Perez Named Second-Team All-West Region

Jan. 7, 2009

SEATTLE - University of Washington junior Veronica Perez was named to the 2008 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/adidas All-West Region team, the first UW women's soccer player to earn such an honor since 2004.

Perez was the spark plug for one of the biggest turnarounds in women's soccer as the Huskies went from a 5-13-1 record in 2007 to a 15-6-1 record in 2008 and an NCAA Second Round appearance. Perez led the Huskies in goals (13), game-winning goals (6) and points (31) and tied for the team lead in assists (5). Her goals and points totals were the most since Tina Frimpong had school records of 16 and 37, respectively, in 2004. Perez's totals also rank her third on the single-season charts for game-winning goals, tied for third in goals and fifth in points. She was also named Second Team All-Pac-10.

Frimpong and Nikki Gamble were the last Huskies to earn All-West Region honors as Frimpong was named to the first team and Gamble was named to the third team in 2004.

Perez recently returned from a 10-day training camp with the Mexican National Team. She is one of 10 starters who will return to the pitch in 2009 as the Huskies look to make it back-to-back trips to the NCAA tournament.

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