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Reigning Women’s Soccer Players Year Wilson, Jackson Collect Top Preseason Honors
August 23, 2006

RICHARDSON, Texas –– East Texas Baptist University senior forward Janna Wilson and University of Texas at Dallas junior defender Kelli Jackson are expected to carry over their American Southwest Conference women’s soccer player of the year honors from last season after a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches and sports information directors, the conference office announced on Wednesday.

Wilson (Longview, Texas/ Pine Tree HS), the 2005 ASC Offensive Player of the Year, was chosen as Preseason Offensive Player of the Year and Jackson (Tulsa, Okla./Union HS), the 2005 Defensive Player of the Year, was tabbed Preseason Defensive Player of the Year.

Wilson finished last season ranked third in Division III in points (28 goals, 13 assists in 21 games) and fifth in goals-per-game average (1.33). She scored 20 goals and dished out 11 assists in league games, leading the Lady Tigers to a third-place finish and a berth in the ASC championship tournament. Wilson netted a season-high five goals in a win over Lyon College (Arkansas).

Jackson, who also took top preseason defensive honors as a sophomore and was voted the league’s top freshman defender in 2004, paced a stingy Comet defense in 2005 that allowed just four goals to conference opponents. She also chipped in four goals and added an assist during UTD’s second-place, 15-3-1 season that ended in the ASC tournament championship final.

American Southwest Conference women’s soccer action will begin September 1 with the conference championship tournament slated for November 3-5.

2006 ASC WOMEN’S SOCCER PRESEASON PLAYER AWARDS

  • Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Janna Wilson, F, Sr.., East Texas Baptist
  • Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Kelli Jackson, D, Jr., Texas-Dallas

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