Burns Earns All-WAC Honors
Courtesy: New Mexico State University  
Release:  11/03/2010


LAS CRUCES, N.M. (Nov. 3)-Sophomore midfielder/forward Crystal Burns was named second team All-WAC, the conference office announced. This is her first career award, which is voted on by the WAC coaches, and the third in the Aggies’ two-year history.


Burns led the Aggies in game-winning goals (3), points (20), shots (40) and assists (8) in 2010. She also ranked second on the team in goals (6).


Crystal did a great job for us this year,” head coach Michael Needham said. “She is a special attacking player and has devoted herself to being a more complete player. We are honored to have her receive this recognition, she played limited minutes early in the conference season due to injury, but bounced back well and I am thrilled that the coaches in the conference voted in her favor.”


Earlier this season, Burns claimed a conference award when she was named the WAC Offensive Player of the Week, Sept. 20. In the league, she ranked in the top 10 in many categories and was second in assists and assists per game.


First Team All-WAC

Shantel Flanary, F, Jr., Utah State

Kelsey Lord, F, So., San Jose State

Shannon Saxton, F, Sr., Boise State

Chelsea Small, F, So., Idaho

Jill Flockhart, MF, Sr., Idaho

Cheyenne Jones, MF, Sr., Boise State

Chandra Salmon, MF, Jr., Utah State

Scotti Culton, D, Jr., Louisiana Tech

Jessica Ingram, D, Jr., San Jose State

Natalie Norris, D, So., Utah State

Kaitlyn Revel, GK, Sr., Fresno State


Second Team All-WAC

Kiva Gresham, F, Sr., Louisiana Tech

Lauren Hansen, F, Sr., Utah State

Rachel King, F, Jr., Louisiana Tech

Crystal Burns, MF, So., New Mexico State

Cristen Drummond, MF, Sr., Nevada

Nicole Duff, MF, Sr., Fresno State

Lauren Sanchez, MF, Jr., San Jose State

Malia Hendrix, D, Sr., Boise State

Lauren Layton, D, So., Idaho

Summer Tillotson, D, Jr., Utah State

Liz Boyden, GK, Jr., Idaho


Offensive Player of the Year: Chelsea Small, So., F, Idaho

Defensive Player of the Year: Natalie Norris, So., D, Utah State

Freshman of the Year: Kayla Santacruz, Fr., F, San Jose State

Coach of the Year: Pete Showler, Idaho

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