Bruins Place Three on All-America Teams

Dec. 9, 2005

LOS ANGELES - Headlined by first-team selection Jill Oakes, the UCLA women's soccer team had a total of three players earn NSCAA/adidas All-America honors Friday. Goalkeeper Valerie Henderson and midfielder Danesha Adams were named to the second team.

A senior defender from West Hills, Calif., Oakes was the leader of a Bruin defense that surrendered just 12 goals in 26 matches this season. Under her leadership UCLA posted a school record 18 shutouts in 2005, ranking fifth in the nation in goals against average (0.45) and fourth in shutout percentage (0.69pg). Oakes contributed on the offensive side of the field as well, registering 12 points on three goals and six assists. She was named a semifinalist for the M.A.C. Hermann Trophy, given annually to the top player in college soccer. Oakes was also named a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and was a member of the all-tournament team at the NCAA College Cup.

Adams, a sophomore from Shaker Heights, Ohio, led the Bruins in scoring in 2005, posting 46 points on 21 goals and four assists. She set the NCAA Tournament record for points and goals in a game when she had four goals in UCLA's 5-0 victory over Virginia in the Quarterfinals. Her nine game-winning goals was a UCLA single-season record. Adams was named a first-team All-Pac-10 selection and, like Oakes, was a member of the all-tournament team at the NCAA College Cup.

Henderson, a sophomore from Orinda, Calif., recently capped off one of the most successful seasons ever by a UCLA goalkeeper. Her 0.53 goals against average ranks third all-time on the UCLA single-season charts, and was good enough to rank 10th nationally at season's end. She posted 10 shutouts in 25 matches, recording a team-best 45 saves. She surrendered just 12 goals all season. Henderson earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors.

UCLA finished the season with a 22-2-2 overall record. The Bruins advanced all the way to the NCAA Finals for the second year in a row, falling to Portland, 4-0 in the title game.

2005 NSCAA/adidas All-America Teams

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Aug 30
vs. Wisconsin
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Friday, Sep 04
vs. Virginia
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Sep 06
vs. Texas
Los Angeles, CA
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Sep 11
at Wake Forest
Winston-Salem, NC
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Sep 13
at North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
L, 1 - 3
Thursday, Sep 17
vs. Pepperdine
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Friday, Sep 25
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 01
at Washington
Seattle, WA
L, 1 - 2
Sunday, Oct 04
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
L, 2 - 4
Friday, Oct 09
vs. Arizona
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 1
Sunday, Oct 11
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
T, 1 - 1 (2OT)
Saturday, Oct 17
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR
L, 1 - 2
Friday, Oct 23
vs. Colorado
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Sunday, Oct 25
vs. Utah
Los Angeles, CA
W, 1 - 0
Thursday, Oct 29
at California
Berkeley, CA
L, 0 - 7
Sunday, Nov 01
at Stanford
Stanford, CA
L, 0 - 2
Friday, Nov 06
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
L, 0 - 2