Jan. 22, 2002
Santa Clara University women's soccer defender Danielle Slaton was named the National Soccer Coaches Association of American Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year, leading three Broncos that earned recognition on the 2001 NSCAA/adidas Women's Scholar All-America Team. Joining Slaton are midfielders Kerry Cathcart and Aly Wagner.
Slaton is currently carrying a 3.71 GPA in biology While Cathcart is on pace to graduate this spring with a degree in communications, and a 3.43 GPA. Wagner, a junior, carries a 3.60 GPA in combined sciences.
The athletes were honored at the All-America Luncheon to be held at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel on Jan. 19, 2002, as part of the 2002 NSCAA Convention. The first team selections comprise the pool for the selection of the NSCAA/adidas Scholar Athlete of the Year, which will be announced next week.
Slaton anchored a defensive back line that powered the Broncos to their first national title as they shut out perennial power North Carolina. A co-captain for SCU, she was a finalist for the NSCAA/adidas MAC Player of the Year award and the Hermann Trophy, scoring two goals and recording 11 assists. The San Jose, Calif., native was a member of the silver medal Olympic Team in 2000. A three-time NSCAA/adidas All-American, she makes her first appearance on the Scholar All-America team.
Wagner was named the College Cup Offensive MVP after scoring the lone goal of the NCAA Championship game while Cathcart started every contest this season and finished with three goals and four assists.
Carolyn Schifftner of Cal Poly posted a 3.86 GPA to claim membership on the Scholar All-America Team for a third time. A biological sciences major, she was a mainstay for the Cal Poly defense and earned honorable mention All-Big West Conference honors.
Emory University drew two spots among the three teams named, including the highest GPA among all honorees. That distinction went to Andrea Pawliczek, a senior goalkeeper who recorded a perfect 4.0 GPA to earn her second Scholar All-America award, this year on the second team. She is joined by teammate Annie Schenck, a junior majoring in psychology who held a 3.87 GPA. Furman University placed three on the team.
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NSCAA/adidas Women's Scholar All-America First Team
|G||Emily Oleksiuk||Sr.||Penn State||Willow Grove, Pa.||3.83||Geography|
|D||Leigh Clark||Sr.||Clemson||Clemson, S.C.||3.3||Language/Int'l. Studies|
|D||Carolyn Schifftner**||Sr.||Cal Poly||Encinitas, Calif.||3.86||Biological Sciences|
|D||Danielle Slaton||Sr.||Santa Clara||San Jose, Calif.||3.71||Psycho Biology|
|D||Tracy Stalker||Sr.||Syracuse||Marcellus, N.Y.||3.94||Nutrition|
|M||Erin Blaedow||Sr.||Wis.-Milwaukee||West Allis, Wis.||3.8||Elementary Education|
|M||Kerry Cathcart||Sr.||Santa Clara University||Place, Wash.||3.43||Communication|
|M||Catherine Poor||Sr.||Amherst Coll.||Harwichport, Mass.||3.8||Chemistry/Biology|
|M||Aly Wagner||Jr.||Santa Clara||San Jose, Calif.||3.6||Combined Sciences|
|F||Mandy Nilsen||Sr.||Northern Colo. P||alisade, Colo.||3.37||Mathematics|
|F||Annie Schenck||Jr.||Emory||Cincinnati, Ohio||3.87||Psychology|
|G||Andrea Pawliczek*||Sr.||Emory||Lexington, Mass.||4||Biology/Economics|
|D||Kaye Brownlee*||Sr.||Furman||Kennesaw, Ga.||3.65||Health/Exercise Science|
|D||Diana Detrie||Sr.||Marquette||Green Bay, Wis.||3.74||Accounting|
|D||Vanessa Pierce||Jr.||Washington||Redmond, Wash.||3.44||Communication/Political Science|
|D||Meredith Rider||Sr.||Denison||Columbus, Ohio||3.61||French/Communication|
|M||Patty Cronin||Jr.||Merrimack Coll.||Norfolk, Mass.||3.45||Mathematics|
|M||Sarah Higham-Yee||Sr.||BYU||Mission Viejo, Calif.||3.58||Health Education|
|M||Nicole Luse||Sr.||Cincinnati||Cincinnati, Ohio||3.43||Nursing|
|M||Julie Ruma||Sr.||Wis.-Milwaukee||Omaha, Neb.||3.9||Psychology/Pre-Medicine|
|F||Janet Sury||Sr.||William & Mary||Oakville, Ont, Canada||3.57||Kinesiology|
|F||Melissa Turner*||Sr.||Furman||Marietta, Ga.||3.45||Computer Science|
|G||Katie Carson||Sr.||Clemson||Clemson, S.C.||3.88||Special Education|
|G||Meagan Thunell*||Sr.||Weber State||Logan, Utah||3.91||English/Spanish Teach|
|D||Lauren Bendahan||Jr.||North Carolina||St. Springfield, Va.||3.62||Accounting|
|D||Elise Berry||Jr.||Purdue||Worthington, Ohio||3.37||Psychology|
|D||Bethany Bogart||Sr.||UCLA||San Diego, Calif.||3.39||Communication Studies|
|D||Carolyn Poynor||Sr.||Hardin-Simmons||Abilene, Texas||3.83||Biology|
|M||Katie Carson||Jr.||Furman||Greensboro, N.C.||3.38||History|
|M||Jessica Catekista||Sr.||Regis Univ.||Wahiawa, Hawaii||3.45||Accounting/Business|
|M||Erin Maysent||Jr.||Marquette||Ames, Iowa||3.9||English/Economics|
|M||Denise Peters||Sr.||UAB||Birmingham, Ala.||3.85||Psychology|
|F||Shaedyn Cousino||Jr.||Miami of Ohio||Cincinnati, Ohio||3.3||Marketing|
|F||Jen Warrick*||Sr.||Minn.-Duluth||Lino Lakes, Minn.||3.92||Communication|