Pac-10 Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams
Nov. 13, 2001
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. --WASHINGTON junior forward Hope Solo was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, USC's Megan Kakadelas was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and STANFORD head coach Andy Nelson was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- HOPE SOLO, JR, GK, WASHINGTON
Solo, a junior from Richland, Wash., has notched 68 saves on the season and holds a 0.64 goals against average. Solo helped guide the Huskies to a 12-4-2 overall record (6-2-1 Pac-10) and leads the team in its sixth NCAA Tournament appearance. Solo, a three-time All-Pac-10 first team selection, was a 2001 College Soccer Online preseason All-American. She is also one of 15 candidates for the prestigious Hermann Trophy, soccer's equivalent of the Heisman Trophy given to the nation's best female college soccer player. In 48 games at Washington, Solo holds the school record in goals against average at 0.95 and is second in career saves with 240. Her 15 career shutouts are just two shy of the school record.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- MEGAN KAKADELAS, MF/F, USC
Kakadelas, a midfielder/forward from Carlsbad, Calif., helped lead the Women of Troy to a 10-6-2 overall record (5-3-1 Pac-10) and fourth-place Pac-10 finish. USC also earned its fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. In 18 games this season, Kakadelas paces the team in shots on goal (20), ranks fourth in goals (3) and points (6) and has notched two game-winning goals. Kakadelas is a 2001 Second Team Pac-10 All-Conference selection, one of only three freshmen so honored this season.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- ANDY NELSON, STANFORD
In his second season at Stanford, Nelson guided the Cardinal to a tie for second place in the Pac-10 and a fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The Cardinal received the fifth seed and earned the right to host the first and second rounds of the NCAA Tournament. Stanford posted a 13-3-2 record (6-2-1 Pac-10). Under Nelson's guidance, the Cardinal ranked first in the Pac-10 in points (123), goals per game (2.28 avg), assists (41) and assists per game (2.28) and was second in goals (41). In his two seasons at Stanford, Nelson has accrued a 27-9-3 overall record.
2001 PAC-10 ALL-CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMS
Name Pos. Yr. SchoolKrista Boling* D Sr. UCLAAmy LePeilbet D So. ASUMary-Frances Monroe F/MF Sr. UCLAStephanie Rigamat F Sr. UCLAAmy Sauer* D Sr. STANLaura Schott** F Jr. CALHope Solo** GK Jr. WASHSarah-Gayle Swanson MF So. UCLAStacey Tullock*** MF Sr. ASUMarcie Ward* F So. STANMarcia Wallis F Jr. STAN
Name Pos. Yr. SchoolMegan Abbamonto MF So. USCNandi Pryce D Fr. UCLAChalise Baysa F/MF Sr. OREWhitney Jones MF So. UCLALindsey Jorgensen*^ GK Sr. WSUMegan Kakadelas F Fr. USCMandy Melendez D Jr. OSUMallory Moser^ GK Fr. CALCaroline Putz** F/MF Sr. WASHAlly Marquand D So. STANCallie Withers MF Jr. STANKim Yokers MF So. CAL
*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree **three-time All-Pac-10 honoree ***four-time All-Pac-10 honoree ^ voting for the All-Pac-10 second team goalkeeper resulted in a two-way tie
Bethany Bogart (UCLA, Sr., D), Breana Boling (UCLA, Sr., MF), Morgan Crabtree (OSU, Jr., MF), Patrice Feulner (ASU, So., F), Katie Henderson (OSU, Jr., MF), Brittany Kirk (CAL, Jr., MF), Stephanie Peel (ASU, Fr., F), Sarah Peters (ORE, Jr., GK), Kaitlyn Pruett (USC, Fr., D), Natalie Spilger (STAN, So., D), Candice Wilks (ARIZ, Fr., F)