Three USC Freshmen Receive SoccerBuzz All-American Honors
Dec. 29, 2005
To go along with the regional honors already bestowed upon them, USC freshmen Amy Rodriguez, Meagan Holmes and Stacey Strong have also received national nods as SoccerBuzz All-Americans. Rodriguez was recently awarded honorable mention as an All-American as well as a place on the Freshman All-America First Team. Defender Meagan Holmes joins Rodriguez on that freshman first team, and midfielder Stacey Strong was awarded honorable mention as a Freshman All-American.
This is the first national honor for Holmes and Strong, while Rodriguez also was named a 2005 NSCAA/adidas All-American. The trio were a driving force for USC as members of the Trojans' 11-player freshman class. Rodriguez led the Women of Troy with nine goals and 25 points on the year, and Strong added four goals and three assists as a wiley midfielder. Holmes helped anchor USC's tough defensive back line, which powered the Trojans to 12 shutouts in 2005. USC reached the NCAA Second Round and finished 13-6-2 overall.