Bruton and Mustangs Add NCCAA Awards to List
Emily Bruton has been recognized in nearly every way possible this season and once again leads her teammates in more accolades for the 2010 season. The NCCAA released its women's soccer All American honorees today with the Mustang women being recognized on multiple fronts. The NCCAA (National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association) teams up with the NSCAA to honor 14 players with First Team Honors. The NCCAA also recognizes a player and coach of the year, a second team and honorable mentions as well as NCCAA Scholar Athletes.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) is an organization of American soccer coaches founded in 1941. This organization does not allow players to earn multiple honors thus eliminating any NAIA All Americans from being named to the NSCAA/NCCAA first team. Because the NSCAA is not a part of any of the other awards, the Lady Mustangs were able to receive numerous accolades.
Starting with scholar athletes, the Mustangs saw 7 of their players awarded in the likes of Kayla Davis, Hannah Fuller, Andrea Reyes, Emily Bruton, Sierra Goff, Allyson Hall, and Nicole Richards.
Making the All American Second team were Amanda Diamond, Kristyn Richards, Andie Reyes, and Emily Bruton.
Despite her exclusion from the first team due to NSCAA rules, Bruton was aptly recognized as the NCCAA player of the year.
Bruton finished her senior year with a highly impressive list of awards including the 2010 GSAC player of the year, the 2010 NCCAA player of the year, 1st Team NAIA All American Honors, 2nd team NCCAA All American Honors, and was named an NCCAA Scholar Athlete, an Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete, and a CoSIDA ESPN Academic All American Third Team member.