Wednesday, December 16, 2009

LSC Roundup 12-16


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Men's Basketball News
Rogers State 79, UCO 75 - box score - Bronchos Fall To Rogers State
ECU 81, SW Christian 78 - box score - Tigers survive against Eagles, 81-78

NABC Coaches' Poll 12-15
1 Central Missouri
10 Midwestern State
13 Southwest Baptist
14 Fort Hays State


Women's Basketball News
ECU 75, SW Christian 49 - box score - Lady Tigers roll by SW Christian

USA Today ESPN Division II Women's Poll 12-15
8. Washburn
9. Emporia State
16. West Texas A&M
25. Southeastern Oklahoma
RV - Tarleton State

Baseball News
Six Preseason All-Americans
Six members of the Angelo State baseball team were announced as Preseason All-Americans by the NCBWA Tuesday.

Senior second baseman Jason Morriss was the only Ram chosen the 17-man first team while senior first baseman/designated hitter Keith Towne was named second team. Senior outfielder Isaac Garcia, senior designated hitter/catcher Chris Adamson, senior relief pitcher Jeffrey Asby and sophomore relief pitcher Craig Blair were all named third team. The Rams' six honorees were the most of any team in the nation. Three schools, Ashland, Florida Southern and Southwest Minnesota State, each had four selections.

Football News
Null not discouraged by rough start
ST. LOUIS - Five interceptions or not, St. Louis Rams rookie Keith Null, a former West Texas A&M star, wants to get back on the horse.

"Yeah, I would love to get out and play again," Null said in his Texas drawl. "The more experience I get, the better."

He just might get another chance. For the final three games of this season, it's either Kyle Boller or Null at quarterback. That's because Marc Bulger is still on crutches three weeks after he was diagnosed with a fractured shin bone.

Zuvanich: NFL mining West Texas' small colleges
A quarterback from a West Texas college played in an NFL game on Sunday, and no, it wasn't Graham Harrell or anyone else from Texas Tech.

West Texas A&M product Keith Null, who like Harrell shattered most of the career passing records at his school, made his NFL debut with the St. Louis Rams. And although it wasn't a storybook performance for the rookie from Lampasas - he threw five interceptions in a 40-point loss to the Tennessee Titans - it was an experience Null will probably never forget.


Soccer News

Thomson named NSCAA/Performance Suburu All American
Midwestern State's Allen Thomson garnered second-team NSCAA/Performance Suburu All-American honors as announced by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America Tuesday afternoon.

The 6-4, 180-pound center back from Pretoria, South Africa started 14 matches this season to help MSU to a 13-2-3 record as the Mustangs advanced to the NCAA Division II postseason for the fourth-straight season.

Thomson anchored the nation's top defense as Midwestern limited the opposition to eight goals in 18 games for an NCAA Division II-best 0.43 team goals against average.
The Mustangs held the opponents to 6.8 shots per match with 2.5 of those falling on frame.

Midwestern has placed at least one member on the NSCAA All-America for four-straight years including Daniel Woolard and Brandon Swartzendruber in 2006 before Ahmad Ihmeidan made the elite group in 2007 and 2008.

More Honors For Miller

Alli Miller added to her impressive post-season resume Monday when the Central Oklahoma star was named a second-team All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

A senior fullback from Norman, Miller earned a host of honors this year, both athletically and academically.

She was a first-team All-Lone Star Conference pick for the fourth straight year – winning league Defensive Player of the Year accolades for the second consecutive season -- and was a first-team All-South Central Region selection by both the NSCAA and Daktronics, Inc., gaining third-team All-America recognition from Daktronics.

Miller also earned Academic All-LSC honors for the third time and was a first-team selection on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VI Women's Soccer Team.

UCO went 14-6-3 in 2009, winning the LSC Tournament championship and qualifying for the Division II national tournament for the seventh time in 10 years.

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