March 29, 2006
SPOKANE, Wash. - Gonzaga University head women's soccer coach Shannon Stiles has announced award winners for the 2005 women's soccer season. The Bulldogs finished the season with a 12-4-4 record losing in the NCAA College Cup first round to the University of Southern California. Gonzaga finished third in the West Coast Conference with a 3-1-3 record and climbed to as high as No. 18 in the national rankings. Winning awards for the Bulldogs were Ashley Haugen, Lori Conrad, Nanda McCormick and Christine Soma.
Haugen was named the Team MVP after a record setting season as the Bulldogs goalkeeper. Haugen was a first-team All-WCC selection and first-team All-West Region selection. She became the Bulldogs first All-American earning honorable mention All-America honors by Soccer Buzz. Haugen ended the season with a 0.72 goals against average.
Conrad was named the Defensive MVP after helping the Bulldogs allow only 16 goals all season. Conrad was a second-team All-WCC honoree and was named to the WCC All-Freshmen team.
McCormick picked up a pair of awards being named Most Inspirational and Most Improved. McCormick was the most effective Gonzaga goal scorer leading the team with 21 points and 9 goals scored.
Soma was named the Offensive MVP after helping control the Bulldogs offense throughout the season. Soma finished with 10 points scoring 3 goals with 4 assists. She was named a second team All-WCC performer.