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Pilots Trio Honored by Soccer America

Dec. 21, 2007

Stephanie Lopez and Angie Woznuk were among 22 players named to the Soccer America National MVP teams, while Sophie Schmidt earned All-Freshman First Team honors, the magazine announced on Thursday. Lopez earned first team honors for the third consecutive season, while Woznuk was a second team selection.

For the first time since introducing the MVP awards in 1976, Soccer America has selected first and second teams. The 2007 first team features five holdovers from the 2006 MVP selections: Yael Averbuch (North Carolina), Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame), Lopez (Portland), Kasey Moore (Texas) and Ashlee Pistorius (Texas A&M). Second-team selection Christina DiMartino was also a 2006 MVP.

Woznuk earns her first MVP Team honor from Soccer America, while Schmidt becomes the 10th player in Portland history to earn Freshman Team honors and first since Megan Rapinoe was recognized in 2005.

UCLA's Lauren Cheney was the Soccer America Player of the Year, while USC's Ali Khosroshahin earned coaching honors and Florida State's Sanna Talonen took the Freshman of the Year award.

2007 Soccer America MVPs
First Team
Kristin Olsen (USC) SO.
Yael Averbuch (North Carolina) JR.
Rachel Buehler (Stanford) SR.
Lauren Cheney (UCLA) SOPH.
Amanda Cicchini (West Virginia) JR.
Kerri Hanks (Notre Dame) JR.
Stephanie Lopez (Portland) SR.
Kasey Moore (Texas) JR.
Ashlee Pistorius (Texas A&M)
Meghan Schnur (Connecticut) SR.
Mami Yamaguchi (Florida State) JR.

Second Team
Alyssa Naeher (Penn State) SO.
Danesha Adams (UCLA) SR.
Brittany Bock (Notre Dame) JR.
Melanie Booth (Florida) SR.
Christina DiMartino (UCLA) JR.
Parissa Eyorokon (Purdue) SR.
Tobin Heath (North Carolina) SO.
Nikki Krzysik (Virginia) JR.
Lorraine Quinn (Duke) JR.
Kylee Rossi (Tennessee) JR.
Angie Woznuk (Portland) SR.

All-Freshman Teams
First Team
Chantel Jones (Virginia)
Lauren Barnes (UCLA)
Kelli Corless (Georgia)
Amanda DaCosta (Florida State)
Sinead Farrelly (Virginia)
Kasey Johnson (USC)
Meghan Klingenberg (North Carolina)
Sophie Schmidt (Portland)
Brittany Steinbruch (Miami, Fla.)
Sanna Talonen (Florida State)
Ingrid Wells (Georgetown)

Second Team
Erin McNulty (Florida State)
Nikki Arlitt (Texas)
Alysha Bonnick (Missouri)
Hannah Cerrone (Boston College)
Alex Morgan (California)
Megan Ohai (USC)
Christen Press (Stanford)
Kacey Richards (Connecticut)
Ashli Sandoval (USC)
Jessica Stellhorn (Purdue)
Cate Tisinger (James Madison)