Hooker, Jesolva, Morgan Earn All-America Honors from Soccer Buzz

Dec. 28, 2007

BERKELEY, Calif. - Soccer Buzz has selected California senior defender Courtney Hooker a second-team All-American, and defender Megan Jesolva and forward Alex Morgan second-team Freshman All-Americans.

Hooker was also named a second-team All-American by Soccer Buzz in 2005. This season, the Woodland Hills, Calif., product has garnered first-team Soccer Buzz and NSCAA all-region honors, first-team All-Pac-10, second-team Lowe's Senior All-America and second-team Pac-10 All-Academic. Hooker helped Cal record 11 shutouts this season and 45 in the 85 games of her collegiate career. The Woodland Hills, Calif., native also notched her first career goal this season in a home win over Washington State.

Jesolva, a Pac-10 All-Freshman honoree, played in all 21 games and made 18 starts on the Bears' backline as a rookie. A native of La Mirada, Calif., Jesolva also was named second-team all-region and to the All-West Freshman team by Soccer Buzz. Jesolva helped the Bears post a 0.93 goals-against average and registered two assists. She brought versatility to the Bears' lineup as she also can play in the midfield or up top.

Morgan led Cal in points (18) and goals (8) in 2007. The Diamond Bar, Calif., product posted the game-tying goal in the second-round NCAA Tournament game against Stanford, sending the contest into overtime tied at 1-1 and on to penalty kicks where the Bears' season eventually came to an end. Morgan tallied three game-winning goals on her way to honorable mention all-conference recognition and Pac-10 All-Freshman accolades. She also received two other Soccer Buzz honors - third-team all-region and regional All-Freshman.

Cal finished 2007 with a 15-5-1 record in its first season under the direction of head coach Neil McGuire. The Bears were 7-0-1 over their final eight games, including earning their second victory of the year over Santa Clara (2-0) in the first round of the postseason. This marked the first time Cal has ever accumulated more than one win over Santa Clara in the same season.

Cal women's soccer's second-round NCAA showing helped the school finish the fall season No. 1 in the Directors' Cup standings. The Bears finished 15th nationally in Soccer Buzz's final poll of the season.

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