Nov. 19, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Four Western Washington University women's soccer players were named to the Daktronics NCAA Division II West Region All-Star Team announced Monday.
Selected to the first-team were goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs (Sr., Richland), forward Kristin Maris (Jr., Issaquah) and defender Brina Sych (Jr., Vancouver/Union). Defender Brianna Jones (So., Bonney Lake) was picked to the second team.
Arthurs, who earned second-team honors last season, finished with a 0.39 goals against average, which ranks second nationally, and 16 shutouts, one shy of the NCAA II national record. Her save percentage of .882 ranked eighth nationally. Arthurs posted 39 shutouts during her four-year career, which tied for sixth nationally.
Maris tied for the team lead in goals with nine and was second in points (24) and assists (6).
Sych had five goals and five assists, and Jones scored three goals. They helped the Vikings allow just nine goals in 23 games, have a streak of 10 shutouts and hold opponents scoreless for 919 minutes and 29 seconds.
Named Daktronics West Region Player of the Year for the second time in three years was Cal State Stanislaus forward Karenee Demery.
WWU finished 19-4-0, the win total being a school record, and reached the championship game of the West Regional, matching the school's best NCAA post-season advancement. The Viking won both the GNAC regular season and tournament titles.
The all-star team was chosen by sports information directors at the West Region schools.
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2012 Daktronics West Region All-Star Team
Player of the Year - Cal State Stanislaus Karenee Demery
Western Washington, Jamie Arthurs G Sonoma State, Cara Curtin F Cal State Stanislaus, Karenee Demery F Seattle Pacific, Megan Lindsay F Western Washington, Kristin Maris F UC San Diego, Cassie Callahan M UC San Diego, Jessica Wi M Cal State Stanislaus, Bernie Bettencourt M Western Washington, Brina Sych M UC San Diego, Hayley Johnson D UC San Diego, Ellen Wilson C Sonoma State, Sara Studer D Cal State Stanislaus, Emily Relles D
San Francisco State, Annicia Jones G Sonoma State, Alexis Sciacqua G UC San Diego, Gabi Hernandez F Cal State San Bernardino, Jani Carmona F Dixie State Jennifer Mason F Montana State Billings, Heidi Greenback F San Francisco State, Nicole Vanni M Sonoma State, Ashley Martin M Dominican (Calif.), Julianna Bratsberg M Montana State Billings, Jaucelyn Richter M Seattle Pacific, Shayla Page D Sonoma State, Carolyn Greco D Western Washington, Brianna Jones D Montana State Billings, Jennifer Larsen D
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