Carda Named Pac-12 Player of the Year, Nine on All-Pac-12 Teams
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Junior Ally Carda was named Pac-12 Conference Player of the Year on Wednesday, as a total of nine Bruins were named to the All-Pac-12 teams.
Carda becomes the 13th Bruin to earn Pac-10/12 POY honors, joining three-time winners Lisa Longaker ('87, '88, '90), Lisa Fernandez ('91-'93) and Stacey Nuveman ('99, '01, '02), as well as Natasha Watley ('03), Andrea Duran ('06) and Megan Langenfeld ('10).
Carda was also named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and was joined by fellow junior Stephany LaRosa and sophomore Mysha Sataraka. It is the third straight First Team award for LaRosa, while Carda (First Team in '13) and Sataraka (Honorable Mention in '13) received their second conference honors.
Freshman Delaney Spaulding was named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team, while senior Jessica Hall and sophomores Allexis Bennett and Brittany Moeai earned Honorable Mention accolades. Hall finishes her conference career with three All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention awards, Bennett earned her second straight league Honorable Mention plaudit and Moeai received her first All-Pac-12 accolade.
The Bruins host the Los Angeles Regional this weekend at Easton Stadium, as Notre Dame, Long Beach State and Southern Utah come to Westwood. UCLA will face Southern Utah on Friday at 6 p.m., while Notre Dame and Long Beach State square off at 3 p.m. All games of the Los Angeles Regional will be televised on ESPN3.
Three-day passes for the Los Angeles Regional are available on Ticketmaster, by calling 310-UCLA-WIN or on campus at the UCLA Central Ticket Office (open 10 a.m.-4 p.m.). Three-day passes are $33 for adults and $22 for students and youths (ages 3-16).
Single-day tickets will be available on the day of the game only at the Easton Stadium ticket office, starting 90 minutes prior to the first pitch of the first game that day. Single-day tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students and youths (ages 3-16). Three-day passes will also be available at Easton Stadium.
All seats are general admission, first-come, first-served. Gates open 90 minutes prior to the first pitch of the first game of the day.
UCLA - All-Pac-12 Conference Teams
Pac-12 Player of the Year: Ally Carda
First Team: Ally Carda, Stephany LaRosa, Mysha Sataraka
Second Team: Delaney Spaulding
Honorable Mention: Allexis Bennett, Jessica Hall, Brittany Moeai
All-Freshman: Gabrielle Maurice, Delaney Spaulding
All-Freshman Honorable Mention: Jelly Felix