Women's Soccer - Fri, Dec. 17, 2004
CHICAGO -- Kim Pavel, a senior goalkeeper on the Crown Point High School girl's soccer team in Crown Point, Ind., has signed a letter of intent to continue both her athletic and academic career at Saint Xavier University in Chicago as a member of the Cougar women's soccer program. She is currently coached by Mike Malaski at Crown Point.

Pavel is the all-time career saves leader at Crown Point High School with 391 saves and has compiled a career record of 41-10-2. During her senior season, Crown Point finished with a 15-3-1 overall record and second in the Duneland Athletic Conference (DAC). Pavel finished the season with 79 saves, a goals against average (GAA) of .580 (ninth in the state), and an area-leading 11 shutouts. The four-year starter was also named to the All-DAC First Team as well as the All-District Second Team in 2004. Pavel is the daughter of Thomas and Karen Pavel of Crown Point, Ind. She plans to pursue a degree in communication at Saint Xavier University.

"I am very excited to have Kim continue her education and athletic career at SXU," said Saint Xavier University head women's soccer coach Derek Begich. "She has some pretty big shoes to fill, but her work ethic and determination will continue the tradition of great keepers that we have had in our program. She is strong in the air, a great shot stopper and is also very vocal in the back."