Sept. 27, 2011
Weekly Release 9/27/11
SEATTLE -It is Pac-12 games the rest of the way for the UW women's soccer team as it hosts No. 21 Cal and No. 1 Stanford. The Bears will be in town Friday at 7 p.m. while the Cardinal play the Huskies at noon on Sunday. Fans can follow both games for free with free video/stats/chat at www.gohuskies.com.
Scouting No. 21 Cal
Cal was ranked No. 17/18 last week but after going 1-1 dropped out of the Soccer America poll and are No. 21 in the NSCAA poll. They are 8-2 overall and 1-0 in Pac-12 play with a 1-0 victory over Arizona State. The Bears are led by Katie Benz who already has 10 goals and three assists. Lauren Battung has six goals and Kaitlyn Fitzpatrick and Kate Bennett have four assists each. In goal, Emily Kruger has play 10 games, making 25 saves and allowing 10 goals. Last year, UW lost 3-2 at Cal as Kate Deines and Sarah Martinez scored the two Husky goals. UW leads the overall series 10-9.
Scouting No. 1/1 Stanford
The Stanford Cardinal is No. 1 in the country in both polls with a perfect 9-0-1 record. They have wins over top-ranked teams such as Georgetown, Notre Dame, UC Irvine and Portland. Their only tie was to then -No. 4 Maryland, 0-0. Last week, the Cardinal opened up Pac-12 play with a 7-0 victory vs. Arizona. Lindsay Taylor leads the team with seven goals. Chioma Ubogagu has four goals and a team-high six assists. Three keepers have got time in goal this season for Stanford. Emily Oliver has play in seven games, making 23 save and allowing two goals. Aly Gleason has allowed just one goal in five games and Lindsay Dickerson has also just allowed one goal in three games. Stanford leads the overall series with UW 2-17-2 and has won the last six meetings, including a 2-1 victory in 2010.
Swanson Gets First Career Goal In Victory Over Dons
UW returned home on Sept. 25, hosting its final non-conference opponent of the season and defeating San Francisco 4-2. USF took the lead in the 15th minute as Molly Hall went one-on-one with Husky keeper Kari Davidson and bounced it over her head and into the back of the net. The assist went to Jaciara Mello. Just seconds later off of the kickoff, sophomore Hillary Zevenbergen (Woodway, Wash.) scored off a rebound to even the match. Senior Alex Webber was fouled hard in the box in the 21st minute which led to a penalty kick. Fellow senior Kate Deines took the shot and made it for her first goal of the season as UW went up 2-1. Freshman Chelsea Archer gave UW a 3-1 lead heading into the half with a great shot on the right side of the box in the 38th minute. She was assisted by sophomore Allie Beahan. The final UW goal put the Huskies up 4-1 as redshirt freshman Morgan Swanson scored her first career goal as a Husky in the 59th minute. Freshman Jaclyn Softli took the shot first, it hit the crossbar and Swanson was there to put it back in. The Dons got another goal by Hall, unassisted, in the 64th minute. She hit a nice shot from the right side of the box to the upper left corner. Davidson, a redshirt junior from Portland, Ore., improved to 1-1-0 in goal and made two saves in the game.
UW Drops Pac-12 Opener
A year ago the UW women's soccer team pulled one of the biggest upsets of the season at UCLA and this season, the Huskies were close to doing it again but fell because of a late goal, 1-0, in Pac-12 play. The Huskies were on defense a lot in the game but did great on the back line, making five total saves by keeper Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann. UCLA took 16 shots, six on goal and had 14 corner kicks. The lone goal came in the 79th minute as Chelsea Stewart scored on a free kick from the right side.
Deines Name Lowe's Senior CLASS Award Candidate
Two University of Washington student-athletes were named candidates for a national award. Seniors Kate Deines (women's soccer) and Brent Richards (men's soccer) are each part of a 30 person group honored by Lowe's. The Lowe's Senior CLASS award is given out each year to an outstanding Division I senior student 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 and 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). She was also rewarded for her scholarly efforts by being named to the Second-Team Pac-10 All-Academic and the NSCAA Scholar All-West Region. She was also recently named to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch list for top player of the year.
Deines Named To The Hermann Trophy Watch List
The Pac-12 Conference has five players on the 42-athlete watch list for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy, the highest individual award in collegiate soccer. Stanford senior Teresa Noyola and junior Courtney Verloo represent the Cardinal on the list, and are accompanied by UCLA senior Sydney Leroux, Oregon State senior Colleen Boyd and Washington junior Kate Deines. Noyola is a two-time NSCAA first-team All-American and is coming off career highs in goals (10) and assists (12). Verloo earned NSCAA third-team All-America honors as a sophomore in 2010. Leroux scored 13 goals last year, while Boyd notched a school-record 14 shutouts and Deines dropped nine goals on the season. According to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America, the 15 semi-finalists are announced in late November, and then reduced to three finalists soon after. The Hermann Trophy winner will be announced Jan. 6, 2012.
Solo Still "Dancing"
Hope Solo, a former Washington women's soccer star, who recently helped lead the US Women's National Team to the Championship Game of the FIFA Women's World Cup, is one of 11 celebrities left on the 13th season of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Solo and her partner Maks made their debut on Monday, Sept. 19 night with a waltz and scoring a 21 out of 30. On Sept. 26, Solo did the Jive and scored 19 out of 30. Each week the celebrity with the lowest combined score will be eliminated. Last week, LA Laker start Ron Artest was eliminated.
You can vote for Hope during the show every Monday or up to 30 minutes following the show. You get 12 votes per phone line or can text or vote on abc.com. The number is 1-800-868-3408.
Solo is the sixth female athlete to star in the hit series, following Olympic champion figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi (season 6 champion), Grand Slam tennis champion Monica Seles (season 6), Olympic volleyball player Misty May-Treanor (season 7), Olympic gold medal gymnast Shawn Johnson (season 8 champion), and Olympic gold medal swimmer Natalie Coughlin (season 9). Female athletes have found great success in the competition as two of the previous five have taken home the top prize, winning the entire competition in their respective seasons.
20 Years Of Women's Soccer At UW
20 years ago, women's soccer at UW began. In 1991, Dang Pibulvech became the first coach and led the team for three years before Gallimore took over in 1994. All season, UW invites fans to help celebrate and honor all of those who have passed through the program and helped in its success over the years.
Follow The Huskies Via Social Media
Become a fan of the Washington men's soccer team on Facebook by going to www.facebook.com/UWWomensSoccer. The fan page includes exclusive updates, video content and photos updated weekly.
Fans can also follow the UW women's soccer team through the Huskies' all-sports Twitter page, www.twitter.com/UWSportsNews.
UW is also on www.youtube.com/UWAthletics. Fans there can find new video context from all of the Husky sports teams.
Tickets for all Husky home matches are on sale now either online at GoHuskies.com or by calling the Husky Ticket Office at 206-543-2200. Tickets may also be purchased at the field on game day.
Fans looking for season tickets can purchase the Husky Gold Card which grants general admission access to all men's and women's soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, baseball and softball games.