FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Lindsay Patterson picked up her second postseason honor this year as she was awarded a spot on the 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas All-Central Region Team. She is one of four forwards named to the all-region second team. The all-region honor marks the first selection of an Arkansas player by the NSCAA since 1996.Patterson joins Andie Hickman, Alexis Hyrup, Honey Marsh and Ruthie Miller on the list of Arkansas soccer players recognized by the coaches’ association for their efforts on the field. Patterson claimed her second career All-SEC honor earlier this season after leading the Razorbacks with six goals and 15 points. She was also instrumental in helping Arkansas to 11 victories, tied for the most wins in program history.In conference play, Patterson tallied two goals and two assists for six points. She posted a goal in Arkansas’ conference-opening 2-0 win at Ole Miss, helping the Razorbacks beat the Rebels for the first time since 1996. Her second goal of the SEC season came Oct. 10 against Alabama. Patterson notched an assist in Arkansas’ wins over Kentucky and Vanderbilt.
During non-conference play, she earned SEC Offensive Player of the Week recognition after a nine-point weekend in Arkansas’ wins over Western Michigan and Nicholls St. Her six-goal total ties a career high and the 15 points during the season set a career mark. Patterson missed the first five games of the 2008 campaign nursing an injury.
In four years in a Razorback jersey, Patterson totaled 17 career goals which place her in a tie for ninth on the program’s all-time goals scored list. She is tied with former SEC Player of the Year Honey Marsh (1991-94). Patterson is also fifth on Arkansas’ game-winning goals list with six during her career.
Last season, Patterson was a second-team all-conference performer with 14 points. She is the sixth player in Arkansas soccer history to claim two All-SEC honors. This marks the 19th all-conference selection, distributed among 13 players, in program history.
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