Four Vikings named second-team NSCAA West Region all-stars

WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM Alicia Patten
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Alicia Patten
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Dec. 14, 2011

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Four Western Washington University women's soccer players were second-team picks on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America NCAA Division II West Region All-Star Team announced Wednesday.

The Viking foursome included junior goalkeeper Jamie Arthurs (Richland), senior midfielder Justina MacDowell (Bellevue/Sammamish), senior defender Alicia Patten (Seattle/Holy Names) and senior defender Emily Warman (Sedro-Woolley).

Patten was a third-team pick each of the last two years. She, along with Warman and Arthurs, helped the Vikings to a 0.59 goals against average and 11 shutouts. Both figures led the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

It was the second straight year that Arthurs had a school record-tying 11 shutouts, ending the season with a scoreless streak of 476 minutes and 43 seconds. She had a NCAA II 13th-ranked and GNAC-best 0.55 GAA, with 44 saves and a .815 save percentage.

During her three-year career, Arthurs has a 0.69 GAA and 23 shutouts. She has made 133 saves with a save percentage of .821.

MacDowell scored four goals, leading the team with three game winners.

Arthurs and Patten also received second-team Daktronics West Region all-star recognition. They were named first-team GNAC all-stars along with MacDowell and Warman.

WWU, coached by Travis Connell (9 years, 101-55-19), finished 10-5-3 overall and tied for second place in the GNAC at 9-4-1. The Vikings were unbeaten in their last five games (4-0-1), not allowing a goal during that stretch.

NSCAA (Coaches): First Team - Morgan Lindsay, SPU (F, Jr., Spokane, WA); Kelsey Jenkins, SPU (M, Sr., Kent, WA); Josie Graybeal, SPU (D, So., Gig Harbor, WA). Second Team - Kellie Zakrzewski, SPU (F, So., Cheney, WA); Carson McKole, CWU (F, Jr., Oak Harbor, WA); Justina MacDowell, WWU (M, Sr., Bellevue, WA); Jennifer Larsen, MSUB (D, Sr., Mesa, AZ); Alicia Patten, WWU (D, Sr., Seattle, WA); Emily Warman, WWU (D, Sr., Sedro-Woolley, WA); Jamie Arthurs, WWU (GK, Jr., Richland, WA).Third Team - Heidi Greenback, MSUB (F, So., Woodinville, WA); Amy Pate, CWU (F, Sr., Federal Way, WA);Whitney Siler, MSUB (D, So., Monroe, WA); Hilary Franks, CWU (D, Sr., Yakima, WA).Daktronics (SIDs): First Team - Taylor Sawyer, SPU (D, 5-5, Jr., Gig Harbor, WA); Kelsey Jenkins, SPU (M, 5-8, Sr., Kent, WA); Meghan Lindsay, SPU (F, 5-7, Jr., Spokane, WA); Jaucelyn Richter, MSUB (F, 5-5, Jr., Billings, MT). Second Team - Alicia Patten, WWU (D, 5-9, Sr., Seattle, WA); Jamie Arthurs, WWU (GK, 5-8, Jr., Richland, WA).