Midwestern State's Hanna Staley earned first-team Daktronics All-America honors Thursday by the Collegiate Sports Information Directors of America.
Staley becomes MSU's third first-team All-American joining 1998 NSCAA All American April Lasater and former teammate Kendra Clemons, who also earned first-team NSCAA honors last season.
From her center back position, Staley has led the Mustangs to two of the best defensive seasons in school history.
The junior from Austin helped MSU to nine shutouts while limiting the opposition to a 0.70 goals against average this season while helping the team to its first Lone Star Conference championship since 1998.
Staley, a two-time LSC Defensive Player of the Year, earned Daktronics second-team All-America accolades last season.
The Mustangs posted 10 clean sheets and a 0.75 opponent goals against average during her breakout campaign of 2010.
Staley was the lone player from the South Central Region to garner first-team honors and was one of just four players from the region to gain All-America mention.
Central Missouri's Alyssa Rhodes and Abilene Christian's Andrea Carpenter - the South Central Region and Lone Star Conference Player of the Year - were named to the second team, while ACU's Lyndsey Womack earned honorable mention.
North Alabama's Chloe Roberts earned Ron Lenz National Player of the Year honors after notching 16 goals and 15 assists.
The Ron Lenz National Player of the Year award was named for long-time South Dakota State sports information director Ron Lenz in 2008. Lenz was instrumental in the foundation of the Daktronics NCAA Division II All-America program, which honors outstanding student-athletes across eight NCAA Division II sports.
Midwestern State's Brissia Montalvo was officially tabbed Lone Star Conference Runner of the Year Thursday as announced by league officials.
Montalvo, a senior from El Paso, became the second runner in MSU program history to claim United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches' Association All-America honors after finishing 27th with a time of 22:06.90 at the NCAA Division II Championship last month on a snowy course at Plantes Ferry Athletic Complex in Spokane, Wash.
Montalvo set a school 6K record with a time of 21:40.0 pulling away for an LSC individual championship on Oct. 22 in San Angelo.
MSU's frontrunner led the team to consecutive national meet appearance in her two seasons since transferring from El Paso Community College including a program-high 11th-place finish this fall.
Montalvo finished third while leading the Mustangs to a team championship at the South Central Regional on Nov. 5 in Wichita Falls.
She was the top individual finisher from the region at the national meet.
Texas A&M-Kingsville's Kiya Dandena claimed the men's award earning All America honors after finishing as runner-up at the Lone Star Conference Championships.