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2011-2012 Women's Soccer Roster


Rebecca Cushing

Class: SR-2L
Position: GK
Height: 5-5
Previous School: SMU/Mountain Vista HS
Hometown: Lone Tree, Colo.

SENIOR (2011)
Earned a start in all 17 matches in which she played … Finished with 17 career shutouts and five saves, tying the school records … Set three school standards for goalkeepers, including wins (32) and overall decisions (61) … Allowed one goal or less in seven Sun Belt matches, including six-in-a-row …. Posted league shutouts over UALR (10/2), FIU (10/9), at Louisiana (10/14) and South Alabama (10/20) … Registered non-conference blank sheets against Jacksonville State (8/21) and Tennessee Tech (9/16) … Collected a season-best eight saves at Auburn (8/26) … Stopped six shots at Tennessee (9/2) … Guided the team to wins in four-straight starts to begin October … Played the full 110 minutes of the double-overtime tie against South Alabama on Senior Night … Posted her first career shot, on goal, offensively with the season’s final attempt in the last 10 seconds against Western Kentucky (11/2) in the Sun Belt Quarterfinals.
JUNIOR (2010)
Garnered a spot on the Nov. 1-8 TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Week ... Voted the Sun Belt Tournament Most Valuable Player ... Received a nod to the All-Sun Belt Tournament Team ... Served as one of the team's captains ... Started all 24 games in between the pipes ... Allowed a goal or less in 15 consecutive matches heading into the NCAA Tournament, starting at No. 15 Duke (9/19) at the Duke Nike Classic ... Saved two of the three Western Kentucky (11/4) misses to advance the Blue Raiders into the Sun Belt Championship game ... Her final save pushed the ball over the crossbar and lifted MT into the title match for the first time in school history ... Registered her seventh shutout of the campaign in the championship against No. 15 Denver (11/6) before another penalty kick situation decided the winner ... Secured the second-straight PK triumph with stops on two of the three Pioneer misses, including a diving stop for the winner ... One of three Blue Raiders to earn All-Duke Nike Classic Team accolades ... Entered the conference tournament with four consecutive solo shutouts in league play with victories against ULM (10/17), at South Alabama (10/21), Troy (10/24) and in the regular-season finale against Western Kentucky (10/29) ... Also had blank sheets at Alabama A&M (9/3) and at Arkansas State (10/1) ... Recorded a season-best nine saves at UALR (10/3) ... Halted eight Blue Devil attempts at Duke, one game after stopping seven shots against No. 1 North Carolina (9/17) ... Also had seven saves in the Sun Belt Championship versus Denver ... Tallied four saves in the NCAA Tournament match at No. 15 Florida State (11/12).

SOPHOMORE (2009)
Started all 20 matches in between the pipes ... Was the only goalie of record throughout the campaign ... Led the squad with 1701:16 minutes and four shutouts ... Shared in two other blankings ... Three of her four solo shutouts came in Sun Belt action, including all 110 minutes against North Texas (10/23) ... Also held FIU (9/25) and Florida Atlantic (9/27) off the board in consecutive league contests to start the SBC slate ... Non-conference shutout came against Belmont (9/6) ... Played the majority of the minutes in team shutout triumphs at Tennessee Tech (8/21) in the season opener and at Austin Peay (9/18) in the non-conference finale ... Registered a career-best 11 saves versus North Texas in the Sun Belt Tournament (11/4) ... Posted double-digit stops with 10 against Oklahoma (9/4) ... Played 592:03 consecutive minutes to start the conference schedule, from against FIU through the first half at ULM (10/16), covering six-and-a-half matches ... Two of those contests went into overtime, against Florida Atlantic and at Troy (10/2) ... Also did not step off the field at Wright State (8/28) and Oklahoma, both of which went into the second extra period.

FRESHMAN (2008)
Was a member of the SMU squad ... Played in one game, against Prairie View A&M (9/5) ... Saw action for 13:36 in the cage.

PREP NOTES
Played for coach Theresa Echtermeyer ... a two-time All-Continental League Second Team honoree and two-time Honorable Mention selection ... Helped lead her high school to the 2005 5A state crown ... Served as the team captain her senior year ... A four-year letterwinner ... Member of the Colorado club ODP pool ... Assisted in leading the Colorado United club team to the Colorado state championship ... Was the team captain from 2003-08 ... Served as head coach for Unified Soccer and Basketball for players with special needs in 2007 and 2008 ... Also a two-year member of the swim team ... Ranked 13th in the state for Speech and Debate ... Received Academic Team First Team accolades all four years for soccer and swimming ... A member of the 5A Academic Champions from 2004-06.

PERSONAL
Born on August 4, 1989 ... Daughter of Harry and Nancy Cushing ... Cousin Tom played in the National Football League with the Dallas Cowboys (1978) and Houston Oilers (1979) ... He was a member of the Super Bowl champions with the Cowboys ... Nickname is Becca ... Wants to attend graduate school to earn her master's degree ... Lists soccer, skiing, hiking, working out and playing cards as hobbies ... Majoring in business administration.

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