Three Lady Tigers Garner Preseason Honors From College Sports Madness
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Aug 13, 2013

D. Simpson

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - College Sports Madness announced their preseason picks for the American Athletic Conference on Tuesday and three University of Memphis women's soccer standouts were first team selections.

Two-time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year Christabel Oduro, along with midfielder Kylie Davis and defender Diamond Simpson, were chosen to the American Preseason All-Conference squad. College Sports Madness has counted down the top-44 teams in women's soccer and pegged the Lady Tigers No. 30.

Oduro enters her senior season on the cusp of school records in many categories. Oduro has scored 32 goals in her career to rank third all-time and added 19 career assists, which ranks fourth. With 83 points in her three years, Oduro needs 20 points to break the program's all-time scoring record of 102 points by Kylie Hayes.

Davis, a first team All-C-USA pick a season ago, has been chosen as the team captain for 2013. The junior midfielder scored five goals and provided six assists in 2012. Oduro and Davis' 2012 campaign was shortened by playing in the 2012 FIFA U20 World Cup for Canada.

A second team All-C-USA and NSCAA All-Central Region pick, Simpson helped a young Memphis defense limit 10 opponents to one or fewer goals last season. Simpson played forward early in the season before settling in to a role on defense.

The Lady Tigers play the first of two exhibition matches on Wednesday at 7 p.m. against Arkansas State at Mike Rose Soccer Complex. Admission to the match is FREE.

2013 College Sports Madness American Preseason All-Conference Teams 
Offensive Player of the Year Defensive Player of the Year
Jonelle Filigno, Rutgers Marissa Diggs, UCF
Freshman of the Year Coach of the Year
Madison Tieman, Rutgers Tiffany Roberts-Sahaydak, UCF
First Team Second Team
F Jonelle Filigno Rutgers F Sharla Passariello South Florida
F Charlyn Corral Louisville F Christine Exeter  Louisville
F Christabel Oduro Memphis F Andrea Plucenik Connecticut
F Shelby Redman SMU F Laura Rose Cincinnati
M Rikki Clarke SMU M Madison Barney UCF
M Haley Katkowski Rutgers M Jennnifer Skogerboe Connecticut
M Angelika Uremovich Louisville M Kylie Cook Houston
M Kylie Davis Memphis M Jasmine Martinez Houston
D Marissa Diggs UCF D Erin Lafferty Temple
D Diamond Simpson Memphis D Carleigh Williams UCF
D Courtney Smith SMU D Gabriella Charno Connecticut
D Katie Walz Louisville D Ashley Nichol UCF
GK Cami Koski Houston GK Lianne Maldonado UCF



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