Two Women's Soccer Players Named to All-Region Team

Posted December 7, 2016

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Marshall, Mo. (December 7, 2016)- The Missouri Valley College women’s soccer team has put two of its student-athletes on the 2016 NSCAA NAIA Women’s All-Midwest Region Team.  Senior Midfielder Andrea Garcia (Toledo, Spain) was chosen to the region’s first team, while Senior Defender Belen Lafuente (Madrid, Spain) was a second team selection.


Garcia led the team this season in total points (22) and assists (10), while leading the Heart of America Athletic Conference in assists per match (.53).  Her best game came against Avila (Mo.) University on Oct. 12, when she scored two goals and added three assists to finish with a career-high seven total points.  Garcia was also named as an honorable mention to the 2016 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America Team this week.  She was also a three-time selection to the all-conference first team (2013, 2014 and 2016) and was the 2013 Offensive Player of the Year


Lafuente started each match this season for Missouri Valley, recording one goal and one assist.  She also helped a Viking defense that led the Heart in goals allowed (14).  Last month, Lafuente was a first team all-conference selection.


The Viking women’s soccer team finished its season with an 11-6-2 overall record, and a 7-3-2 record in the Heart.




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Known for its dynamic, richly diverse, and friendly educational environment, Missouri Valley College offers many opportunities to grow in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in the liberal arts, undergraduate studies empower students to master interdisciplinary skills needed to succeed in a knowledge-based global society. MVC offers over 30 academic programs, study abroad program, extracurricular activities, and 13 sports. The most popular majors include education and business, criminal justice and exercise science. Above all, Valley is committed to student success. For more information, call (660) 831-4000 or visit


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