August 13, 2001

Five Women's Soccer Members Named Preseason All-Americans

Aug. 13, 2001

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Five members of Santa Clara University's women's soccer team were named to Collegesoccer.com's preseason All-America list, including three on the First Team, more than any other school in the nation.

Senior defenders Danielle Slaton and Anna Kraus, along with junior midfielder Aly Wagner, were named to the first team. Junior midfielder Devvyn Hawkins was listed as a second team honoree while sophomore midfielder Veronica Zepeda earned honorable mention honors. Slaton was also named a preseason All-American by Soccer Buzz Magazine.

Of the 22 players listed on the first two teams, Santa Clara faced last season--or will face this season--all but eight. North Carolina tied with the Broncos by also naming five players to all three teams.

Having advanced to 12 straight NCAA Tournaments, the Santa Clara women's soccer team is looking to make the number 13 lucky once again. The quest to reach a fifth College Cup in six seasons begins August 31, when Cal Poly visits Buck Shaw Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here or by calling the athletic ticket office at 408-554-4660.

Collegesoccer.com Women's Preseason All-Americans

First team
G - Hope Solo, Sr., Washington
D - Catherine Reddick, So., North Carolina
D - Danielle Slaton, Sr., Santa Clara
D - Anna Kraus, Sr., Santa Clara
M - Jena Kluegel, Sr., North Carolina
M - Lori Lindsay, Sr., Virginia
M - Aly Wagner, Jr., Santa Clara
M - Aleisha Cramer, So., BYU
F - Christie Welsh, Jr., Penn State
F - Mary-Frances Monroe, Sr., UCLA
F - Missy Gregg, Jr., Dayton

Second Team
G - Jenni Branam, So., North Carolina
D - Ally Marquand, Sr., Stanford
D - Danielle Borgman, Sr., North Carolina
M - Nikky Thrasher, Sr., Texas A&M
M - Lauren Orlandos, Jr., Portland
M - Meghan Anderson, Sr. Nebraska
M - Devvyn Hawkins, Jr., Santa Clara
F - Stephanie Rigamat, Sr., UCLA
F - Abby Wambach, Sr., Florida
F - Katie Barnes, Sr., West Virginia
F - Laura Schott, Jr., California

Honorable Mention
Goalkeepers
Emily Oleksiuk, Sr., Penn State
Thora Helgadottir, So., Duke
Liz Wagner, Sr., Notre Dame

Defenders
Casey Zimny, Sr., Connecticut
Nandi Pryce, So., UCLA
Veronica Zepeda, Jr., Santa Clara

Midfielders
Stacey Tullock, Sr., Arizona State
Monica Gonzalez, Sr., Notre Dame
Erin Masaki, Jr., Portland

Forwards
Alyssa Ramsey, So., North Carolina
Emily Taggart, Sr., Wake Forest
Sarah Pickens, Sr., Duke
Deliah Arrington, Jr., Clemson
Christine Latham, Jr., Nebraska