NSCAA Names Four Bears to All-Pacific Region Team
Dec. 15, 2009
BERKELEY - Four members of the California women's soccer team were named to the All-Pacific Region Team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, it was announced Tuesday. Junior forward Alex Morgan was placed on the second team while senior defender Brianna Bak, senior midfielder Katie Oakes and sophomore midfielder Katrin Omarsdottir were named to the third team.
Morgan is currently with the U.S. senior national team at training camp, marking her first call-up to the national squad. Thanks to Morgan's team-leading 14 scores this season, Morgan now has 31 career goals, and is now tied for fourth place all-time with Erika Hinton for career goals. With 36 points accumulated this year, she now stands in fifth place with 41-career points, just fourth points shy of tying for third.
Bak, a four-year letterwinner, has been a stalwart defender on Cal's backline and was co-captain with Oakes this season. Bak scored her lone goal of the season in the 22nd minute against Texas, jumpstarting the Bear offense to a 4-2 victory.
Oakes started 19 of the 19 games in which she played. Oakes scored thrice in 2009, two scores coming off of successful corner kicks. Oakes, who was a key member of Cal's midfield in her four years as a Bear, also had two assists and was co-captain with Bak this season.
In 2009, Omarsdottir was third on the squad with five goals and two assists. Omarsdottir missed the first two games of the season to play in the European Championships with her native Iceland. She was third amongst the Bears with two gamewinners, and led the Bears to wins over Portland State and Oregon State. Starting 17 of her 17 games played, Omarsdottir racked up 12 points.
All four were also named All-Pac-10 with Morgan leading the way with placement on the first team. Oakes made the second team. Omarsdottir and Bak were honorable mentions.