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Former Los Alamos Hilltopper girls soccer star Kelsey Neal put together a big 2011 season at the Colorado School of Mines.
Neal, who graduated in 2010, was one of two CSM Orediggers named to the Division II All-American team. Neal was picked as a third team All-American by the D-II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Neal, a sophomore for the Orediggers, is the first defender in program history to be named to the All-America team.
This season, the Orediggers shut out four of their last five opponents on their way to a berth in the Division-II women’s soccer Elite Eight, while allowing just nine total shots on goal during that stretch.
In the postseason, CSM blanked Grand Valley State, the two-time defending national champion.
In high school, Neal was a multi-year starter for the Hilltoppers. In her senior year with Los Alamos, Neal was named the co-District 2-4A Player of the Year and was an All-State Honorable Mention. She was among Los Alamos’ leading scorers with 14 goals and led all of Class 4A with 19 assists, leading Los Alamos to the 4A championship game.
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