Kansas City, Mo. - For the second straight season, Saint Xavier University sophomore Danielle Wagner (Worth, Ill./University of Illinois/Stagg) was named the First Team All-American goalkeeper when the NAIA released its 2007 Women's Soccer All-American Teams Friday from the national office in Kansas City, Mo. In addition, senior forward Lissa Coby (Ingleside, Ill./Grant Community) and senior defender Cassie Rumpf (New Lenox, Ill./Lincoln-Way Central) earned spots on the Second and Third Teams, respectively; while junior defender Britney Kendzora (Lemont, Ill./Lemont) and freshman defender Nikki Gendron (Rockford, Ill./Rockford Boylan) were both named to the Honorable Mention NAIA All-American squad.
Wagner helped lead a tough defensive front for SXU by posting a team-best 124 saves and 10 shutouts. Coby wrapped up her sensational collegiate career this fall recording team-highs of 18 goals, 19 assists, and 55 points. She ends her four-year career at Saint Xavier University as the program's all-time leader in goals scored (75), assists (67), and points scored (217). Rumpf, Kendzora, and Gendron anchored a stingy Cougar defense that gave up just 19 goals over 25 games (a .760 goal per game average), including 10 shutouts.
Saint Xavier ended its 2007 season with an overall record of 19-4-2 and a berth in the quarterfinals of the 2007 NAIA Women's Soccer National Tournament. The quarterfinals appearance marked the best postseason finish for the Cougars in the 11-year history of the program.
For a complete list of the 2007 NAIA Women's Soccer All-American teams, click here