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Lisonbee named to All-America team

Photo by Luke Hansen. BYU’s Lindsi Lisonbee was the only player from the MWC to earn All-American honors.

BYU women’s soccer standout defender Lindsi Lisonbee was named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for her performance in the 2010 season.

Lisonbee was named to the NCAA Division I All-America second team, alongside players from No. 3 North Carolina and No. 2 Portland.

Lisonbee said she was surprised when she heard about the award.

“I didn’t think I would make that, but I’m really excited about it,” she said. “It’s awesome to hear that, but I couldn’t have made it without my teammates and my coaches and all their work and effort.”

The sophomore from Park City was the only player from the Mountain West Conference to make the list.

Lisonbee scored five goals and had one assist, becoming the highest-scoring defender on the 2010 BYU women’s team. She topped her previous record of one goal and one assist in 2009. Lisonbee continues to be an integral part of the BYU defense with skilled footwork and confidence behind the ball. She constantly threads the needle between the talented defensive line and its quick offensive attack.

Next season, the BYU women’s soccer team will enter the West Coast Conference with many tough competitors, such as No. 2 Portland and No. 19 Santa Clara.

“[Entering the WCC] will be great competition for us and make us work harder to be able to play against the best over and over and over again,” Lisonbee said. “We will all improve that way too. There is a good chance that we will see more [awards].”

Lisonbee said she is confident about her team next year and expects even better results for postseason play.

“I think we will go really far next year,” Lisonbee said. “We’re losing great players too, but we also have great players coming in. I think we should be a really strong team. We should be really good. We’ve got a great team as it is, with great team chemistry and we do really well together and really well result-wise.”BYU women’s soccer standout defender Lindsi Lisonbee was named an All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America for her performance in the 2010 season.

Lisonbee was named to the NCAA Division I All-America second team, alongside players from No. 3 North Carolina and No. 2 Portland.

Lisonbee said she was surprised when she heard about the award.

“I didn’t think I would make that, but I’m really excited about it,” she said. “It’s awesome to hear that, but I couldn’t have made it without my teammates and my coaches and all their work and effort.”

The sophomore from Park City was the only player from the Mountain West Conference to make the list.

Lisonbee scored five goals and had one assist, becoming the highest-scoring defender on the 2010 BYU women’s team. She topped her previous record of one goal and one assist in 2009. Lisonbee continues to be an integral part of the BYU defense with skilled footwork and confidence behind the ball. She constantly threads the needle between the talented defensive line and its quick offensive attack.

Next season, the BYU women’s soccer team will enter the West Coast Conference with many tough competitors, such as No. 2 Portland and No. 19 Santa Clara.

“[Entering the WCC] will be great competition for us and make us work harder to be able to play against the best over and over and over again,” Lisonbee said. “We will all improve that way too. There is a good chance that we will see more [awards].”

Lisonbee said she is confident about her team next year and expects even better results for postseason play.

“I think we will go really far next year,” Lisonbee said. “We’re losing great players too, but we also have great players coming in. I think we should be a really strong team. We should be really good. We’ve got a great team as it is, with great team chemistry and we do really well together and really well result-wise.”