Three Bears Named to NSCAA Women's Scholar All-Region Teams
Jan. 6, 2012
Three Missouri State women's soccer players were named to National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Scholar All-Central region teams, the organization announced Friday. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Teahan and junior defender Grace Cross were second-team honorees while senior midfielder Christine Cross received a third team nod.
Teahan was named the MVC Goalkeeper of the Year, an NSCAA All-Great Lakes Region second teamer and is a three-time All-MVC first team goalkeeper (2009, 2010, 2011). She tied for the league lead with seven shutouts in 2011, was a three-time MVC Defensive Player of the Week (9/21/09, 10/12/09, 9/13/11), earned MVC Goalkeeper of the Week three-consecutive weeks from 9/27/11 through 10/11/11 and was named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on 10/26/11, 10/5/11 and 9/14/11. She holds the best career goals against average (0.96) in school history.
She was named to her third consecutive Academic All-MVC first team this season and was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VI second team. In 2010, she was a CoSIDA Academic All-District VII second team and MVC All-Tournament team member.
Grace Cross was an All-MVC first team selection this season after she moved to the center back position. She took home an All-MVC second team award in 2010. She once again proved her versatility on the pitch to be invaluable as her goal against Illinois State was the game-winner. Her shift to the midfield late in the match at Creighton led to the Bears' game-tying goal. She was named MVC Defensive Player of the Week on Oct. 18 and aided in a Bears' run of seven shutouts in eight matches from Sept. 6 through Oct. 7.
Christine Cross earned 2011 MVC Scholar-Athlete honorable mention accolades and was a 2011 MVC All-Tournament team honoree. She was named a 2008 All-MVC honorable mention team member and earned MVC All-Freshman team recognition in 2007. All of her points in the past two seasons have come on game-winners, 1 goal and 5 assists. Cross' 12 career assists is fourth-most in school history. She started 36 of the last 38 matches in her career.
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