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    Roth, North Named to 2006 All-Great Lakes Region Teams

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM David Roth returns next season after leading the team with 21 points in 2006.
    David Roth returns next season after leading the team with 21 points in 2006.

    Dec. 3, 2006

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- David Roth and Brad North have been named to the 2006 Great Lakes All-Region Teams in recognition for their outstanding seasons for the Wildcats. Roth, a junior, was named to the first team while North, a senior, was named to the second team.

    A 2006 First-Team All-Big Ten selection, Roth edged North by one point for the team lead this season with 21 points on eight goals and five assists. One of the most balanced players in the Big Ten, Roth led the team with four game-winning goals, none bigger than his tally in the 1-0 upset win at No. 7 Saint Louis in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in front of his hometown family and friends. Roth finished second in the Big Ten in points per game (0.95), fourth in goals per game (0.36) and assists per game (0.23). His four game-winners were tied for first and Wildcats were a remarkable 10-1 this season when Roth tallied a point in goal or assist fashion. He was named the Big Ten Player of the Week after Sept. 11 after he scored three goals in two games at the Adidas/Baymont Inn Invitational and with one year still remaining, he is Northwestern's all-time assists leader with 25 in only three seasons.

    North, another first-team All-Big Ten selection this season, led the Wildcats with nine goals and with two assists, finished second with 20 total points. His .41 goals per game average was good for first in the Big Ten while his 0.91 points per game average was good for third. He finished his career tied for second on NU's all-time list with 28 goals and third with 62 total points. North twice was named the Big Ten's Player of the Week this year and scored the game-winning goals against Michigan and in the win over No. 24 Northern Illinois in double overtime. He was named to the National Teams of the Week by College Soccer News, and after scoring two goals in the win over Ohio State -- the first win over the Buckeyes in 13 years. North scored two goals in the NCAA Tournament, one in the opening round win over Cincinnati and one in the loss at UC Santa Barbara in the quarters. As a first-team all-conference choice this year, he joined Brad Napper as the only two-time first-team honorees in Northwestern's history.