Hooker Garners Second-Team All-America Honors

Dec. 26, 2005

BERKELEY, Calif. - California sophomore Courtney Hooker was selected a second-team All-American by Soccer Buzz, adding to her long list of 2005 postseason honors.

Hooker has been named first-team All-West Region by Soccer Buzz, first-team All-Pac-10, honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic and Team and Defensive Most Valuable Player.

A defender from Woodland Hills, Calif., Hooker, was an integral part of Cal's dominating defense in 2005. The Bears finished the season ranked seventh in the nation in goals-against average at 0.475 (school record) and eighth in shutout percentage at 0.64 (14-of-22 games). The 14 shutouts tied the 1988 Bears for the most in school history.

This year, Cal also tied the 1987 and 1989 teams for the fewest goals allowed (11). In 1987 and 1989, Cal played five and four fewer games, respectively, than this season.

Hooker has started all 42 games of her Cal career. She'll compete in the U.S. under-20 national team camp Jan. 2-10, 2006, at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.

Laura Schott was the last Cal women's soccer player to earn All-America distinction in 2001 (Soccer Buzz and CollegeSoccer.com). Soccer Buzz picked Hooker as a Freshman All-American in 2004.

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