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2012 NSCAA FIRST-TEAM ALL-WEST REGION
2012 BIG WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2012 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2011 NSCAA THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
2011 NSCAA FIRST-TEAM ALL-WEST REGION
2011 BIG WEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
2011 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
2010 FIRST-TEAM ALL-BIG WEST
Career: Concluded her four-year career ranked among LBSU's top-five in all offensive categories ... Finished second in goals (32) and game-winning goals (13), third in shots (210), tied for third in points (84) and fifth in assists (20) ... Was also tied for fourth with 84 games played.
2012: Became the first two-time All-American in school history after being named to the NSCAA All-America Third Team ... Was also a first-team All-West Region and first-team All-Big West selection ... Tabbed the Big West Offensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season ... Led the conference with 80 shot attempts, 25 points and nine assists, and ranked third with eight goals ... Her 80 shots bettered her own previous single-season school record of 78 ... Eighteen of her 25 points came in four games ... Registered first career hat trick in a 3-2 overtime win vs. North Texas (six points) ... Had the game-winning goal and a career-high three helpers in a 5-1 victory at UC Riverside (five points) ... Found the back of the net and tallied two assists vs. Cal Poly (four points) ... Also scored the game-winner while adding an assist in a 5-0 triumph vs. Hawaii (three points).
2011: Earned NSCAA third-team All-America and first-team All-West Region honors ... Tabbed the Big West Offensive Player of the Year ... Named to the All-Big West First Team for the second year in a row ... Became the third 49er in program history to reach double figures in goals and assists as she tied the single-season record with 16 goals and tied for third with 10 assists ... Also established a school-record 78 shot attempts ... Found the back of the net twice vs. Princeton, Hawaii, UNLV and Pacific ... Added a helper against the Rainbow Wahine and the Tigers to finish with a season-best five points ... Had a goal, two assists and seven shot attempts in a 6-0 triumph at Cal Poly (Oct. 2) ... Led the squad with seven game-winning goals ... Her biggest goal of the season came in a 1-0 overtime win at No. 7 Pepperdine in the first round of the NCAA Championships ... Scored in the 99th minute to give LBSU its first-ever NCAA Tournament victory.
2010: Garnered first-team All-Big West honors after compiling a team-high eight goals and 17 points ... Started all 22 games ... Found the back of the net four times during a three-game span from Aug. 23-29 ... Scored the game-winner in a 1-0 victory at Fresno State (Aug. 23) ... Put LBSU on the board in a 2-1 triumph over 21st-ranked Washington State on Aug. 27 ... Came back two days later to net both goals in a 2-1 upset against No. 16 Virginia Tech ... Named the Big West Offensive Player of the Week and the CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Player of the Week for her effort ... Also had a goal against Utah State, Akron, UC Santa Barbara and at Pacific.
2009: Appeared in 17 games, starting six times ... Totaled 10 shot attempts on the season ... Had three shots against San Diego on Oct. 7 ... Also fired off two attempts at Cal Poly (Oct. 18).
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Walnut High School ... Led the Mustangs to three consecutive league championships ... Two-time San Gabriel Valley League MVP ... Three-time first-team All-CIF selection ... Compiled 26 goals and 19 assists as a senior.
Personal: Attended the United States' U-23 Women's National Team camp in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 ... Majoring in community health education.
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