Kimberly (Monigold) Kudlacik ('07)

Soccer - Track & Field

Kim (Monigold) Kudlacik - Hall of FameKimberly (Monigold) Kudlacik was born to run, coming to the University of Dubuque from Freeport, Illinois. Her sports of choice at UD were soccer and track and field, Kim enjoyed playing on both teams for four years. While a student at Freeport High School, she was a cross country state qualifier in 2001 and 2002.

Kim's breakout season came in 2005  when she had a foot in 38 of the 56 UD goals scored including seven game winning goals. She also had ten multi-goal matches, and was held scoreless only three times that season. She earned IIAC Female Athlete of the Week multiple times and was one of the top ranked players in the nation because of her performance on the field. She would earn Iowa Conference MVP, First Team All-IIAC, and Third Team NSCAA All-Central Region while setting the school record with 26 goals. Monigold also earned First Team All-IIAC in 2006 and Second Team All-IIAC in 2003 as a freshman. A middle-distance runner on the track, she is on the UD All-Time Top 10 list for the Indoor and Outdoor 800m Run and holds was a member of numerous top five performing relay teams.

After college, Kimberly worked as summer-time camp counselor at Camp Winnebago, where she enjoyed teaching people of all ages about team building and concurring challenges. In 2008, Kim took a special education teaching position at Winnebago Middle School. During her time at Winnebago, she served as the middle school head soccer coach (two years), high school assistant soccer coach (one year), and was promoted to head coach (one year). She is now a licensed home daycare provider and enjoys being a full-time mom. Kim and her husband, Jake, have three children, Kaytee (5), Baylee (3), and Huxlee (3 months) and they enjoy spending time outdoors. The Kudlacik family currently resides in South Beloit, Illinois, but is looking forward to building a new country home in northern Illinois.  

Kim enjoys returning to her campus home every year to play in the alumni soccer game, and enjoys watching as many games and track meets as possible. She and Jake hope to sign their children up to participate in soccer and other sports, hoping they will develop a love for sports as well.

Soccer Accomplishments:      
• Iowa Conference MVP (2005)                              
• 1st Team IIAC (2005 and 2006)
• 3rd Team NSCAA All-Central Region (2005)    
• Single Season School Record: Goals (26, 2005), Points (64, 2005), Game-Winning Goals (7, 2005), Multi-Goal Games (10, 2005)
• Career School Records: Goals (65), Points (166), Multi-Goal Games (18)       

Track Accomplishments:
• Second fastest 1600m Sprint Medley Relay indoors
• Third fastest 600m indoors
• Seventh fastest 800m indoors
• Ninth fastest 800m outdoors