| Courtney Goodson
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HONORS & AWARDS
· 2008 Soccer Buzz Magazine All-Freshman Central Region
· 2008 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team
· 2008 Big 12 Newcomer of the Week (Sept. 9)
· Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (Fall 2008)
· Started in 19 of 21 matches played...named to the 2008 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team and 2008 Soccer Buzz All-Freshmen Central Region team.
· Tied with senior All-American Kasey Moore for first on the team in scoring with 16 points off six goals and four assists.
· Led all freshman scorers.
· Netted the Longhorns lone goal in 3-1 loss in Big 12 quarterfinals against Missouri (11/5).
· Registered the gamewinning assist in 2-1 come-from-behind victory at No. 18 Missouri (10/26).
· Tallied third assist of the season in 4-0 shutout of Oklahoma (10/17).
· Netted the equalizing goal in the 72nd minute against No. 18 California (9/21).
· Posted first multi-goal game in 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Arizona (9/7)... netted the gamewinner in the 105th minute of double overtime... earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week following the match.
· In first match of her career (Samford, 8/22), tallied one goal and two assists.
· Collected two points off one goal in 3-0 victory over UTSA (9/5).
· Three-time ODP State Team (2003-05).
· Member of 2005 Regional IV squad that won the ODP Championship.
· Played for the Eagles Soccer Club from 2005-08 under coach Vince Thomas.
· Squad won the 2007 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championship and Far West Regional Championship.
· Finished as state finalists in 2003, `04 and `06.
· Two-time Surf Cup MVP (2004 and 2006) and member of two-time Surf Cup Championship team (2005-06).
· Member of California Premier League Championship and Coast Soccer League Championship squads in 2005.
· Four-year letterwinner under coach Dawn Lee at Cathedral High School.
· Helped lead the team to San Diego Section California Interscholastic Federation and Western League Championships from 2005-07.
· 2007 All-CIF First Team ... tabbed All-North County Team and All-Western League Team from 2006-07.
· Named to 2007 Union Tribune All-Academic Team
· 2005 California Gatorade Rookie of the Year
· CHS Rookie of the Year
· Competed on varsity track team in shot put, discus and long jump from 2006-08 ... selected as the team's field athlete of the year in 2006 and 2007.
· National Merit Scholar ... member of National Honor Society and Asian Club.
Born Courtney Goodson on June 19, 1990 to Marc and Shelley Goodson ... one younger sister ... father Marc played baseball at South Alabama and Florida State ... mother Shelley played tennis at South Alabama ... majoring in education.
OFF-FIELD WITH COURTNEY GOODSON
Full name: Courtney Kathryn Goodson
Nickname (s): Coco
I chose UT because ... I wanted to experience something different.
Favorite thing about Austin is ... The University of Texas.
Movie you know pretty much every line to? Finding Nemo
Favorite class I've taken so far: American Sign Language
What makes you unique? I care about everyone
What has been the highlight of your soccer career so far? The gamewinning goal I scored in overtime against Arizona
Favorite hobbies: Bowling, ping pong, and pool
I can't live without...my family.
Favorite Austin restaurant? Maiko Sushi Lounge
What is one song that would describe you? "I Gotta Feeling" by The Black Eyed Peas
If tomorrow's headline was about you, what would it say?: Hopefully..."Summer in Austin pays off for CoCo in the Long Run"