Four Aggies Earn Regional Soccer Recognition

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COLLEGE STATION -- Four Texas A&M soccer players were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Central Region team, the association announced today.

Kristin Arnold, Amy Berend and Ashlee Pistorius all earned first team accolades while Melissa Garey was listed as a member of the third team.

It was the second time Arnold and Garey were honored as all-region selections, while Berend made her third appearance. Pistorius has been a member of the first team All-Central Region for four consecutive seasons.

Arnold, the Aggies starting keeper posted a 0.86 goals against average in 24 games started for the Aggies. The sophomore from Centennial, Colo. made 91 saves for A&M, registering an 18-4-2 record in ‘07.

Berend scored three goals and added three assists in her senior season. The midfielder from Highland Village, Texas started all 24 of the Aggies’ games this year.

Pistorius shattered the A&M career record for goals (81) and points (194) on her way to being named a finalist for the 2007 M.A.C. Hermann Trophy. The forward from Bloomington, Ill. registered 25 goals and nine assists during her senior campaign and also earned a spot on the NSCAA All-America third team.

Garey posted eight goals and four assists in her final year at A&M. The senior from Gonzales, La. finished her playing career as an Aggie with 39 goals and 13 assists to her credit.

The A&M soccer team finished the 2007 season with an overall record of 18-4-2, capturing its fourth consecutive Big 12 regular season title and making its 13th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.