Junior Courtney Opie Earns NAIA All-American Honorable Mention

For Immediate Release


Simpson University Sports News

12.08.2009

REDDING, Calif. – Simpson University soccer player Courtney Opie received an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention during this year’s NAIA women’s soccer conference in Kansas City, Mo.

Opie, a junior from Sonora, Calif., was awarded this honor after having been named the Cal Pac Player of the Year. Opie earned this distinction after leading the conference in goals scored.

This is the first year that a Simpson women’s soccer student-athlete earned an NAIA All-American Honorable Mention.

Head women’s soccer coach Nate Hutsinger said he is proud of Courtney and her accomplishment.

“Courtney has worked extremely hard to get to where she is today and she is very deserving of this award,” he said. “She is the type of player that every coach loves to have on their team, and it is great that her hard work and dedication to her sport has been recognized by others.”

Celebrating 20 years in Redding Simpson University is a Christian liberal arts university offering undergraduate, graduate and teaching credential programs. Simpson’s athletic department offers intercollegiate programs in women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, cross-country, golf, baseball and most recently, women’s softball. For more information about Simpson University Athletics, please visit http://athletics.simpsonu.edu/, or to arrange a personalized visit, call 1-888-9-SIMPSON or visit http://simpsonu.edu.

Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
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