Four Pac-12 women's soccer athletes named NSCAA All-Americans

UCLA Athletics

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Four Pac-12 women's soccer players were named to National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-America teams, the NSCAA announced Friday. UCLA defender Abby Dahlkemper earned her first career first-team honor and third All-American honor overall, while Bruin goalkeeper Katelyn Rowland garnered second-team accolades and forward Darian Jenkins was a third team honor. Washington State forward Micaela Castain marked the fourth Pac-12 honoree, earning a second-team nod along with Rowland. 

Dahlkemper, a three-time first team All-Pac-12 performer, is the anchor of the back line for the Pac-12 Champion UCLA Bruins, starting every game this year and helping the Bruins reach their first College Cup since 2009. Rowland, also a first team All-Pac-12 performer, and Dahlkemper have led a Bruin defense that leads the nation in goals against average (.283). Rowland has recorded shutouts in 14 of 24 games and given up only seven goals in 2013. Freshman Darian Jenkins has powered a potent Bruins attack in just her first-year of college soccer, leading her team in goals (11) and total points (27), which were both good for second in the Conference. Jenkins was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and was a first team All-Pac-12 performer and all-Freshman honoree.   

Castain, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, led Washington State to their highest Pac-12 finish ever as the Cougars came in second behind the Bruins and earned their third-straight NCAA tournament appearance and fourth in the last five years. She was instrumental for the Cougars’ attack in 2013, leading the team in goals (11), assists (11) and points (33), all of which also led the Conference. . 

This is the first NSCAA All-America honor for Rowland, Jenkins and Castain. Dahlkemper, a junior, as earned All-American accolades each of her three collegiate seasons, garnering third team honors in 2011, second team in 2012 and first team this year. Dahlkemper was named among 15 semifinalists for the Hermann Trophy earlier this week, considered the top honor in college soccer.  

First Team
Abby Dahlkemper, Jr., D, UCLA
Second Team
Katelyn Rowland, Jr., GK, UCLA
Micaela Castain, Sr. MF/F, Washington State
Third Team
Darian Jenkins, Fr., F, UCLA

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