UT Tyler senior Enoch Shipman has been named second-team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the Kansas City, Mo., organization announced.

Shipman was the lone representative from the American Southwest Conference.

Shipman, a native of Lindale, finished the year with three goals scored and one assist for seven total points.

The Patriot made plays from all over the pitch, lining up as a defender and midfielder, UT Tyler head coach Kenny Jones said.

Shipman was tabbed first-team NSCAA All-Region and first-team All-ASC.

He helped lead UT Tyler to the postseason for the fourth-straight season, finishing as runner-up at the conference championship tournament.

Not only was he honored this season for his play on the field, he was also named the ASC Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year, voted on by coaches from around the conference.

The nursing major is the son of Mike and Gina Shipman. He has six siblings — Noah, Sarah, Charity, Elijah, Hezekiah and Uriah.

He played for Jason Lawless at Lindale High School.


The UT Tyler basketball squads try to keep their winning streaks going tonight as the Patriots play host to rival East Texas Baptist at the Herrington Patriot Center.

The women tip off at 5:30 p.m. while the men are scheduled to play at 7:30 p.m.

The Patriot women are leading the American Southwest Conference with a 5-0 mark. Overall, UT Tyler is 7-1.

The Lady Tigers of ETBU are 2-3 overall and 1-3 in league play.

The Patriot men enter the contest at 4-2 overall and 3-2 in league play, just ahead of ETBU (4-3, 2-2).

It is also Holiday Night with special giveaways and contests.

After tonight’s game, the Patriot men travel to San Marcos to meet Division I Texas State on Saturday. Tipoff is set for 4:30 p.m. at Strahan Coliseum.

The Bobcats (3-7) play Utah at 8 p.m. tonight in Salt Lake City.

The Patriot women don’t play again until Jan. 2 when they meet Sul Ross State in Alpine.

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I am a native Tylerite and I grew up reading the Tyler Morning Telegraph and The Tyler Courier-Times. My parents took both the morning and afternoon papers. I came to work here 35 years ago at the age of 23, right after college.

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