MSU: Andrea Carter Earns 2nd Straight LSC Defensive Player Of The Week

MSU: Andrea Carter Earns 2nd Straight LSC Defensive Player Of The Week

Midwestern State's Andrea Carter earned Lone Star Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second straight week as released by league officials Monday afternoon.

The 5-9 forward garnered most valuable player honors while leading the Mustangs to wins over Central Oklahoma and St. Mary's (Texas) last weekend at the TWU Pioneer Premiere.

All this after Carter matched a career high with 20 rebounds to go along with 12 points and four steals in a 60-47 win over Texas Wesleyan earlier in the week.

The senior from Angleton added her third and fourth double-doubles of the season over the weekend in Denton going for 16 points and 18 rebounds against Central Oklahoma then scored 10 points and pulled down 11 rebounds versus St. Mary's.

The preseason All American finished week pulling averages of 12.7 points, 16.3 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game.

Eastern New Mexico's Tori Tucker scored 25 points and pulled down seven rebounds to claim LSC Offensive Player of the Week honors in leading the Zias to a 77-61 win over Western New Mexico Saturday night at The Pit in Albuquerque.

Midwestern State takes on Oklahoma Panhandle State Tuesday night at D.L. Ligon Coliseum. Tipoff is set for 5:30 p.m.

Midwestern State's Morgan Hannon and Destinee Williamson were named to the Daktronics All-South Central Region's second team as released Monday afternoon by the Division II Sports Information Directors of American (D2SIDA).

Hannon, a first-team pick as a sophomore in 2013, accounted for two goals and dished out two assists serving as MSU's difference maker in the central midfield.

The 5-5 junior from Midland tallied goals against Southern Nazarene and Texas A&M-Commerce while helping the Mustangs to a 19th consecutive Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament appearance.

Hannon also garnered first-team all-conference for the second consecutive season.

Williamson burst on the scene delivering strong results in her first collegiate campaign.

The 5-7 speedster from Bedford earned LSC Freshman of the Year honors scoring a team-high nine goals while dishing out four assists.

Williamson netted two goals against Southern Nazarene before netting her first career game winning goal in a 1-0 victory at St. Edward's. She knocked in four goals during league play including a go-ahead goal against Texas A&M-Commerce at the LSC Postseason Tournament semifinals.

Representing the Lone Star Conference on the first team were West Texas A&M's Emily Krenek and Rhea Belgrave as well as Angelo State's Ashley Exford and Sierra Anderson.

Texas Woman's University forward Natalia Diaz joined Hannon and Williamson on the second team.

Midwestern State finished the 2014 season with an 8-6-5 mark advancing to the Lone Star Conference Postseason Tournament semifinals.

Midwestern State placed four players on the Daktronics All-South Central Region squad released Monday afternoon by the Division II Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA).

Senior midfielder Andrew Power headlined a group of three Mustangs landing on the first team with senior defender Chase Robertson and senior forward Len Smith while sophomore midfielder Paul Sunderland was named to the second team.

Power used his high work rate to produce a team-high 12 goals while leading the Mustangs to their 10th NCAA Division II postseason appearance before falling to national semifinalist Colorado Mesa.

The Waterford, Ireland native netted three game winners and converted four penalty kicks as he drew the foul on each of them.

Power tallied six goals over the first four matches of the season scoring twice against Fort Lewis (Colo.) and Lubbock Christian. He found the back of the net in three straight games against St. Mary's (Texas), Texas A&M International and St. Edward's (Texas) later in the campaign then scored consecutive against West Texas A&M and Rogers State (Okla.).

Smith became the 38th member of MSU's famed 50-Point Club after tallying eight goals and dishing out an assist in 19 starts as the Mustangs' top producing striker.

The Baton Rouge, La. native drove in two goals three times this season in wins over Newman (Kan.), Southwestern Christian (Okla.) and Texas A&M International.

Smith closed his three-year stint at MSU with 26 goals and five assists for 57 total points. He is a two-time NSCAA All-South Central Region performer earning second-team mention in 2012 and 2013 and garnered second-team Daktronics mention as a sophomore in 2012.

Robertson, a 6-1 defender from Midlothian, repeated as a Daktronics All-South Central Region first-team performer after netting three goals and dishing out an assist from his outside back position.

He played a central role in helping the MSU back line post eight shutouts while limiting the opposition to a 0.96 goals against average.

Sunderland gained second-team all-region accolades ranking 10th in NCAA Division II with 10 total assists and 14th in assists per game at 0.53.

The Manchester, England native's lone goal of the season was a walk off strike on a free kick to give the Mustangs a 3-2 win over rival West Texas A&M on Oct. 11 at the MSU Soccer Field.

Sunderland notched two assists against Lubbock Christian and St. Mary's then assisted on tallies in each of the final four regular season matches to aid in MSU's push to the NCAA Division II postseason.

The Mustangs posted 10 wins for the 16th consecutive year closing the campaign with a 13-4-2 mark.