Nov. 8, 2006
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The University of San Diego women's soccer team has placed five players on the All-West Coast Conference teams. Leigh Ann Robinson was named first-team, Veronica Ambort was named second team and Hallie Huston, Christine Mock and Vanessa Vella all received honorable mention accolades with both Huston and Mock also being selected to the All-WCC Freshman team.
Robinson, a junior from San Diego, had a breakout year for the Toreros as she scored a team-leading nine goals and tied for he team-lead in assists with seven for a team-best 25 points. Robinson was able to tally two goals in one game on two different occasions, once in a 2-0 win over cross-town rival San Diego State University and the other in a 4-2 win over the University of Hawaii. Robinson finished the season ranked tied for second in total points in the WCC and tied for fourth in goals scored.
Ambort, a senior from Fountain Valley, Calif., closed out her four-year career in a Torero uniform earning her first second-team selection. Ambort had a career-year as she recorded a career-high six goals, four of which were game-winners, for a career-best 12 points. Ambort was critical in the Toreros picking up an 2-1 upset win over No. 19 Cal State Fullerton as she scored the game-winner in double overtime at Torero Stadium.
Huston, a freshman from Leucadia, Calif., was one of three Toreros to play and start in all 20 matches this season. She tallied three goals and three assists for nine points, while serving as a mainstay in the Torero midfield.
Mock, a redshirt freshman from Phoenix, Airz., played in 18 matches with 17 starts while rotating between the forward and midfield positions. Mock tallied three goals and one assist for seven points. Mock scored two goals in the 4-0 win over Saint Mary's.
Vella, a junior defender from Encinitas, Calif., was also one of three Toreros to play and start in all 20 matches. Vella tied Robinson for the team-lead in goals scored with seven, for seven points. Vella was part of a defense that posted a team goals-against-average of 1.23, including three consecutive shutouts to close the 2006 season.