#7 Rachael Norton
|HOMETOWN||Mounds View, Minn. (Irondale HS)|
2018 (Senior): 2018 NSIC Offensive Player of the Year... First-Team All-NSIC... Fall Academic All-NSIC... D2 Conference Commissioners Associaiton First Team All-Central Region... First Team United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region... Led BSU in goals scored for the 2018 season with a program single-season-record 20... Tallied nine assists and 49 points with 112 shots... Led BSU's all-time goals scored (49), assists with 27, career game-winning goals (15) and her 122 points places her first on BSU’s all-time scoring list... Reached 100 career points in 4-0 win over Southwest Minnesota State (9/30/18)... 2018 NSIC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year... Three-time NSIC Offensive Player of the Week (9/17/18, 10/1/18 and 10/29/18)... Broke BSU's all-time scoring record, netting a goal and two assists, against Minot State (10/5/18).
2017 (Junior) 2017 NSIC Offensive Player of the Year... 2017 All-NSIC First Team... Named to 2017 NSIC All-Tournament Team... United Soccer Coaches All-Central Region First Team... Division II Conference Commissioners Association Women’s Soccer All-Central Region First Team... Norton played and started in all 20 games for Bemidji State totaling 1,511 minutes... Scored 14 goals and had 10 assists for the season... She tied the BSU single-season records with 38 points and six game-winning goals... Is second on BSU's single-season assists list... Had four multi-goal games... She finished the regular seaosn among th top 10 in the nation in assists and was in the top 20 in points and goals... She lead the NSIC in points (33) and points per game (2.20)... Led the NSIC in goals scored and goals per game with an average of .778... Also lead the NSIC in assists and assists per game with 10 and an average of .556... Norton led the league with five game-winning goals... Had a total of 71 shots and 36 shots on goal for the season... Tied her career single-game high for assists with two at Concordia- St. Paul (Sep. 29)... NSIC Offensive Player of the Week (9/18/17).
2016 (Sophomore) Saw time in 19 of the Beavers' 20 matches in 2016, starting 18 at forward... Finished the season second on the team with eight goals and was fourth in scoring with 19 points (8g-3a)... Was tied for second on the team with two game-wining goals... Led all BSU players with 26 shots on goal... Netted a season-best two goals to lead BSU to a 4-1 victory at Missouri Western State (Sept. 6)... Posted her second multi-point match of the year, logging a goal and an assist, to help BSU to a 3-1 victory over St. Cloud State (Nov. 2)... Was a driving force for a BSU attack that ranked second in goals scored (43) and third in the NSIC averaging 2.26 goals per match... In 38 matches, the sophomore has already accumulated 15 goals and 38 points to rank among the top 10 in program history.
2015 (Freshman) Norton played in 18 games and recorded ten starts… Scored her first career goal versus Northwest Missouri State (Sept. 13) and first collegiate assist versus Minot State (Sept. 20)… Finished the season second on the team with 19 points, posting seven goals and five assists… Recorded seven points versus Sioux Falls, netting a hat-trick and one assist (Oct. 11)… Attempted 41 shots and put 24 of those shots on frame... Selected for All-NSIC third team honors.
Prior to BSU: Norton came to BSU from Irondale High School where she earned seven athletic letters, participating in both soccer and basketball… A perennial All-Northwest Suburban selection, Norton set a single-season school record with 30 goals in 2012 and finished her prep career with 83 goals... Earned North Metro Second Team, East Metro First Team and second-team all-state honors to cap her junior season… The 2014 team captain was named Irondale’s MVP en route to her third all-state honor in 2014.... Additionally, Norton has been a member of the North Oaks Soccer Club since 2012… Led Blast Soccer to back-to-back Minnesota State Cup Championships (2013-2014), a 2014 Premier League title and just one game form qualifying for nationals.
Personal: Rachael Louise Norton… Born August 5, 1997… Daughter of Becky and Pat Norton… Is also a basketball player at Irondale… A 2014 team captain… Earned Academic Excellence for both soccer and basketball during each year of her high school career… Was voted Irondale’s 2014 Homecoming Queen… She is majoring in business marketing.
Career Single-Game Highs
Goals: 3, Sioux Falls, (10/11/15)
Assists: 2, 4x last at Minot State (10/5/18)
Points: 7, Sioux Falls (10/11/15)
SOG: 5 (x3) last at Northern State (10/28/18)