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Shan Jones to represent Wales at Algarve Cup

MT alum selected to play in prestigious tournament

February 28, 2013 · @MTAthletics

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Middle Tennessee alum Shan Jones was selected to the Wales Women's National Team for the 2013 Algarve Cup.

Wales announced the 21 person roster earlier this week with Jones (2008-2011) as a selection. The 2012 graduate finished her outstanding Middle Tennessee career with 32 goals, 75 points and 12 game winners during her tenure - all ranking in the top 10 in program history.

Jones, a native of Y Felinheli, Wales also earned preseason All-Sun Belt honors and third team NSCAA All-South Region accolades during her tenure with the Blue Raiders. She was also named the 2008 Sun Belt Freshman of the Year, along with a first team All-Sun Belt selection.

The Algarve Cup is a global competition between 12 national teams held in Algarve, Portugal. Wales is in group C with Hungary, Mexico and Portugal.

Wales opens pool play with Portugal on Wednesday, March 6. To follow the action of the tournament, click here.

"It's great to see Shan continue her playing career," noted head coach Aston Rhoden. "Her selection for such a prestigious women's soccer tournament highlights her continued commitment to the sport. I wish her and Wales all the best at the Algarve Cup."

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