Sports: What you missed over the break

Pierre Bocquet, business senior, and Koby Sapon-Amoah, finance junior, intercept the ball during the NCAA Division 2 South Central Regional game vs Colorado Mesa. MSU won 3-0, Nov. 12, 2017. Photo by Francisco Martinez

Men’s soccer to host camp Feb. 18

DEC. 12 — Men’s soccer will hold a one-day ID Camp for high school and junior college players on Sunday, Feb. 18 from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the soccer practice field.

The camp is designed to give players a training experience that highlights technical and tactical abilities identified with the program.

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Three men’s soccer players make All-American team

DEC. 6 — NCAA Division II national quarterfinalist placed three players on the D2 Conference Commissioner’s Association All-America teams released earlier this week by the D2 Sports Information Directors of America.

Senior midfielder Pierre Bocquet and junior defender Patrick Fitzgerald earned second-team honors while senior forward Scott Doney earned third-team accolades.

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Women’s soccer to host camp Jan. 21

DEC. 11 — Women’s soccer players will hold a one-day ID Camp for high school aged players Jan. 21 from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the soccer practice field.

The camp is designed to give players a training experience that highlights technical and tactical abilities identified with the  program.

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Women’s basketball player receives offensive player of the week honor

Leanna James, undecided sophomore, uses Avery Queen, biology senior, to block a defender during the Eastern New Mexico vs MSU game at D.L. Ligion Coliseum Saturday, Jan 13, 2018. Photo by Francisco Martinez

DEC. 11 — Whitney Taylor, marketing sophomore, poured in a season-high 18 points to lead the team to a road win over Angelo State last week to earn Lone Star Conference Offensive Player of the Week honors.

The senior guard connected on four of her seven shots from the field —all 3-pointers— and was 6-of-8 from the charity stripe to lead the team to the third win all time over the Rambelles at the Junell Center Thursday night to improve to 6-2 on the season and to 3-0 in league play.

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Johnson becomes all-time coaching wins leader following 72-66 win at Texas A&M-Kingsville

DEC. 19 — The women’s basketball players remain atop the Lone Star Conference with a 4-0 record as Noel Johnson, head coach, became the program’s all-time coaching wins leader with her 133rd victory.

“To have that is a credit to the staff both current and past. It means a lot but it means so much to the players,” Johnson said. “I am proud to be at MSU and proud to have this honor.”

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