Four Owls Honored With All-Conference USA Accolades In Soccer

Nov. 3, 2009

DALLAS -- Rice senior soccer standouts Erin Scott, Katelyn Ostendorf and Shelley Wong, along with freshman Julia Barrow, earned all-conference honors for the 2009 season the league announced Tuesday (Nov. 3) in Dallas.

The C-USA honorees were selected on a vote of the 12 head coaches and announced on the eve of the annual conference tournament. Scott was named second team all-conference while Ostendorf and Wong were named the C-USA third team. Barrow was named to the league's All-Freshman squad.

Scott led the team with four assists and shared the team lead with four goals as a starting forward in all 19 of Rice's games. The Richardson, Tex., native ranked among the C-USA leaders in shots (43), shots-on-goal (20), and shots-on-goal percentage (.465). She played 80 or more minutes nine different times and more than 85 percent of the Owls' total minutes. Earlier this week Scott was named to the NCAA District VI All-Academic team.

Wong is a quick midfielder who played more than 87 percent of the team's C-USA minutes this season and finished her collegiate career with 13 career goals. The standout from Virginia Beach, Va., scored the game-winning goal in her final Rice appearance against crosstown rival Houston and maintained a .483 shots-on-goal percentage for the entire season. Earlier Wong was named to the district All-Academic third team.

Ostendorf returned from a season-ending injury a year ago to help an Owl defense that allowed just 13.2 shots per C-USA game this season. The Zionsville, Indiana, native started 18 times on the Owls' backline this year and rarely came out of a game. She played 90 or more minutes 15 different times. Ostendorf was also a first team District VI All-Academic selection.

Barrow is a dynamic true freshman who had a Division I impact while starting in the midfield. The rookie standout from Hermosa Beach, Calif, played in 17 games and worked her way into seven starts. She scored the game-winning goal in double-overtime to help the Owls defeat state-rival Stephen F. Austin and finished the year with more-than 900 minutes of playing time. Rice has had at least one all-freshman honoree every year since joining the league in 2005.
The 2009 C-USA award winner for soccer are as follows:

All-Conference First Team
F: Ashley Berra, Memphis
F: Tiffany Brown, Colorado College
F: Tameka Sumter, UTEP
F: Courtney Whidden, UCF
MF: Vendula Strnadova, Memphis
MF: Becca Thomas, UCF
MF: Chelsea Winbush, UTEP
D: Kelsey Bakker, Memphis
D: Nikki Moore, UCF
D: Lauren Talbot, Colorado College
GK: Aline Reis, UCF

All-Conference Second Team
F: Erika Duncan, Marshall
F: Erin Scott, Rice
F: Tiffini Turpin, UAB
MF: Ericka Bear, Colorado College
MF: Molly Snead, Marshall
MF: Bailey Wilcox, East Carolina
D: Kayla Chambers, Tulsa
D: Kaitlyn Eidson, SMU
D: Jessica Rathweg, Houston
D: Marie Yempuku, UAB
GK: Elise Kuhar-Pitters, Memphis

All-Conference Third Team
F: Emily Beans, Colorado College
F: Lauri Byrne, Houston
F: Yvonne George, UCF
MF: Jennifer Kacergis, Tulsa
MF: Kristin Medeiros, SMU
MF: Jo Radcliffe, UTEP
MF: Shelley Wong, Rice
D: Amanda Broz, East Carolina
D: Bianca Joswiak, UCF
D: Katelyn Ostendorf, Rice
GK: Caitlin Hulyo, Colorado College

All-Freshman Team
Brittney Lyman, F, Colorado College
Rachel Wechsler, MF, East Carolina
Sarah Vinson, MF, Marshall
Avery Hallman, F, Memphis
Taylor Isenhower, F, Memphis
Julia Barrow, MF, Rice
Mallory Baum, MF, SMU
Katie Bykowski, GK, Tulsa
Rachel Garcia, D, Tulsa
Bianca Joswiak, D, UCF
Nicolette Radovcic, F, UCF
Alex Brandt, MF/F, UCF
Skye Schultz, F, UTEP

Offensive Player of the Year
Ashley Berra, Memphis

Defensive Player of the Year
Kelsey Bakker, Memphis

Midfielder of the Year
Becca Thomas, UCF

Freshman of the Year
Skye Schultz, UTEP

Coach of the Year
Amanda Cromwell, UCF





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