Kati Jo Spisak named to Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Kati Jo Spisak, one of the top goalkeepers in Aggie history, will be inducted into the Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame at the 41st annual Burgess Banquet on Friday, Sept. 14 at the Hall of Champions in Kyle Field.

Spisak, a four-time letterwinner, is Texas A&M's career leader in wins (69), minutes played (8,559) and saves (291). She was recognized as an All-American across the board in 2003 as a sophomore, earning First Team status from Soccer America, as well as Second Team from Soccer Buzz and Third Team from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).

Spisak was a Freshman All-American and Soccer Buzz All-America Honorable Mention in 2002.

The St. Louis native was tabbed as one of the best goalkeepers in the Central Region all four of her seasons. Soccer Buzz tabbed her All-Central Region First Team in 2003, Second Team in 2002 and Third Team in 2004 and '05. NSCAA named her All-Central Region First Team in 2003 and Third Team in 2002 and '04.

She earned All-Big 12 First Team recognition on three occasions (2002, '03 and '05). Spisak was also tabbed to the 2002 Big 12 All-Newcomer team. She garnered Most Valuable Player distinction at the 2004 Big 12 Championship and received All-Tournament recognition in 2004 and '05.

A winner on the field, Spisak led the Aggies to Big 12 regular-season titles in 2002, '04 and '05 and Big 12 Tournament crowns in 2004 and '05. She also pushed Texas A&M to an Elite Eight appearance in the 2002 NCAA Championship, as well as Sweet 16 spots in 2003 and '05.

Spisak earned her bachelor's degree in agricultural leadership and development in 2007.

Professionally, Spisak played professionally for the Washington Freedom of the USL W-League from 2007-09 and later was a member of Saint Louis Athletica and the Boston Breakers in the WPS.

International playing experience for Spisak included winning the 2004 Nordic Cup with the United States Under-21 Women's National Team.

Spisak has been on the coaching staff of the Washington Spirit in the National Women's Soccer League since 2014. She also serves as Associate Athletic Director and head coach of the girls soccer team at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Md.

Joining Spisak in the Class of 2018 are Bronson Burgoon '09 from men's golf, Kip Corrington '87 from football, A'Quonesia Franklin '08 from women's basketball, Laura Jones Hahn-Conti '06 from volleyball, Claude Riley, Jr. '84 from men's basketball, and George Woodard '79 from football. Steve Stevens '62 is the Hall of Honor inductee, and David Heath '76 is the Lifetime Achievement Award winner.

The Burgess Banquet, open to the general public, will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner at 7 p.m. Event sponsorship opportunities and individual tickets are available by calling the Lettermen's Association (979-846-3024) or at 12thman.com/burgessbanquet.