Clarksville, Ark.-Senior defender Emalee Pearson and senior forward Kristyn Shinn were named to the 2009 American Southwest Conference Women's Soccer All-ASC Third Team, it was announced Thursday after a vote of the league's 14 head coaches.
Pearson, a 5-foot-8 native of Salt Lake City, Utah, started in all 19 matches and for the second straight season led the team in minutes played. Pearson led a defensive unit that recorded five shutouts, which tied a school record set by the 1998 team. Pearson also contributed two assists and took 13 shots. A team captain this season, Pearson ends her career as a two-time All-Conference player. She is the school leader in career starts with 70. She is tied for second at Ozarks in career games played with 71. She was a three-time ASC All-Academic performer.
Shinn, a 5-foot-2 native of Huntsville, Ark., produced six goals and one assist in her senior campaign. Shinn led the team in points (13), shots (24), game-winning goals (3) and goals. A starter in all 19 matches, Shinn sparked the Lady Eagles’ offense with goals against McMurry University, Schreiner University and Concordia University Texas. Against Concordia, she had two goals and three shots. She also had a pair of goals against Howard Payne University. She ends her career ranked fourth at Ozarks in points (42), fifth in goals (18) and shots (71), and seventh in assists (6).
Ozarks finished the season with a 5-14-0 overall record and a 4-9-0 conference mark.
A complete list of All-Conference players can be found at: http://www.ascsports.org/news/2009/11/11/WSOC_1111093106.aspx