Seven Pac-10 Women's Soccer Players Named to Soccer Times All-America Teams

Jan. 9, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Seven Pac-10 women's soccer players have been named to the Soccer Times All-America team.

Danesha Adams and Jill Oakes of UCLA were named to the 11-member All-America first team. Oakes was also named the Defender of the Year.

A 2005 first team Soccer America All-American and four-time Pac-10 All-Conference first team member, Oakes was the leader of a Bruin defense that surrendered just 12 goals in 26 matches this season. Under her leadership, UCLA posted a school record 18 shutouts in 2005, ranking fifth in the nation in goals against average (0.45) and fourth in shutout percentage (0.69). She was named a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy and was a member of the all-tournament team at the NCAA College Cup.

Adams led the Bruins in scoring in 2005, posting 46 points on 21 goals and four assists. She set the NCAA Tournament record for points and goals in a game when she netted four goals in UCLA's 5-0 victory over Virginia in the Quarterfinals.

Valerie Henderson of UCLA and Hayley Hunt of Stanford were named to the second team.

Henderson, a first team All-Pac-10 selection, recorded one of the most successful seasons ever by a UCLA goalkeeper. Her 0.53 goals against average ranks third all-time on the UCLA single-season charts, and was good enough to rank 10th nationally at season's end. She posted 10 shutouts in 25 matches, recording a team-best 45 saves. She surrendered just 12 goals all season.

Hunt, also a first team All-Pac-10 selection, helped Stanford to a 0.82 goals against average and a 0.55 shutout percentage, which ranked 16th nationally. She was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic first team and the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District second team.

Courtney Hooker of California, Mallory Miller of Arizona and Amy Rodriguez of USC garnered third team honors.

Hooker, who has started all 42 games of her career on the Bears' backline, was named Most Valuable Player of the 2005 Cal women's soccer team. A first-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection, Hooker was an integral part of Cal's dominating defense that finished the season ranked seventh in the nation in goals-against-average at 0.475 and eighth in shutout percentage at 0.64 (14-of-22 games).

Miller, the Pac-10 Player of the Year, had a prolific senior season, breaking all 12 season and career offensive records at UA. She led the Conference in points per game (1.95), goals per game (0.86) and was ranked nationally in both categories.

Rodriguez led USC with nine goals this season, four of which were game-winners, moving into the top-10 single-season school charts in both categories. Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 8, Rodriguez was also named to the Soccer America Team of the Week and the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week for Nov. 8.

Five players were named to the honorable mention team. Mary Castelanelli, Kara Lang and Iris Mora of UCLA, Rachel Buehler of Stanford and Meagan Holmes of USC rounded out the Pac-10 contingent.

2005 Soccer Times All-America Teams

First Team
Erin McLeod, Penn State
Stephanie Lopez, Portland
Jill Oakes, UCLA
Melanie Booth, Florida
Lindsey Huie, Portland
Lori Chalupny, North Carolina
Danesha Adams, UCLA
Ali Krieger, Penn State
Christine Sinclair, Portland
Tiffany Weimer, Penn State
Katie Thorlakson, Notre Dame

Second Team
Valerie Henderson, UCLA
Candace Chapman, Notre Dame
Carolyn Ford, Duke
Hayley Hunt, Stanford
Marlene Sandoval, Cal State Fullerton
Megan Rapinoe, Portland
Angie Woznuk, Portland
Ali Cristoph, Tennessee
Heather O'Reilly, North Carolina
India Trotter, Florida State
Kerri Hanks, Notre Dame
Lindsay Tarpley, North Carolina

Third Team
Cori Alexander, Portland
Christen Karniski, Illinois
Kendall Fletcher, North Carolina
Courtney Hooker, California
Sarah Huffman, Virginia
Viola Odebrecht, Florida State
Noelle Keselica, Virginia
Fran Munnelly, Colorado
Jen Buczkowski, Notre Dame
Kacey White, North Carolina
Brittany Timko, Nebraska
Mallory Miller, Arizona
Amy Rodriguez, USC

Honorable Mention

Tyler Griffin, Vanderbilt
Rachel Buehler, Stanford
Mary Castelanelli, UCLA
Marian Dalmy, Santa Clara
Laura Georges, Boston College
Meagan Holmes, USC
Christina Huang, Yale
Jaime Rendich, BYU
Sheree Gray, Penn State
Kara Lang, UCLA
Iris Mora, UCLA

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