Pac-10 Women's Soccer All-Conference Honors

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- In a vote by the Conference coaches, STANFORD forward Christen Press was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, OREGON STATE forward Jenna Richardson was named Freshman of the Year and head coach of the Cardinal, Paul Ratcliffe, was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, as Commissioner Larry Scott announced the women's soccer All-Conference honors today.

Press, a native of Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., becomes the sixth Stanford player all-time and second-straight to be named Conference Player of the Year. Press, the team captain of the consensus No. 1-ranked Cardinal, leads the nation with 23 goals and an average of 2.65 points per game. She has scored or assisted in all but two games this year and has ten game-winning goals. This season Press has become Stanford's all-time leader in points (176), goals (68) and assists (40). Press is also a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalist and a two-time All-Pac-10 first team selection. 

Richardson made her mark on the Beaver offense this season, netting six goals and adding five assists for 17 points, good for second on the squad. The White Rock, British Columbia, native becomes the first Oregon State player to be named Freshman of the Year. The speedy forward has a knack for finding the back of the net when the game is close, as she netted the game-winning goals against Washington and Washington State in 1-0 victories, en route to being named Pac-10 Player of the Week for her efforts.

Leading his squad through an undefeated regular season, a Pac-10 Championship and the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament for the second-straight year, Paul Ratcliffe was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year for the third-consecutive season. Stanford is riding a 17-0-2 season heading into the tournament and is the consensus No. 1 team in the nation. Ratcliffe's team is only the second in Pac-10 history to have back-to-back undefeated seasons. Under his tutelage, the Cardinal have the third-best scoring offense in the nation, averaging 2.95 goals per game and the sixth-best goals against average (0.487).

First Team
Name Pos. Year School
Christen Press* F Sr. Stanford
Sydney Leroux F Jr. UCLA
Alex Morgan*** F Sr. California
Teresa Noyola* MF Jr. Stanford
Kate Deines MF Jr. Washington
Kylie Wright MF Sr. UCLA
Jen Stoltenberg D/F Sr. Oregon
Rachel Quon* D So. Stanford
Lauren Barnes D Sr. UCLA
Lindsay Taylor* F Jr. Stanford
Colleen Boyd GK Jr. Oregon State
*two-time first team All-Pac-10 honoree
***four-time first team All-Pac-10 honoree

Second Team
Name Pos. Year School
Jenna Richardson F Fr. Oregon State
Chelsea Buckland F So. Oregon State
Megan Ohai F/MF Sr. USC
Megan Jesolva MF Sr. California
Taylor McCarter MF So. Arizona State
Mariah Nogueira MF So. Stanford
Courtney Verloo D So. Stanford
Karter Haug D Sr. USC
Courtney Wetzel D Sr. Oregon State
Alexandra Elston MF Sr. Arizona State
Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann GK Jr. Washington

Honorable Mention: Lauren Battung (CAL, So., F/MF); Zakiya Bywaters (UCLA, So., F); Micaela Castain (WSU, Fr., F); Alyssa Davila (USC, Sr., MF); Alina Garciamendez (STAN, So., D); Camille Levin (STAN, Jr., F); Devin Marshall (ASU, Fr., F); Sarah Martinez (WASH, Jr., F); Emily Oliver (STAN, Fr., GK); Jazmin Ponce (ARIZ, Fr., F/MF); Jenna Richmond (UCLA, Fr., MF); Ashli Sandoval (USC, RS JR, MF/D); Brandi Vega (WSU, So., F)

All-Freshman Team
Name Pos. School
Jenna Richardson F Oregon State
Elizabeth Eddy F/MF USC
Jenna Richmond MF UCLA
Emily Oliver GK Stanford
Devin Marshall F Arizona State
Lindsay Elston MF Washington
Jazmin Ponce F/MF Arizona
Emi Lawson D California
Micaela Castain F Washington State
Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick MF California
Natalia Ledezma MF UCLA
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