KU Forward Cressy Tabbed Freshman All-America
Dec. 16, 2008
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Kansas first-year forward Emily Cressy has been named a Second Team Freshman All-American by Soccer America – a national soccer magazine. Cressy was one of 22 first-year players selected to the two Freshman All-America teams.
She becomes the fourth Jayhawk to be named a Freshman All-American, joining Caroline Smith (2002), Holly Gault (2003) and Afton Sauer (2004).
Cressy, a freshman forward from Ventura, Calif., was named Big 12 Rookie of the Year earlier this season. She scored eight goals and collected three assists during the regular season, including four game-winning goals. Cressy served notice early on, scoring goals in KU’s first three contests, including a goal in the Jayhawks’ 3-0 upset of then-No. 20 Purdue. She scored four of her seven goals in the final 10 minutes of play, including decisive tallies against Auburn and UCF. She also scored the eventual game-winner in KU’s upset of then-No. 8 Texas A&M in the quarterfinal round of the Big 12 Championship.
Cressy was one of just two freshmen from the Big 12 on Soccer America’s All-Freshman Team, along with Bri Young of Texas A&M. Stanford forward Lindsay Taylor was named Soccer America’s Freshman of the Year.
Cressy led the Jayhawks to a 13-8-2 overall record in 2008, with a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Kansas fell to Stanford – a national semifinalist – in the second round of the tournament.