Soccer Players Stacey Tullock And Kristin Slater Selected In WUSA Draft
Feb. 11, 2002
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State soccer players Stacey Tullock and Kristin Slater were both selected in the 2002 WUSA Women's Professional Soccer League Draft held Monday. Tullock was selected in the first round (No. 5 overall) by the Philadelphia Charge, while Slater was chosen in the fourth round (No. 27) by the Boston Breakers.
The Sun Devils made a nice showing for themselves in the draft as UCLA was the only other Pac-10 Conference school to have multiple players drafted. Tullock was also the only Pac-10 player selected in the first round.
NO. 5 (FIRST ROUND) - PHILADELPHIA CHARGE
All-American Stacey Tullock (Phoenix, Arizona) was selected as the fifth pick overall by the Philadelphia Charge. Tullock, the most heralded player in school history, was a three-time All-American, four-time first-team All-Pac-10 honoree and three-time NSCAA All-West Region choice. Tullock (midfielder/defender) ended her career as Arizona State's all-time leader in every offensive category, including games played (77), shots (315), points (125), goals (50), assists (25) and game-winning goals (16). In 2001, Tullock netted six goals and posted six assists for 18 total points. The 1999 Pac-10 Player of the Year and 1998 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Tullock earned 2000 All-American second-team recognition by Soccer Buzz, Soccer America and the NSCAA. She is also a member of the prestigious United State's U-21 National Team. In addition, Tullock was a five-time member of Soccer America's Team of the Week. While at Arizona State, she broke the century mark in total points in an amazing two and a half-year period.
NO. 27 (FOURTH ROUND) - BOSTON BREAKERS
Goalkeeper Kristin Slater (Spring, Texas) was the 27th selection in the WUSA Draft by the Boston Breakers. Slater was one of the team's most vocal and influential players for the Sun Devils on and off the field during her four years. In 2001, Slater had her most productive and successful year in goal. Logging 1,371 minutes, she posted four solo shutouts, good for fourth in the Pac-10 Conference and held opponents to a 1.12 goals-against average. Slater also recorded one of best games of her career this past season in Lexington, Kentucky as she held 12th-ranked Kentucky scoreless, making 11 critical saves and earning all-tournament honors. Slater also held second-ranked Stanford scoreless, making seven saves, earning Soccer America Team of the Week honors. Off the field, Slater's hard work continues as well. She is currently the chairperson for Arizona State's Student Athlete Advisory Council and is one of the Athletic Department's most recognizable faces in the community. For her tireless work in the community, Slater was also the recipient of the Athletic Department's Outstanding Student Athlete Community Outreach Award.
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