Megan Jurado Named NSCAA Second-Team All-American
Nov. 30, 2012
SAN DIEGO - Megan Jurado of San Diego State women's soccer has been named a 2012 second-team All-American by The National Soccer Coaches Association of America, it was announced Friday. The senior forward is just the fourth Aztec women's soccer player to garner NSCAA All-America honors and the first since Catherine McGuire earned similar accolades during the 1998 season.
Jurado joins a short list of Aztecs that dates back to 1980 when Shelly Anderson garnered Honorable Mention All-America accolades. Susan Kramer was the next SDSU player to be honored as a second-team All-America selection in 1988, followed by McGuire who was a third-team honoree in 1998.
The accolade is in addition to a number of others that Jurado racked up in 2012, highlighted by being named a first-team All-American by CollegeSportsMadness.com. She was also just the second Aztec to earn Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year honors and was named to MW all-tournament team. In conference play, Jurado had two game-winners and led the league in points (13) and goals (five), while tying for first in assists (three).
In her final campaign on Montezuma Mesa, Jurado netted 15 goals and nine assists for a team-high 39 points. Her 15 goals and 39 points each rank second most in school history for a single season, while her nine assists are tied for eighth. The San Jose Calif., native also tallied seven game-winners in 2012, which was tied for fourth in the NCAA rankings at the end of the regular season.
Jurado was part of a magical year for the Aztecs in 2012. San Diego State advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history and finished its season with a school-record 21 victories. In addition to the aforementioned records, the Aztecs set a few more. The 2012 SDSU squad had the fewest losses (two), the highest winning-percentage (89.6) and also tied the school record with 13 shutouts, equaling the 1998 team's performance.