This Year in Pac-12 Women's Soccer

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• Six Pac12 women’s soccer teams earned berths to the 2015 NCAA Women’s Soccer Championship. STANFORD was a No. 1 seed second for the second-straight year and it was joined in the field by No. 3-seeded CALIFORNIA, No. 4-seeded USC, ARIZONA, WASHINGTON and WASHINGTON STATE.

• California junior forward Arielle Ship was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, while USC junior Kayla Mills took home Defensive Player of the Year nods. Stanford junior Jane Campbell was tabbed Goalkeeper of the Year and her teammate Alana Cook was named Freshman/Newcomer of the Year. Stanford head coach Paul Ratcliffe was voted the Coach of the Year for the sixth time in the last eight years.

• The Pac-12  holds an all-time record of 174-118-25 (.588) in the NCAA Tournament with three national championships and five second-place finishes.  

• The Pac-12 had five NSCAA/Continental Tire Division I All-America honorees for the second-straight year. STANFORD’s Andi Sullivan was named to the first team, while CALIFORNIA’s Arielle Ship was joined by USC’s Kayla Mills and Morgan Andrews on the second team. Samantha Witteman of California earned third-team honors. 

• The final NSCAA rankings had four Pac-12 teams ranked in the top 25 with six teams receiving votes overall. Stanford led the league at No. 6. 

• ARIZONA advanced to the round of 16 in the NCAA Tournament for just the second time in program history and first since 2005. The Wildcats totaled 14 wins, the second-best total in school history. They also won six Pac-12 matches, tying the best mark in program history.

• ARIZONA STATE started the season 4-0 but ran into injury troubles in the middle of the year. The Sun Devils finished the year going 5-1-1 in their last seven games, including a win over in-state rival Arizona. Senior Cali Farquharson was an NSCAA All-Pacific Region honoree and is a Senior CLASS award finalist.

• CALIFORNIA earned its 12th-straight berth to the NCAA Tournament and were seeded third. It finished the season with a 13-6-3 (6-4-1 Pac-12) record on the year. Junior Arielle Ship was the program’s first-ever Pac-12 Player of the Year and she also earned second-team NSCAA All-America accolades. 

• COLORADO started the Pac-12 season with a bang, beating then-No. 14 California, 2-1, in overtime. It finished the year with a 7-10-3 (1-8-2 Pac-12) record. Senior defender Madison Krauser earned second team All-Pac-12 accolades while midfielder Sarah Kinzner garnered All-Freshman honors.

• OREGON finished the year with a 6-13 (3-8 Pac-12 record) but ended on a high note, beating Washington and in-state rival Oregon State. Forward Marissa Everett was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.

• OREGON STATE posted a record of 6-10 (2-9 Pac-12) on the year. Junior defender Greta Espinoza was a All-Pac-12 honorable mention honoree and sophomore Bella Geist was once again a solid goalkeeper for the Beavers, averaging 4.72 saves per game, the No. 2 mark in the league.

• STANFORD claimed its fifth Pac-12 title in the last seven years and 10th all-time as they posted a 19-2-2 (10-0-1 Pac-12) overall record. The Cardinal was the last team standing in the NCAA Tournament, reaching the national quarterfinal but falling in penalty kicks to Duke. Sophomore midfielder Andi Sullivan was a semifinalist for the coveted MAC Hermann Trophy.

• UCLA posted a 8-10-1 (4-6-1 Pac-12) record on the year. The youthful squad showed glimpses of dominance but could not sustain it over the year. The Bruins beat  three top-25 opponents on the season, No. 13 Wisconsin, No. 19 Pepperdine and No. 15 Arizona. Senior midfielder Kodi Lavrusky was a second-team All-Pac12 honoree.

• USC finished 15-6-2 on the year and second in the Pac-12 with a record of 9-2. This was only the third Trojan squad all-time to advance to the NCAA Tournament round of 16. Junior Kayla Mills was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year and earned second-team NSCAA All-America honors along with junior midfielder Morgan Andrews.

• UTAH posted a 7-10-3 (4-7 Pac-12) record and finished 2015 on a high note, winning two of its last three matches. The Utes knocked off Arizona State, who was riding a three-game winning streak, and rival Colorado. Midfielder Paola van der Veen was a member of the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.

• WASHINGTON went 12-7-2 (5-5-1 Pac-12) on the year and took sixth place overall. The Huskies earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament for the third time in the last four years. Senior defender McKenzie Karas was a first-team All-Pac-12 honoree. Senior Goalkeeper Megan Kufeld broke Hope Solo’s school record for shutouts in a career with 21. Kufeld was also named the CoSIDA All-American of the Year for her work in the classroom and on the field.

• WASHINGTON STATE ( was picked to finish ninth in the preseason coaches poll but ended up finishing in third place overall. The Cougars earned an NCAA Tournament berth for the seventh time in the last eight years and were led by their two forwards, senior Kourtney Guetlein (first-team All-Pac-12) and junior Kaitlyn Johnson (second-team All-Pac-12).

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