adidas/NSCAA Slots Doan As Honorable Mention Scholar All-Central Region
Dec. 14, 2006
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Junior Erin Doan (Dearborn, Mich./Dearborn) has served as the backbone of the Michigan State women's soccer team's defense for all three years as a Spartan, starting every game since stepping foot on campus, a string of 61 consecutive games. The pre-med major has been just as consistent in the classroom, as her 3.3 GPA has helped her earn an honorable mention slot on the adidas/NSCAA Scholar All-Central Region team.
Doan, who is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, helped the Spartans to six shutouts as the central back this year. She notched her first career point when she assisted on a goal against Penn State with four seconds left in regulation to send the game against the nine-time defending conference champion into overtime. Michigan State lost the game, 3-2, in overtime. Having started 61 straight games, Doan could become the first player in school history to start every game during their collegiate career.
After a prep career that saw her earn McDonald's High School All-American honors and NSCAA All-America honors for club soccer in 2002 and 2003, Doan started all 20 games as a freshman, helping the Spartans to a 12-7-1 record. She earned Soccer Buzz.com All-Great Lakes team honors and also sowed up a spot on the All-Big Ten freshman team after the season.
As a sophomore, she helped the team compile a school-record 12 shutouts and led the team to its second NCAA Tournament berth and first NCAA Tournament win while starting all 23 games. After the year, she earned her first Academic All-Big Ten honors.
Michigan State finished 8-9-1 overall and 4-6 in the Big Ten Conference under 16th-year head coach Tom Saxton in 2006.
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