Bronco Trio Honored by MW
Oct. 31, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State women’s soccer student-athletes Janelle Flores, Mikayla Schachtell and Raimee Sherle earned All-Mountain West recognition, the league announced Monday. Sherle was named the MW Newcomer of the Year and selected to the All-MW First Team as well as the MW All-Newcomer Team. Flores was named the first-team goalkeeper and Schachtell earned a spot on the all-newcomer team.

The 2016 All-Mountain West awards were voted on by the conference’s 12 head coaches. The all-conference teams are comprised of 11 players (three defenders, three midfielders, three forwards, one goalkeeper and one at-large selection). The all-newcomer team recognizes the top 11 freshmen and first-year transfers regardless of position.

Sherle led all Mountain West newcomers in points (14), goals (six), game-winning goals (four) and shot attempts (39) in conference play. The freshman midfielder was the league’s overall leader in game-winning goals and shots attempted, while ranking second in goals and fifth in points. Her 39 shots are the most by a freshman in league play in conference history.

The Meridian, Idaho, native is Boise State’s third freshman/newcomer of the year in program history. She joins fellow Rocky Mountain High School alum Brooke Heidemann (2012) as Broncos to win the award from the Mountain West. Shannon Saxton was the 2007 WAC Freshman of the Year.

Flores is the first Boise State goalkeeper to earn first-team all-conference honors in program history. The junior faced more shots than any goalkeeper in conference play and tied for the league high with five shutouts. Her 0.88 goals-against average ranked third in the league and best among goalkeepers with at least 1000 minutes played. Flores was twice named MW Defensive Player of the Week

It is the third time in four years Boise State has landed two student-athletes on the All-Mountain West First Team. It is the fifth time in program history the Broncos have had two first-team all-conference representatives in the same season in any conference.

Schachtell, a freshman from Corona, Calif., started all 11 conference matches. She played 875 minutes primarily at defensive midfield and helped the Broncos record a league-best five shutouts.

Boise State enters the Mountain West Championship as the No. 6 seed and will play Tuesday (7 p.m. PT/8 p.m. MT) against No. 3 San Diego State. The tournament is in San Diego, at the SDSU Sports Deck. Subsequent rounds will be played Thursday, and Saturday. Each game will be broadcast on the Mountain West Network.

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