Senior soccer players Megan Petersen and Mark Lahart left their marks on the Simpson record books to close out their careers as the duo earned Simpson Student-Athlete of the Month honors for October 2012.
Megan Petersen, soccer
A senior goalkeeper from Indianola, Iowa, Petersen closed her career ranked second in school history in saves (314) and shoutouts (18) and third in wins (31) and goals against average (1.24). She had arguably the best season of her career in 2012, turning in six clean sheets and allowing only 1.16 goals per game. In the final home game of her career, Petersen put on a show by making 16 saves against nationally-ranked Loras, coming within one of tying a school record and single-handedly keeping Simpson in contention for an upset in the narrow 1-0 loss.
Mark Lahart, soccer
A senior midfielder from Newton, Iowa, Lahart enjoyed the best season of his career in 2012 and had one of his best months in October. He finished the season with seven goals and nine assists, more than he had in his previous three seasons combined. He led the team in assists (4) and tied for the team lead in goals (4) in Ocotober as Simpson went 5-4-1, ending the season 13-8-1, the program's best record since 2002. He closed his career with 17 assists, tied for fifth in school history.