Dec. 9, 2009
MILWAUKEE - Sophomore forward Rachael Sloan picked up another post-season honor as she was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America's All-Northeast Region Second Team. The award marks the first such honor of her career.
"Rachael had a great season and this is a tremendous honor for her," said 2009 BIG EAST Coach of the Year Markus Roeders. "She proved that she is among the top forwards in the BIG EAST and in the region. We are proud of her accomplishments and look forward to her having a bright future with our program."
Sloan, one of Marquette's most dangerous forwards, was Marquette's first-ever All-BIG EAST First Team selection. She led the Golden Eagle offense with 19 points on seven goals, five of which are game winners, and five assists. Three of her game winners came in BIG EAST play in regular-season wins over Seton Hall, Connecticut and Syracuse, while one proved to be the golden goal in MU's 1-0 victory over West Virginia in the BIG EAST Tournament Semifinals.
Sloan was named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 25 following her three-point performance in wins over Syracuse and St. John's that gave MU its first BIG EAST American Division title.
The Golden Eagles finished the 2009 season 15-5-3 overall and ranked No. 25 by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, No. 10 by Soccer America and No. 21 by Soccer Times.