Nov. 7, 2011
Senior Shari Eckstrom was honored on Sunday by being named to the Big Ten Conference All-Tournament Team. The midfielder tallied four shots with two being on goal. She also assisted freshman Taylor Uhl on the Golden Gophers’ game-winning goal last Wednesday versus Wisconsin.
The Brooklyn Park, Minn. native notched a total of 13 points (four goals, five assists) this season, which boosts her career total to 42 points (14 goals, 14 assists). She also finishes her time as a Gopher ranked ninth all-time in career shots with 181.
Eckstrom is one of four seniors that the Maroon and Gold graduate from this year’s squad. She is joined by Alex Pafko, Katie Roberts-Carlson and Josie Solie.
Minnesota’s postseason run was cut short this past Friday as No. 10/11 Penn State outscored the Gophers 3-1 in the semifinals of the Big Ten Tournament. The Nittany Lions would go on and fall in the championship game to the second seed Illinois, 2-1 in overtime.
A complete list of the All-Tournament Team is listed below.
All Tournament Team
Iowa - Emily Moran
OSU - Danielle Scoliere
WI - Megan Flannery
NU - Nicole Jewell
MSU - Jill Fliestra
Minnesota - Shari Eckstrom
Penn State - Jess Rosenbluth
Penn State - Emma Thomson
Illinois - Vanessa DiBernardo
Illinois - Marissa Mykines (Offensive Player of the Tournament)
Illinois - Stephanie Panozzo (Defensive Player of the Tournament)
Beal Drafted By FC Kansas City
Golden Gopher Rashida Beal was selected by FC Kansas City in the 2017 NWSL Draft.
Four Gophers Entered in NWSL Draft
Minnesota's Rashida Beal, Tarah Hobbs, Simone Kolander and Josee Stiever are eligible for 2017 NWSA Draft.
Four Gophers Listed in Top 100 Rankings
Gophers Simone Kolander, Rashida Beal, Josee Stiever and Nikki Albrecht have been ranked in the 2016 Women's Division I Top 100 by TopDrawerSoccer.com.