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Four WCC Teams begin quest for 2011 College Cup

Nov. 9, 2011

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --For the first time since 2005, four West Coast Conference women's soccer teams will pursue the College Cup. Portland and San Diego will play on the road Friday night, while Pepperdine and Santa Clara will each host first round matches on Saturday afternoon.

WCC QUICK HITS

  • West Coast Conference members have made 65 NCAA Tournament appearances, 19 Final Four appearances, and have won three national titles (Santa Clara in 2001, Portland in 2002, 2005).

  • San Diego senior forward Stephanie Ochs was named WCC Player of the Year. Ochs is the first Torero to win that award.

  • San Diego senior Natalie Garcia is the WCC Defensive Player of the Year.

  • Santa Clara senior Bianca Henninger is the winner of the first-ever WCC Goalkeeper of the Year award.

  • Pepperdine's Lynn Williams garnered WCC Freshman of the Year recognition.

  • Pepperdine's Tim Ward was voted WCC Coach of the Year by his peers. It's the second time Ward has captured this honor, after previously earning the Coach of the Year award in 2002.

  • For the complete 2011 All-WCC Team and All-Freshman team, Click Here .

  • For the complete 2011 WCC Women's Soccer All-Academic team, Click Here .

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