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2010-2011 Women's Soccer Roster


Fran Howells

Class: SR-3L
Position: D
Height: 5-10
Previous School: Oakland College
Hometown: Swansea, Wales

SENIOR (2010)
Served as one of the team's captains ... Selected as an All-Sun Belt First Team recipient after receiving preseason all-league accolades ... Tabbed as an All-Sun Belt Tournament honoree ... Started 21 of the 22 matches in which she played ... Listed as one of the Top 20 players in the conference by TopDrawerSoccer.com ... Scored the team's only regulation penalty kick during the campaign, versus Florida Atlantic (11/3) in the Sun Belt Tournament quarterfinals ... Also tallied the lone Blue Raider goal the next day, heading in a corner kick at Western Kentucky (11/4) in the semifinals, before MT advanced via penalty kicks ... The two scores equal her career high ... Converted both of her PK attempts as the Blue Raiders continued to play in the league tournament, knocking in shots at Western Kentucky and versus Denver (11/6) in the championship ... One of three players to connect after both matches ... Four of her seven shots were on goal.

JUNIOR (2009)
A Preseason All-Sun Belt Team selection ... Started 17 of the 18 matches in which she played, including 10 of the 11 Sun Belt contests ... Scored a career-best two goals among her career-high five points ... Both goals came on her only two shots of the campaign ... Netted a tally in the home opener against Alabama A&M (8/23) and in the home conference win over Arkansas State (10/9) ... Added an assist on the team's only goal against UALR (10/11).

SOPHOMORE (2008)
Started all 20 matches ... Earned All-Sun Belt Second Team honors ... Selected to the all-tournament team at the Tulsa Invitational ... Tallied her only goal on a penalty kick in game-winning fashion against Florida Atlantic (9/28) ... Added an assist against Troy (10/3) ... Notched shots in three straight home games from against Belmont (8/31) to against High Point (9/7) ... Stretch covered both games of the Middle Tennessee Classic, against Texas Tech (9/5) and against High Point ... Posted two shots in the season opener at Jacksonville State (8/23) ... Was a key member of the team registering eight shutouts on the season, including six in league action.

FRESHMAN (2007)
Garnered a start in all 20 matches ... Was one of two players to start all 20 games ... Named to the all-tournament teams following the Middle Tennessee Classic and the Sooner Invitational ... Helped the Blue Raiders record eight shutouts, including a scoreless stalemate at Oklahoma (9/23), for the second most in a single season in school history ... Team tallied back-to-back shutouts in league action at ULM (10/21) and against Denver (10/26) ... Helped the defense limit opponents to one goal or less in 75.0 percent (15-of-20) games ... Squad allowed only 24 goals all season.

PREP NOTES
Rated as one of the top 12 international recruits in 2007 by Soccer Buzz ... Played for the U19 Wales National Team ... Served as captain for the U16 and U19 Welsh National Teams ... Attended Arsenal Academy ... Helped lead the Cardiff City Ladies to the Southern Premiership in 2005 ... Captured the Welsh Cup with Cardiff in 2004 and 2005.

PERSONAL
Born on September 18, 1988 ... Daughter of Delyth and Tony Howells ... Her uncle Colin was a Welsh boxing champion ... Undecided on her major.



2007-2008 Game-by-Game Stats
2009-2010 Game-by-Game Stats
2010-2011 Game-by-Game Stats