10 - Mariana Garcia
Mariana Garcia
Height: 5-2
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Bogota, Colombia
High School: Colegio Americano De Bogota
Position: F/MF

*2011 Second-Team All-Conference Honors
*2010 Southern Conference Player of the Year
*2010 Southern Conference Freshman of the Year
*2010 Southern Conference All-Conference Team
*2010 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team
*2010 Soccer America All-Freshman Second Team
*2010 NSCAA/Performance
Subaru NCAA Division I Women All-Southeast Region Second Team

SOPHOMORE (2011): Started in all 19 games of the 2011 season… named the team’s Most Valuable Player… posted four game-winning goals to lead the conference and move her into first place in program history with nine total… railed in seven goals on 71 shots (34 on goal) moving her into fourth all-time with 17… earned four assists and 18 points placing her seventh all-time in assists and fourth in program history for points with 39… tallied two goals against Chattanooga to lead the Bulldogs to a 2-1 victory… drilled an 83rd minute game-winning goal against College of Charleston to help lift the Bulldogs past the Cougars, 3-2, for the first time in program history… tabbed with second team all-conference honors.

FRESHMAN (2010): Started in all 21 matches in her collegiate debut… tallied the program’s first-ever league titles earning both the SoCon Player and Freshman of the Year honors… became just the second freshman to claim both major awards in SoCon history… was the lone Bulldog and freshman named to the All-SoCon first team and also garnered SoCon All-Freshman team honors… finished the season first among the team in goals scored, points, shots and shots on goal… her team-high five game-winning goals led the SoCon and her 10 goals scored was tied for a league best… completed her collegiate debut ranked fifth in the league in shots and goals per game and  sixth in points… selected to the Air Force Academy Fall Classic All-Tournament team after tallying the Bulldogs’ lone goal in the tie against the Air Force and also logged a shot versus Northern Colorado…  guided the Bulldogs to a victory over SoCon opponent Georgia Southern, collecting both goals… recognized by TopDrawerSoccer.com with a Top 20 ranking among the SoCon going as high as No. 2 and earned a ranking of No. 100 of Women’s College Soccer Freshman Top 100 Players to Watch… named to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru NCAA Division I Women All-Southeast Region Second Team… was also tabbed to the 2010 Soccer America Freshman Second Team.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2010 graduate of Colegio Americano De Bogota in Bogota, Colombia… lettered in soccer… a member of the 2006 National Championship team and 2008 Colombia national championship team … a member of the 2007 and 2008 Bogota third-place championship team… …earned awards for High-Scoring and Best Team.

PERSONAL: Born April 4, 1989… daughter of Jaime Garcia Rozo and Gabriela Torres Leal… majoring in biology… was invited to attend training camp and try out for the Colombian Women’s National team as they prepared for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Germany.

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