MacIver Named to All-Big 12 First Team

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
OCTOBER 31, 2005

NORMAN, Okla. -- Senior captain Lauren MacIver was named a member of the All-Big 12 First Team as announced by the conference office on Monday.  The midfielder's success on the field has been one of the keys to OU enjoying the best year in school history.

The Tulsa, Okla., native is the second Sooner in the program's history to reach first-team status.  In 2001, Logan Womack became the first player to achieve that feat.

MacIver, a two-time Second Team All-Big 12 honoree, is coming off her best regular season in a Sooner uniform in 2005.  She leads the 2005 Sooners with career highs in goals (8), assists (8), points (24), shots (92) and shots on goal (37).  Eleven of her 24 points have come during Big 12 play (four goals and three assists).

In the Sooners' regular-season finale Friday, MacIver netted two goals, including the game-winner, in the Sooners' 3-2 Bedlam win over Oklahoma State in Stillwater.  The game-winning goal was the fourth of the season for MacIver and the seventh of her career, tying her with Logan Womack as the program's all-time leader.

On Sept. 25 against then-No. 21 Texas, MacIver became OU's all-time leader in assists.  Three weeks later against then-No. 19 Texas A&M, she recorded her eighth assist of the season, tying an OU single-season record.  The records don't stop there for the senior who has third most points scored in a season by any previous Sooner (Krissy Dawson-26, Logan Womack-27).

Additionally, MacIver became the first player in OU history to record a goal in four consecutive games after the Sooners' win over Tulsa. 

In 2002, MacIver garnered All-Big 12 Newcomer honors on top of her second-team status.  This year's accolade gives MacIver four conference honors in her career (not academic), tying her with Womack as the only players in school history to achieve that kind of success on the field.

MacIver and the rest of the Sooners will make the program's fourth appearance in the Big 12 Championship on Wednesday, Nov. 2.  OU, the No. 7 seed, will battle the No. 3 seeded Colorado Buffaloes in first round action at the Blossom Soccer Stadium in San Antonio, Texas, at 5:30 p.m.

(coaches not allowed to vote for own players)

Player of the Year: Brittany Timko, Nebraska
Rookie of the Year: Kasey Moore, Texas
Coach of the Year: Rebecca Hornbacher, Iowa State

GK -- Kati Jo Spisak, Texas A&M, Sr, Manchester, Mo.
D -- Holly Gault, Kansas, Jr, Spring Hill, Kan.*
D -- Sasha Andrews, Nebraska, Sr, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
D -- Kasey Moore, Texas, Fr, Mission Viejo, Calif.
MF -- Fran Munnelly, Colorado, Sr, Arvada, Colo.*
MF -- Lauren MacIver, Oklahoma, Sr, Tulsa, Okla.
MF -- Laura Probst, Texas A&M, Sr, Arvada, Colo.
F -- Caroline Smith, Kansas, Sr, Edina, Minn.
F -- Brittany Timko, Nebraska, Jr, Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
F -- Ashlee Pistorius, Texas A&M, So, Normal, Ill.
F -- Melissa Garey, Texas A&M, So, Gonzales, La.

*Unanimous selection

GK -- Joanna Haig, Iowa State, So, Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
D -- Laura Munnelly, Colorado, Jr, Arvada, Colo.
D -- Yolanda Odenyo, Oklahoma State, Fr, Uppsala, Sweden
D -- Stephanie Logterman, Texas, Fr, Austin, Texas
MF -- Allison Kidd, Colorado, So, Mesquite, Texas
MF -- Elyse Nikonchuk, Missouri, Jr, New Lenox, Ill.
MF -- Caitlin Kennedy, Texas, So, Euless, Texas
F -- Katie Griffin, Colorado, Jr, Scottsdale, Ariz.
F -- Aysha Jamani, Nebraska, Fr, Calgery, Alberta, Canada
F -- Jesyca Rosholt, Oklahoma State, Jr, Sandpoint, Idaho
F -- Kelsey Carpenter, Texas, So, Allen, Texas

BIG 12 ALL-Newcomer Team
GK -- Dianna Pfenninger, Texas, Fr, Sugar Land, Texas
D -- Yolanda Odenyo, Oklahoma State, Fr, Uppsala, Sweden
D -- Kasey Moore, Texas, Fr, Mission Viejo, Calif.
D -- Stephanie Logterman, Texas, Fr, Austin, Texas
MF -- Missy Geha, Kansas, Fr, Overland Park, Kan.
MF -- Jessica Bush, Kansas, Fr, Blue Springs, Mo.
MF -- Angelika Feldbacher, Oklahoma State, Fr, Bad Reichenhall, Germany
MF -- Laura Grace Robinson, Texas A&M, Fr, Houston, Texas
F -- Nikki Keller, Colorado, Fr, Arvada, Colo.
F -- Aysha Jamani, Nebraska, Fr, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
F -- Jesyca Rosholt, Oklahoma State, Jr, Sandpoint, Idaho




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