Barnhart, Wallis And Withers Earn First Team All-America Accolades

Dec. 12, 2002

Dallas, Texas - Stanford women's soccer seniors Marcia Wallis (Los Gatos, CA) and Callie Withers (Los Altos Hills, CA) and sophomore Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, PA) were named to the NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division I All-America First Team. The team was announced at a news conference in Dallas, Texas on Thursday.

Wallis, a West Region First Team selection, was also named the 2002 Pac-10 Player of the Year and was a member of the conference's First Team. The senior forward led Stanford with 13 goals and finished with 33 points on the year. Wallis set the Stanford's program record for games played and started, starting every match of her career (86). She also closed out her career ranked No. 3 on the all-time goal list with 49.

Withers also earned First Team West Region honors after being selected to the Second Team last season. A First Team All-Pac-10 selection, Withers finished with five goals and three assists. Withers was a dominating midfielder for the Cardinal, orchestrating Stanford's offense that outscored opponents 163-13.

Barnhart also joins Wallis and Withers on the All-America First Team and West Region First Team. In her first season as a starting goalkeeper, Barnhart was a First Team All-Pac-10 member and was the nation's top keeper with a 0.19 goal against average. The sophomore recorded a record-setting 18 shutouts and allowed only four opponent goals. Barnhart also surrendered only one score in Pac-10 play, setting the conference mark.

The NSCAA/adidas All-America teams are determined through voting by NSCAA member coaches from across the nation. The teams, from youth to NCAA Division I, will be honored at the NSCAA/adidas All-America Luncheon, to be held Saturday, Jan. 18, as part of the 2003 NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, Mo.

The complete list of this year's honorees follows.

2002 National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas NCAA Division I Women's All-America Team

First Team
G, Nicole Barnhart, So., Stanford, Gilbertville, Pa.
D, Lauren Orlandos**, Sr., Portland, Lake Forest, Calif.
D, Catherine Reddick*, Jr., North Carolina, Birmingham, Ala.
D, Nandi Pryce, Jr., UCLA, Casselberry, Fla.
M, Callie Withers, Sr., Stanford, Los Altos Hills, Calif.
M, Johanna Lohman*, Jr., Penn State, Silver Spring, Md.
M, Sarah Popper, Sr., Connecticut, Penn Yann, N.Y.
M, Aly Wagner**, Sr., Santa Clara, San Jose, Calif.
F, Chrissie Abbott, Jr., West Virginia, Avon, Ohio
F, Marcia Wallis, Sr., Stanford, Los Gatos, Calif.
F, Courtney Crandell, Fr., UNC-Charlotte, Des Moines, Iowa
F, Christine Sinclair#, So., Portland, Burnaby, British Columbia

Second Team
G, Meghan Burke, Sr., Saint Louis, St. Louis, Mo.
D, Candace Chapman, So., Notre Dame, Ajax, Ontario
D, Amy Sullivant, Sr., Michigan, Utica, Mich.
D, Keeley Dowling, So., Tennessee, Carmel, Ind.
M, Mary McVeigh, Sr., Dartmouth, Northampton, Mass.
M, Melanie Kasparek, Fr., Rhode Island, Trumbull, Conn.
M, Aleisha Cramer-Rose*, Jr., BYU, Lakewood, Colo.
M, Lisa Stoia, Jr., West Virginia, Shirley, N.Y.
F, Abby Crumpton, Sr., Michigan, Rochester Hills, Mich.
F, Kate Gordon*, Sr., Marquette, Sioux City, Iowa
F, Christie Welsh***, Sr., Penn State, Massapequa, N.Y.
F, Deliah Arrington, Sr., Clemson, Pawleys Island, S.C.

Third Team
G, Megan Rivera, So., Auburn, Miami, Fla.
D, Leslie Gaston, Sr., North Carolina, Montgomery, Ala.
D, Brooke Flamson, Sr., Cal Poly, Newport Beach, Calif.
D, Michelle Biehl, So., Villanova, Southampton, Pa.
D, Devon Hawkins, Sr., Santa Clara, Olympia, Wash.
M, Katie McBain, Jr., Texas, Los Altos Hills, Calif.
M, Lindsey Huie, Fr., Portland, Mission Viejo, Calif.
M, Edda Gardarsdottir, Jr., Richmond, Reykjavik, Iceland
F, Kelly Wilson*, So., Texas, Odessa, Texas
F, Christine Latham**, Sr., Nebraska, Calgary, Alberta
F, Danielle Berkemeier, Sr., Miami (Ohio), Fairfield, Ohio
F, Lindsey Woodward, So., Texas A&M, Midland, Texas

* indicates previous selection

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