Nov. 2, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The Mountain West Conference announced All-Conference honors today, with two Cowgirl soccer players being named Second Team All-MWC. Cowgirl sophomore Jenny Johnson and freshman Liz O'Reilly were honored by the MWC.
"We are very excited that two of our players have been recognized by the coaches of the Mountain West Conference," head soccer coach Danny Sanchez said. "Both Jenny and Liz have been consistent performers for us this year and have been keys to our success this season."
Jenny Johnson, a native of Fort Collins, Colo., is playing in her second season for the Cowgirls. She started 18 of 19 games for UW this season. She scored three goals on the season for the Cowgirls, including two game-winning goals. Her two game-winning goals came against Eastern Washington and Kennesaw State. Johnson's most dramatic game-winning goal came against Kennesaw State, as she headed a cross into the net in the 90th minute to give the Cowgirls the victory. Johnson scored her three goals on seven shots during the season. Johnson also has helped anchor a UW defense that has allowed a 1.42 goal-against average, and recorded five shutouts on the season.
Freshman mid-fielder Liz O'Reilly, a native of St. Clair, Australia, also was named to the MWC Second Team in just her first season as a Cowgirl. In just one season, she already has put herself in the UW record books. She leads the team in assists with eight, which also puts her in a tie for first place on the single-season assist list. She is Wyoming's overall leader in points with two goals, eight assists and 12 total points. O'Reilly has also taken the most shots for the Cowgirls this season at 48. She has started all 19 games for the Cowgirls during her freshman campaign.