Pac-10 Names Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams
Nov. 11, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -- WASHINGTON senior forward Tina Frimpong was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, OREGON STATE forward Jodie Taylor was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year and ARIZONA'S Dan Tobias was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Frimpong, who shared 2003 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year honors with former UCLA standout Nandi Pryce, becomes the first player in Conference history to receive such distincition twice in her career.
PAC-10 PLAYER OF THE YEAR --TINA FRIMPONG, WASHINGTON
Frimpong, a senior forward from Vancouver, Wash., was the 2003 Pac-10 Co-Player of the Year along with former UCLA player Nandi Pryce. Fimpong ranks third in the Pac-10 with 28 points this season and is tied for second in the league with 12 goals. She has helped guide the No. 15 Huskies to an overall record of 14-4-1, a third-place finish in the Pac-10 (5-3-1) and UW's fourth NCAA Championship berth in the last five seasons. Frimpong also ranks tied for first in the league with six game-winning goals, second in goals per game (0.63) and third in points per game (1.47). She serves as the main threat on a Washington offense that has scored a Pac-10 fourth-best 99 points this season and netted 37 goals, tied for second in the Pac-10. Frimpong was named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 26, the third weekly honor of her career. Frimpong became the Huskies' all-time leader in career points (90) and career goals (39) this season. She is the first player to receive Pac-10 Player of the Year honor twice since its inception in 1995. She is just the second Washington player to receive Pac-10 Player of the Year honors, the other being Hope Solo in 2001.
PAC-10 FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR -- JODIE TAYLOR, OREGON STATE
Taylor, a freshman forward from, Wallasey, Merseyside, England, helped lead the Beavers to a 10-9-1 overall record and a seventh place finish (4-4-1) in Pac-10 action. Oregon State clinched its first 10-win season since 2001. She leads the Pac-10 in points (32), points per game (1.60), goals (15) and goals per game (0.75). Taylor is tied for ninth on OSU's all-time career goals list (15) and tied for second in goals in a single season with Val Williams (1995). She also ranks third in points (32) during a single season. Taylor is the first Oregon State women's soccer player to receive the Pac-10 Freshman of the Year honor since its inception in 1998.
PAC-10 COACH OF THE YEAR -- DAN TOBIAS, ARIZONA
In his second year at Arizona, Tobias has guided the Wildcats to their first ever share of the Pac-10 title, along with UCLA, as well as their first NCAA Championship appearance. He led 13th-ranked Arizona to an overall record 15-5-0 and 6-3-0 in Pac-10 action . Under his tutelage, UA vaulted from worst (tied for ninth) to first (Pac-10 Co-Champions) from the end of 2003 to the end of the 2004 regular season. Arizona set a school record for wins this year, improving on last year's 6-11-2 overall record. The Wildcats are the No. 13 seed in the 2004 NCAA Championship and will play Colgate on Friday, in Storrs, Conn. Tobias owns an overall record of 21-6-2 (.759) at Arizona, while his overall coaching record stands at 65-51-8 (.557). Tobias came to Arizona in 2002 after coaching at Washington State for six years and guiding the Cougars to two NCAA tournament appearances during his tenure. He is just the second coach to receive Pac-10 Coach of the Year accolades twice, after being named 2002 Coach of the Year while at Washington State. USC's Jim Millinder accomplished the feat in 1996 and 1998.
2004 PAC-10 ALL-CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAMS
Name Pos. Yr. SchoolTina Frimpong* F Sr. WASHNicole Barnhart** GK Sr. STANCandice Wilks* F Sr. ARIZJill Oakes** MF Jr. UCLAJodie Taylor F Fr. OSULeah Tapscott MF Jr. STANRosa Anna Tantillo MF/F So. USCIris Mora** F Jr. UCLAMarcie Ward*** MF/F Sr. STANLindsey Peeples* D Sr. ARIZManya Makoski** MF Jr. ASU
Name Pos. Yr. SchoolBristyn Davis F So. UCLAHayley Hunt D/MF Jr. STANElizabeth Bogus F Jr. ASUNikki Gamble MF Sr. WASHStephanie Ebner* D Jr. ASUAlix Rustrum F Jr. WSUCourtney Hooker D Fr. CALNikki Goza D Sr. USCMallory Miller F/MF Jr. ARIZBrittany Cooper* MF Jr. ASUKatie Hultin GK Jr. WSU
*two-time All-Pac-10 honoree **three-time All-Pac-10 honoree *** four-time All-Pac-10 honoree
Nadia Al-Lami (CAL, So., MF/D); Stephanie Wieger (CAL, Fr., F); Kim
Taylor (WASH, Jr., F); Kendal Billingsley (UCLA, Sr., D); Chiome
Igwe (CAL, Fr., MF); Jennifer Farenbaugh (STAN, Jr., F/MF/D);
Shari Summers (STAN, So., MF); Nikki David (ARIZ, Jr., MF);
Kelley Schweighart (WASH, Sr., F); Cailan McCutchan (WSU, Jr., M);
McCall Smith (ARIZ, Fr., GK).