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#5 Courtney Higgins
Position: Defender
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Brookings, S.D.
High School: Brookings H.S.
Experience: 3 Letters
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Played nine games, started five for the Jacks ... missed the first 12 games due to injury ... recorded one assist on the game-winning goal in the 2-0 win versus then league leader Western Illinois ... attempted one shot, which was on goal

Played all over the field for the Jacks in 18 starts ... recorded two points on one goal ... lone goal came in the 2-2 tie at Northern Iowa ... attempted 10 shots, five on goal ... part of the defense that
posted a consecutive shutout minutes streak of 832:23, the 12th longest streak in NCAA history

Finished seventh on the team in points with seven and fifth on the team in assists with two … notched a goal in 4-3 win over Eastern Washington (9/19) and netted the game-winner in the 8-1 win over Centenary (10/31)  … tallied an assist in the 3-0 shutout over Montana (9/5) and the 2-1 win over Iowa State (9/24) ... a member of the team awarded the Team Academic Award by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America

Played in all 20 games while finishing tied for second with three assists and fourth in goals with four for 11 points total ... named to the All-Freshman Summit League team ... captured her first career Offensive Player of the Week award on Oct. 26 after collecting six points (one goal and one assist in each game) in two league wins vs. UMKC and Southern Utah ... scored her first career goal at Western Illinois to win the game 2-1 (10/16) ... had a goal in the final regular season game vs. North Dakota State (10/31) ... played a career high 55 minutes in the semi-finals of the Summit League Championship against Western Illinois (11/6)

Before SDSU

Was a state champion in 2005 and 2006, placed eighth in 2007 and fifth in 2008 ... was named to the all-state team in eighth and ninth grade in Class A and was a Class AA first-team selection as an 11th and 12th grader ... named the captain in during the 2007 and 2008 seasons and was the team’s MVP as a junior ... at the club level, played for the Dakota Gold for seven years ... also competed in basketball for four years and was a starter for the last three where her team finished third at the state tournament in 2006 and sixth in 2008 ... participated in track since seventh grade and has been a state meet qualifier each of those years...was named the honor roll all four years of high school and was a member of the National Honor Society.