Six Cougars Honored in All-WCC Teams

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

SAN BRUNO, Calif. - Six members of the BYU women's soccer team were honored by the West Coast Conference as members of its All-Conference teams for 2011. 

Junior Lindsi Lisonbee was named to the All-West Coast Conference First Team after being part of a defense that allowed just 16 goals all season while netting four of her own and contributing two assists and 20 shots. Lisonbee is also one of 42 Division I women's soccer athletes on the 2011 MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List. 

Junior Carlee Payne was named to the All-WCC Second Team and finished the year second on the team in total goals with five while also adding a team-high nine assist and 34 shots. 

Teammates Colette Jepson, McKinzie Olson and Rachel Manning were all included as All-WCC Honorable Mention. Jepson recorded a team-high 57 shots in her first year with BYU after transferring from UNLV. Manning's presence in the midfield helped the team score 37 goals this year, one of them coming from her while also contributing eight shots. 

Olson is BYU's all-time career saves leader and has been a starter for BYU at the goalkeeper position for four years. She totaled over 1,700 minutes for the Cougars this year and made 72 saves. 

Freshman Jaiden Thornock was named to the All-WCC Freshman Team. In her first year wearing Cougar blue, Thornock netted four goals while adding one assist and 30 shots. Thornock played in all 19 games for BYU this season.

The Cougars finished their 2011 campaign, and first year in the WCC, with a 11-5-3 overall record after competing against four top-25 teams and going 5-2-1 in league play. 

Below is a comprehensive list of all the 2011 All-Conference awards.

 

2011 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM

Player

Yr.

Pos.

School

Micaela Capelle

So.

F

Portland

Laura Cole

Sr.

F

Pepperdine

Natalie Garcia

Sr.

D

San Diego

Bianca Henninger

Sr.

GK

Santa Clara

Sofia Huerta

Fr.

F

Santa Clara

Julie Johnston

So.

M

Santa Clara

Lindsi Lisonbee

Jr.

D

BYU

Elissa Magracia

Sr.

M

San Diego

Jordan Marada

So.

M

Saint Mary’s

Stephanie Ochs

Sr.

F

San Diego

Michelle Pao

So.

D

Pepperdine

2011 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM

Player

Yr.

Pos.

School

Roxanne Barker

Jr.

GK

Pepperdine

Danielle Foxhoven

Sr.

F

Portland

Etajha Gilmer

So.

D

Loyola Marymount

Christina Moberg

So.

F

San Francisco

Courtney Parsons

Sr.

GK

San Diego

Carlee Payne

Jr.

F

BYU

Sarah Rhodes

Sr.

M

Gonzaga

Ellie Rice

So.

D

Santa Clara

Meleana Shim

So.

M

Santa Clara

Kelsea Smith

Jr.

D

Pepperdine

Lynn Williams

Fr.

F

Pepperdine

2011 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE HONORABLE MENTION

Taylor Brooke (Portland); Kaila Cameli (Portland); Cloee Colohan (Portland); Kristin DeGrandmont (Pepperdine); Karissa Garcia (Pepperdine); Anisa Guajardo (Pepperdine); Colette Jepson (BYU); Caroline Kreuz (Saint Mary’s); Rachel Manning (BYU); Tawni Martino (Loyola Marymount); Bridgett Miller (Santa Clara); Meghan O’Rourke (San Diego); Michelle Olivier (Portland); McKinzie Olson (BYU); Daelyn Paul (Saint Mary’s); Dani Russell (San Diego); Victoria Shimkus (Saint Mary’s); Myriah Stockman (Pepperdine); Christina Tognetti (Saint Mary’s); Erika Wesley (San Diego)

2011 ALL-WEST COAST CONFERENCE FRESHMAN TEAM

Player

Pos.

School

Mariah Butera

F

San Diego

Ally Holtz

F

Pepperdine

Sofia Huerta

F

Santa Clara

Alyssa Kleiner

D

Santa Clara

Mackenzie Krieser

F

San Francisco

Rebekah Kurle

M

Portland

Jaciara Mello

M

San Francisco

Meghan O’Rourke

M

San Diego

Victoria Shimkus

M

Saint Mary’s

Jaiden Thornock

F

BYU

Lynn Williams

F

Pepperdine

 

2011 West Coast Conference Player of the Year

Stephanie Ochs, Sr., F, San Diego

 2011 West Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year

Natalie Garcia, Sr., San Diego

 2011 West Coast Conference Goalkeeper of the Year

Bianca Henninger, Sr., Santa Clara

2011 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year

Lynn Williams, F, Pepperdine

2011 West Coast Conference Coach of the Year

Tim Ward, Pepperdine