Yokers Named Second Team All-West Region by the NSCAA

Dec. 5, 2002

BERKELEY - California junior midfielder Kim Yokers has been selected to the second team All-West Region soccer team by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Meanwhile, senior forward Laura Schott earned third team all-region recognition.

Last month, Yokers garnered first team All-Pac-10 honors after helping to lead the Golden Bears to a 12-8-1 record and to the second round of the NCAA College Cup. The Seattle product posted five points in 2002 from one goal and three assists. Her one goal was the game winner against Denver (2-0) in the opening round of the NCAAs. More important than the points, Yokers was one of the most dominating central midfielders in the country this season. As a sophomore, Yokers was a third team all-region pick by the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz.

Schott, who hails from Wilsonville, Ore., will graduate from Cal as one of the most decorated players in school history. In the win over Denver, the two-time All-American tallied her school record 56th career goal. After tying for the team lead with 18 points (7G, 4A) this year, Schott finished her career second all-time in Cal history for points with 128, five points shy of U.S. national team player Joy (Biefeld) Fawcett's school record of 133. Despite missing six games this season mainly due to a knee injury, Schott also was a first team All-Pac-10 honoree.

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