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.
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.
FIRST TEAM ALL-PAC-10 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. USCHONORABLE 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)
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
PAC-10 ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM 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