Senior forward Jaime Lyons took home Tournament MVP honors.
At Utah Valley ...
SENIOR (2012): Posted a career year during her final stint as a Wolverine, earning Great West Conference Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-GWC recognition after leading the league in goals scored (10) and total points (25) ... finished second on the team and third in the GWC in assists with five ... appeared in all 21 games, including 19 starts ... earned GWC Player of the Week honors on Oct. 30 after scoring two goals along with two assists in a 5-0 win over Delaware State ... had a pair of goals, including a converted penalty kick, in a 4-3 overtime loss at Wyoming on Sep. 16 ... logged a season-best 110 minutes in a 2-2 draw with Southern Utah ... scored in the 5th minute of the GWC championship match ... finishes her career as a Wolverine ranked third all-time in total points (49), goals scored (19), shots on goal (67), and game-winning goals (5) ... her 11 career assists are good for fifth in UVU history.
JUNIOR (2011): Named to First Team All-Great West Conference after scoring seven goals with four assists at the forward spot ... played in all 21 games while starting in 13 ... was second on the team in points with 18 ... named GWC Tournament MVP after netting the championship-clinching goal on a 40-yard strike just 12 seconds into the second overtime vs. Houston Baptist ... earned GWC Player of the Week honors after scoring two goals in a loss to Southern Utah on Oct. 10 then scoring game winning goals against Howard (Oct. 13) and Houston Baptist (Oct. 15) ... was named to the GWC Academic All-Conference team for the second consecutive season ... received second team NSCAA/Adidas Scholar All-West Region honors.
SOPHOMORE (2010): Finished with three goals and four assists (10 points) while playing in 17 games - and starting five - during 2010 ... finished with 16 shots on goal ... scored a goal in UVU's 2-0 win over Idaho State on Sept. 23 ... had goals in Great West Conference wins over North Dakota and South Dakota in back-to-back games and earned the GWC Offensive Player of the Week award on Sept. 27 ... was named to Great West Academic All-Conference team.
FRESHMAN (2009): Appeared in eight games, starting two as a freshman ... finished with five shots, two on goal, in 238 minutes.
Before Utah Valley ... Prepped at Mountain View High School in Mesa, Arizona ... named to All-East Valley Region first team in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and named honorable mention by the Arizona Republic in 2008 and 2009 ... tied a school record with five goals scored in a game ... had 22 goals and four assists as a senior and 70 goals and 28 assists during her four-year varsity career ... helped team to state playoff appearance each year ... member of the Mesa Soccer Club United for six years ... helped club team to second place finish in 2008 ... also participated in track in high school and was a state qualifier in the 100m and 200m and a state finalist in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays ... earned 2009 Outstanding Senior award on track & field team.
Personal ... Daughter of Curtis and Denise Clifford ... married to former UVU baseball standout Chris Benson ... graduated from Mountain View in 2009 with a 3.7 GPA ... plans to major in Elementary Education at UVU ... was freshman class president in 2006 ... enjoys swimming, track and wake boarding ... dad played volleyball at BYU ... also recruited by UTEP, BYU-Hawaii, Arizona State and Northern Arizona.