|22 Shelley Wong
Entertaining athlete to watch but tough to compete against... Plays with quickness, craftiness and creativity... Makes players around her better because of an exceptional work rate.
2008: All-Central Region (NSCAA/SoccerBuzz second team); All-Conference USA (first team); C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; C-USA All Academic (first team); Two-time C-USA Player of the Week (Sept. 29, Oct. 6); Earned the team's Player of the Year award and was named the Owls' offensive MVP... Led the team and tied for second in the conference with nine goals... Finished third in the league for points per game (1.06)... Scored goals in six different games, including two in wins over Tulsa, Marshall and UTSA... The three two-goal games were the most by an Owl in three years... Scored the game-winning goals against Marshall and Tulsa... Also scored against UCF in the conference tournament and in victories over Southern Miss and McNeese State... Assisted on only one goal, but it was on Erin Scott's game-winner vs. Colorado College... Averaged 2.2 shots per game and took a season-high six shots twice... Led the team in shots-taken in a game three times... Maintained a steady .487 shots-on-goal percentage... Played in 18 games, including starts in the midfield in each of the last 17 games... Finished fourth on the team playing in 1,494 of the team's 1,763 minutes (84.7 percent)... Rarely came out of a game, working 90 or more minutes nine times... Registered a season-best 103 minutes in the overtime win at UCF... Enters the year ranked fourth on the school's career list for assists (10).
2007: ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI (second team); C-USA All-Tournament; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; One of only six players on the team to start all 21 games... Rarely came out of a game, playing 1,768 of the team's total 1,954 minutes (90.5 percent)... Played 90 or more minutes seven times... The only time to play less than 70 minutes was when the Owls coasted to a convincing 4-1 win over Stephen F. Austin... Scored three goals, including the game-winner against C-USA foe UAB... Registered five assists... Twice assisted on the Owls' game-winning goal (vs. Dartmouth and Lamar)... Came forward to take seven shots against Houston Baptist... Took four shots on-goal against Lamar.
2006: C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; Earned the coaches' Who's Hoo Award as the Owl who sparks the team or makes the most immediate impact when entering the game off the bench... Tied the Rice school record for assists in a single game with three against crosstown foe Texas Southern... Assisted on the game-winning goal in the 1-0 win over eighth-ranked Texas... Set up the game-tying goal in the come-from behind win over Mississippi State... One of only three Owl freshmen to play in every game... Made eight starts, working her way into starting assignments for each of the final three games of the year... Played a career-long 96 minutes in the C-USA clash at Memphis... Took a season-high five shots twice, against crosstown foes Houston Baptist and Texas Southern... Maintained a .520 shots-on-goal percentage (13-of-25).
One of the Top 150 prospects in the United States according to SoccerBuzz.com... Led Prince William Soccer, Inc. (PWSI) to a second place finish at the 2007 national championships held at Farmer's Branch... Key player in pacing Virginia Rush Nike to the 2005 state finals... Three-time ODP Region One Pool (2001, 2002, 2004)... Virginia state team from 1999-2005.
High School --
A 2006 graduate of Norfolk Academy in Norfolk, Va... NSCAA High School all-America... Led team to the 2006 Virginia Independent Schools state championship and selected as the VIS Player of the Year... Team went undefeated in the Tidewater Conference, winning both the regular season and the league tournament titles... Selected as team captain and MVP by teammates... Named the 2004 and 2006 Tidewater Conference Player of the Year... Conference tournament offensive MVP in 2003 and 2005... First team all-Tidewater by Virginian Pilot in 2004 and 2006... Also earned all-state honors in field hockey in 2004, 2005, and 2006 and was the conference player of the year in 2005 and 2006... Four-year member of the academic honor roll... Cum Laude Honor Society... 2005 Princeton Book Award winner... Peer counselor as a sophomore, junior, and senior.
Full Name: Shelley Sliu Lai Wong. Born: May 6, 1988, in Virginia Beach, Va. Parents: George and Luanne Wong of Virginia Beach, Va. (one brother). College: Will Rice
Year GP/GS Shots Goals Asst. Points GWG
2006 18/8 25 0 5 5 0
2007 21/21 44 3 5 11 1
2008 18/17 39 9 1 19 2
Totals 57/46 108 12 11 35 1
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