December 3, 1998
A school-record five UCLA women's soccer players were named to the 1998 NSCAA/Umbro All-Far West team today. UCLA's five honorees rank only second to second-ranked Santa Clara. Junior defender Skylar Little (Pacific Palisades/ Marymount HS) received UCLA's only first-team selection and earned her first- ever All-Far West selection. Little helped lead UCLA to a school record 11 shutouts this season.
Freshman forward Staci Duncan (San Jose/Archbishop Mitty HS), UCLA's leading scorer this season, finished the season ranked second in points (31) and assists (9) and third in goals scored (11) in the Pac-10. With only one year of collegiate action under her belt, she already ranks fifth all-time on UCLA's career scoring list.
After posting a career-high 0.82 GAA and leading the league all season in goalkeeping, junior goalkeeper Lindsay Culp (Santa Rosa/Santa Rosa HS) was named to the All-Far West third team for the first time in her career. She is the school-record holder in season wins (17), career wins (45), season shutouts (10) and career shutouts (26.5). Culp becomes the first-ever UCLA goalkeeper to receive this honor.
Sophomore midfielder Sommer Hammoud (Cypress/Los Alamitos HS), the 1997 Pac- 10 Freshman of the Year, was also named to the All-Far West third team. This is her first All-Far West selection.
Rounding out UCLA's selections to the All-Far West team is third-team honoree Venus James (Oakland/Bishop O'Dowd HS). James, a sophomore who converted this season from the forward position to the midfield, finished the season ranked third on the team in scoring with 21 points (10g, 1a). This is her first All-Far West selection as well.