Awards Pile Up for Mikami
Aug. 31, 2006
MEMPHIS, Tenn. - The accolades continue to roll in for Memphis women's soccer forward Shoko Mikami, following her six-goal, 13-point opening weekend. The senior was named to both the Soccer America and Soccer Buzz National Teams of the Week, as announced by each organization Wednesday.
These honors represent the third and fourth awards earned by Mikami this week. She was already named Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week and NSCAA/Fox Soccer Channel National Female Player of the Week.
Soccer America, which is dedicated to all levels of soccer in the United States, and Soccer Buzz, an online publication that focuses on women's soccer, both announce their team's of the week each Wednesday afternoon. Both organizations use these team's to honor the nation's best Division I collegiate players.
Mikami was part of a 15-goal offensive explosion that lifted the Lady Tigers to 8-0 and 7-0 wins over Tennessee Tech and Tennessee-Martin respectively. She now stands second on the school's all-time goals list and third on the points list.
Memphis will expect more great things from Mikami this weekend when the Lady Tigers host their Nike Fall Tournament. Memphis opens Saturday against Alabama at 7:30 p.m. and finishes against Samford on Monday at 1:30 p.m.