WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Four Huskies were honored as part of the All-Pac-12 teams as announced by the conference on Tuesday afternoon. Isabel Farrell, Molly Boyd and Megan Kufeld were named All-Pac-12 honorable mention, while Havana McElvaine was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.
Farrell played in all 20 games for the Huskies, accumulating a goal and four assists. Her four assists against Seattle U. tied the single-game record at UW. Farrell began the season at wide midfield, before moving to a more central role for most of the season. Her goal came on a strike from just outside the box in a 2-1 win over Oregon.
Boyd started 19 of 20 games, missing just one due to injury. The senior was a key part of the defense that allowed just 17 goals all season. The local product out of Seattle played in the central defense acting as the anchor and leader of the unit that allowed multiple goals in just six games all year.
Kufeld played nearly every minute of the season in goal, only subbing out late in a blowout win over Seattle U. The redshirt sophomore accumulated 88 saves on the year, posting a goals allowed average of 0.81 and seven shutouts.
Finally, McElvaine was named to the All-Freshman Team after starting 19 games at left back. She was another key member of the stout Husky defense, but also came forward to score a pair of goals. The Denver native had a game-winning goal on a blast from 35 yards to defeat Utah, 1-0. She also scored in a 2-2 tie at Arizona on a long free kick.
Each of the Husky honorees was being honored by the Pac-12 for the first time. Only Boyd will graduate, while Farrell, Kufeld and McElvaine have at least two seasons of eligibility remaining as key members of a bright Husky women’s soccer future.
Micaela Castain of Washington State was named the Pac-12 Player of the Year, while Darian Jenkins of UCLA was named the Pac-12 Freshman of the Year. Washington State head coach Keidane McAlpine was named the conference Coach of the Year. Conference champion UCLA had six players on the All-Pac-12 first team, the only team to have more than one.
The Dawgs finished the year 7-9-4 and 3-4-4 in the Pac-12. Washington missed the NCAA Tournament this year for just the second time in the last six seasons.