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Kjell Crooke Named VaSID All-State

Monday, December 20, 2010
Bridgewater, Va. – Marymount University men’s soccer junior forward Kjell Crooke added yet another accolade to his résumé, being named 2010 Virginia College Division Second Team All-State by the Virginia Sports Information Directors Association.

Crooke led the Saints with nine goals and five assists, both team highs, for 23 points to place fourth in the league standings.

Also named a First Team All-Capital Athletic Conference performer and NSCAA/Performance Suburu Third Team All-South-Atlantic Region earlier this season, Crooke started 18 games for the Saints in 2010. He notched his first goal in the second game of the season against NAIA foe Webber and added multi-goal games against Moravian, including the game-winner, and Gallaudet while also tallying the game-winning score against St. Mary’s (Md.).

Crooke, a local product from Vienna, Va., was named CAC Athlete of the Week once this season after leading the Saints to a CAC victory over Wesley.

Marymount went 8-8-3 in 2010, the program’s best overall record since 1999. The Saints made their 20th consecutive CAC Tournament and were eliminated after Stevenson advanced in a shootout following a 1-1 draw.

VaSID was formed in 1983, and is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of Virginia. The purpose of the organization is to promote college athletics at all four-year institutions.