Four Women of Troy Receive SoccerBuzz Regional Honors
Dec. 21, 2005
Following their 2005 trip to the NCAA Second Round, four members of the USC women's soccer team have earned places on SoccerBuzz's West Region teams. Freshman forward Amy Rodriguez was named to the First Team, and was joined with All-Freshman Team honors by defender Meagan Holmes and midfielder Stacey Strong. Junior midfielder Rosa Anna Tantillo received recognition with a spot on the Second Team.
All-American Rodriguez (Lake Forest, Calif./Santa Margarita HS) is the first Trojan since 2000 to be named to SoccerBuzz's All-West Region First Team. Tantillo (San Diego, Calif./La Jolla HS) last received regional honors as a freshman in 2003, but no Women of Troy were named to SoccerBuzz's 2004 teams. Tantillo and Rodriguez were both first-teamers in the Pac-10, and Holmes (Timonium, Md./Dulaney HS) and Strong (Santa Rosa, Calif./Montgomery HS) also received conference honors on the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.
Rodriguez is just one of two freshmen to receive first-team West Region recognition this season, and she is the first Trojan to receive such a nod since Isabelle Harvey in 2000. Harvey -- now an assistant coach at USC -- was named to the second team as a freshman in 1996, making Rodriguez the only USC freshman to be named to the first team.
First Team F Mallory Miller, Arizona, Sr F Megan Woods, Pepperdine, Sr F Amy Rodriguez, USC, Fr F Christine Sinclair, Portland, Sr M Danesha Adams, UCLA, So M Lindsey Huie, Portland, Sr M Megan Rapinoe, Portland, Fr M Angie Woznuk, Portland, So D Courtney Hooker, California, So D Stephanie Lopez, Portland, So D Jill Oakes, UCLA, Sr D Marlene Sandoval, Cal State Fullerton, Sr G Ashley Haugen, Gonzaga, Sr
Second Team F Jordan Angeli, Santa Clara, So F Liz Bogus, Arizona State, Sr F Kara Lang, UCLA, Fr F Jodie Taylor, Oregon State, So M Brittany Cooper, Arizona State, Sr M Jaime Rendich Beck, BYU, Sr M Renee Scachetti, UC Riverside, Sr M Rosa Anna Tantillo, USC, Jr D Marian Dalmy, Santa Clara, Jr D Tracy Hamm, California, Sr D Hayley Hunt, Stanford, Sr D Melissa Wayman, Utah, Jr G Anna Picarelli, Pepperdine, SrThird TeamF Liz Eisenberg, California, SrF Tina Estrade, Santa Clara, JrF Iris Mora, UCLA, SrF Kandace Wilson, Cal State Fullerton, SrM Carmen Anderson, Washington State, SrM Rochelle Hoover, Weber State, SrM Charlene Lui, BYU, SrM Brianna Monka, Cal State Northridge, SrD Mary Castelanelli, UCLA, JrD Beth Drollinger, Gonzaga, JrD Michaela Esquivel, Santa Clara, SrD Nickie Olson, UNLV, SrG Karen Bardsley, Cal State Fullerton, SrG Tawny Poggio, UC Riverside, Jr
All-Freshman TeamF Kara Lang, UCLAF Katie Larkin, BYUF Adele Letro, UtahF Amy Rodriguez, USCF Kim Silos, Long Beach StateF Erika Sutton, San Diego StateM Hayley Bolt, Long Beach StateM Christina DiMartino, UCLAM Amanda Poach, Santa ClaraM Stefani Rocco, St Mary'sM Stacey Strong, USCD Marissa Abegg, StanfordD Lori Conrad, GonzagaD Erin Hardy, UCLAD Meagan Holmes, USCD Danielle Potts, Santa ClaraG Alex Gamble, Stanford