First Road Test Will Be At Wisconsin For The Huskies
Aug. 23, 2011
SEATTLE - After a tough 2-2 draw with BYU to open the season last Friday, the UW women's soccer team will head to Wisconsin for two tough games on the road. The Huskies are ranked No. 23 by the NSCAA and No. 24 by Soccer America this week. UW will open the Wisconsin tournament taking on the Badgers at 5 p.m. PT on Friday and will then face Iowa State on Sunday at 9 a.m.
Washington is coming off of one of its best seasons in school history which saw the Dawgs make their second-ever run to the Elite 8, narrowly missing out on a trip to the College Cup, with a 1-0 loss at Boston College in overtime. Along that magical run, UW defeated UCLA in Los Angeles for the first time since 2000, and on national television. The Huskies in the post-season defeated Oklahoma in the first round, 4-0, before taking down No. 2 Portland on its home field in the second round in 11 penalty kicks. Washington upset another higher-seed in UC Irvine on it field, earning the trip to meet BC in the Elite 8.
For the third-straight season UW was one of 34 teams to receive an at-large bid. The Huskies finished the season with a 13-9-2 record and a 4-5-0 record in Pac-10 play, which put them in sixth place.
While the Huskies lost five important seniors from 2010, five seniors return, including senior captains Kate Deines and Sarah Martinez, Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann, Kelli Stewart and Alex Webber, along with redshirt-junior Kari Davidson, who despite has one more year of eligibility, will play her last with the Huskies this season.
UW welcomes five true freshman, a sophomore transfer and two "returning" players who have yet to play a game for UW because of injuries.
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The Lowe's Senior CLASS award is given out each year to an outstanding senior student and one Division I senior is given the award in 10 different sports. The acronym CLASS stands for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School. The award honors those seniors that excel in four different aspects: community, classroom, character, and competition.
Deines has produced on the field from the start of her career at UW. As a freshman she finished second on the team with seven goals, and was named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman First-Team. In her last two seasons, she played and started in every game the Huskies played.
As a sophomore Deines was named to Second-Team All-Pacific Region Second-Team All-Pac-10. Last year, Deines had her best season yet as one of the Husky team captains. She earned both First-Team All-Pacific Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors while leading the Huskies in goals and points and to the NCAA Elite 8. Her achievements allowed her to play for U-23 National Team this summer.
Additionally, she was acknowledged with the Provost Academic Excellence Award at the WESPYs (Washington's version of the ESPY awards). Her studying was also awarded by making Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic and NSCAA Scholar All-West Region. She was also recently named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list for top player of the year.
Sweeney Named Gohuskies.com Student-Athlete of the Week
Sweeney, a defender from Woodinville, Wash., scored her first career goal in the season-opener vs. BYU on Aug. 19. She scored off of a rebound shot in the 19th minute to tie the game at 1-1. The Huskies and Cougars eventually went on to tie, 2-2.
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