UW's Hope Solo Named Second-Team All-American
Dec. 13, 2000
SEATTLE - Washington sophomore Hope Solo was named the second-team goalkeeper on the NCAA Division I All-America team, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced today.
Solo started every game for the Huskies in 2000, leading the team to their finest season ever. Washington finished with an 18-3 record and reached the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the first time. The Huskies claimed their first Pac-10 championship, the first school from outside the state of California to claim the conference crown.
A product of Richland (Wash.) High School, Solo registered six shutouts and a fine 0.76 goals against average. She was pivotal in the Huskies' 1-0 overtime victory over eventual NCAA runner-up UCLA, collecting five saves as UW won despite being outshot 25-3 by the Bruins.
Solo will be on the U.S. National Team roster for Sunday's game against Japan in Phoenix, Ariz. That marks the 41st, and final, game of 2000 for the women's national team.
On Sunday (Dec. 10), Solo played the entire second half of a 3-2 national team victory over Mexico in Houston, Texas. That was her third career appearance with the U.S. nationals.