Eight Cardinal Players Honored by the Pac-10
Nov. 9, 2006
Stanford, Calif. -
Eight Stanford women's soccer players were honored today, as the Pac-10 announced its All-Conference awards. Overall, Cardinal players garnered 10 awards, the most in the conference and the most in the history of the Stanford program.
Senior Shari Summers, senior Rachel Buehler and freshman Kelley O'Hara were named to the All-Pac-10 First Team, while sophomore Allison Falk and freshman Kristin Stannard were named to the All-Conference Second Team. Sophomore Marisa Abegg rounded out the conference honors with All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention.
The Cardinal's talented freshman class was well-represented on the All-Freshman Team, as O'Hara, Stannard, Ali Riley and Alicia Jenkins were all members of the 11-player team. The foursome has been responsible for nearly half of the Cardinal scoring this season, combining for 15 goals and 35 points.
Summers and O'Hara have been two of the top offensive players in the conference, with seven goals apiece. Both rank in the top-10 players in the conference in shots, goals and points. Of note, O'Hara is the first Cardinal freshman to be named to the All-Pac-10 First Team since Marcie Ward was honored in 2000. Stannard has been key to the Cardinal midfield, with four goals and two assists this season. Buehler, Falk and Abegg have been the anchors of one of the top defensive units in the country, posting 13 shutouts and a .59 goals-against average.
The group of Cardinal All-Conference honorees will lead Stanford into the NCAA Tournament tomorrow, facing Nevada in the First Round. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara.