Two Cardinal Players Named Finalists for <i>Soccer Buzz</i> Postseason Awards

Nov. 14, 2006

Stanford, Calif. - Two Stanford women's soccer players have been recognized by Soccer Buzz Magazine as finalists for the National Player of the Year and National Freshman of the Year awards. Senior defender Rachel Buehler is one of 14 finalists for Player of the Year, while freshman forward Kelley O'Hara is one of 14 in contention for Freshman of the Year.

Buehler has been the anchor of one of the country's top defensive units, which boasts 14 shutouts on the year and the 14th-best goals-against average in the nation. O'Hara is the offensive leader for the Cardinal, with nine goals and 20 points this season. Buehler and O'Hara were both selected to the All-Pac-10 First Team last week, and have led the Cardinal to its first NCAA Third Round appearance since 2002.

The eleventh winners of this top annual award will be announced in December after voting among Division 1 coaches and Soccer Buzz staff.

Player of the Year FinalistsDanesha Adams, UCLA
Yael Averbuch, North Carolina
Jen Buczkowski, Notre Dame
Rachel Buehler, Stanford
Marian Dalmy, Santa Clara
Laura Georges, Boston College
Kerri Hanks, Notre Dame
Ali Krieger, Penn State
Selin Kuralay, Florida State
Stephanie Lopez, Portland
Kasey Moore, Texas
Heather O'Reilly, North Carolina
Katrin Schmidt, Florida State
Brittany Timko, Nebraska

Freshman of the Year FinalistsKiki Bosio, Santa Clara
Lauren Cheney, UCLA
Gina DeMaio, Rutgers
Gina DiMartino, Boston College
Kelly Eagan, Villanova
Michelle Enyeart, Portland
Tobin Heath, North Carolina
Lauren Hyde, Florida
Nikki Marshall, Colorado
Kelley O'Hara, Stanford
Carrie Patterson, Georgia
Nikki Washington, North Carolina
Michelle Weissenhofer, Notre Dame
Lauren Wilmoth, UCLA

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