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WCC Soccer Players Named Academic All-District

Nov. 2, 2010

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Fifteen West Coast Conference men's and women's soccer players earned placement on the 2010 Academic All-District Team, District 8, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. The men had five of the 11 first team selections, while the women had three first-team selections, six on the second team and one third-team choice.

Portland senior Ryan Luke and sophomore Joe Sleven were first-team selections, along with Saint Mary's Doug Herrick, Justin Grider, and Dylan Leslie.

The Portland women (18-1, 6-0), which are currently ranked No. 2 with a nation-leading 35-match home win streak, placed five players on the squad, including all three of the WCC's first-team honorees. San Francisco and Santa Clara each had a pair of second-team choices while Pepperdine added one.

The Pilots, who clinched their fourth straight and 12th overall conference championship last week were represented on the first team by seniors Danielle Foxhoven, Elli Reed and Jessica Tsao.

Other WCC players on the second team are Portland sophomore midfielder Brooke Taylor; Santa Clara junior defender Margueritte Aozasa and junior goalkeeper Bianca Henninger; San Francisco senior forward Lauren Maris and graduate student Ashley O'Brien as well as Pepperdine junior forward Laura Cole. Portland senior midfielder Keelin Winters was selected to the third team.

All first-team selections are eligible for consideration on the 2010 Academic All-America Team.

Below is the complete Academic All-District 8 Teams.

Women's Soccer District 8
University Division

FIRST TEAM
Pos. Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
GK Kira Maker STANFORD VIII Sr. Potomac, Md. 3.97 Human biology
D Kristi Andreassen NORTHERN ARIZONA VIII Sr. Tempe, Ariz. 4.00 Exercise science
D Katie Lee FRESNO STATE VIII Sr. Fresno, Calif. 4.00 Civil engineering
D Elli Reed PORTLAND VIII Sr. Park City, Utah 3.71 Sociology
D Jessica Tsao PORTLAND VIII Sr. Portland, Ore. 3.97 Biology

M Megan Ashjian FRESNO STATE VIII Sr. Fresno, Calif. 4.00 Civil engineering
M Alexandra Elston ARIZONA STATE VIII Sr. Phoenix, Ariz. 3.89 Speech & hearing
M Teresa Noyola STANFORD VIII Jr. Palo Alto, Calif. 3.59 Math & computational science
F Danielle Foxhoven PORTLAND VIII Jr. Littleton, Colo. 3.42 Business
F Christen Press STANFORD VIII Sr. Palos Verdes, Calif. 3.61 Communications
F Chelsea Small IDAHO VIII So. Solana Beach, Calif. 4.00 Secondary education

SECOND TEAM
GK Colleen Boyd OREGON STATE VIII Jr. La Canada, Calif. 3.58 Liberal studies
GK Bianca Henninger SANTA CLARA VIII Jr. Los Gatos, Calif. 3.65 Accounting
D Margueritte Aozasa SANTA CLARA VIII Jr. Mountain View, Calif. 3.90 Psychology

D Lauren Dudley UTAH VIII Jr. Las Vegas, Nev. 3.84 Business administration
D Lauren Layton IDAHO VIII So. Spokane, Wash. 3.85 Biology
D Ashley O'Brien SAN FRANCISCO VIII Gr. Broad Brook, Conn. 3.58 Sport management
M Lauren Anderson BRIGHAM YOUNG VIII Jr. Danville, Calif. 3.63 Business mgmt. / human resources
M Taylor Brooke PORTLAND VIII So. West Linn, Ore. 3.93 Business
M Cristen Drummond NEVADA VIII Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. 3.83 Journalism
F Laura Cole PEPPERDINE VIII Jr. Whittier, Calif. 3.54 Liberal arts
F Sierra Cook ARIZONA STATE VIII So. Silverdale, Wash. 3.78 Nursing
F Lauren Maris SAN FRANCISCO VIII Sr. Issaquah, Wash. 3.83 Exercise & sports science
F Alex Morgan CALIFORNIA VIII Sr. Diamond Bar, Calif. 3.31 Political economy

THIRD TEAM
D Caitlin Allen UNLV VIII So. San Diego, Calif. 3.91 Environmental studies
D Alex Balcer LONG BEACH STATE VIII So. Tucson, Ariz. 3.88 Biology/physiology
D Malia Hendrix BOISE STATE VIII Sr. Boise, Idaho 3.68 Elementary education
D Kendall VanDine FRESNO STATE VIII Jr. Brea, Calif. 3.85 Comm. Disorder (speech pathology)
D Courtney Verloo STANFORD VIII So. Tualatin, Ore. 3.49 Undeclared
M Lindsay Bullock LONG BEACH STATE VIII Sr. Manhattan Be., Calif. 3.41 Math education
M Lauren Munechika SEATTLE VIII Jr. Sammamish, Wash. 4.00 Nursing
M Keelin Winters PORTLAND VIII Sr. Englewood, Colo. 3.53 Life science
F Claudia Cardenas FRESNO STATE VIII Sr. Visalia,Calif. 3.72 Business (accounting)
F Brandy Carr NORTHERN ARIZONA VIII Sr. Tucson, Ariz. 3.85 Health sciences
F Lauren Hair UTAH VIII Sr. Alpine, Utah 3.70 Human development & family studies
F Tanya Taylor CALIFORNIA- IRVINE VIII Sr. Buena Park, Calif. 3.39 Criminology, law & society

Men's Soccer University Division
FIRST TEAM
Pos. Name School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
GK Doug Herrick SAINT MARY'S (CA) VIII Jr. Seattle, Wash. 3.35 Biology
D Corey Attaway CALIFORNIA-IRVINE VIII Sr. Chino, Calif. 3.65 Criminology / law & society
D Jamie Finch WASHINGTON VIII Jr. Bothell, Wash. 3.71 Business marketing / finance
D Nick Murphy SAN JOSE STATE VIII So. San Francisco, Calif. 3.91 Mechanical engineering
D Bobby Warshaw STANFORD VIII Sr. Mechanicsburg, Pa. 3.57 Political science
M Justin Grider SAINT MARY'S (CA) VIII Jr. Concord, Calif. 3.67 Economics
M Dylan Leslie SAINT MARY'S (CA) VIII Gr. Lancaster, Calif. 3.78 Business
M Joe Sleven PORTLAND VIII So. Portland, Ore. 3.87 Business
F Ryan Luke PORTLAND VIII Sr. Bothell, Wash. 3.50 Mechanical engineering

F Brent Richards WASHINGTON VIII Jr. Camas, Wash. 3.74 Undeclared
F Dominique Yahyavi STANFORD VIII Sr. Santa Barbara, Calif. 3.75 Computer science