Four Huskies Earn Pac-12 Honors
Nov. 9, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Husky women's soccer seniors Kate Deines and Jorde LaFontaine-Kussmann earned Second-Team All-Pac-12 honors as voted on by the conference coaches. Fellow senior Sarah Martinez earned Honorable Mention and Jaclyn Softli was named to the All-Freshman team.
"As disappointed as we are as a team of not achieving what we felt we were capable of, it's always an honor to have individuals recognized for their achievements," said head coach Lesle Gallimore. "Sarah, Kate and Jorde have been stalwarts for our program over the past years and I'm extremely please for them to be recognized by my colleagues in the always competitive Pac-12 conference. Jaclyn is an extremely talented young player, as are all of our freshmen, and I think being recognized on the All-Freshmen team is a testament to her and her classmates for approaching college soccer with the right attitude and effort from the beginning of the season to the end; she has an extremely bright future if she continues to learn and improve at the current rate."
Deines, a midfielder from Issaquah, Wash., is earning her third-straight conference honor after being named to the second-team in 2009 and to the first-team last year. She played in 18 games this season, scoring two goals and dishing out two assists. She was one-for-one on penalty kicks. She is a team captain for the second-straight year and prior to the season was named a Lowe's Senior CLASS Award candidate and to the Hermann Trophy Award Watch List.
A goalkeeper from Lakewood, Wash., LaFontaine-Kussmann is earning second-team honors for the second time. She had a 6-7-4 record in goal for UW, making 86 saves for a 1.04 GAA. She had two shutouts on the year and had tough one-goal losses to No. 2 UCLA and No. 1 Stanford. She leaves UW as one of the greatest keepers in school history, despite only playing two seasons for the Huskies.
The other co-captain, Martinez, is from Des Moines, Wash. The forward led the team this year in scoring with seven goals and in assists with five. She had 19 total points, 47 shots and two game-winning goals. She played in 16 of the 20 games, missing four games due to an injury. She was known for her toughness on the field and her ability to always get the head on the ball.
Softli is a forward from Sammamish, Wash. She follows in the footsteps of her former HS teammate and current teammate, Lindsay Elston, by earning All-Freshman team honors. Softlli led all freshmen with four goals and nine total points. She played in 18 games and two of her goals were game-winning.
Pac-12 Player of the Year: Lindsay Taylor, Stanford Pac-12 Freshman of the Year: Chioma Ubogagu, Stanford Pac-12 Coach of the Year: Paul Ratcliffe, Stanford