Martino Named TopDrawerSoccer Rookie All-American
Freshman earns national Honorable Mention recognition
Nov. 18, 2010
LOS ANGELES - LMU freshman Tawni Martino continued to receive accolades as she was named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com All-Rookie Honorable Mention Team, the online publication announced Thursday. Earlier last week, Martino became the first Lion freshman to earn First Team All-WCC honors since Shari Nishikawa in 2000.
Martino (Irvine, Calif.) led the Lions in scoring with eight goals and 19 points while setting a school single-season record with five game-winning goals. She had two goals, both game-winners, and an assist in conference play and became the first player in program history to earn WCC Player of the Week honors twice in the same season. Martino's eight goals in 2010 were the most by an LMU freshman since Cindy Carullo had 10 in 1993 and tie her for the third-most in a single-season in school history. Her 19 points tie for fourth.
This is just the latest in a string of awards for Martino. In addition to being named to the All-WCC First Team, she was also placed on the WCC All-Freshman Team. She was twice the conference's Player of the Week (August 30 and November 1) and was a CollegeSoccer360.com Primetime Performer of the Week (Oct. 31). TopDrawerSoccer.com rated her the 19th-best freshman in the country and the eighth-ranked overall player in the WCC.