior season. She performed well in the classroom as she earned academic all-conference and NAIA Academic All-America honors and achieved both All-American and Academic All-American honors from the NAIA.
Following her graduation from King, she earned her MA in Urban Affairs from Saint Louis University. She also played for the US Region 3 (South) Team in the US Soccer Federation Festival in Houston, where her team won the silver medal. She has two children with her husband, Pete Stigers, and is currently the women’s soccer head coach at Virginia Intermont College.
“Katy was a third team NAIA All-American in her senior year and the captain of the team her junior and senior seasons,” said former King head coach Matt Yelton. “In her senior year, we won 19 games, were ranked as high as 10th nationally, and made the final of the regional tournament. Obviously Katy’s play as a goalkeeper was a very big part of our success.”