Four Women's Soccer Players Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors

Nov. 20, 2006

LOS ANGELES - Led by second-team selections Mary Castelanelli and Catherine Calvert, the UCLA women's soccer team had a total of four players earn Pac-10 All-Academic honors on Monday.

Castelanelli, a senior defender from Lodi, Calif., was starter in nine matches for the Bruins before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Sept. 24. She carries a 3.54 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in civil engineering. One of the Bruins' best attacking defenders, she had three assists prior to her injury. Castelanelli was also named to the ESPN The Magazine All-Academic Third Team.

Calvert, a sophomore midfielder from Malibu, Calif., has appeared in all 23 matches, starting 18. She is undeclared with a 3.76 cumulative grade point average. She has been instrumental in helping the Bruins advance to the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament. Calvert has one assist on the year.

Goalkeeper Valerie Henderson (Orinda, Calif.) and midfielder Christina DiMartino (Massapequa, NY) are honorable mention selections.

First TeamKim Bingham, ASU** Sr. 3.90 Marketing and PsychologyRachel Buehler, STAN* Sr. 4.00 Human BiologyJessie Chatfield, ORE So. 3.95 Physical EducationNicole Dobrzynski, ORE So. 3.90 Business AdministrationKyleyn Felts, ASU* Jr. 4.00 Graphic DesignDarcie Gardner, ORE So. 4.03 UndeclaredLizzy George, STAN Jr. 3.88 Human BiologyTracy Lansing, USC* Sr. 3.85 CommunicationMcKenna Martindale, OSU So. 4.00 BiologyLindsay Parker, USC* Sr. 3.92 CommunicationJenny Wendell, CAL RS Jr. 3.88 English

Second TeamRobin Alexander, WASH Jr. 3.63 Communications and PhilosophyCatherine Calvert, UCLA So. 3.76 UndeclaredMary Castelanelli, UCLA Sr. 3.54 Civil EngineeringNatalie Elkind, WSU Jr. 3.76 Sport ManagementAnna Key, CAL Sr. 3.52 Peace & Conflict StudiesAnna Miller, WSU Jr. 3.60 Sport ManagementAlissa Oldenkamp, ASU Jr. 3.78 ManagementMelissa Onstad, OSU Sr. 3.65 Exercise & Sport ScienceKelsey Provo, OSU So. 3.83 Liberal StudiesJetta Sadusky, OSU Jr. 3.75 PsychologySally Thurner, ARIZ So. 3.75 Geosciences

* - two-time all-academic selection** - three-time all-academic selection

HONORABLE MENTION: Marisa Abegg, So., STAN; Nadia Al-Lami, Sr., CAL; Sasha Baines, Sr., WSU; Melissa Beal, So., WASH; Brynn Bemis, Jr., WSU; Kelley Birch, So., STAN; Kim Bonnes, Jr., WSU; Dani Bridges, Jr., WASH; Janessa Currier, So., USC; Torrey Delaplane, So., CAL; Gianna DeSaverio, So., ARIZ; Shannon Dillon, Sr., WASH; Christina DiMartino, So., UCLA; Angela Fajardo, Sr., WSU; Allison Falk, So., STAN; Kelley Finch, So., USC; Alex Gamble, So., STAN; Nicole Garbin, Sr., ORE; Laurie Gartrell, Jr., CAL; Katie Hall, So., WASH; Caitlin Hannegan, Jr., CAL; Hillary Heath, So., STAN; Kaity Heath, Jr., ARIZ; Valerie Henderson, Jr., UCLA; Erica Holland, Jr., STAN; Courtney Hooker, Jr., CAL; Shuree Hyatt, RS Jr., WASH; Nkechi Kanu, So., CAL; Lara Kezer, Jr., ASU; Nini Loucks, So., USC; Lea MacKinnon, So., STAN; Kate Mannino, So., STAN; Alivia Mazura, Sr., CAL; Allison Newton, So., ORE; Lauren Niblett, Jr., ASU; Ashley Nick, So., USC; Samantha Pabst, So., OSU; Katie Ratican, Sr., CAL; Kristine Relja, Jr., CAL; Cathy Roe, Sr., WASH; Allison Scurich, Jr., WSU; Kylla Sjoman, So, ASU; Tiffany Smith, Jr., ORE; Stacey Strong, So., USC; Shari Summers, Sr., STAN; Jodie Taylor, Jr., OSU; Dylann Tharp, Jr., ORE; April Wall, Jr., STAN; Stephanie Wieger, Jr., CAL; Bri Wiles, RS Jr., CAL; Lauren Wippel, Sr., OSU; Mimi Yuhas, Jr., STAN.

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