Hendrix and Saxton Named NSCAA All-Region Scholars
BOISE, Idaho (4/25/2011) - Boise State University seniors Malia Hendrix and Shannon Saxton have been named NSCAA All-Region Scholars. The pair have been an instrumental part of the Broncos soccer program over the last four years helping guide the team to the 2009 WAC Tournament championship and a berth into the NCAA Tournament. The duo were selected for the honor by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) based on academic and athletic excellence over their careers. They bring the total number of Broncos to receive this recognition to three as they join former Bronco Abby Bernards as recipients of this award. Both honorees are on target to graduate this May. 
“Shannon and Malia have been a valuable part of our program over the last four years,” said Steve Lucas, head coach. “I am proud of the way they have excelled both on the field and in the classroom. They have been leaders in what it means to be a Bronco and a inspiration for our program.” 
After spending one season at the University of Montana, Malia Hendrix returned to her hometown to compete for Boise State. Over the last three seasons, Hendrix anchored the defensive line helping the program to the top of the conference standings. The defender started all 65 matches she played for the Broncos. During her time with Boise State the defense recorded the second and third best marks for goals against average and fewest goals allowed. Her success transcended the soccer field to the classroom where she is a three-time Academic All-WAC honoree and a 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine’s Academic All-District Team member.
Shannon Saxton became the first Boise State player to be named All-WAC four times, including two first-team honors. She was a first team honoree as a freshman and senior, second team the other two seasons. The Beaverton, Ore., was a four-year letterwinner at forward for Boise State starting 77 of 79 matches played in her career. Saxton rewrote the Bronco record book in her four years. Her name can be found in nearly every offensive category’s top-10 list. She owns 31 school records, including match records for most goals and points, season marks for most goals (17), assists (8) and points (39), as well as, career marks for most goals with 35, assists with 22 and points with 92.  She was also an outstanding student as a four-time Academic All-WAC honoree.  

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