Marcie Ward, Amy Sauer Earn West Region All-America Honors

Dec. 12, 2000

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford freshman Marcie Ward (Alamo, CA) and junior Amy Sauer (Spring, TX) were both named to the West Region All-America Soccer Team on Tuesday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) and adidas.

Ward, the Pacific-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, was a First Team All-American after leading the Cardinal in scoring with 42 points (14 goals, 14 assists). Her 14 assists broke the single-season record at Stanford, previously held by U.S. National Team member Julie Foudy. Ward, a forward, was also a First Team All Pac-10 selection and led the conference in assists (14) and assists per game (0.67), which ranks 10th in the nation. She finished second in the Pac-10 in points and third in goals.

Sauer anchored the Cardinal defense, which had 10 shutouts on the year while allowing 27 goals. She started in 20 of 21 games and was Stanford's most consistent defender. Sauer earned Second Team All Pac-10 honors and was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team. Sauer recorded a goal and an assist on the season, including the game-winner over Weber State.

The Cardinal finished its 2000 season with a 14-6-1 overall record after losing to BYU in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament.

First Team					Third TeamGK	Hope Solo 	So.	Washington		GK	Tracy Sharp 	Sr.	Loyola MarymountD	Heather Aldama	Sr.	Santa Clara		D	Jaclyn Clark	Sr.	Arizona StateD	Lauren Orlandos	So.	Portland		D	Shari Nishikawa	Fr.	Loyola MarymountD	Danielle Slaton	Jr.	Santa Clara 		D	Tami Pivnick	Sr.	CalMF	Aleisha Cramer	Fr.	BYU			MF	Venus James	Sr.	UCLAMF	Isabelle Harvey	Sr.	USC			MF	Caroline Putz	Jr.	WashingtonMF	Erin Misaki	So.	Portland		MF	Sara Reading 	Sr.	BYUMF	Stacey Tullock	Jr.	Arizona State		F	Deka DeWitt	Sr.	Washington StateF	Tracey Milburn	Sr.	UCLA			F	Jessica Edwards	Fr.	USCF	Laura Schott	So.	Cal			F	Amy Kofoed	Jr.	UtahF	Marcie Ward	Fr.	Stanford		F	Jill Pearson	Sr.	Fresno State

Second TeamGK Cheryl Loveless Sr. PortlandD Krista Boling Jr. UCLAD Andrea Morelli Jr. WashingtonD Staci Reynolds Sr. BYUD Amy Sauer Jr. StanfordMF Shannon ForslundSr. MontanaMF Aly Wagner So. Santa ClaraMF Theresa Wagner Sr. WashingtonF Michelle Peterson Sr. BYUF Vanessa Talbott Sr. PortlandF Veronica Zepeda Fr. Santa Clara

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