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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Two BYU women's soccer players and head coach Jennifer Rockwood earned individual league honors, while five others were named to All-WCC teams
Ashley Hatch earned WCC Co-Player of the Year honors. Annie Amos was named WCC Defender of the Year and Rockwood was named Co-Coach of the Year.
Michele Murphy, Niki Fernandes, Elena Medeiros, Bizzy Phillips and Taylor Campbell Isom also earned All-WCC honors from voting by the league's head coaches.
Hatch was named WCC Co-Player of the Year along with Santa Clara's Sofia Huerta. BYU's sophomore forward scored 11 goals and made three assists in conference play. Hatch led the league in points with 25, while Huerta came in second with 18 from eight goals and two assists.
Amos earned WCC Defender of the Year honors as the lone returning starter on the defense this season. She helped the Cougars shut out 10 opponents from her center back position.
Rockwood was named WCC Co-Coach of the Year along with Pepperdine's Tim Ward. Rockwood led the Cougars to a 7-1-1 record in conference and clinched the title with a week to go in the regular season. The award is her fifth conference coach of the year award and is the second since joining the West Coast Conference in 2011. Pepperdine finished third in the conference, but was a top 15 team in the nation for the length of the season.
Amos, Hatch and Murphy were selected to the All-WCC First Team. Murphy scored four goals and made five assists in conference play. Senior forward Fernandes, sophomore midfielder Medeiros and freshman midfielder Phillips were selected to the All-WCC Second Team and freshman defender Taylor Campbell Isom earned All-WCC Honorable Mention.
Phillips and Isom were both also named to the All-WCC Freshman Team.
The Cougars earned an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament thanks to their regular season title and will play in the first round on Saturday, Nov. 15, at noon MT in Boulder, Colorado against the Colorado Buffaloes. The match will be streamed on CUBuffs.com.