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MSU Soccer Standouts Named All-Americans

Midwestern State's Kelsey Hill earned second-team All-America honors Thursday afternoon as released by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America.
 
Hill, who become just the fourth NSCAA All-American in school history, enjoyed a stellar collegiate career while leading the Mustangs to its first Lone Star Conference Championship since 1998 this season following the Mustangs' regular season league title campaign in 2010.
 
The Wichita Falls native is most productive striker in program history amassing program records with 46 goals and 111 points while ranking third with 19 career assists.
 
Hill is a four-time All-Lone Star Conference first-team performer while earning all-region accolades three times.
 
She highlighted four MSU players to earn NSCAA All-South Central Region honors as a first teamer and was joined by junior defender Hanna Staley and senior forward Lindsay Pritchard on the second team while junior midfielder Maddie Fraser gained third-team accolades.
 
Midwestern State advanced to the NCAA Division II playoffs for the second consecutive season while earning its first postseason win with a 1-0 win over St. Edward's in the opening round.

Spence Named 2nd-Team NSCAA All-American

Midwestern State's Ryan Spence gained second-team All-America honors Thursday afternoon as released by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America.
 
Spence has played a key role in MSU's strong back line play over the past three seasons while twice earning Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors in addition to taking Daktronics second-team All-America accolades in 2009 and 2011 while being named to the first team in 2010.
 
The senior from Decatur, who earned NSCAA third-team All-America honors last season, spearheaded NCAA Division II's fifth-best defensive unit in 2011 which limited the opposition to a 0.54 goals against average and ranked third in shutout percentage at 0.61.
 
Spence proved to be a presence on the attack scoring a career-best four goals during his senior campaign often moving into the midfield.
 
Spence led a pack of four Mustangs earning first-team NSCAA All-South Central Region honors and was joined by senior midfielders Chris Dwyer and Nathan Fitzgerald and junior striker David Freeland.
 
Midwestern State closed the regular season with seven consecutive wins to notch its sixth straight NCAA Division II postseason appearance before bowing out to Incarnate Word in the opening round.
 
The Mustangs boast three national quarterfinal appearances and two Final Four showings during its most recent run of postseason success.

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