April 9, 2011
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.
“Now that the A&M academic year is starting to wind down, this Saturday night was a great opportunity to look back on another championship soccer season and celebrate the players, especially the graduating seniors, who have represented Aggieland so well,” head coach G Guerrieri said. “This is also the night where we announce special player awards that are voted upon by the players, and the unveiling of our highlight film from the 2010 Big 12 Championship season. It’s a fun night and one that I look forward to each season.”
In 2010, A&M won the program’s 11th Big 12 Championship in the regular season and played in its 16th consecutive NCAA Tournament, advancing to the second round before falling to host Minnesota, 2-0. The Aggies finished the season ranked 16th in the nation with a 15-5-3 record.
The 2010 Team Awards
Leading Scorer: Brianne Young
Offensive MVP – Brianne Young
Iron Aggie – Alyssa Mautz (Given to the player who achieves the most in the weight room)
Top Drawer Soccer Player of the week (September 6- September 12): Rachel Shipley
Top Drawer Soccer Player of the week (August 23- 29): Alyssa Mautz
Top Drawer Soccer Player of the week (October 4- 10): Kelly Dyer
College Soccer 360 Primetime Performer of the week (October 4- 10): Bri Young
College Soccer 360 Primetime Performer of the week (October 19- 24): Rachel Shipley
College Soccer 360 Primetime Performer of the week (August 23- 29): Alyssa Mautz
Top Drawer Soccer Player of the week (October 18-24): Rachel Shipley
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (August 23- 29): Alyssa Mautz
Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (August 30 – September 5): Merritt Mathias
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (September 6- 12): Rachel Shipley
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week (October 4- 10): Kelly Dyer
Big 12 Offensive of the Week (October 11- 17): Merritt Mathias
Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (October 18- 24): Rachel Shipley
Lowe’s Senior CLASS All-Senior All-American first team: Rachel Shipley
All-Big 12 first team: Rachel Shipley, Alyssa Mautz, Bri Young, Merritt Mathias, Rachel Lenz
Big 12 All-Newcomer Team: Rachel Lenz, Merritt Mathias
Big 12 All-Tournament Team: Rachel Shipley, Alyssa Mautz
TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Season (Third team): Rachel Shipley
NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-America fourth team: Bri Young
NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Central Region first team: Rachel Shipley, Bri Young, Merritt Mathias
NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Central Region second team: Rachel Lenz
Soccer America All-Freshman team: Rachel Lenz