Mueller Named All-West Region
Jan. 7, 2010
SEATTLE - Washington junior defender Taylor Mueller was named Third Team All-Far West Region by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, adding to his list of honors for the 2009 season.
A Second Team All-Pac-10 selection, Mueller played in all 18 games for the Huskies, making 17 starts. He led the Husky defense to six shutouts during the season, which ranked second in the conference. The team also allowed just 10 conference goals, also the second-fewest in the Pac-10.
Mueller was named Pac-10 Player of the Week once during the season, following UW's 0-0 draw with NCAA Tournament team Stanford and 1-1 draw with Cal. He and his fellow defenders held the Cardinal to just seven shots in 110 minutes - one shy of a season-low for Stanford - including just one shot in the first half and none in the two overtime periods. The Huskies held Stanford's leading-scorer Bobby Warshaw to just one shot and allowed the entire Cardinal team just two shots on goal. Against Cal, the Huskies allowed an early goal to the Pac-10's leading goal scorer, Andrew Wiedeman, but Mueller and the UW defense locked Cal down over the final 75 minutes for the tie.
The Sammamish, Wash., native is one of seven full-time starters who will return to the pitch for the Huskies in 2010.
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