Marcie Ward Earns Soccer America All-Freshman Honors
Jan. 30, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford freshman Marcie Ward (Alamo, CA) has been named to the Soccer America All-Freshman team.
The standout forward led the Cardinal in scoring with 14 goals and 14 assists for 42 points. She also broke the single-season assist record held by U.S. National Team member Julie Foudy. She recorded her 14th assist in a 4-0 win over Oregon (11/3/00), which broke Foudy's record of 13 set in 1992.
After playing in just 21 games, Ward is already showing up in the career record books at Stanford. She is tied for eighth on the all-time assist list and is sixth on the single-season point list. Her 14 assists and 0.67 assists per game both led the Pac-10 and ranked 10th nationally. In her first collegiate game, Ward tallied three assists in the season-opening win over Saint Mary's.
Ward was also selected to the West Region All-America First Team as well as being named the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and a First Team All-Pac-10 selection.
Stanford finished the year at 14-6-1 overall and 6-3-0 in conference play. The Cardinal advanced to the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to BYU.
Soccer America All-Freshman TeamThora Helgadottir Duke GoalkeeperAleisha Cramer BYU MidfielderJoanna Lohman Penn State MidfielderLindsey Vanderspiegel William & Mary MidfielderKatie Westfall Harvard MidfielderMarcie Ward Stanford ForwardEmma Breland Florida State ForwardLindsay Browne Clemson ForwardAlyssa Ramsey North Carolina ForwardSarah-Gayle Swanson UCLA ForwardEmily Turgeon Furman Forward
Freshman Player of the Year for the 2000 season:Clemson's Lindsay Browne