Six Vikings named NSCAA West Region All-Stars
Dec. 4, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Six Western Washington University women's soccer players have been named to the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II West Region All-Star Team.
Selected to the first-team were goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs (Sr., Richland), midfielder Kim Cooper (So., Bellingham), forward Kristin Maris (Jr., Issaquah) and defender Brina Sych (Jr., Vancouver/Union).
Arthurs had a 0.39 goals against average, which ranked second nationally, and 16 shutouts, one shy of the NCAA II national record. Her save percentage of .882 ranked eighth 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, Cooper one goal and one assist, Houplin six goals and two assists, and Jones three goals.
The Vikings allowed just nine goals in 23 games, having a streak of 10 shutouts and holding opponents scoreless for 919 minutes and 29 seconds.
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 finish. The Viking won both the GNAC regular season and tournament titles.
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