Pistorius Nominated For Honda Sports Award

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COLLEGE STATION -- Texas A&M senior forward Ashlee Pistorius has been named one of four nominees for the 2007-2008 Honda Sports Award, announced by the Collegiate Women Sports Awards organization.

The award will determine the top woman collegiate athlete in soccer and the winner, after nationwide balloting, will become a nominee for The Honda-Broderick Cup awarded annually to the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year.

Pistorius, who was recently named a finalist for the 2007 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, tallied 25 goals and nine assists during her senior season. Pistorius surpassed Bryn Blalack as the Aggies’ all-time goals (81) and points (194) leader. The Bloomington, Ill.-native also broke the Big 12’s career record in both categories.

Pistorius has been a member of the all-conference first or second team each of her four years in Aggieland. She was named the Big 12 Rookie of the Year in 2004 and the Big 12 Offensive MVP this season. Pistorius has also been a member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Central Region first team for four straight years.

In addition to the honor of this selection, American Honda will donate $1,000 to the women’s athletic fund of each nominee’s university. The winner’s program will receive $5,000.

2007-2008 Soccer Honda Sports Award Nominees

Lauren Cheney UCLA
Kristin Olsen University of Southern California
Ashlee Pistorius Texas A&M
Mami Yamaguchi Florida State University

Nominees selected by National Soccer Coaches Association of America