Stanford Leads the Way with Six All-Pac-10 Selections

Nov. 12, 2004

Stanford, Calif. - Six Cardinal players were honored as All-Pac-10, it was announced yesterday by Commissioner Tom Hansen. Stanford earned the most accolades of any team and the most First-Team selections with three. Fifth-year seniors and co-captains Nicole Barnhart (Gilbertsville, Pa./Boyertown) and Marcie Ward (Alamo, Calif./Carondelet), along with junior Leah Tapscott (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial), were honored as First Team All-Pac-10, while junior defender Hayley Hunt (San Marino, Calif./Polytechnic) picked up Second Team accolades and junior defender Jenny Farenbaugh (Reseda, Calif./Louisville) and sophomore midfielder Shari Summers (Canyon Country, Calif./Valencia) were named honorable mention.

Ward, a four-time All-Pac-10 selection, leads the Cardinal with 18 points this season. She scored five game-winning goals this season to help the Cardinal earn its seventh-straight NCAA Tournament bid. Ward is already in the school record books with the most assists in a career (40), the fourth-most points (124) and the fifth-most goals (42).

Barnhart, a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, has completed the regular season with a 0.44 goals-against average, the third best in the nation. Barnhart also recorded nine shutouts this season, tying her for the ninth-best single season total in school history and giving her the second-most career blankings with 38.

Tapscott is the second-leading scorer on the squad with 15 points on five goals and five assists. She has scored the game winning goal on three occasions this fall and was the lone Stanford selection for Pac-10 Player of the Week in 2004.

Hunt, a two-time honorable mention recipient, took Second Team honors after helping the Cardinal to a 0.43 goals-against average and 12 shutouts this season. Stanford's goals-against average is the second-best in the country, behind only Penn State (0.268).

Farenbaugh and Summers aided the Cardinal to 12 wins in 2004, as Farenbaugh picked up three assists and Summers added a pair of goals. The two have been an active part of the defense, helping Stanford limit opponents to only nine goals in 20 games.

Stanford will open post-season play this afternoon, when the Cardinal takes on Cal Poly at 4:30 p.m. at Buck Shaw Stadium on the campus of Santa Clara.