Trio of Huskies Earn Second-Team All-Pac-10 Acclaim

Nov. 22, 2002

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - A trio of Huskies led by senior goalkeeper Hope Solo, were second-team selections on the All-Pacific-10 Conference women's soccer team announced by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

Joining Solo on the second were a pair of Washington forwards, junior Melissa Bennett and red-shirt freshman Kim Taylor.

The Huskies finished the season with a 9-8-3 record against one of the nation's most difficult schedules. Seven of the Huskies' eight defeats came against teams that are currently ranked, including five setbacks versus teams listed in the top 10. Washington played 11 games against opponents that received postseason berths, posting a 2-7-2 record in those encounters.

Solo, a product of Richland (Wash.) High School, was last year's Pac-10 Player of the Year. She has earned all-conference accolades during each of her four seasons. Solo is one of 15 candidates for the Hermann Trophy that honors the National Player of the Year.

She continued her dominance in goal recording 76 saves and posting a 1.21 goals against average. This year marked the first season that the Huskies haven't qualified for the NCAA tournament with Solo in goal.

Solo concluded her career as Washington's all-time leader in every goalkeeping category, including shutouts (18), saves (325) and goals against average (1.02).

Bennett, a graduate of Seattle Christian High School, and Taylor, who hails from Woodland Hills, Calif., each made their first appearance on the all-conference team.

Bennett had a break-out season, shattering the team's season record with a Pac-10 leading 18 assists. That figure ranked third nationally. Bennett also contributed eight goals and led the conference with 34 total points.

Taylor tied Bennett for team-high scoring honors with eight goals. She added five assists for a total of 21 points, both figures that rank second on the squad. Taylor played the first two games of the 2001 season before being sideline the remainder of the year with a knee injury.

Marcia Wallis a forward from Stanford was named Pac-10 Player of The Year making her second appearance on the all Pac-10 team. The senior form Los Gatos, Calif., raked up 31 points this season for the Cardinal who finished 20-1-0 and 9-0-0 in the Pac-10. Her 12 goals and 7 assists brought her career points total to 116 ranking her fourth on the Stanford career charts.

Liz Bogus a freshman from Arizona State was named the Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of The Year and Dan Tobias of Washington State was named Coach of The Year.

2002 PAC-10 ALL-CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMS

FIRST TEAM

Name, Pos., Yr., School
Nicole Barnhart, GK, So., STAN
Liz Bogus, F, Fr., ASU
Whitney Jones*, MF, Jr., UCLA
Amy LePeilbet*, D, Jr., ASU
Jill Oakes, M, Fr., UCLA
Nandi Pryce*, D, Jr., UCLA
Laura Schott***, F, Sr., CAL
Marcie Ward**, F, Jr., STAN
Marcia Wallis*, F, Sr., STAN
Callie Withers*, MF, Sr., STAN
Kim Yokers*, MF, Jr., CAL

SECOND TEAM

Name, Pos., Yr., School
Megan Abbamonto*, MF, Jr., USC
Melissa Bennett, F, Jr., WASH
Ali Fennell, F, Sr., USC
Allyson Marquand*, MF, Jr., STAN
Manya Makoski, F, Fr., ASU
Iris Mora, F, Fr., UCLA
Kelly Nelson, F, Fr., ARIZ
Hope Solo ***, GK, Sr., WASH
Sarah-Gayle Swanson*, F, Jr., UCLA
Kim Taylor, F, Fr.., WASH
Nicole Wilcox, MF, Jr., WSU


*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree
**three-time All-Pac-10 honoree
***four-time All-Pac-10 honoree

HONORABLE MENTION
Jessica Edwards (USC, Jr., F); Jenny Farenbaugh (STAN, Fr., F); Carly Fuller (CAL, Sr., MF); Hayley Hunt (STAN, Fr., D); Brittany Kirk (CAL, Sr., MF); Kat Lee (UCLA, Jr., D); Mandy Melendez (OSU, Sr., D); Alisan Pabon (STAN, Jr., D); Sarah Peters (ORE, Sr., GK); Natalie Spilger (STAN, Jr., D); Candice Wilks (ARIZ, So., F/MF)

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