Pac-10 Women's Soccer Honors
Nov. 7, 2000
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. --UCLA senior forward Tracey Milburn was named Pac-10 Player of the Year,Stanford's Marcie Ward was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and Washington head coach LesleGallimore was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- TRACEY MILBURN, SR, F, UCLAMilburn, a senior from Moorpark, Calif., leads UCLA and is tied for fourth in the Pac-10 in goals (12), and ranks sixth in Pac-10 scoring (29 points). Milburn helped guide the Bruins to a 15-3-1 overall record (6-2-1 Pac-10) and leads the team in its fourth consecutive NCAATournament appearance. UCLA's No.6 seed in the 48-team tournament is its highest in the eight-year history of the program. Milburn, a three-time All-Pac-10 first team selection, was a 2000 College Soccer Online preseason All-American. She started all 19 games this season and in only three seasons in Westwood, she ranks second at UCLA in career points with 78.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- MARCIE WARD, F, STANFORDWard, a forward from Alamo, Calif., leads Stanford and ranks second in the Pac-10 in scoring (12 goals, 14 assists) as a rookie. She helped lead the Cardinal to a 13-5-1 overall record (6-3 Pac-10) and its third straight NCAA Tournament appearance. With 14 assists on the season, Ward paces the Pac-10 and broke the single-season record held by U.S. National Team member Julie Foudy (13). Ward started all 19 games this season and is already tied for eighth on the Stanfordall-time assist list. She ranks sixth on the school single-season point list (38). Her 0.74 assists average also leads the Pac-10. Ward was named a first team Pac-10 All-Conference selection this season, the only freshman so honored. She is the second straight Stanford player to be named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- LESLE GALLIMORE, WASHINGTONIn her seventh season at Washington, Gallimore guided the Huskies to their first ever Pac-10championship and an all-time best 17 victories, including a school-record 11-game winning streak. Under Gallimore's guidance, Washington became the first school from outside the state of California to capture the Pac-10 women's soccer title. The Huskies finished with a 17-2overall record, 8-1 in the Pac-10, and earned their fifth NCAA Tournament appearance in the lastseven seasons. Gallimore has posted a 79-53-5 record at Washington, including a 37-15-2 mark inConference play. In 2000, Washington ranked third in the Pac-10 in points (140), goals (51), goals allowed (16) and goals allowed per game (0.84 gpg).