May 19, 2010
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Senior Megan Langenfeld was named Pacific-10 Conference Player of the Year on Wednesday, becoming the 12th Bruin to earn POY honors. In addition, 10 Bruins were honored on the All-Pac-10 and All-Freshman Teams.
Langenfeld joins three-time winners Lisa Longaker (`87, `88, `90), Lisa Fernandez (`91-'93) and Stacey Nuveman (`99, `01, `02), as well as Natasha Watley (`03) and Andrea Duran (`06), as Pac-10 Player of the Year honorees. It is the fourth All-Pac-10 honor and second first-team accolade for Langenfeld, who was also named first team a year ago.
Joining Langenfeld on the All-Pac-10 First Team were junior GiOnna DiSalvatore and sophomore Andrea Harrison. DiSalvatore has been named All-Pac-10 three times, but this is her initial first-team award. Harrison was named to the honorable mention team a year ago.
Senior Julie Burney was named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team, while senior Kaila Shull, juniors Monica Harrison and Donna Kerr and sophomore Dani Yudin were all named to the All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention Team. The award is the third of Shull's career, the second for Burney, Harrison and Kerr and the first for Yudin.
The three first-team honors for the Bruins were tied for the most in the conference along with Arizona and Washington. The eight all-conference nods were tied for the second most behind Washington.
The Bruins received a #5 national seed for the NCAA Tournament on Sunday and will host the Regional round at Easton Stadium. Joining UCLA in its Regional will be San Diego State, Fresno State and Saint Mary's. Friday's schedule will feature San Diego State against Fresno State at 3 p.m. and UCLA against Saint Mary's at 5:30 p.m. The winners of Friday's games will play the first contest on Saturday at 1 p.m., while the losers will play on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. The remaining of the schedule is listed below.
All-session passes are $29 for adults and $17 for students and single-day passes are $11 for adults and $7 for students. All-session passes can be purchased in advance at UCLA's Central Ticket Office or by calling 310-UCLA-WIN (open daily, 10-4). They can also be purchased at Easton Stadium on gameday. Single-day passes are available on gameday only at Easton Stadium.