Schott Named Finalist For Soccer Buzz Player of the Year

Nov. 10, 2000

NEW YORK - California sophomore forward Laura Schott was named one of 12 finalists for Soccer Buzz's Women's Soccer Player of the Year honor Friday. Soccer Buzz is a Web site devoted exclusively to collegiate women's soccer. The winner will be announced in early December after a vote of every Division I women's soccer head coach and the Soccer Buzz staff.

Schott, who was named a first team All-Pac-10 selection on Tuesday, has been the Golden Bears go-to player during their school record breaking season. She leads the Pac-10 in scoring (47), goals (23) and game-winning goals (9). Her 23 goals ties the school record originally set by U.S. national team member Joy Fawcett in 1987. Nationally, Schott ranks second for goals per game at 1.21 and eighth for points per game at 2.47.

Schott has helped lead Cal to a school record 17 victories (17-2-1) and the No. 8 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Bears host Santa Clara tomorrow in an NCAA second round game at 1 p.m., at Edwards Stadium. Tickets go on sale at 11 a.m., and the gates open at noon.

The other nominees for Player of the Year are: Heather Aldama (Santa Clara), Nancy Augustyniak (Clemson), Meredeith Florance (North Carolina), Isabelle Harvey (USC), Jena Kluegel (North Carolina), Christine Latham (Nebraska), Karina LeBlanc (Nebraska), Anne Makinen (Notre Dame), Lauren Orlandos (Portland), Abby Wambach (Florida) and Christie Welsh (Penn State).

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