Merritt Mathias - All Big 12

Nov. 1, 2010
 
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - Five members of the No. 6 Texas A&M soccer team received All-Big 12 honors, the conference office announced on Monday.

Seniors Rachel Shipley and Alyssa Mautz, juniors Bri Young and Merritt Mathias, and freshman Rachel Lenz were named to the All-Big 12 first team. This is the first time since 1996 that five Aggies have earned first-team accolades. Mathias and Lenz were also selected to the Big 12 All-Newcomer Team.

Mathias (Birmingham, Ala.) has earned the Big 12 Player of the Week honor twice since transferring to A&M this season. She posts nine goals, five assists, 29 points, and four game winners for the Aggies. Mathias has 69 shots, with 34 on goal.

ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM

GK: Adrianna Franch, Oklahoma State, So., Salina, Kan.
D:   Melinda Mercado, Oklahoma State, Jr., Sapulpa, Okla.
D: Bri Young, Texas A&M, Jr., Castle Pines North, Colo.
D: Rachel Lenz, Texas A&M, Fr., Round Rock, Texas
MF: Rachel Shipley, Texas A&M, Sr., Plano, Texas
MF: Alyssa Mautz, Texas A&M, Sr., O’Fallon, Mo.
MF: Jordan Jackson, Nebraska, So., Overland Park, Kan.
F: Morgan Marlborough, Nebraska, So., Lee’s Summit, Mo.
F: Krista Lopez, Oklahoma State, Jr., Carrollton, Texas
F: Merritt Mathias, Texas A&M, Jr., Birmingham, Ala.
F: Kyndall Treadwell, Oklahoma State, Jr., Cleveland, Okla.
 
BIG 12 ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM
 
GK: Annie Brunner, Colorado, Fr., Arvada, Colo.
D: Rachel Lenz, Texas A&M, Fr., Round Rock, Texas
D: Nina Frausing, Pedersen, Texas, Fr., Silkeborg, Denmark
D: Alex Dohm, Colorado, Fr., Colorado Springs, Colo.
D: Whitney Sharpe, Texas Tech, Jr., West Des Moines, Iowa
MF: Lexi Harris, Texas, Fr., Plano, Texas
MF: Dominique Richardson, Missouri, Fr., Fullerton, Calif.
MF: Emily Goldstein, Iowa State, Fr., Orange County, Calif.
F: Jessica Fuston, Texas Tech, Fr., Cedar Park, Texas
F: Merritt Mathias, Texas A&M, Jr., Birmingham, Ala.
F: Caitlin Mooney, Oklahoma, Fr., Edmond, Okla.