December 6, 2006
Women's Soccer Gets National Recognition
UC Santa Cruz Katie Loomis (Junior), Megan Cox (Junior), and Annick Lamb (Sophomore) have been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Far West Region Team for 2006. The trio led the Lady Slugs to an outstanding season finishing with a record of 17-0-4 and advancing to the NCAA Championship Tournament for the first time since 2002.
Cox, selected as a First Team Defender, from Alta Loma, CA, was instrumental in leading the team to a record 18 shutouts. Her flawless one vs one defending and great cover support was exceptional. Her aggressive play helped UCSC limit their opponents to 3 goals on the season.
Lamb, selected as a First Team forward, from Santa Barbara, CA, lead the Slugs with 20 goals and 1 assist. Ten of her goals were game winners. Her outstanding speed and ability to finish under pressure sets her apart. This is her second selection to the All-West Region Team, as she was named to the Second Team her freshman year.
Loomis, named as the Second Team keeper, from Tacoma, WA had a spectacular season. Her individual stats of .114 goals-against-average and .968 save percentage lead the nation. Fifteen shutouts established a new UCSC single season record. Her final game performance was her best of the year, shutting out the nations #1 ranked offense Hardin –Simmons in the third round of the NCAA Championships.
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