KANSAS CITY, Mo. --- The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics released its 2010 NAIA Women's Soccer All-American teams and for the second year in a row, California Baptist University had multiple honorees.
Ten players from the GSAC were named to either the first, second or third team. A total of 33 athletes from across the country were selected by the All-America committee.
da Silva is just the second player in program history to earn multiple All-American honors, joining Jenna Oltmanns, who earned three straight national honors. However, da Silva, who was the first Lancer to ever earn first team honors last year, is now the first player in program history to earn multiple first team honors.
The junior midfielder, who had garnered three All-GSAC honors, was second on the team with 29 points, scoring 10 goals and tallying a team-best nine assists. She was one of three Lancers to start all 23 games and she had four game-winning strikes. In three seasons, da Silva ranks 10th in program history with 19 assists, 11th with 67 points and 13th with 24 career goals.
Meanwhile, Nicassio led the Lancers with 12 goals and 30 points. She also tallied six assists and had two game-winners. In three national tournament games, Nicassio had a goal and two assists. Heading into her senior season, Nicassio is currently seventh in program history with 34 career goals, needing 14 to tie the program record. She is also 10th with 80 points.
Also, it was announced over the weekend that freshman Bernadette Witz was named to the NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship All-Tournament Team. Witz scored the game-winner in the Lancers' 3-0 win over sixth-seed The Master's, putting the Lancers into the quarterfinals for the second straight year.
CBU finished the 2010 campaign 15-6-2 overall, its third straight season with at least 15 wins.