Katie Hall Named to Soccer Buzz National Team of the Week

Aug. 31, 2006

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Sophomore defender Katie Hall, who helped the Washington women win the championship of last weekend's OKANA Resorts & Hotels No Ka Oi tournament was named to the Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week.

Hall was one of 18 players honored nationally for their performances during the first week of the 2006 season.

Soccer Buzz, the premier internet site for national college soccer coverage, noted that the 'Huskies ended a 21 match winless streak by opening 2006 with two wins as Hall led a defense that beat Oklahoma 2-1 and blanked Hawaii 1-0.'

This is the second time Hall has been honored this week as she was named to the all-tournament team along with teammates Kelsey Rasmussen, Shannon Dillon and Most Valuable Player Dani Bridges.

The UW defense surrendered just one goal in 180 minutes of action in Hawaii. The two close decisions were a nice switch for the Huskies who were on the losing end of 13 one-goal margins last season, including 10 by 1-0 scores.

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Washington plays its home opener Friday as part of the four-team Husky/Nike Invitational at Husky Soccer Field. Defending national champion Portland plays Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Friday, Sept. 1 at 4:30 p.m. followed by a Rhode Island-Washington clash at 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 3 the teams switch opponents as Portland plays Rhode Island at 11 a.m. and the Huskies meet UW-Milwaukee at 1:30 p.m.

Soccer Buzz Elite Team of the Week
(for Aug. 29, 2006)

G -- Kristin Arnold, Fr., Texas A&M
M -- Yael Averbuch, So., North Carolina
M -- Paige Carmichael, Jr., Texas A&M
D -- Kristen Chapman, Sr., Miami FL
M -- Sarah Dwyer, Sr., Penn State
D -- Katie Hall, So., Washington
F -- Ashley Hamblin, So., Missouri
M -- Chioma Igwe, Jr., Santa Clara
F -- Allison Mallams, Jr., Marquette
D -- Alivia Mazura, Sr., California
D -- Natalie Messina, Sr., Long Beach State
F -- Shoko Mikami, Sr., Memphis
M -- Rebecca Moros, Sr., Duke
D -- Kelsey Nagel, Sr., Pacific
F -- Erika Sutton, So., San Diego State
M -- Michelle Wenino, So., Colorado
G -- Allison Whitworth, So., Auburn
F -- Mami Yamaguchi, So., Florida State

SoccerBuzz.com Elite Team of the Week

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