Four Women's Soccer Players Named to CoSIDA All-District Second Team
Nov. 4, 2011
Four Missouri State women's soccer players earned CoSIDA Academic All-District VI second team honors, the organization announced Friday. Senior goalkeeper Jessica Teahan, defenders Jennifer Hamlin and Nia Williams and midfielder Michelle Sommer all received second team accolades.
Teahan, holding a 3.84 GPA in early childhood education, took home her third All-MVC first team honor and was decorated as the inaugural MVC Goalkeeper of the Year last night. Teahan set career highs in wins (11) and saves (93) en route to her third-straight first-team all-conference accolade. She also recorded a league-high seven shutouts, the second time in her career she has managed seven clean sheets. A winner of three-straight MVC Goalkeeper of the Week honors from Sept. 27 to Oct. 11, Teahan heads the MSU career list with a 0.89 goals against average. She was also named the MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on three occasions this season (Sept. 14, Oct. 5, Oct. 26). She held MVC opponents to just two total goals this season and led MSU to its first-ever 11-match unbeaten streak.
Hamlin, a dietetics major holding a 3.91 GPA, has started every match this season for the Bears as a defender. Her 1,453 minutes played is the fourth-most on this year's team. She has been assigned to defend some of the league's best offensive players and responded by helping the Bears to a team-record 11-game unbeaten streak. She has four career assists, three of which came on game-winning goals.
Sommer, who has a 3.89 GPA in cell and molecular biology, racked up a team-high 52 shots during the regular season, good for fifth on the single-season leader list. She scored twice, including the game-winner in the conference opener at Indiana State (Sept. 23). Her lone assist was also a game-winner in the Bears' 1-0 win over Saint Louis on Sept. 25. She was named MVC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 27.
Williams, an elementary education major with a 3.73 GPA, led Missouri State in assists for the second-straight season. She racked up five helpers this season, including three assists on game-winning goals. Williams has been the Bears' primary free kick taker the last two seasons. She has been a leader on the Bears' backline that allowed just two goals during conference play and recorded shutouts in seven of eight matches from Sept. 6 through Oct. 7. This is the second time she has been named to the All-MVC second team. She earned honorable mention and all-freshman team honors in 2009.
Missouri State will face UNI at 6:00 p.m. in tonight's second semifinal match of the State Farm MVC Tournament at Cooper Family Soccer Plex. Illinois State will play Evansville at 3:30 p.m. in the other semifinal. For more information on the MVC Tournament, visit missouristatebears.com/womenssoccer.
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