Six Women's Soccer Members Named to NSCAA All-West Team

Six Women's Soccer Members Named to NSCAA All-West Team

Dec. 4, 2001

SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Six women's soccer players from Santa Clara University were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of American All-West Region Team, the association announced today.

Senior defender Danielle Slaton, junior midfielder Aly Wagner and sophomore forward Veronica Zepeda were named first-team selections while second-team honors went to senior defender Anna Kraus and freshman forward Leslie Osborne. Junior midfielder Devvyn Hawkins was named to the third team.

The Broncos led all programs with the six selections, while Stanford had five members named, including two on the first team. West Coast Conference opponent and fellow College Cup participant Portland named four, as did UCLA.

Santa Clara will face Florida in the second semifinal of the 2001 College Cup. Friday's match will begin at 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time at Gerald J. Ford Stadium on the campus of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. Top-seeded and undefeated North Carolina (23-0) will face fourth-seed Portland (20-3) in the other semifinal at 3 p.m., making the final four teams the same lineup as when Florida claimed the NCAA title in 1998. The winners will meet for the national championship title on Sunday, December 9 at 1 p.m.

ESPN2 will air the first semifinal tape-delayed on Saturday at 9 a.m. PT, followed by the second semifinal on Sunday at 9 a.m. The title game will air twice on ESPN, live on Sunday at 1 p.m. and rebroadcast on Dec. 11 at noon.

NSCAA West Region Soccer Team Senior College Women Division 1

First Team

Position Name Class College Hometown
Goalkeeper Hope Solo Jr. Washington Richland, Wash.
Defender Lauren Orlandos Jr. Portland Lake Forest, Calif.
Defender Amy Sauer Sr. Stanford Spring, Texas
Defender Danielle Slaton Sr. Santa Clara San Jose, Calif.
Midfielder Aleisha Cramer So. BYU Lakewood, Colo.
Midfielder Mary-Frances Monroe Sr. UCLA Tariffville, Conn.
Midfielder Aly Wagner Jr. Santa Clara San Jose, Calif.
Midfielder Marcie Ward So. Stanford Alamo, Calif.
Forward Stephanie Rigamat Sr. UCLA La Crescenta, Calif.
Forward Christine Sinclair Fr. Portland Burnaby, B.C., Canada
Forward Veronica Zepeda So. Santa Clara Riverside, Calif.

Second Team

Position Name Class College Hometown
Goalkeeper Jenny Willemse Sr. CS Northridge Cypress, Calif.
Defender Krista Boling Sr. UCLA San Jose, Calif.
Defender Anna Kraus Sr. Santa Clara Sunnyvale, Calif.
Defender Stacey Tullock Sr. Arizona State Phoenix, Ariz.
Midfielder Betsy Barr Jr. Portland Granite Bay, Calif.
Midfielder Erin Misaki Jr. Portland Valencia, Calif.
Midfielder Sarah-Gayle Swanson So. UCLA Denver, Colo.
Midfielder Callie Withers Jr. Stanford Los Altos Hills, Calif.
Forward Leslie Osborne Fr. Santa Clara Menomonee Falls Wis.
Forward Laura Schott Jr. California Wilsonville, Ore.
Forward Marcia Wallis Jr. Stanford Los Gatos, Calif.

Third Team

Position Name Class College Hometown
Goalkeeper Ruth Montgomery Jr. St. Mary's College Portland, Ore.
Defender Brooke Alton Jr. Idaho State Salem, Ore.
Defender Susan Palmer Jr. Peppedine Los Alamitos, Calif.
Defender Natalie Spilger So. Stanford El Cajon, Calif.
Midfielder Devvyn Hawkins Jr. Santa Clara Olympia, Wash.
Midfielder Gina Poltl Sr. University of San Diego San Marcos, Calif.
Midfielder Tennli Ulicny Sr. CS Fullerton La Habra, Calif.
Midfielder Kim Yokers So. California Seattle, Wash.
Forward Katie Frattone Fr. St. Mary's College Laguna Hills, Calif.
Forward Amy Kofoed Sr. Utah Layton, Utah
Forward Caroline Putz Sr. Washington Bountiful, Utah