First-Team Selection Cheney Leads Bruins' All-Pac-10 Honorees
Nov. 11, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- Forward Lauren Cheney became the first UCLA player in history to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors four years in a row, as the conference released its end of the year awards on Wednesday.
Cheney, who is tied for first on the team in scoring with 32 points (13g, 6a), was the Bruins' only first-team selection this year. Forward Sydney Leroux, who also has 32 points (15g, 2a), was a second-team selection. She was joined on the second team by defenders Lauren Wilmoth and Lauren Barnes.
Stanford swept the major awards this year, with forward Kelley O'Hara being named Pac-10 Player of the Year, midfielder Mariah Nogueira was named Freshman of the Year and head coach of the Cardinal, Paul Ratcliffe, was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.
FIRST TEAM ALL-PAC-10Name Pos. Year SchoolKelley O'Hara F Sr. StanfordLauren Cheney F Sr. UCLAAlex Morgan F Jr. CaliforniaCarly Dobratz MF Sr. Washington StateRachael Axon MF Sr. Oregon StateMariah Nogueira MF Fr. StanfordAli Riley D Sr. StanfordLiz Harkin D Sr. Arizona StateRachel Quon D Fr. StanfordChristen Press F Jr. StanfordKristin Olsen GK Sr. USC
SECOND TEAM ALL-PAC-10Name Pos. Year SchoolSydney Leroux F So. UCLAKiersten Dallstream F Sr. Washington StateVeronica Perez F Sr. WashingtonAlyssa Dávila MF Jr. USCKatie Oakes MF Sr. CaliforniaKate Deines MF So. WashingtonLauren Wilmoth D Sr. UCLAAlina Garciamendez D Fr. StanfordLauren Barnes D Jr. UCLALindsay Taylor F So. StanfordMeghan Berlingo GK Jr. Washington State
HONORABLE MENTION: Renae Cuellar (ARIZ, So., F); Kristina Larsen (UCLA, Sr., F), Jen Stoltenberg (ORE, Jr., F), Katrin Omarsdottir (Cal, So., MF), Camille Levin (STAN, So., MF), Alexandra Elston (ASU, Jr., MF), Alicia Jenkins (STAN, Sr., D), Meagan Holmes (USC, R Sr., D), Dea Cook (UCLA, Sr., D), Brianna Bak (CAL, Sr., D), Ashley Seal (OSU, So., D/MF)
PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAMName Pos. SchoolMariah Nogueira MF StanfordRachel Quon D StanfordChelsea Cline MF UCLASamantha Johnson F USCCourtney Verloo F StanfordZakiya Bywaters MF UCLAMariah Cameron D Washington StateAlina Garciamendez D StanfordChelsea Buckland F Oregon StateScout Libke MF OregonMel Johnson MF Washington State
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