Nov. 18, 2009 – Seniors Theresa Bauler and Drew Pauk, along with sophomore Jonathan Brown, were named all-region first-team and headlined seven Truman soccer selections to the Daktronics South Central teams, as announced late Tuesday. The Truman women tied St. Edward’s with the most selections on the top two teams (four), while the Truman men joined three Texas programs as the only schools with multiple first-team picks.
Senior Katie Reuck, junior Bobby Larkin, sophomore Jayne Grisham and freshman Olivia Hayes all picked up second-team accolades. Daktronics, Inc., voting is conducted amongst sports information directors at NCAA Div. II institutions located throughout the South Central region.
Bauler (Naperville, Ill.; Naperville Central) and Pauk (St. Louis, Mo.; Vianney) represented the Truman soccer defenses by receiving their first Daktronics honors. Both played in and started all of their teams’ games, with Pauk scoring four goals and Bauler distributing three assists to also contribute offensively in addition to helping each team’s back line record a goals-against-average lower than 0.75.
Brown (Perth, Scotland; Auchterarder) led the Bulldog men in points with 17, with 11 coming on assists. His 0.69 assists per game average ranked third in NCAA Div. II and was the most given by a Bulldog since Martin Clayes distributed 16 in 2005. This was his first Daktronics selection.
Reuck (Jacksonville, Ill.; Jacksonville) picked up her second Daktronics award after also being named to the second-team in 2008. Reuck became a three-time first-team all-MIAA honoree this season after finishing third on the squad with five goals, giving her 20 in just three years at Truman. She was joined by Grisham (Bridgeton, Mo.; Ursuline Academy) and Hayes (Clayton, Mo.; Clayton) on the second-team, as Grisham was also an honorable mention all-MIAA pick behind 10 shutouts while Hayes picked up conference freshman of the year honors by leading the Bulldogs with 12 goals.
Larkin (St. Louis, Mo.; Vianney) joined Brown in representing the Truman midfield after he led the Bulldog men with six goals in 16 games. He finished second on the team with 14 points and logged a pair of game-winning goals.
The Truman women finished the season with a 15-4-3 record and a trip to the NCAA second round, while the Bulldog men narrowly missed the post-season after posting a 12-3-1 regular season mark.