Teresa Noyola Named 2008 Parade All-American High School Girls Soccer Player of the Year

May 28, 2008

Stanford incoming freshman Teresa Noyola was named the 2008 Parade All-American High School Girls Soccer Player of the Year for the second year in a row. Noyola made history last year as the first-ever junior to win the award and is now the first-ever player to win the award twice.

Noyola is also one of the youngest members of the Under-20 Women's National Team and has had nine appearances on the field with them--the most of any athlete eligible for Parade honors.

'Her small frame and quickness allow her to exploit defenses and create opportunities for herself and her teammates,' says last year's Under-17 National Team coach, Dean Durst, of the 5-foot-3 Noyola.

Noyola will arrive to the Farm after completing her schooling at local Palo Alto High School and will graduate with a 4.4 weighted GPA. She was named the Girls High School Scholar Athlete of the Year by American soccer coaches.

Noyola wasn't the only future Stanford freshman to be honored by the magazine.

Lindsay Taylor was also named as an All-American forward by the magazine and Cami Levin of was named as a defender. Shira Averbuch was also named to the squad as an All-American midfielder.

Averbuch, a native of Montclair, NJ, is a two-time NSCAA Youth All-American, earning a spot among the nation's most elite young players in both 2006 and 2007. The midfielder is also a veteran of the U.S. National Team program, having competed with the U-15, U-16 and U-17 squads over the past three years. At Montclair High School, she was a four-time first-team all-conference performer and a 2007 New Jersey All-State First Team selection.

Levin, hailing from Newport Coast, Calif., is a standout defender from Tarbut V' Torah High School. A two-time NSCAA Youth All-American, Levin's accomplishments also include three USYSA State Championships and two U.S. Soccer Club National Championships. In addition, Levin is a seasoned member of the U.S. National Team program. A recent selection to the U-20 National Team pool, she has played for the U-16, U-17, and U-18 squads and been a part of the U-14 and U-15 National Team pools.

Taylor also comes to the Farm from just down the road, hailing from local Los Altos. A standout from Castilleja High School in Palo Alto, she is a two-time NSCAA Youth All-American and 2007 Parade All-American. Taylor is yet another player with U.S. National Team experience, competing with the U-17 squad in 2006. Along with Noyola, Taylor competes for the MVLA Mercury.

Girls Team

Forwards (Name, Hometown, Class Year)
Melissa Henderson Garland, Tex. Senior
Tiffany McCarty Laurel, Md. Senior
Lauren Alwine Elizabethtown, Pa. Senior
Sydney Leroux Scottsdale, Ariz. Senior
Merritt Mathias Birmingham, Ala. Senior
Lindsay Taylor Los Altos, Calif. Senior
Casey Short Naperville, Ill. Senior
Danielle Foxhoven Littleton, Colo. Senior
Kim Castleberry McKinney, Tex. Junior
Toni Pressley Melbourne, Fla. Senior
Alyssa Rich Cincinnati, Ohio Junior
Brittani Bartok Union, N.J. Senior

Midfielders
Teresa Noyola Palo Alto, Calif. Senior
Katy Frierson Homewood, Ala. Senior
Christine Nairn Bowie, Md. Senior
Beth West Centennial, Colo. Senior
Charney Burk North Tustin, Calif. Senior
Allie Vernon Homer Glen, Ill. Junior
Chelsea Cline Des Moines, Iowa Junior
Brittany Kerridge Golden, Colo. Senior
Courtney Barg Plano, Tex. Senior
Kylie Doniak Chino Hills, Calif. Senior
Shira Averbuch Montclair, N.J. Senior
Sarah Chapman Silver Spring, Md. Senior

Defenders
Amber Brooks New Hope, Pa. Junior
Ashley Rape Dallas, Tex. Senior
Alyssa Pember Northport, N.Y. Senior
Danielle Brunache Belmont, Calif. Senior
Cami Levin Newport Coast, Calif. Senior
Lindsi Lisonbee Park City, Utah Junior
Julie Lancos Belford, N.J. Senior
Ella Stephan Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. Senior
Whitney Sharpe West Des Moines, Iowa Senior
Michelle Olivier Roswell, Ga. Senior

Goalkeepers
Bianca Henninger Los Gatos, Calif. Senior
Cat Parkhill Apple Valley, Minn. Senior
Jill Mastroianni Durham, Conn. Senior
Haley Kopmeyer Troy, Mich. Senior

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