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Mueggler garners NSCAA All-South Region honor

First player in school history to win accolade twice

December 6, 2010 · Athletic Communications

KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Middle Tennessee senior midfielder Vanessa Mueggler was the lone Blue Raider representative on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/Performance Suburu’s All-South Region Teams it was announced by the organization recently. Mueggler garnered Third Team accolades to cap her Middle Tennessee career.

The Pincourt, Quebec, native helped guide the Blue Raiders to their first NCAA Tournament berth after capturing the Sun Belt Tournament championship over No. 15 Denver. Middle Tennessee, which finished the campaign 13-9-2, faced No. 15 Florida State in the First Round in Tallahassee, Fla., on the Seminoles’ home turf.

Mueggler finished her career by having a career season with 12 goals and seven assists for 31 points to earn All-Sun Belt First Team honors. Four of her dozen scores were game winners, including three in league action and a pair in overtime, and she also topped the squad with 80 shots, half of which she placed on goal.

She started 23-of-24 games, while ranking among the national and conference leaders in scoring all season. She was chosen as the league’s Player of the Week for Oct. 12 after tallying a pair of goals to knock off previously unbeaten FIU. Seven of her 12 goals were against Sun Belt opponents.

Mueggler also was picked to the All-Duke Nike Classic Team after registering the Blue Raiders’ lone goal against No. 1 North Carolina.

Mueggler received ESPN Academic All-District IV Third Team recognition for her accomplishments in the classroom and on the field. Her solid grade-point average was also a factor in Middle Tennessee winning the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the ninth-straight season, all under head coach Aston Rhoden.

She becomes the first two-time NSCAA all-region choice in school history, having also collecting third team accolades in 2009.

Middle Tennessee NSCAA All-South Region honorees:
Kala Morgan, Third – 2006
Shan Jones, Third – 2009
Vanessa Mueggler, Third – 2009
Vanessa Mueggler, Third – 2010

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