Four Women's Soccer Athletes Earn West Region NSCAA All-America Honors
Dec. 6, 2002
Stanford, Calif. - Seniors Marcia Wallis (Los Gatos, CA) and Callie Withers (Los Altos Hills, CA), sophomore Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, PA) and junior Marcie Ward (Alamo, CA) were all named to the West Region All-America Soccer Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
Wallis, a First Team selection, was also named the 2002 Pac-10 Player of the Year and was a member of the conference's First Team. The senior forward led Stanford with 13 goals and finished with 33 points on the year. Wallis set the Stanford's program record for games played and started, starting every match of her career (86). She also closed out her career ranked No. 3 on the all-time goal list with 49.
Withers earned First Team honors after being selected to the Second Team last season. A First Team All-Pac-10 selection, Withers finished with five goals and three assists. Withers was a dominating midfielder for the Cardinal, orchestrating Stanford's offense that outscored opponents 163-13.
Barnhart also joins Wallis and Withers on the West Region First Team. In her first season as a starting goalkeeper, Barnhart was a First Team All-Pac-10 member and was the nation's top keeper with a 0.19 goal against average. The sophomore recorded a record-setting 18 shutouts and allowed only four opponent goals. Barnhart also surrendered only one score in Pac-10 play, setting the conference mark.
Ward, a Second Team selection, also earned First Team Pac-10 accolades. The junior forward finished with 33 points and led the team with 13 assists. With four assists in the First and Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, Ward set the all-time career assist mark (38). Ward was a big part of Stanford's offense, recording a goal or an assist in 16 of the Cardinal's 23 contests.
The Cardinal finished their 2002 campaign with a 21-2-0 overall record after losing to Portland in the Quarterfinal Round of the NCAA Tournament. Stanford also claimed the Pac-10 Title with a perfect 9-0-0 mark.
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