Jan. 31, 2008
Eastern Washington University senior forward Cyeeta Mott was given the Golden Eagle Award at the 2007 women's soccer banquet Saturday night (Jan. 26).
The All-Big Sky First Team Recipient is a 2004 graduate out of Kennedy High School in Sacramento, Calif.
The Golden Eagle Award is the top award and is given to the most complete player on and off the field. She was also named Offensive Most Valuable Player.
Mott holds Easten's records for: single-season goals (six), assists (four), points (16) and shots (58) and career goals (14), points (35), shots (135) and game-winning goals (five). She is tied for the single-season game-winning goals (two) and career assists (seven).
Senior Cynita Mott and junior Brittney Doran were named Co-Defensive Most Valuable Player. Mott is a native of Sacramento, Calif., who was named to the All-Big Sky first team, and Doran is a graduate out of Lynnwood, Wash., who earned BSC honorable mention as a freshman.
The Emily Squires Award is given annually to an upperclassman with a minimum grade point average of 3.2. She also has to be a varsity letter winner and a significant contributor to the community off the field. This year the award was presented to Lillian Bourret.
Bourret is a 2005 graduate of Roosevelt HS in Seattle, Wash. She has a 3.5 GPA, is a three-year letter-winner, member of the Big Sky All-Academic team, serves on the Student Athletic Council, is a volunteer coach for TOPSoccer and has just been named 2008 team captain.
Six players earned the Soccer Scholar Award. To earn this award, the athletes must maintain a minimum 3.4 GPA for one full year. These recipients were: Bourret (3.6), Carrie Conners (3.7), Abby Jensen (3.8), Maia Fastabend (3.6), Cynita Mott (3.5) and Zoe White (3.8). Conners and Jensen are two-time All-Big Sky Honorable Mention, and Jensen is a 2008 soccer team captain.
The Iron Eagle award is given to the student-athlete that shows the most excellence in the weight room. This year the award went to Morgan O'Friel, a 2005 graduate of Central Kitsap HS in Silverdale, Wash.
Chelsey Hannesson, a 2006 graduate of Walnut Grove Sec. in Langley, B.C., was awarded the Silver Eagle award, which is given to the team's MVP of the spring season. She was named team captain for the 2008 soccer season.
Mandy Cheney, a 2006 graduate of Tahoma HS in Maple Valley, Wash., was the recipient of the Most Improved award. This award is given to the player who has either improved greatly from one season to the next or has shown tremendous improvement since preseason.