Presentation on theme: "Sherina Wood staged an All-American womens soccer career at Northwestern between 2002 and 2005, finishing as the programs all-time leading scorer with."— Presentation transcript:
Sherina Wood staged an All-American womens soccer career at Northwestern between 2002 and 2005, finishing as the programs all-time leading scorer with 75 goals.
She joined the Northwestern soccer program in just its second year of existence and quickly helped transform the Rangers into big winners. Over her four years, Northwestern compiled a 52-23-5 record.
The 2003 Rangers won a school record 10-straight matches and earned a trip to the Regional Playoffs. Wood scored a school-record 24 goals in 21 games and was named Sooner Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
In 2004, Northwestern strung together a 13-match unbeaten streak on the way to its first SAC title.
Sherina scored all three Ranger goals during the 2004 Regional Tournament. Northwestern downed Northwoods (Texas) 2-0 in the Semifinal round before falling in penalty kicks to Oklahoma Christian in the championship game.
Sherina was recognized as a Third Team NAIA All- American in 2004 after earning Honorable Mention status in the two seasons prior. Wood still holds Northwestern single-season records for goals (24 in 2003), points (53, 2003), points-per-game (2.58, 2002), goals-per-game (1.21, 2002), game-winning goals (7, 2004), shoots (88, 2004), and shots on goals (56, 2004).
Sherina is the Rangers career leader in points (160), shots (220), shots-per-game (2.03), goals (75) and goals-per-game (0.95).
From 1984-87, track and field star Don Raleigh was a four-time outdoor and three-time indoor NAIA national qualifier. Raleigh owned the Oklahoma Intercollegiate Conference, winning titles in all four of his years.
Don was a three-time All-American in the high jump, twice finishing as national runner-up. Dons personal-best of 7-feet stood for many years as the school, conference and district record.
Dons success began long before his time as a Ranger. He was a four-time state qualifier during his prep days at Claremore Sequoyah, winning a state championship as a senior. His best of 68 remains a school record. Raleigh was also a standout in the classroom. He graduated from Northwestern with a Bachelor of Science in Natural Sciences, finishing with a 3.72 GPA. He holds a masters degree from Oklahoma State and is currently working toward his doctorate.
Dons career path took him into the education field. He coached high school basketball, track and football from 1988-2000, helping lead Southlake Carroll to the 1993 Texas 3A State Football Championship.
Raleigh transitioned from the classroom into administration in 2002 and has spent the past six years as Superintendent of the Pryor (OK) School District. He was named 2012 OASA District 6 Superintendent of the Year.