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Groom Named an NSCAA All-American

December 06, 2013
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M junior midfielder Shea Groom was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women's Soccer All-America Third Team the NSCAA announced on Friday.

Earlier in the week, Groom was named to the NSCAA All-South Region First Team as a midfielder one year after earning the honor as a forward in 2012. This season, the Liberty, Mo.-product led the Aggies with 35 points on 14 goals and seven assists. She earned All-SEC First Team status and was named to the All-Tournament Team as A&M won its first-ever SEC Tournament title in November. In the Aggies’ 3-1 win over UMass in September, Groom logged A&M’s first hat trick since the 2011 season.

For her career, Groom has 68 points on 25 goals and 18 assists. Her freshman season was shortened by injury, limiting her to 10 games, but she posted 16 points on six goals and four assists in her abbreviated campaign. Last year she played in all 25 games, logging 17 points on five goals and seven assists.

Groom became the 13th player in Aggie history to land on an NSCAA All-America squad and it marked the 16th time an A&M player was honored as an NSCAA All-American. The Aggies have had players named to the NSCAA All-America team and the former Soccer Buzz All-America squad on 27 occasions. Last season, Meghan Streight earned NSCAA All-America Third Team status but was overlooked by the NSCAA coaches this year despite repeating as an NSCAA All-South Region First Team player.

The Aggies posted a historic season in 2013, finishing with an 18-5-2 overall record and winning a share of the SEC regular-season for the first time along while capturing their first SEC Tournament crown. A&M earned a berth to their 19th consecutive NCAA Championship, appearing in the second round for the 16th consecutive season and advancing to the Sweet 16 for the 12th time in program history.

 

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