Tuesday October 13th, 2015 4:54AM

Three Brenau soccer players named NAIA All-American

By staff
Related Articles
On the heels of the most successful soccer season in Brenau's history, three Golden Tigers were named to NAIA All-American teams. Esther Anyanwu and Linda Chukquji of Lagos, Nigeria, as well as Tori Brown of Windermere, Fla., all made history becoming the first players to receive this honor for the Golden Tigers.

Esther Anyanwu, who finished the season with an impressive 27 goals and eight assists to lead the conference, was named both the SSAC Newcomer of the Year and the Offensive Player of the Year. Anyanwu ranked second in the nation in overall points with 62 and led the NAIA in game winning goals with seven on the year. Additionally, Anyanwu scored three or more goals in four games this season. For her efforts, Anyanwu was named to the SSAC First Team in 2012.

Sophomore, Tori Brown, was equally impressive on the defensive side of the ball. Brown recorded seven shutouts on the year while contributing 135 saves over the course of 18 games. Brown, a First Team All-SSAC recipient in 2011, received the same honor this year for helping the Tigers reach a record 13 wins on the season. Brown was also the recipient of the team's MVP Defense award.

Linda Chukwuji, despite playing in only 13 of the team's 18 games, was a formidable presence in the middle of the field for Brenau. The consummate ball-winner for the Tigers, Chukwuji put in four goals of her own and contributed four assists en route to leading the team in one of the most critical positions on the field. Her nomination to the SSAC First Team brings the Golden Tigers a record number of three players selected for this elite group.

The Tigers closed out the 2012 campaign with a record of 13-5-0. The Tigers lose only one player to graduation.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Top 10 sports stories of the year: 2012 one for the history books
2012 has been all things to all people in the sports world. The last 12 months have run the gamut of emotions and given fans and spectators much to awe, rue and everything in between.
2:33PM ( 2 years ago )
College Football Hall to break ground in Atlanta
Groundbreaking for the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will be Jan. 28 and the museum is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
2:15PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech's 2nd half surge beats Fordham 73-48
Daniel Miller and Robert Carter Jr. each scored 14 points and Georgia Tech scored 17 straight points in the second half en route to a 73-48 victory over Fordham on Saturday night.
10:17PM ( 2 years ago )
Djurisic's career night leads Dogs past Florida A&M
Nemanja Djurisic scored a career-high 21 points and Georgia won its third straight Saturday 82-73 over Florida A&M.
7:26PM ( 2 years ago )
Ga. Southern beats Ga. State, 68-64 in overtime
Eric Ferguson scored 24 points and Georgia Southern overcame a late double-digit deficit to beat Georgia State 68-64 in overtime on Saturday.
7:25PM ( 2 years ago )
College Sports
(VIDEO) Player of the Week: Watson's climb leading Dawson back to top
Coey Watson is developing into one of the top quarterbacks in the area -- and the rest of Region 7-AAA is finding out firsthand.
4:49PM ( 11 hours from now )
Roddy White says cheers from Falcons fans 'meant a lot'
Roddy White felt the need to question his role in the Falcons' offense last week...
9:57AM ( 5 hours from now )
Johnson blaming himself, players for Georgia Tech's slide
It's gotten so bad for Georgia Tech that coach Paul Johnson can no longer count on his beloved spread option offense to run basic plays.
9:41AM ( 4 hours from now )
Person close to situation: Spurrier retiring from South Carolina, effective immediately
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has told his players that he is retiring, effective immediately.The 70-year-old coach informed players of his decision Monday night, said a pe...
12:05AM ( 4 hours ago )
Region 8-AAAA softball: Lady Wolves take title in thriller over North Hall
Buford won the Region 8-AAAA girls softball title in thrilling fashion Monday.
By AccessWDUN staff
11:50PM ( 5 hours ago )