Three Sun Devil Soccer Players Earn NSCAA All-Pacific Region Honors
TEMPE, Ariz. – Three Arizona State University soccer players – senior defender Kaitlyn Pavlovich, sophomore forward Cali Farquharson and sophomore defender McKenzie Berryhill – were named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s All-Pacific Region Team, according to an announcement by the NSCAA.
Pavlovich (second team) and Berryhill (third team) were two significant contributors on a Sun Devil back line that posted the team’s best goals against average (1.31) since the 2009 squad that gave up 1.20 goals per game The Sun Devils allowed one or fewer goals 12 times in 2013, including seven shutouts. Among the seven shutouts was ASU’s historic 1-0 win at (then) unbeaten and (then) second-ranked Stanford on Oct. 6, which ended the Cardinal’s 73-game unbeaten streak at home and its 44-game winning streak in conference games.
Pavlovich concluded her 62-game Sun Devil career (55 starts), by starting all 19 games in 2013. She recorded career highs in goals (3) and points this season (6). Pavlovich was named to the CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll after scoring a goal in ASU’s 2-2 tie vs. Colorado (Nov. 1) and its 2-1 double-overtime win vs. Utah (Nov. 3). The two goals equaled her career total in her prior 54 games (47 starts) coming into the weekend.
A starter in 34 of 38 career games, including all 19 this season, Berryhill was named to the CS360 Primetime Performers Weekly Honor Roll for her play in ASU’s contests at No. 11 Cal (Oct. 4) and its aforementioned win at No. 2 Stanford. Last month she was named All-Pac-12 second team.
Farquharson (second team) concluded her sophomore season as ASU’s leader in goals (10) and points (22) for the second consecutive season. Four of her goals in 2013 were game winners, the most recent of which came in ASU’s 2-1 double-overtime upset of Utah on Nov. 3. With the goal against Utah, Farquharson moved into a tie tied for ninth place on ASU’s all-time list with 20 goals. She also became the first Sun Devil to account for 10 or more goals in back-to-back seasons since Patrice Feulner accomplished the feat in 2000-01. Farquharson, who also earned 2013 All-Pac-12 second-team recognition, started off the season by scoring goals in ASU’s first five games to set the school record for most consecutive goals scoring a goal (eight – last three games of 2012 and first five games of 2013).