Mikami Named NSCAA All-Region
Nov. 30, 2006
MEMPHIS - Memphis women's soccer player Shoko Mikami continued to cap off an already impressive career resume Thursday when it was announced that she had received National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Central Region Second Team honors.
It is the second consecutive year that senior has been named to an NSCAA All-Region team. In 2005, Mikami was voted to the All-Central Region Third Team.
This season, Mikami was named to the All-Conference USA First Team for a second consecutive year after being the C-USA Player of the Year in 2005. Mikami led the Lady Tigers in points (32) and assists (8) in 2006 and co-led the team in goals (12) along with sophomore Kylie Hayes.
In just over two seasons with the Lady Tigers,Mikami became one the top statistical leaders in school history. The Chiba, Japan native finished her career with 28 goals, 21 assists and 77 points, placing her at second on the all-time goals and points lists and third in assists.
Earlier this month, Mikami was honored for her scholastic achievents when she became the first ever Memphis women's soccer player to be named to a national academic team after being selected for the CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American Second Team.