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Soccer Reaps Impressive Crop of Accolades in 2011

November 28, 2011
Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The Big 12 Champion Texas A&M soccer team had several award-winning performances in 2011, reaping a large group of awards, both individually and as a team.

On the way to winning its 12th-and-final Big 12 Championship and entering the NCAA Tournament for the 17th consecutive season, A&M cleaned up on awards locally and across the country, including a conference all-time-best 12 Big 12 Player of the Week awards.

Freshman Kelley Monogue (McKinney, Texas) led the Aggie award collection, earning honors as the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year, the Big 12 Tournament Offensive Most Valuable Player and the No. 1 freshman in the country (TopDrawerSoccer.com). The forward also received numerous weekly awards, both on the conference level and nationally and was selected to the All-Big 12 First Team, the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team and the Big 12 All-Tournament Team.

The Aggies secured 10 slots on the Big 12 team, including four first-team selections in Monogue, senior Merritt Mathias, junior Beth West and sophomore Rachel Lenz. Freshman Meghan Streight was named to the second team and joined Monogue and freshman Annie Kunz on the Big 12 All-Newcomer team.

For outstanding performances, on the field and in the classroom, five players tabbed Academic All-Big 12 selections. Senior Bri Young, West and junior Nora Skelton were selected to the first team while Lenz and junior Mary Grace Schmidt took second-team honors.

Young and Mathias earned spots on the MAC Hermann Trophy Award Watch List and Monogue is listed as one of the 32 women's college soccer finalists for the Soccer News Net College Boot Award. Both awards are to-be-announced.

The Aggies ended the season in the NCAA second round after earning a 17th-straight trip to the big dance and winning their 12th Big 12 Tournament in the team's final season in the conference. To learn more about Texas A&M soccer, log on to AggieAthletics.com.

Texas A&M Soccer 2011 Awards List


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


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


Big 12 Tournament Champions
                12th Big 12 Championship

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

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