Eight Huskies Named To Academic All-Pac-10 Team

Nov. 23, 2009

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Washington women's soccer team landed eight players on the Pac-10 All-Academic teams the conference announced, including sophomore Kari Davidson who earned First Team honors.

In addition to Davidson, seven Huskies earned honorable mention honors including seniors Lindsey Kasser and Veronica Perez, juniors Hannah Greig and Kendyl Pele and sophomores Kate Deines, Kelli Stewart and Alex Webber. The eight total honorees are the most for the Huskies since they also had eight in 2000.

Davidson, just the second Husky since 2004 to be named to the First Team, carries a 3.69 grade-point average. She was also a stalwart in goal for UW, ranking third in the conference in saves (64), fifth in shutouts (5) and sixth in goals against average (0.95) as the Huskies advanced to the NCAA Second Round for the second-straight season.

Perez, who ends her career ranked sixth all-time in goals scored at UW, has a 3.10 GPA in Sociology. She was also named Second-Team All-Pac-10 last week for the second-straight season. Kasser, UW's captain and defensive standout the last four years, has a 3.04 GPA in Communications. Both earned honorable mention honors for the second consecutive year.

Also earning honorable mention honors for the second time was junior defender Pele, who owns a 3.42 GPA in Political Science. Classmate and fellow defender Greig earned her first honor with a 3.06 in Pre-Health Science.

The trio of sophomores all earned their first All-Academic nod, led by Deines, who carries a 3.55 GPA. She adds the academic honor to her Second Team All-Pac-10 nod last week. Stewart and Webber round out the group with their 3.31 and 3.64 GPAs, respectively.

The Huskies earned their 10th NCAA postseason berth this year, defeating Ole Miss, 1-0, in the First Round before falling to No. 2 Portland, 2-1, in the Second Round. UW will return eight starters next season, including leading scorer McKenna Waitley.

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