WCC Announces 2008 Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams

Portland senior MEgan Rapinoe led the WCC with five assists during conference play.
 
Portland senior MEgan Rapinoe led the WCC with five assists during conference play.
 
 

Nov. 12, 2008

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. - The University of Portland posted its second consecutive undefeated season in conference play and was rewarded on Wednesday when the All-WCC teams were announced. The Pilots landed three players on the All-WCC first team, including redshirt senior Megan Rapinoe, who earned WCC Player of the Year honors. Rapinoe was joined on the all-conference first team by teammates sophomore Sophie Schmidt and freshman Danielle Foxhoven, who was selected as the WCC Freshman of the Year. Rounding out this year's awards is the University of San Diego senior goalkeeper Brittany Cameron, who earned Defensive Player of the Year honors, while Portland Head Coach Garrett Smith took home his second consecutive Coach of the Year accolade.

Rapinoe, who has faced a tremendous amount of adversity the past two seasons with season-ending knee injuries in 2006 and 2007, has enjoyed a standout senior season. The Redding, CA native led the WCC during conference play with five assists, while scoring three goals. Rapinoe is the seventh Pilot in WCC history to garner the league's Player of the Year award, and the second straight, following former UP standouts Angie Woznuk (2007), Christine Sinclair (2005, 04, 02), Erin Misaki (2000), Justi Baumgardt (1996), Shannon MacMillan (1995, 93), and Tiffeny Milbrett (1994, 92).

Cameron becomes just the second Torero to earn the league's top defensive honor and the first since Dawn Birdsall took home the award in 1995. Cameron helped San Diego to a second place finish in the WCC standings and the most wins in conference play in program history. The Dublin, CA native posted four shutouts in seven WCC games to rank second in the conference.

Foxhoven is the 10th Pilot to be named the WCC's Freshman of the Year and the fourth in-a-row. She follows teammates Keelin Winters (2007), Michelle Enyeart (2006) and Rapinoe (2005), as well as former UP standouts Lindsey Huie (2002), Christine Sinclair (2001), Michelle French (1995), Holly Pierce (1994), Justi Baumgardt (1993), and Shannon MacMillan (1992).

For leading the Pilots to their record 10th league crown, Smith was awarded his third WCC Coach of the Year honor and his second in-a-row. Smith previously earned the conference's top coaching honor in 2005.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Megan Rapinoe, POR

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Danielle Foxhoven, POR

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Brittany Cameron, USD

COACH OF THE YEAR
Garrett Smith, POR

ALL-WCC FIRST TEAM
Brittany Cameron, USD
Ashley Copp, PEP
Danielle Foxhoven, POR
Sheridan Jones, GON
Jen Mello, USD
Megan Rapinoe, POR
Katherine Reynolds, SCU
Amanda Rupp, PEP
Sophie Schmidt, POR
Lily Sorentino, LMU
Jackie Zinke, USD

ALL-WCC SECOND TEAM
Kelsey Davis, POR
Michelle Enyeart, POR
Amy Epsten, USD
Kristina Hall, USF
Tiffany Harrison, LMU
Amanda Lernor, LMU
Shannon Omahen, LMU
Kendra Perry, SCU
Elli Reed, POR
Natalie Vinti, USD
Emily Wynne, PEP

ALL-WCC HONORABLE MENTION
Charney Burk, POR
Alyssa Clark, LMU
Laura Cole, PEP
Lori Conrad, GON
Kim Feeney, LMU
Julie Gallaudet, LMU
Maxine Goynes, SCU
Sam Hire, PEP
Katherine Kimure, USF
Ashley Kirk, USD
Elissa Magracia, USD
Meagan McCray, SCU
Ashley Nied, SMC
Stephanie Ochs, USD
Michelle Olivier, POR
Courtney Peacock, GON
Stefani Rocco, SMC
Hayley Siegel, SCU
Myriah Stockman, PEP
Kayla Stolte, PEP
Jessica Tsao, POR
Keelin Winters, POR

2008 WCC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Margueritte Aozasa, SCU
Charney Burk, POR
Laura Cole, PEP
Danielle Foxhoven, POR
Natalie Garcia, USD
Bianca Henninger, SCU
Elissa Magracia, USD
Stephanie Ochs, USD
Michelle Olivier, POR
Courtney Peacock, GON
Myriah Stockman, PEP

 

 

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