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2011 NSCAA THIRD-TEAM ALL-AMERICA
U.S. National Team: Attended the United States U-23 Women's National Team camp in Fall 2011 and Spring 2012.
Career: Enters her senior year ranked among the 49er all-time leaders in game-winning goals (3rd, 10), shots (4th, 130), points (5th, 59), goals (6th, 24) and assists (T9th, 11) ... Needs nine goals to tie the school record of 33, which is held by Janet Fettig.
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 career-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.