Arizona Soccer Player Earns Regional Honor

Jan. 30, 2004

University of Arizona women's soccer player Candice Wilks has been named third team All-West Region by Soccer Buzz, the on-line magazine announced on Friday.

A junior forward, Wilks finished the 2003 season as Arizona's leading scorer with eight goals and two assists (18 points), marking the second time in her career that she has been the Cats' top scorer. She was also a first team All-Pac-10 selection, becoming the first Wildcat since Inger Airheart in 1997 to earn a first team all-conference nod.

Wilks was fourth in the Pac-10 in goals per game (0.53 gpg), fifth in points per game (1.20 ppg) and ninth in goals scored (8) for the season. She is the third Wildcat to earn laurels from Soccer Buzz, as Kelly Nelson (2002) and Inger Airheart (1997) were both West Region All-Freshman Team selections as rookies.

Arizona finished the 2003 season with a 6-11-2 overall record and a 2-6-1 Pac-10 mark. The Cats set or tied 10 school records, including most corner kicks in a season (125) and fewest opponent shots (213). The two Pac-10 wins were the most since the 2001 season, while the season conference record and the conference winning percentage (.278) were both the best in the history of the program. The Cats also won two Pac-10 road games for the first time ever.

For more information and a complete listing of the 2003 Soccer Buzz awards, go to www.soccerbuzz.com.

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