Jamie Arthurs and Brina Sych named second-team NSCAA All-Americans
Dec. 4, 2012
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs (Sr., Richland) and defender Brina Sych (Jr., Vancouver/Union) were second-team picks on the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-America Team.
Arthurs posted a 0.39 goals against average, which led the nation. She had 16 shutouts, one shy of the NCAA II national record, and her save percentage of .882 ranked seventh nationally. She had 67 saves in 2,101 minutes and 50 seconds.
Arthurs, the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year, posted 39 shutouts during her four-year career. That tied her for sixth nationally.
Arthurs also was a second-team Daktronics All-American as well as a NSCAA and Daktronics first-team West Region all-star.
Sych had five goals and five assists and played a key role on a defense that allowed just nine goals in 23 games. During one stretch, the Vikings recorded 10 straight shutouts and had a scoreless string of 919 minutes and 29 seconds.
Sych was the GNAC Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team NSCAA and Daktronics West Region all-star.
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 finish.
WWU, ranked No.13 nationally in the final NSCAA Top 25 Poll, won both the GNAC regular season and tournament titles.
In the regional final, the Vikings lost 2-1 in overtime to UC San Diego, which advanced to the national championship contest where it lost 1-0 to West Florida.
Coincidentally, WWU opens its 2013 season on Sept. 5 at UC San Diego.
2012 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division II Women's All-America Teams
* - Indicates repeat All-American selections
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