Nov. 20, 2006
WASHINGTON - Senior Camila Infante (Santiago, Chile/Santiago), junior Denise Infante (Santiago, Chile/Santiago) and sophomore Irene Schickhardt (Ludwigsburg, Germany/Schiller) were named to the 2006 NFHCA Division I All-American teams, officials announced on Monday.
Camila Infante earned Second Team All-American honors for the third consecutive year. The Santiago, Chile, native finished an impressive career at American, ranking third among the Eagles' career goal scorers with 49. She also tallied 40 assists, which combined for 138 career points, a feat that placed her second in the American University All-Time Records. In 2006, Infante registered a team-high 12 goals and ended the season with 29 points. The senior midfielder was named to the Division I All-Region team and earned First Team All-Patriot League for four consecutive seasons. With the Eagles going 29-0 in conference play throughout Infante's four years at AU and winning four straight titles, Infante ended her career as Patriot League student-athlete with great representation, being named the PL Tournament MVP in 2006.
Junior Denise Infante was named to the Second Team All-America for the first time in her career. The junior defender was the backbone of the Eagles' defense this season and was honored as the 2006 PL Defensive Player of the Year. With her quick transition play she was tied with her sister for second on the team in points with 29, tallying 10 goals and nine assists. Being the versatile player she is, Infante is one of the toughest players to get by and with her swift moves and rocket shot, almost impossible to mark. The Santiago, Chile, native is currently ranked 13th among AU's all-time career point leaders and still has another year to go. Infante was a 2006 First Team All-Patriot League selection and earned MVP of the PL Tournament back-to-back in 2004 and 2005.
Finishing out American University All-American Selections is Shickhardt, a sophomore attacker. The Ludwigsburg, Germany, native earns Third-Team All-American honors after leading the Eagles offensively with 32 points, recording 11 goals and 10 assists, an achievement that also ranked her third in the Patriot League in points for the 2006 season. Shickhardt was also named to the First Team All-Region team and was an All-Patriot League First Team selection this year. In 2005, the sophomore attacker earned Second-Team All-Region honors and was Co-Rookie of the Year in the Patriot League, earning a spot on the Second Team. Schickhardt is ranked 12th in all-time career point leaders, tallying 69 in only 38 games played and still has two seasons left as an Eagle.
American finished the 2006 season with an overall record of 14-7 and went 5-0 in Patriot League play, remaining undefeated in the conference for four straight seasons. The Eagles clinched their fourth consecutive Patriot League Championship, earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament, losing to the National Championship Runner-up Wake Forest in the first round of the tourney.