Katie Van Aken
Katie Van Aken
Title: Volunteer Assistant
Previous College: Haverford '12

A three-team All-Centennial Conference selection, Katie Van Aken ’12 returned to the Haverford College women’s soccer program as a volunteer assistant at the start of the 2014 season. During her playing career with the Fords, Van Aken was a first-team All-Centennial Conference selection during the 2009 and 2011 seasons, earning second-team All-Centennial Conference honors in 2010. Van Aken went on to earn second-team All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors during her senior campaign in 2011. She was also named to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll during each of her final three seasons.

Van Aken helped Haverford qualify for the Centennial Conference playoffs in each of her four seasons. She scored a career-high nine goals during her 2009 season, while recording a career-best 22 points (eight goals, six assists) during her senior campaign. Van Aken broke the school record for game-winning goals (15) prior to her graduation and now ranks second all-time in that category. Her 30 goals and 72 points ranks fifth and seventh, respectively, in Haverford’s program history.

Van Aken is currently attending Drexel University where she is a graduate researcher working towards her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Materials Engineering.