PHOENIX, Ariz. --- California Baptist University's Kylee
Nicassio was named Pacific West Conference Newcomer of the Year and Kimberly
Allard was named Freshman of the Year headlining a list of five Lancers who
were named to the 2011 All-PacWest Women's Soccer Team, which has been announced
by the conference office.
The All-PacWest Team was selected by the head coaches in the
conference and includes a first team, second team and those receiving honorable
mention. Five Lancers were voted to the first team. No other team had more than
Nicassio leads the PacWest with 13
goals and 32 points, while Allard is second with 28 points, tied for third with
10 goals and tied for the PacWest lead with eight assists.
In addition to Nicassio and Allard, Nicoline Jorgensen was named
co-Goalkeeper of the Year along with Carianne Makino of Hawaii Pacific.
Jorgensen, meanwhile, leads the PacWest with a 0.64 goals
against average, which is currently the best single-season total in program
history. She also leads the PacWest with eight shutouts.
da Silva is also tied with Allard for the conference lead
with eight assists and is tied for second with Allard with 28 points. She is
third with 10 goals. Witchey has a goal and an assist, but more importantly has
anchored a defense at center back that leads the PacWest in fewest goals
allowed (11), goals against average (0.60) and shutouts (11).
CBU Head Coach Kristen St. Clair was named PacWest Coach of
the Year. St. Clair has led the Lancers to a remarkable 15-2-1 season, which
includes a 10-1-1 record and the program's first-ever PacWest title in their
first season in the conference. She has also led the Lancers to the NCCAA
National Championships Nov. 30-Dec. 3.
Grand Canyon's Marina Nesic was named PacWest Player of the
Year for the second straight year.
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