November 9, 2006
San Antonio – St. Mary’s University women’s soccer player Deann Lopez was named ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District for her work on the field and in the classroom this season, it was announced by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Lopez (Jr., El Paso) earned second team All-District VI honors for the first time this season. On the field she was one of the top players on the Rattler squad. She finished third on the team in scoring with 12 points, tied for the team lead in assists with four and was third in goals scored with four. She scored her four goals on just 20 shots. She was also second on the team with two game-winning goals. She had her first multiple goal game as a Rattler with two against Texas-Permian Basin. She also had an assist in the game for a career high five points. Lopez was named Heartland Conference Player of the Week once this season.
Off the field she was a standout in the classroom. She has a 3.70 grade point average while majoring in education. Lopez is an Honor Roll Student at St. Mary’s.
St. Mary’s finished the 2006 season with a 10-4-5 record, just missing out on a berth into the NCAA Division II playoffs. The Rattlers recovered from a slow start to finish the season 8-2-2 and ranked fifth in the Southwest Region. The top four teams in the region advance to the NCAA playoffs.