Mean Green Soccer Hosts Senior Day On Sunday
North Texas Can Win Title Outright With Win Or Tie
North Texas vs. Louisiana Tech
Sunday , October 30 1 p.m. l Denton
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DENTON – Last year, the Mean Green soccer team graduated one of the most successful senior classes in program history. This year’s senior group has similar credentials, and there is still more soccer to be played. With a win or tie against Louisiana Tech, North Texas can win the regular-season title outright.
Rachel Holden, Anna Flobeck, Marchelle Davis, Alexsis Cable and Hailey Sutton will be honored on Sunday, Oct. 30 for their contributions to the Mean Green soccer program. There have been a lot of contributions. The Mean Green captured their third straight regular-season Conference USA title on Friday night. Last year, the team won the regular-season title, the conference tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
The 2016 senior class is a unique group. Holden and Flobeck are four-year letterwinners while Davis has been with the team for three years after spending her first year at Texas. All three have been a part of four conference championships. Cable spent two years with North Texas after transferring from Southeastern Louisiana, and Hailey Sutton spent three years playing soccer at Texas A&M Corpus Christi before deciding to earn her graduate degree at North Texas this year.
Holden will go down as one of the most decorated players in Mean Green program history. She is a two- time Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, a three-time first-team all-conference pick and a two-time NSCAA First Team All-Region player. She ranks seventh all-time at North Texas with 36 career goals, 10th all-time with 81 career points and fifth in career game-winning goals with 14.
Flobeck became an everyday starter for the first time this season. She played defensive midfield for the first time in her career after playing forward her first three years at North Texas. She recorded a career-high 11 points, including game-winning goals this season against Oral Roberts and Texas A&M Corpus Christi.
Davis also had her best year in a Mean Green uniform. She recorded a personal-best 19 points with seven goals and five assists. She moved into the midfield this season and was the Mean Green’s most consistent player. She was recently named C-USA Offensive Player of the Week after scoring the game-winning goals against Charlotte and Old Dominion.
Cable had played the most minutes on the team before going down with an injury midway through the season. She earned a starting position this season at the central back position after playing the midfield last year.
Sutton has started the last eight games for the Mean Green at the forward position. She is fourth on the team with four goals, all scored in conference play. She came off the bench to score the game-tying goal against Marshall, and in her first start against WKU, she scored 19 seconds into the game. She also scored in the UTEP game to score three goals in three games.
While the seniors will have the conference championships and rings to go along with them as keepsakes, the group also has other strong memories from their time with the Mean Green soccer program. They all enjoyed the big road trips: the long weekend spent in Oregon this season, the Las Vegas trip last year and the yearly flights to Florida. Davis said that music was a big part of the team, and she will also remember listening to music on the bus on the way to road games. Cable will also miss listening to music in the locker room before games.