This Week In Pac-10 Women's Soccer

Nov. 26, 2002

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NCAA Tournament: The Pac-10 Champion STANFORD Cardinal (21-1-0 overall, 9-0-0 Pac-10) has advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fourth time in program history and first time since 1994. The Cardinal defeated Notre Dame 1-0 Nov. 23 at Maloney Field to advance. The victory marked the Cardinal's first over the Irish in five meetings, after dropping two straight postseason games to Notre Dame. The top-seeded Cardinal host No. 8 seed Portland Saturday at 7 p.m. Stanford's best NCAA showing came in 1993, when it advanced to the semifinals before losing in penalty kicks to George Mason (3-1). This marks the Cardinal's 12th postseason appearance, and the team posts an overall NCAA Tournament record of 12-10-2, including its first and second rounds wins. if the Cardinal advance, it would meet the winner of the Penn State-Connecticut match in the NCAA semifinals, Dec. 6 in Austin, Texas. The UCLA Bruins' (18-4-0, 8-1-0 Pac-10) NCAA Tournament run ended last week, with the Bruins falling to Texas A&M in penalty kicks (3-1). All told, six Pac-10 teams competed in the 2002 NCAA Tournament, tying the ACC for the most teams in the 64-team field.

NCAA TOURNAMENT RESULTS

THIRD ROUND - Sat., Nov. 23STANFORD1, Notre Dame 0Texas A&M 0,UCLA 0  [Texas A&M in penalty kicks,3-1]

SECOND ROUND - Sun., Nov. 17STANFORD 1, CALIFORNIA 0 (OT)Santa Clara 5, ARIZONA STATE 1UCLA 1, USC 0 (2OT)

FIRST ROUND - Fri., Nov. 15CALIFORNIA 3, Denver 0STANFORD 4, Cal Poly 0ARIZONA STATE 2, WASHINGTON STATE 1USC 1, San Diego 0UCLA 4, Loyola Marymount 0

STANFORD CARDINAL: The Pac-10 Champion Stanford Cardinal has reached the NCAA Quarterfinals for the fourth time in program history and first time since 1994. The top-seeded Cardinal host No. 8 seed Portland Saturday at 7 p.m. Stanford's best NCAA showing came in 1993, when it advanced to the semifinals before losing in penalty kicks to George Mason (3-1). This marks the Cardinal's 12th postseason appearance, and the team posts an overall NCAA Tournament record of 12-10-2, including its first and second rounds wins. Stanford owns a 4-1 edge in the series against Portland, with the last meeting in the 1993 NCAA regionals at Stanford. The Cardinal defeated the Pilots 1-0 to advance to the semifinals. Stanford, which allowed just one goal in nine Pac-10 games this season, has won 13 straight matches dating back to Oct. 6, 2002.

PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR -- MARCIA WALLIS, SR, F, STANFORDWallis, a senior from Los Gatos, Calif., has scored 33 points this season (13 goals, 7 assists), bringing her career total to 118 points, which ranks third on the Stanford career charts. Wallis has helped guide the Cardinal to a 21-1-0 overall record (9-0-0 Pac-10) and its fifth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance. A two-time All-Pac-10 First Team selection, Wallis has played in and started in 85 consecutive games, setting the new Stanford record. Wallis also ties for third on the Cardinal career charts in goals (49) and ranks fifth in assists (20). Wallis has notched seven game-winning goals and ranks in the top-10 in all nine applicable Pac-10 statistical categories, including points, goals and assists.

PAC-10 FRESHMAN/NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR -- LIZ BOGUS, F, ARIZONA STATEBogus, a freshman forward from Sandy, Utah, becomes just the second Sun Devil to garner Pac-10 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year honors, joining former All-American Stacey Tullock (1998-2001) on that elite list. Bogus helped lead Arizona State to a 12-7-2 overall record (4-5-0 Pac-10) and a tie for sixth-place in the Conference. ASU also earned a NCAA Tournament appearance, defeating Washington State, 2-1 in the first round. In 21 games this season, Bogus ranks first in the Conference in game-wining goals (7), third in shots (62) and sixth in points (22). Bogus is a 2002 All-Pac-10 First Team selection, one of only two freshmen to earn that distinction this season. She was twice selected as the Pac-10 Player of the Week and was named to the Sept. 30 Soccer America Team of the Week.

PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- DAN TOBIAS, WASHINGTON STATEIn his fifth season at Washington State, Tobias guided the Cougars to a third-place finish in the Pac-10 and a second NCAA Tournament appearance in three years. WSU finished the year with a 11-7-2 record (5-2-2 Pac-10), improving upon a ninth-place finish in 2001. Washington State faced Conference opponent Arizona State in the first round of postseason play, falling 2-1. Under Tobias' guidance, the Cougars rank third in the Pac-10 in shots (298), goals (41), goals per game (2.16 gpg), and points (127), and second in assists (45) and assists per game (2.37 apg). In his five seasons at Washington State, Tobias has accrued a 44-45-4 (.495) overall record.

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

FIRST TEAM

Nicole Barnhart	GK	So.	STANLiz Bogus	F	Fr.	ASUWhitney Jones*	MF	Jr.	UCLAAmy LePeilbet*	D	Jr.	ASUJill Oakes	M	Fr.	UCLANandi Pryce*	D	Jr..	UCLALaura Schott***	F	Sr.	CALMarcie Ward**	F	Jr..	STANMarcia Wallis*	F	Sr.	STANCallie Withers*	MF	Sr.	STANKim Yokers*	MF	Jr.	CAL

SECOND TEAM

Megan Abbamonto*	MF	Jr..	USCMelissa Bennett	F	Jr.	WASHAli Fennell	F	Sr.	USCAllyson Marquand*	MF	Jr..	STANManya Makoski	F	Fr.	ASUIris Mora	F	Fr.	UCLAKelly Nelson	F	Fr.	ARIZHope Solo***	GK	Sr.	WASHSarah-Gayle Swanson*	F	Jr.	UCLAKim Taylor	F	Fr..	WASHNicole Wilcox	MF	Jr.	WSU

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

HONORABLE MENTIONJessica 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)

2002 TOURNAMENT TITLESArizona - Wildcat Invitational, Tucson, Ariz.; Iowa State Cyclone Classic, Ames, Iowa.California - California Invitational, Berkeley, Calif.Oregon State - OSU Nike Invitational, Corvallis, Ore.Stanford - Stanford Nike Invitational, Stanford, Calif.; Santa Clara adidas Classic, Santa Clara, Calif.UCLA - Outrigger Hotels & Resorts Soccer Classic, Honolulu, HawaiiUSC - UCLA Women's Cup, Los Angeles, Calif.Washington - Husky/Nike Invitational, Seattle, Wash.Washington State - Diadora Cup, Missoula, Mont.

2002 ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAMSARIZONA - Iowa State Cyclone Classic - Amanda Martin, Naomi Chu (Offensive MVP), Erin Clewett, Vanesha Bailey (Defensive MVP).UCLA - Hawaii Outrigger Resorts & Hotels Classic - Nandi Pryce, (Most Outstanding Player), Sarah-Gayle Swanson, Sarah Lombardo, Kathryn Lee, Jill Oakes, Iris Mora.WASHINGTON - Nike/Husky Classic - Melissa Bennett, Offensive MVP; Andrea Morelli, Defensive MVP.

2002 HAT TRICKSCourtney Carter, OSU, 9-27-02Tracy Hamm, CAL, 9-22-02Tina Frimpong, WASH, 8-30-02Iris Mora, UCLA, 9-13-02Kelly Nelson (5 goals), ARIZ, 9-27-02Laura Schott, CAL, 11-10-02Kim Taylor, WASH, 9-1-02

SOCCER AMERICA TEAM OF THE WEEKSept. 2- Melissa Bennett, Jr F, WASH;Sept. 9- Alisan Pabon, Jr D, STAN;Sept. 16- Brittany Kirk, Sr MF, CAL; Nandi Pryce, Jr D, UCLA;Sept. 23- Callie Withers, Sr MF, STAN; Alisan Pabon, Jr D, STAN;Sept. 30- Elizabeth Bogus, Fr F, ASU;Oct. 20- Kendal Billingsley, So D, UCLA; Laura Schott, Sr F, CAL.

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