Nov. 2, 2011
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Midfielder Kelly Cates (Sr., Poulsbo/North Kitsap) was honored for the second straight year, heading four members of the Western Washington University women's soccer team named to the 2011 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Academic all-star team released today.
Cates, who is majoring in marine biology, has a 3.53 (4.0 scale) grade point average. She has scored one goal, a game winner, and been credited with one assist.
Maris, who is a physical education major with a 3.78 GPA, has four goals, one a game winner, and one assist. Three of the goals have come in the last two games.
Sych is a physical education major with a 3.33 GPA, and Chapin an anthropology-archaeology major with a 3.33 GPA.
Sych has four goals, two of them game winners, and two assists; and Chapin has three goals and a team-leading four assists.
WWU, 9-5-3, ends its season Friday (7 p.m.) at Simon Fraser.
To be eligible for the GNAC academic team, student-athletes must have a minimum grade point average of 3.20 and be in at least their second year of competition at their university.
Five Vikings Earn D2CCA All-West Region Honors
Vikings place four players on First Team, one player on Second Team
Vikings Edged 2-0 by UCSD in West Regional Final
WWU finishes season 18-2-0 while making sixth consecutive NCAA Championships appearance
Vikings Ready to Defend West Regional Title
WWU women's soccer takes on UC San Diego Friday night in La Jolla, Calif.
Women's Soccer Heads to San Diego for West Regional Championship
Vikings will travel to La Jolla, Calif., for Friday night showdown (7 pm) with regional rival UCSD
Defending National Champions Advance to NCAA West Regional Final
Defending national champion Vikings beat Sonoma State 2-0 in second round of NCAA II Championships
No. 2-Seed Vikings Open West Regional Play Saturday vs. Sonoma State
The Vikings open NCAA II Championships play facing No. 3-seed Sonoma State at 1 pm at Harrington Field
Defending National Champions Set for NCAA Championships
WWU women's soccer heads into postseason play with 17-1-0 record
Vikings Announced as No. 2 Seed in West Region
WWU will host the first and second rounds, facing Cal Baptist or Sonoma State on Saturday at 1 pm in Bellingham
It's Selection Show Monday for WWU Soccer
The women's soccer program will find out who it plays in the NCAA championships at 3 pm
Women's Soccer Named GNAC Team of the Week
The Vikings won their third consecutive GNAC Championships tournament title last Saturday
Vikings Win Third Straight GNAC Championships Title
WWU receives automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Championships with 1-0 double-overtime win at Concordia
Vikings Will Face Concordia in GNAC Championships Final
WWU has advanced to the title game of all six GNAC Championships. Will face Concordia Saturday at 1 pm
WWU Tops SPU 2-0, Advances to GNAC Championship
Karli White and Emily Bunnell score goals for Vikings, as defense holds SPU to 4 shots
Vikings Head Into Postseason at GNAC Championships
WWU is the No. 2 seed in the GNAC Championships, facing rival Seattle Pacific Thursday at 4 pm
Nine Vikings Named to GNAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team
Four Vikings named First Team All-GNAC, Karli White named GNAC Newcomer of the Year