Three Huskies Receive Pac-10 Women's Soccer Accolades
Nov. 10, 2006
WALNUT, CREEK, Calif. - Three Washington women's soccer players were honored by the Pac-10, including junior Dani Bridges who was named a second-team all-conference selection.
A midfielder from Maple Valley, Wash., Bridges scored two goals and distributed two assists for the Huskies who posted a 7-12-1 record. The Tahoma High School product has started every game since her arrival at UW.
Also recognized by the Pac-10 was sophomore midfielder Jenna Robison who received honorable mention all-conference acclaim. The Livermore, Calif. native also recorded two goals and two assists.
Newcomer Nikki Murray, from Des Moines, Wash., was voted to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team by the conference coaches. The Mt. Rainier High School product started all 20 games on defense for UW, which registered five shutouts and limited five other opponents to one goal.
Despite being snubbed by the NCAA Tournament committee, Pac-10 runner-up Oregon claimed two of the major awards. Second-year coach Tara Erickson was named the Coach of the Year. The former Tara Bilanski, a graduate of Puyallup (Wash.) High School, was a four-year letterman player at Washington from 1992-95. She served as an assistant on the Husky coaching staff between 1996 and 2000 under current UW mentor Lesle Gallimore.
The Ducks were projected last in the preseason coaches poll, but Erickson directed them to a second-place finish in the conference standings with a 6-1-2 record and a 12-6-2 overall mark.
Oregon forward Nicole Garbin received the Pac-10 Player of the Year award and UCLA's Lauren Cheney was the Freshman of the Year.
2006 PAC-10 WOMEN'S SOCCER AWARDS
Player of the Year: Nicole Garbin, Oregon
Freshman of the Year: Lauren Cheney, UCLA
Coach of the Year: Tara Erickson, Oregon
All-Pac-10 First Team
Name, Pos., Year, School
Danesha Adams, F/MF, Jr., UCLA
Kim Bingham, GK, Sr., Arizona State
Rachel Buehler, D, Sr., Stanford
Lauren Cheney, F, Fr., UCLA
Gianna DeSaverio, F, So., Arizona
Christina DiMartino, F/MF, So., UCLA
Nicole Garbin, F, Sr., Oregon
Kelley O'Hara, F, Fr., Stanford
Shari Summers, MF, Sr., Stanford
Rosa Anna Tantillo, MF, Sr., USC
Jodie Taylor, F, Jr., Oregon State
All-Pac-10 Second Team
Nadia Al-Lami, MF, Sr., California
Dani Bridges, MF, Jr., Washington
Carly Dobratz, MF, Fr., Washington State
Allison Falk, D, So., Stanford
Valerie Henderson, GK, Jr., UCLA
Meagan Holmes, D, So., USC
Courtney Hooker, D, Jr., California
London King, F, So., Arizona
Caroline Lea, MF, Jr., California
Allison Scurich, D, Jr., Washington State
Kristin Stannard, MF, Fr., Stanford
Stacey Strong, MF, So., USC
All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention (UW only)
Jenna Robison, MF, So., Washington
Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
Name, Pos., School
Jacqueline Broussard, MF, Arizona
Lauren Cheney, F, UCLA
Carly Dobratz, MF, Washington State
Alicia Jenkins, F, Stanford
Kristine Larson, MF, UCLA
Kelly Menachof, MF, California
Nikki Murray, D, Washington
Kelley O'Hara, F, Stanford
Ali Riley, F, Stanford
Kristin Stannard, MF, Stanford
Danielle Sweeney, MF, Oregon