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MSU Players Named to All-Region Teams

Jordan Earns All-South Central Region Honors

Midwestern State senior Kiara Jordan earned Daktronics All-South Central Region first-team honors Wednesday afternoon as released by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.
 
The two-time Lone Star Conference Libero of the Year ranked second in the region and ninth in NCAA Division II with 6.02 digs per set.
 
The Gilmer, Texas native established a new single-season benchmark with 687 digs and closed her career second all-time with 1,936.
 
Jordan notched 20-or-more digs in 14 matches this season while posting a season high with 40 against Tarleton State on Sep. 24, then again against Incarnate Word on Oct. 20.
 
She was joined on the first team by Central Missouri's Julia Bates (setter), Allie Huffman (outside hitter) and Paula Harris (middle blocker), Southeastern Oklahoma's Lunden Azuara (outside hitter), Abilene Christian's Jennie Hutt (outside hitter) and West Texas A&M's Erin Dougherty (middle blocker).
 
The second team is comprised of West Texas A&M's Lacy Hayes (setter) and Ashley Davis (outside hitter), Washburn's Breanna Lewis (outside hitter) and Mollie Lacy (middle blocker), St. Edward's Michelle Hundt (libero), Texas Woman's Viktorija Jablonska (outside hitter) and Arkansas-Fort Smith's Heidi Luks (middle blocker).
 
Midwestern State closed the 2011 with a 15-16 mark, making its fifth straight LSC Championship postseason appearance.

Mens Soccer Places Five on All-Region Squad

Midwestern State placed five players on the Daktronics All-South Central Region team released Wednesday afternoon by Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.
 
The Mustangs notched three players on the first team led by two-time All-America defender Ryan Spence, senior midfielder Nathan Fitzgerald and senior striker Chris Dwyer.
 
Spence paced NCAA Division II's fifth- best defensive unit which limited the opposition to 0.54 goals per game and ranked third in shutout percentage (0.61).
 
The senior from Decatur and two-time LSC Defender of the Year earned Daktronics first-team All America accolades while helping the Mustangs to an undefeated regular season as the team advanced to the Final Four for the second time in school history in 2010.
 
Spence, a Daktronics second-team All American in 2009, notched a career-best four goals this season.
 
Fitzgerald, a Daktronics first-team All American last season, anchored the MSU midfield this season notching two goals and adding five assists.
 
Dwyer enjoyed a breakout campaign leading the Mustangs in scoring with eight goals and five assists this season.
 
The trio advance to the All America ballot as the team is set for release later in the month.
 
Junior forward David Freeland and senior goalkeeper Michael Wood garnered second-team all-region accolades.
 
Midwestern State made its sixth consecutive NCAA Division II postseason showing, finishing the season with a 13-4-1 mark.
 
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA), with the online nomination and voting process powered by ATHLETICSITE.COM.

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