Jamie Arthurs named second-team Daktronics All-American
Nov. 29, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs (Sr., Richland) was named to the second team and forward Kristin Maris (Jr., Issaquah) received honorable mention recognition on the 2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-America Team.
"This is a well-deserved award for Jamie and Kristin," said WWU coach Travis Connell (10 years, 121-59-19). "They have both worked incredibly hard this season and their strong performances were vital to our team success."
Arthurs finished with a 0.39 goals against average, which ranked second nationally. She had 16 shutouts, one shy of the NCAA II national record, and her save percentage of .882 ranked eighth nationally. She had 67 saves in 2,101 minutes and 50 seconds.
Arthurs, the 2012 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year, posted 39 shutouts during her four-year career. That tied her for sixth nationally.
During one stretch, Arthurs recorded 10 straight shutouts and had a scoreless string of 919 minutes and 29 seconds. She started all 23 games for the Vikings.
Maris tied for the WWU lead in goals with nine and was second in both points (24) and assists (6). She was named MVP of the GNAC Tournament.
The Vikings 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. WWU won both the GNAC regular season and tournament titles.
Sports information directors from NCAA II schools and conferences selected the All-America team. The process begins at the regional level with all the first-team all-region picks advancing to the national ballot.
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition.
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