Pac-12 announces women's soccer All-Conference honors

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Pac-12 Forward of the Year: Tara McKeown, USC
Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year: Catarina Macario, Stanford
Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year: Naomi Girma, Stanford
Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year: Angelina Anderson, California
Pac-12 Freshman of the Year: Angelina Anderson, California
Pac-12 Coach of the Year: Lesle Gallimore, Washington
 

SAN FRANCISCO — The Pac-12 Conference announced today the All-Pac-12 women’s soccer honors for the 2019 season, as determined by a polling of the Conference coaches. USC’s Tara McKeown was voted Pac-12 Forward of the Year and is the first Trojan to earn the honor. STANFORD’s Catarina Macario was tabbed Pac-12 Midfielder of the Year, her third annual in three season, and fellow Cardinal Naomi Girma was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year. CALIFORNIA’s Angelina Anderson was named Pac-12 Goalkeeper and Freshman of the Year and is the first player in Conference history to earn both honors. Washington head coach Lesle Gallimore was voted the Pac-12 Coach of the Year. The All-Pac-12 and All-Freshman teams were also announced.

PAC-12 FORWARD OF THE YEAR — Tara McKeown, JR, USC   
Tara McKeown (Newbury Park, Calif.) is the first-ever USC player to be selected as the Pac-12 women’s soccer Forward of the Year. McKeown helped the Trojans to a third-place finish in the Conference this season after recording a team-leading 14 goals, seven assists, and 35 points, totals which ranked second in the league. McKeown was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team this season after earning Third Team accolades as a sophomore.  

PAC-12 MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR — Catarina Macario, JR, Stanford
Catarina Macario has yet again proved to be an offensive powerhouse for Stanford, helping the Cardinal to its unprecedented fifth-straight outright Pac-12 title. The San Diego native leads the country in assists (18), points (64), goals per game (1.21), points per game (3.37), and assists per game (0.95), and ranks second in goals (23). The junior midfielder has etched her name in the Pac-12 record book this season as her 18 assists are tied for the most and 64 points are the second-most in single-season Conference history, while her 23 goals are tied for fifth. Macario was named to the 2019 MAC Hermann Watch List this season, after claiming the MAC Hermann Trophy in 2018. She is also a two-time ESPNW Player of the Year and Pac-12 Forward of the Year, earning both awards her freshman and sophomore seasons.

PAC-12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR —  Naomi Girma, SO, Stanford
Naomi Girma helped the Cardinal extend its 41-game Conference win streak, the seventh-longest streak in NCAA history, as Stanford has not lost a league match since Oct. 2016. The San Jose native led a back line that shut out 12 teams and limited opponents to just 10 goals and 35 shots on target. The sophomore also netted two goals and recorded one assist in her 2019 season. Girma was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team after collecting Third-Team and All-Freshman honors in 2018.
 

PAC-12 GOALKEEPER & FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR — Angelina Anderson, FR, California
Angelina Anderson of Danville, Calif., makes Pac-12 history as the first freshman to be named Goalkeeper of theYear, and the first goalkeeper to be tabbed freshman of the year. Anderson led the Conference in shutouts (9) and save percentage (.849) this season and her 79 saves ranked third in the league. Her clean-sheet count is tied for the second-most of any freshman in the nation as the Bears were one of the last teams in the country to concede a goal this season.

PAC-12 COACH OF THE YEAR — Lesle Gallimore, Washington
The longest-tenured coach in the Pac-12, Gallimore earns Conference Coach of the Year for the second tie (2000) in her 26-year tenure with the Huskies. Picked 10th in the preseason poll, the Rendondo native brought Washington to a fourth-place finish in the Conference this season and earned the most league wins (7) since 2000. Gallimore has guided the Huskies to 15 NCAA Tournaments as the Huskies head into postseason for the first time since 2015.  

ALL-PAC-12 

First Team

Name
Position
Class
School
Angelina Anderson
GK
Fr.
California
Jessie Fleming
M
Sr.
UCLA
Naomi Girma
D
So.
Stanford
Madison Haley
F
Jr.
Stanford
Penelope Hocking
F
So.
USC
Taylor Kornieck
M
Sr.
Colorado
Catarina Macario
M
Jr.
Stanford
Tara McKeown
F
Jr.
USC
Kiara Pickett
D
Jr.
Stanford
Ashley Sanchez
F
Jr.
UCLA
Emily Smith
D
Jr.
California
Jada Talley
F
Jr.
Arizona
 
Second Team
Name
Position
Class
School
Luca Deza
M
Jr.
California
Tavia Leachman
D
Sr.
Utah
Kaiya McCullough
D
Sr.
UCLA
Lucy Parker
D
Jr.
UCLA
Ashleigh Plumptre
D
Sr.
USC
Sophia Smith
F
So.
Stanford
Jalen Tompkins
GK
Sr.
Colorado
Viviana Villacorta
M
Jr.
UCLA
Morgan Weaver
F
Sr.
Washington State
Emma Westin
M
Jr.
California
Jalen Woodward
MF
Sr.
USC
Summer Yates
F
So.
Washington

 

Third Team

Name
Position
Class
School
Brianna Alger
D
Jr.
Washington State
Julia Bingham
D
Sr.
USC
Chloe Castaneda
M
R-Sr.
UCLA
Averie Collins
M
Gr.
Washington State
Ella Dederick
GK
Gr.
Washington State
Maya Doms
M
Fr.
Stanford
Mia Fishel
F
Fr.
UCLA
Sam Hiatt
D
Sr.
Stanford
Carly Nelson
GK
Sr.
Utah
Kaylene Pang
D
Jr.
Washington
Marleen Schimmer
F
So.
Arizona State
McKenzie Weinert
F
R-So.
Oregon State
 
Freshman Team 
Name
Position
School
Olufolasade Adamolekum
F
USC
Angelina Anderson
GK
California
Tessa Barton
F
Colorado
Maya Doms
M
Stanford
Jaelyn Eisenhart
MF
USC
Mia Fishel
F
UCLA
MacKenzie Frimpong-Ellertson
F
Washington State
Hope Hisey
GK
Arizona
Kaylin Martin
D
USC
Brianna McReynolds
F
Oregon State
Kennedy Wesley
D
Stanford
Sakura Yoshida
Fr.
Oregon
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