All-UW Women's Soccer Team Announced
Sept. 2, 2011
SEATTLE - Nearly 700 fans voted the past week for their favorite UW women's soccer players honoring the 20 year history of the program. Some of those players will be around this weekend at both women's soccer games Friday and Sunday and at the football game on Saturday.
Fans had the opportunity to pick their favorite goalkeepers, midfielders, forwards and defenders. The top two vote getters in each category made the team plus the next three vote getters for 11 total team members.
Hope Solo (1999-02) led everyone in voting with 489 votes and over 73% of the goalkeeper's votes. Solo recently has been in the spotlight for leading the U.S. Women's Team to the World Cup Final and being named a contestant on "Dancing With The Stars." In her time at UW, Solo was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year, a two-time First-Team All-Conference selection, two-time Second-Team All-Conference Selection, two-time Second-Team NSCAA All-American, two-time First-Team NSCAA All-Region, two-time NSCAA Second-Team All-Region, a Soccer Buzz Second-Team All-American, a two-time Hermann Award Nominee and still holds Husky career records in shutouts, saves and GAA.
Tina Thompson (1994-96) was second in goalkeeper voting with 253 votes and 38%. Thompson played three years for UW after transferring from SDSU. She started all 60 games she played in her Husky career and is second all-time in shutouts and third in career saves. She was a First-Team NSCAA All-Region selection in 1996, a two-time First-Team All-Pac-10 selection and an All-West Region honoree. She led UW to the postseason in each of the three seasons she played, including the first-ever appearance in program history in 1994.
Tina Frimpong (2001-04) had 278 votes for 42% amongst the forwards, closely followed by Tami Bennett (1997-00) with 245 votes. Frimpong is the Huskies' all-time leader in goals, game-winning goals, shots, games played and points. She was an NSCAA All-American in 2004, and NSCAA All-Region and All-Academic selection, an NSCAA Academic All-American, a two-time Soccer Buzz All-American and the two-time Pac-10 Player of the Year along with many other athletic and academic honors.
Bennett ranks second behind Frimpong in career goals and game-winners. She is first in single-season goals, scoring 16 in 2000 and second in single-season points and third in total points. She was a Soccer Buzz All-American in 2000 and First-Team All-Pac-10 twice. She was the 2000 team captain and the team offensive MVP twice.
Current Husky senior Kate Deines led the midfielder voting with 257 votes. Deines was recently named to Hermann Award Watch List and to the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Watch List. She played for the U-23 National Team this past summer and was a First-Team All-Region and All-Pac-10 selection in 2010. She has earned numerous academic and athletic honors in her career and is the only active Husky in the career records books for goals, point and game-winners.
Niki Gamble was the second midfielder selected with 183 votes. Gamble played for the Huskies from 2003-04 after transferring from Iowa State and is tied for sixth in single-season goals and points. She was a Third-Team NSCAA All-Region pick in 2003 and in 2004 earned numerous honors such as co-captain, All-Region academic and athletic honors, all-conference athletic and academic honors and the teams Most Inspirational Player.
Melanie Brennan (1991-94) led the defenders with 259 votes. She is No. 6 all-time in career games started. She was a two-time Second-Team All-American, First-Team NSCAA All-Region, the 1991 Washington Player of the Year and two-time team Defensive MVP. She also attended the U.S. Olympic Festival in 1994.
Hannah Greig was second in defender voting with 137. Greig just graduated from UW last season after four great years on the back line. She is tied for ninth all-time in games started and was a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic selection. In 2010 she was named the team's Unsung Hero.
Melissa Bennett had 202 votes. She played at UW from 2000-03. She had 65 career points, 18 career goals and ranks first in career assists and second in career game-winning goals. She was a Third-Team NSCAA All-Region pick in 2003, a two-time Second-Team All-Pac-10 selection, the team's Offensive MVP in 2020 and a co-captain her senior year.
Juergens was a Husky from 1991-94 and is still tied for eighth in the single-season records for game-winning goals and second in the single game records for goals. She was a First-Team Pac-10 All-Academic selection in 1994 and in 1991 was the Offensive MVP.
Perez was the final selection to the team. A Husky from 2006-09, Perez just finished playing for the Mexican National Team in the World Cup and is training for the Pan Am Games in October. In her career, she scored 53 points, 21 goals, eight game-winning goals, took 194 shots, played in 83 games, was a NSCAA and Soccer Buzz All-Region pick, a two-time Pac-10 All-Conference and All-Academic selection and the Player of the Year and Offensive MVP in 2008 and 2009.