First-Team Selection Cheney Leads Bruins' All-Pac-10 Honorees

Nov. 11, 2009

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- Forward Lauren Cheney became the first UCLA player in history to earn first-team All-Pac-10 honors four years in a row, as the conference released its end of the year awards on Wednesday.

Cheney, who is tied for first on the team in scoring with 32 points (13g, 6a), was the Bruins' only first-team selection this year. Forward Sydney Leroux, who also has 32 points (15g, 2a), was a second-team selection. She was joined on the second team by defenders Lauren Wilmoth and Lauren Barnes.

Defender Dea Cook and forward Kristina Larsen received honorable mention acclaim, while freshmen Zakiya Bywaters and Chelsea Cline were named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team.

Stanford swept the major awards this year, with forward Kelley O'Hara being named Pac-10 Player of the Year, midfielder Mariah Nogueira was named Freshman of the Year and head coach of the Cardinal, Paul Ratcliffe, was named Pac-10 Coach of the Year.

Name 	Pos. 	Year 	School
Kelley O'Hara 	F 	Sr. 	Stanford
Lauren Cheney 	F 	Sr. 	UCLA
Alex Morgan 	F 	Jr. 	California
Carly Dobratz 	MF 	Sr. 	Washington State
Rachael Axon 	MF 	Sr. 	Oregon State
Mariah Nogueira 	MF 	Fr. 	Stanford
Ali Riley 	D 	Sr. 	Stanford
Liz Harkin 	D 	Sr. 	Arizona State
Rachel Quon 	D 	Fr. 	Stanford
Christen Press 	F 	Jr. 	Stanford
Kristin Olsen 	GK 	Sr. 	USC

SECOND TEAM ALL-PAC-10 Name Pos. Year School Sydney Leroux F So. UCLA Kiersten Dallstream F Sr. Washington State Veronica Perez F Sr. Washington Alyssa Dávila MF Jr. USC Katie Oakes MF Sr. California Kate Deines MF So. Washington Lauren Wilmoth D Sr. UCLA Alina Garciamendez D Fr. Stanford Lauren Barnes D Jr. UCLA Lindsay Taylor F So. Stanford Meghan Berlingo GK Jr. Washington State

HONORABLE MENTION: Renae Cuellar (ARIZ, So., F); Kristina Larsen (UCLA, Sr., F), Jen Stoltenberg (ORE, Jr., F), Katrin Omarsdottir (Cal, So., MF), Camille Levin (STAN, So., MF), Alexandra Elston (ASU, Jr., MF), Alicia Jenkins (STAN, Sr., D), Meagan Holmes (USC, R Sr., D), Dea Cook (UCLA, Sr., D), Brianna Bak (CAL, Sr., D), Ashley Seal (OSU, So., D/MF)

Name 	Pos. 	School
Mariah Nogueira 	MF 	Stanford
Rachel Quon 	D 	Stanford
Chelsea Cline 	MF 	UCLA
Samantha Johnson 	F 	USC
Courtney Verloo 	F 	Stanford
Zakiya Bywaters 	MF 	UCLA
Mariah Cameron 	D 	Washington State
Alina Garciamendez 	D 	Stanford
Chelsea Buckland 	F 	Oregon State
Scout Libke 	MF 	Oregon
Mel Johnson 	MF 	Washington State

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