Lady Techsters, Bulldogs combine for another stellar season
144 Tech athletes earn a spot on the academic list
Courtney Tompkins named Louisiana Newcomer of the Year
One of only two C-USA programs to have multiple players selected
One of only four C-USA midfielders
Season comes to an end with a 1-0 loss to Charlotte in the C-USA Tournament semifinals.
Down a goal with 30 minutes to go, Louisiana Tech netted two goals in the span of 96 seconds to defeat Old Dominion.
After 36 fouls, seven yellow cards, two red cards and some crazy weather, Lady Techsters and Monarchs tie, 1-1.
Jenna Dages strikes twice in the second half in 2-1 victory over Charlotte
Lady Techsters tie Mean Green, 1-1, in Sunday showdown
First Team All-Conference USA
C-USA All-Academic First Team
C-USA All-Tournament Team
Second Team All-South Region
First Team All-Louisiana
Second Team Scholar All-South Region
Second Team All-Conference USA
Second Team All-Central Region
Honorable Mention All-Louisiana
Third Team Scholar All-South Region
2017: Appeared in 19 matches on the season, including 17 starts, floating between defender, midfielder and striker ... Registered 15 points on six goals and three assists ... Ranked second on the team in shots with 43 and third in shots on goal with 16 ... Totaled 1,527 minutes of action, going the distance in seven matches ... Named C-USA Defensive Player of the Week in week one, helping shutout McNeese State (8/18) and scoring the lone goal in the draw at Texas State (8/20) ... Came into the match late in the second half and ended up scoring the game-winning goal at Grambling State (9/13) ... Also registered game-winning goal in league opener versus UTSA (9/17) ... Took career-high six shots against both Marshall (9/29) and Charlotte (10/13) ... Recorded first career multi-goal game at Middle Tennessee (10/19), scoring both on free kicks ... Notched game-tying goal in the C-USA Tournament Quarterfinals versus Old Dominion (11/1).
2016: After missing first four matches of the season, saw action in 15 games with 13 starts coming at center back ... Totaled four points on two goals while taking 10 shots ... Part of seven shutouts on the back line ... Made first career start at Tennessee Tech (9/4), playing all 109 minutes of the double overtime win ... Scored first career goal at Southern (9/13) ... Went the distance in six C-USA matches, including versus UAB (10/23) ... Netted a goal off a free kick in win over the Blazers ... Played all 90 minutes in C-USA Tournament Quarterfinals against Florida Atlantic (11/2).
JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played this past spring at Tyler Junior College ... Previously spent one season at Lindsey Wilson College, helping the Blue Raiders to an 18-3-3 record and an NAIA National Championship ... Saw action in 14 games with eight starts, tallying three goals and one assists for seven points.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Tuks Sports High School (no records kept) ... Received awards for Most Disciplined Player and Best Senior.
CLUB: Played for club team at University of the Western Cape Ladies ... Played in U17 Women's World Cup in Trinidad and Tobago ... Came in second with U20 national team at Zone VI Games ... Participated in All-Africa Games, coming in fourth among other African nations.
PERSONAL: Full name is Mapula Nomvula Kgoale ... Nickname is "Nomi" ... Daughter of Dorcas and Elifas Kgoale ... Three siblings: Jabulani, Ophelia and Keletjo ... Born Nov. 20, 1995 in Zebediela, Limpopo, South Africa.
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