Sept. 11, 2007
WACO, Texas --- Senior Baylor soccer player Megan Sherrell picked up a pair of honors for her performance last week as the midfielder was named Big 12 Conference Offensive Player of the Week in addition to being named to the SoccerBuzz.com National Team of the Week it was announced on Tuesday.
The selections mark the first time Sherrell has been honored for either award as the midfielder becomes the first Baylor player to earn conference offensive honors since Anna Schuch was named player of the week in September 2005.
Sherrell led Baylor this past week by recording two goals and six assists (10 points) as the Bears went 2-0-1 to run their unbeaten streak to five as the program is off to its best start since 2002.
The senior tied a single-game school record in the 3-1 win over Stetson as she had three assists in the victory, helping account for every goal scored against the Hatters. Against Jacksonville, the senior added a goal and an assist in the win over the Dolphins as Baylor rolled to a 6-2 victory in the opener of the Kick Out Cancer Tournament.
In the week's opener against UTSA, Sherrell once again accounted for every Baylor goal as the Bears pulled out a tie. After recording an assist earlier in the match, Sherrell scored with just under five minutes remaining to tie the score at 2-2. The goal was the first of her career.
The points were the first of the season for the senior, who now leads the team and the Big 12 Conference in the category.
Sherrell and the Bears will return to action on Friday, Sept. 14, when they travel to Northridge, Calif., to face Cal State Northridge at 6:00 p.m.