Birdsall earns another award, named to the All-Region team
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Northern Colorado's women's soccer program and sophomore forward Danielle Birdsall racked up another award recently, adding to a season that has been filled with postseason honors.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released its All-Region teams, and named Birdsall to the All-Pacific Region Third Team.
Birdsall, a Broomfield native, enjoyed a very productive sophomore season and has already garnered numerous individual honors, including being named the Big Sky Offensive MVP and a member of the All-Big Sky First Team.
Birdsall has also been recognized for her excellent work in the classroom, as she was named to the ESPN All-Academic Second Team.
Northern Colorado head coach Tim Barrera was proud of his young player's accomplishments.
"Our team really had a great year and this just adds to it," said Barrera. "Danielle was a true bright spot for us all year and its great that her hard work is being recognized. We definitely expect some big things from her in the next two years."
Birdsall was one of two Big Sky players named to any of the three teams, with Northern Arizona's Kristi Andreassen named to the second team. Andreassen was also named the Big Sky's Defensive MVP.
Birdall led the team in goals (8) and was tied with Ariel Cook for the team-lead in points (18).
The Bears finished the 2010 campaign with a 10-6-3 overall record, the most wins for the program since 2002. Their season ended with a 1-0 loss in the Big Sky semifinals to Northern Arizona.