Morgan Marlborough was a All-Big Ten first-team selection
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Marlborough, Jackson Earn All-Big Ten Honors

By NU Athletic Communications

Lincoln – Nebraska juniors Morgan Marlborough and Jordan Jackson each earned All-Big Ten honors on Monday afternoon with the release of the conference’s 2011 awards. Voted on by the conference’s head coaches, Marlborough was a first-team pick at forward, while Jackson was a second-team selection at midfielder. Sophomore Stacy Bartels was also honored on Monday as Nebraska’s nominee for the Big Ten Soccer Sportsmanship Award.

A native of Lee's Summit, Mo., Marlborough ranked second in the Big Ten this season in both points (2.56) and goals (2.56) per game, while also ranking in the top ten in assists with 0.33 per game. During conference play, Marlborough scored 11 goals and averaged 2.27 points per game in 11 Big Ten contests. An All-American in 2010, Marlborough notched three hat tricks on the year, including two during the Big Ten season against Northwestern and Purdue.

Jackson was one NU’s premier offensive threats again in 2011 with eight goals and six assists. Her six assists tied for the team high along with Marlborough and senior Molly Thomas. The Overland Park., Kan., native had two multiple goal games on the year and set a career high for assists in a game with three against Northern Arizona in a 8-1 Husker win.

As members of the Big 12 Conference, the Huskers totaled 70 All-Big 12 selections, including 44 first-team honorees.

Bartels was one of 12 student-athletes honored with the Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. These student-athletes must also be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.


2011 All-Big Ten Soccer Awards
Coach of the Year: Janet Rayfield, Illinois
Forward of the Year:
Maya Hayes, Penn State
Midfielder of the Year:
Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois
Defender of the Year: Jenna Carosio, Illinois
Goalkeeper of the Year: Michel Dalton, Wisconsin

Freshman of the Year:
Taylor Uhl, Minnesota


All-Big Ten Forwards
First Team
                                                           Second Team

Laura Heyboer, Michigan State                  Marissa Mykines, Illinois

Morgan Marlborough, Nebraska               Nkem Ezurike, Michigan

Maya Hayes, Penn State                               Taylor Schram, Penn State

All-Big Ten Midfield

First Team                                                           Second Team

Vanessa DiBernardo, Illinois                        Clare Stachel, Michigan

Christine Nairn, Penn State                         Jordan Mueller, Michigan State

Ali Schaefer, Penn State                               Jordan Jackson, Nebraska

                                                                                Dani Wu, Ohio State


All-Big Ten Defense

First Team                                                           Second Team

Jenna Carosio, Illinois                                     Morgan Showalter, Iowa

Annie Steinlage, Michigan State                Josie Solie, Minnesota

Danielle Scoliere, Ohio State                       Emma Thomson, Penn State

Lexi Marton, Penn State                               Lindsey Johnson, Wisconsin



First Team                                                           Second Team

Michele Dalton, Wisconsin                           Erin McNulty, Penn State


All-Freshman Team*

Jannelle Flaws, Illinois, F

Stephanie Pouse, Illinois, D

Cloe Lacasse, Iowa, F

Kate Brown, Iowa, D

Christina Murillo, Michigan, M

Becca Roberts, Minnesota, M

TAYLOR UHL, Minnesota, F

Kori Chapic, Penn State, D

Whitney Church, Penn State, M

Emily Hurd, Penn State, M

Cara Walls, Wisconsin, F


* Additional honoree due to tie.

Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS


Sportsmanship Award Honorees:

Kristen Gierman, Jr., Illinois

Carly Samp, Sr., Indiana

Gabby Tinner, Sr., Iowa

Courtney Mercier, Sr., Michigan

Katelin Chaklos, Sr., Michigan State

Josie Solie, Sr., Minnesota

Stacy Bartels, So., Nebraska

Alison Schneeman, Sr., Northwestern

Liz Sullivan, Sr., Ohio State

Krissy Tribbert, Sr., Penn State

Alexis Tryba, Sr., Purdue

Julia Roddar, Fr., Wisconsin


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