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Soccer Honors Players at Annual Banquet

February 04, 2012
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Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
(photo: Texas A&M Athletics)

COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Big 12 Champion Texas A&M soccer team held its annual awards banquet Saturday at The Zone Club at Kyle Field.

The event honors athletes and staff each year in several athletic and academic areas. Awards include recognition from various soccer media organizations and other outlets apart from Texas A&M University.

The awards presented at the banquet ranged from position MVPs, who contributed to the team's success on the field, to those accolades which highlighted the athlete who most exemplified the spirit of Aggieland.

In 2011, the team stepped away from its final season in the Big 12 with a 12th conference title after winning the Big 12 Championship in San Antonio. The Aggies then advanced to their 17th consecutive NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round before falling to Virginia Tech, 3-1. A&M finished the season ranked 21st in the nation with a 16-6-2 record (6-1-1 Big 12).

2011 BANQUET AWARDS

Leading Scorer
                Kelley Monogue
Assists Leader
                Beth West - broke school record with 14 assists in a season
Offensive MVP
                Kelley Monogue
Midfield MVP
                Beth West
Defensive MVP
                Rachael Balaguer
Perseverance Award
                Rachael Balaguer
Newcomer of the Year
                Kelley Monogue
12th Man Award
                Annie Kunz
Spirit of Aggieland Award
                Mary Grace Schmidt
                Megan Majewski
                Catalina Clavijo
Most Improved
                Jordan Day
Iron Aggie (Given to the players who achieve the most in the weight room)
                Nora Skelton
                Lyndsey Gnatzig

WEEKLY AWARDS

Big 12 Player of the Week
Allie Bailey (Offensive) - 8/23/11
Shea Groom (Newcomer) - 9/13/11
Annie Kunz (Offensive) - 9/13/11
Chelsea Jones (Offensive) - 9/20/11
Annie Kunz (Newcomer) - 9/20/11
Kelley Monogue (Newcomer) - 9/27/11
Kelley Monogue (Newcomer) - 10/11/11
Kelley Monogue (Newcomer) - 10/18/11
Kelley Monogue (Offensive) - 10/25/11
Jordan Day (Newcomer) - 10/25/11
Bri Young (Offensive) - 11/2/11
Kelley Monogue (Newcomer) - 11/2/11

CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer of the Week
                Merritt Mathias - 9/14/11
                Jordan Day (Player of the Week) - 10/24/11
                Beth West - 11/15/11

TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week
                Annie Kunz - 9/19/11
                Nora Skelton - 9/26/11
                Kelley Monogue - 10/10/11
                Meghan Streight - 11/8/11
                Beth West - 11/14/11

Soccer America Team of the Week
                Shea Groom - 9/22/11

Our Game Magazine College Players to Watch List
                Annie Kunz - 9/20/11
                Kelley Monogue - 9/27/11

SoccerSavings.com/Dallas Soccer News Player of the Week
                Nora Skelton - 9/28/11

SEASON AWARDS

Preseason All-Big 12
                Merritt Mathias
                Rachel Lenz

MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List
                Bri Young
                Merritt Mathias

TopDrawerSoccer.com 2011 Women's Upperclassmen Top 100 - Preseason
                Bri Young
                Merritt Mathias
                Rachel Lenz

Soccer America's Top 10 Freshmen of Influence - Preseason
                Katie Perry

TopDrawerSoccer.com Big 12 Top 20 Player Rankings
                Merritt Mathias (2)
                Kelley Monogue (4)
                Rachel Lenz (7)
                Shea Groom (9)
                Annie Kunz (14)

TopDrawerSoccer.com Freshman Top 100 List
                Kelley Monogue (1)
                Annie Kunz (7)
                Meghan Streight (33)
                Jordan Day (43)
                Allie Bailey (52)
                Shea Groom (64)
                Katie Perry (71)

Big 12 Awards
                All-Big 12 First Team
                                Kelley Monogue
                                Merritt Mathias
                                Beth West
                                Rachel Lenz
                All-Big 12 Second Team
                                Meghan Streight
                Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
                                Meghan Streight
                                Kelley Monogue
                                Annie Kunz
                Offensive Player of the Year
                                Kelley Monogue
                Rookie of the Year
                                Kelley Monogue
                Academic All-Big 12 First Team
                                Beth West
                                Nora Skelton
                                Bri Young
                Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
                                Rachel Lenz
                                Mary Grace Schmidt

Big 12 Tournament Awards
                All-Tournament Team
                                Kelley Monogue
                                Meghan Streight
                                Merritt Mathias
                                Annie Kunz
                Big 12 Tournament Offensive Most Valuable Player
                                Kelley Monogue

Soccer News Net College Boot Award Finalist
Kelley Monogue

NCAA All-Central Region First Team
Kelley Monogue

NCAA All-Central Region Second Team
Merritt Mathias

NCAA All-Central Region Third Team
Meghan Streight
Beth West
                               

TEAM AWARDS

Big 12 Tournament Champions
                12th Big 12 Championship

NCAA Tournament Qualifiers - No. 3 seed
                17th-consecutive year as qualifiers

Groom and Streight Earn Repeat Scholar All-America Honors
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