Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Demery on Daktronics All-America second team
Demery became the first Cal State Stanislaus women's soccer player to be named an All-American. Demery was the school's first Most Valuable offensive player of the year in the California Collegiate Athletic Association. She earned Daktronics/CoSIDA's West Region player of the year honors, another first for the program. Last week, she also picked up a NSCAA/Performance Suburu All-Region first team award.
"This is a great honor for Karenee and our entire soccer family here at Cal State Stanislaus," CSUS head coach Gabriel Bolton said. "While this is an individual award our entire team, coaching staff and administration takes great pride in Karenee's wonderful accomplishment. She is extremely talented and is very deserving of this recognition."
Demery, who attended tiny Harvest Christian High School in Merced, exploded on the scene in the California Collegiate Athletic Association and scored a league-leading and school record 18 goals by the end of regular season. She also notched 42 points with nine game-winning goals to lead the Warriors into the CCAA Championships. Demery added another score in the conference tournament semifinal match.
The Warriors finished 12-6-1 in 2010 for their ninth winning season in the last 10 years. They qualified for the conference tournament for the second time.
Only three players from the CCAA and a total of five players from the West Region made the four All-America teams. No one from the West made the first team. Cal State L.A.'s Melinda Barragan joins Demery on the second team.