Nov. 14, 2007
SAN DIEGO, Calif. - The ninth-ranked University of San Diego women's soccer team placed six players on the All-West Coast Conference teams. Junior forward Amy Epsten and senior midfielder Leigh Ann Robinson were selected first-team All-WCC, while junior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron and senior defender Vanessa Vella were named second-team All-WCC. Sophomore defender Natalie Vinti was named All-WCC honorable mention and freshman striker Ashleigh Shoughro was named to the All-WCC Freshman team.
Epsten, a 5-6 junior from San Diego, finished the season by tying the program record for single-season goals with a WCC-best 14, and she added in one assist for 29 points. With her 14 goals this season, Epsten became the new all-time career leader in goals scored with 30, breaking an 11-year old record held by by Michele Kennedy (1993-96). Epsten was named the WCC Player of the Week once this season.
Robinson, a 5-9 senior from San Diego, had an outstanding season as well, in helping lead the Toreros to a program-best 15-2-3 record and a second place finish in conference. Robinson recorded five goals and seven assists for 17 points. For Robinson, this is her second first-team All-WC accolade.
Cameron, a 5-8 junior from Dublin, Calif., put together one of the most memorable seasons in goal for the Toreros, as she recorded nine shutouts and posted a goals-against-average of 0.64. She recorded a career-high eight saves in a 0-0 tie against UCLA on Sept. 14, 2007, and posted shutouts against No. 22 Duke (9/22/07), Arizona State (10/7/07) and closed the season by not allowing a goal in her final 255:35 of action. Cameron also took home one WCC Player of the Week accolade.
Vella, a 5-5 senior from Encinitas, Calif., helped anchor down the Toreros defense that posted a 0.62 goals-against-average and posted 11 shutouts on the season. Vella tallied one goal in the 3-0 regular-season finale against San Francisco and also recorded five assists for seven points.
Vinti, a 5-7 sophomore from San Diego, also helped lead the Toreros defense to a 0.62 goals-against-average, including 11 shutouts on the season as she played and started in all 20 matches this season. Vinti tallied three assists for three points this season in helping USD to a program-best 15-2-3 overall record.
Shoughro, a 5-4 freshman from Las Vegas, Nev., burst onto the scene and had a very impressive rookie campaign. She tallied five goals and added in two assists for 12 points. She scored game-winning goals against Arizona State, Wake Forest and Cal State Bakersfield.
The Toreros will return to action on Friday as they head to Los Angeles for the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament held at UCLA. Friday USD will kick-off against Oklahoma State University at 8 p.m.