Watson and Knight Earn All-State Honors
March 28, 2007
RICHMOND, VA-- Old Dominion University's scoring tandem of Katie Watson and Shavon Knight have been selected to the first team All-State squad as selected by the Virginia Sports Information Director's Association.
Watson, a junior forward who led the CAA in scoring with 13 goals, seven assists and 33 total points tied for the conference lead in assists and tied for second in the CAA in goals per game at a 0.57 clip. Earlier this year Watson was named first team All-CAA, second team All-Region by NSCAA/adidas and SOCCER BUZZ magazine. In the classroom, Watson became ODU's first ever women's soccer scholar All-American which was selected by the NSCAA/adidas.
Shavon Knight, a sophomore was the CAA's tournament MVP as she scored all three of ODU's goals in the championship game win over James Madison. She tied Watson for the team lead with 13 goals. She had five assists for a total 31 points.
The Lady Monarchs set a school record with 17 wins (17-5-1), captured the school's first ever CAA women's soccer title and advanced to the NCAA College Cup.
The 2006 VaSID University Women's Soccer team was nominated by and voted upon by sports information directors at colleges and universities throughout the Commonwealth.
First Team F - Jess Rostedt, Virginia F - Katie Watson, Old Dominion F - Claire Zimmeck, William & Mary M - Shavon Knight, Old Dominion M - Hayley Moorwood, Virginia Commonwealth University M - Jen Redmond, Virginia D - Danielle Collins, William & Mary D - Suzanne Edwards, Liberty D - Laura Salichs, George Mason D - Becky Sauerbrunn, Virginia G - Meghan Walker, William & Mary
Second Team F - Annie Lowry, James Madison F - Rachel Wiggins, George Mason F - McKenzie Vergara, Radford M - Corky Julien, James Madison M - Donna Mataya, William & Mary M - Amy Oberlin, Liberty D - Nikki Krzysik, Virginia D - Abby Lauer, William & Mary D - Teri Maykoski, James Madison D - Anna Young, William & Mary G - Christina de Vries, Virginia
Player of the Year: Claire Zimmeck, William & Mary Rookie of the Year: Corky Julien, James Madison Coach of the Year: John Daly, William & Mary