Deines, Perez Named To All-Pac-10 Team
Nov. 11, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - For the second straight season, Washington women's soccer players Kate Deines and Veronica Perez were named to the Pac-10 All-Conference team, the league announced on Wednesday.
Both players were named to the Second Team in arguably the toughest and most individually talented conference in the country. The league features a handful of U.S. National Team players and some of the nation's statistical leaders. The conference is sending eight of its 10 teams into postseason play this week, including two of the four No. 1 seeds in Stanford and UCLA.
Perez, a senior, was named to the Second Team for the second consecutive season while the sophomore Deines moved up to the Second Team after being an honorable mention selection as a freshman last year. The league picked 11 players for each of the First and Second Teams, with conference champion Stanford landing five on the first team.
Perez was one of four forwards named to the Second Team while Deines was one of three midfielders.
A senior from San Mateo, Calif., Perez is tied for the team lead with six goals and is second on with 15 points, while her three assists and two game-winning goals are both tied for second on the team. With at least one game left in her Husky career, she already ranks in UW's all-time career top-10 in several categories, including third in shots (193), fourth in games played (81), tied for fourth in game-winning goals (8), tied for sixth in goals (21) and eighth in points (53). She is just one shy of cracking the top-10 in assists as she has 11 in her career.
Deines, an Issaquah, Wash., native, built on a strong freshman year and proved to be one of the most consistent and hard-working midfielders in the conference. Playing nearly every minute for the Huskies this year, she contributed two goals and three assists to tie for sixth on the squad with seven points. She has started all 42 games since coming to Washington as the Gatorade State Player of the Year.
The Huskies were selected Monday for their 10 NCAA Tournament appearance and second straight after advancing to the Second Round last season. UW (11-5-4) will face Ole Miss on Friday at 4 p.m. PT at Merlo Field in Portland, Ore.