STANFORD, Calif. – Senior Ali Baiocco has been named the Pac-12 Attacker of the Year as six Cardinal were selected to the all-conference teams, the Pac-12 announced today.
Baiocco is Stanford's second Pac-12 Attacker of the Year after Kelsey Murray won the inaugural award in 2018.
Joining Baiocco on the All-Pac-12 first team are fifth-year seniors Kyra Pelton and Mikaela Watson. Sixth-year Genesis Lucero, fifth-year Jacie Lemos and senior Galen Lew landed on the All-Pac-12 second team. Stanford and Arizona State each placed six on the all-conference teams to lead the league.
A native of Harding, New Jersey, Baiocco leads the Pac-12 and is second in the nation with 6.78 points per game. She also leads the league and ranks eighth nationally with 4.33 goals per game and is third in the conference with 2.44 assists per game. She has four game-winning goals on the season and has twice scored eight goals in a game this season – a school record. A two-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week in 2021, Baiocco is a top-25 candidate for the Tewaaraton Award.
Stanford's leader on defense, Pelton earns her first career all-conference accolades. She is seventh in the Pac-12 with 3.62 draw controls per game. She second on the team with 29 draw controls on the season and has registered 14 ground balls and has five caused turnovers.
Watson earns her second career all-conference honors after being named to the second team in 2019. The Philadelphia native is eighth in the Pac-12 with a .483 shot percentage. The midfielder leads the team with 17 ground balls and has 11 draw controls and nine caused turnovers on the season. She has 14 goals and four assists on the year and was named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list.
Lemos is being recognized for the first time in her career. The midfielder has recorded 10 points on the year, including eight goals and two assists. She had the game-winner in double overtime at Arizona State (April 16).
Lew also picks up her first career honor. A native of Glen Ridge, New Jersey, she is second on the team with 37 point and 23 goals. She ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in assists per game (1.56) and sixth in goals per game (2.56) and points (4.11). She also boasts a .469 shot percentage, good for 10th in the league.
Lucero is a repeat second-team selection, also earning the nod in 2019. The midfielder leads the Pac-12 and is third nationally with 10.00 draw controls per game. Her 90 draw controls are the second-most in a single season in program history, trailing only Julia Massaro's 2019 output (103). The Encinitas native won her first career Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week honor in March and ranks fourth in the conference with 1.22 caused turnovers.
Stanford secured the No. 1 seed for the Pac-12 Tournament, which begins today at Stanford Stadium. The Cardinal awaits the Arizona State-Cal winner in Thursday's semifinal at 4 p.m.