Rosa Anna Tantillo Named Pac-10 Conference Freshman Of The Year

Nov. 13, 2003

LOS ANGELES -- Freshman forward Rosa Anna Tantillo was named Pac-10 Conference Freshman of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Tantillo leads the Women of Troy this season in goals (seven) and points (16) and is tied for third in the conference with three game-winning goals.

Senior midfielder Megan Abbamonto earned All-Pac-10 first team honors for the first time in her career after earning second team honors in her sophomore and junior seasons. Junior goalie Julie Peterson earned All-Pac-10 second team honors, the first time she has received conference recognition. Tantillo and junior defender Nikki Goza earned honorable mention honors.

This is the first time since 1999 that four USC players have earned conference honors.

USC will play Pepperdine in the first round of the 2003 NCAA Tournament on Friday (Nov. 15) at 5:30 p.m. at UCLA. The game will be broadcast live on

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