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2005 Brine/NAIA Women's Soccer Player of the Year

December 01, 2005
By NAIA National Office

OLATHE, Kan. - Clare Sykes of Martin Methodist College (Tenn.) has been named the 2005 Brine/NAIA Women's Soccer Player of the Year, as selected by the NAIA Women's Soccer All-America Selection Committee.  The Brine/NAIA Coach of the Year will be announced January 20, 2006, in conjunction with the NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia, Pa.


Sykes, a sophomore from Huddersfield, England, led the RedHawks to their first national championship this year after a 1-0 victory against seventh-seeded Lee University (Tenn.).  The RedHawks also captured the Region XI championship while Sykes earned region player of the year honors as well as NAIA First-Team All-American honors.


Sykes scored ten goals and had eleven assists during the 2005 season.  Martin Methodist became just the second top-seeded team to win the national championship.  She was also named to the all-tournament team as Martin Methodist finished their season with a 23-1-1 record.


2005 NAIA All-America Teams

Championship Information

NAIA Women's Soccer Championship
Sports Rules - Soccer (W)