Nov. 6, 2008
C-USA Women's Soccer All-Academic Team pdf
IRVING, Tex. -- The junior tandem of forward Erin Scott and midfielder Shelley Wong led a contingent of five Rice soccer players on the 2008 Conference USA Women's Soccer All-Academic Team, the league office announced.
Scott and Wong were both named to the C-USA all-academic first team, but the duo are only two of the Owl honorees. Rice senior Christine Petric and juniors Alexa Coralli and Kellen Schugart were all named to the all-academic second team. Rice's five academic honorees is the most from any school in Conference USA.
Scott, a psychology major with a 4.00 grade point average, scored seven goals and passed out six assists for a Rice team that finished 10-9 on the season. She led the team with 51 shots and had a team-best .588 shots on-goal percentage.
Wong has a 3.72 grade point average as a political science major. The junior midfielder from Virginia Beach, Va., led the team with nine goals and was third on the team in shots (39). She's scored two game-winning goals this season and maintained a .487 shots on-goal percentage.
The trio of Coralli, Schugart and Petric were all starters for an Owl squad that tied for the most conference wins in a season (6) in school history. Petric had a 3.47 GPA in economics and was one of only two players on the team to start all 19 games. Schugart maintained a 3.72 grade point average in mathematical economic analysis. The local star from nearby Kingwood High School notched two assists on goals and averaged more than 85 minutes per game. Coralli maintained a .360 grade point average in political science. The Plano, Tex., native scored two goals and averaged more than 89 minutes per game this season.
The 2008 C-USA academic honorees for women's soccer are provided at the above link.