Willis named NSCAA All-American

(Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) has named Senior Hermann Trophy Candidate Andrea Willis to the 2009 All-America Third Team.

Willis, a defender from Riverside, Calif., finished her senior season as an anchor for a BYU defense that allowed only 15 goals from opponents all year. Willis recorded two goals and 31 shots after starting in all 24 games for the Cougars.

Willis was named Mountain West Conference Defensive Player of the Year in her senior season and also named MWC Player of the Week twice.

The Cougars finished the season with a 18-4-2 record, defeating four ranked-teams in regular season play and advancing to the second round of the 2009 NCAA College Cup.

The NSCAA All-America selections will be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, held in Philadelphia, Pa., on Jan. 16 as part of the 2010 NSCAA Convention.

2009 NSCAA Women's NCAA Division I All-America Team

First Team

Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown

K, Kristin Olsen, Sr., Southern California, Orange, Calif.

D, Becky Edwards, Sr., Florida State, Tallahassee, Fla.

D, Whitney Engen, Sr., North Carolina, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.

D, Blakely Mattern, Sr., South Carolina, Simpsonville, S.C.

M, Mandi Back, Sr., Dayton, North Olmstead, Ohio

M, Courtney Barg, So., Notre Dame, Plano, Texas

M, Tobin Heath, Sr., North Carolina, Basking Ridge, N.J.

M, Sophie Schmidt, Sr., Portland, Abbotsford, B.C.

F, Lauren Cheney, Sr., UCLA, Indianapolis, Ind.

F, Michelle Enyeart, Sr., Portland, Hemet, Calif.

F, Tiffany McCarty, So., Florida State, Tallahassee, Fla.

F, Kelley O'Hara, Sr., Stanford, Fayetteville, Ga.

Second Team

K, Kelsey Davis, Sr., Portland, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

K, Jill Mastroianni, So., Boston College, Durham, Conn.

D, Jennifer Anzivino, Sr., Rutgers, Middletown, N.J.

D, Kelly Henderson, Sr., Boston College, Baldwin, N.Y.

D, Lauren Hyde, Sr., Florida, Carmel, Ind.

M, Carolyn Blank, Sr., West Virginia, Toms River, N.J.

M, Sinead Farrelly, Jr., Virginia, Havertown, Pa.

F, Ashley Berra, Jr., Memphis, Cordova, Tenn.

F, Vicki DiMartino, Fr., Boston College, Massapequa, N.Y.

F, Danielle Foxhoven, So., Portland, Littleton, Colo.

F, Devin Petta, Fr., Northeastern, Whitman, Mass.

F, Christen Press, Sr., Stanford, Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.

Third Team

K, Alyssa Naeher, Sr., Penn State , Seymour, Conn.

D, Casey Brown, Sr., Boston University, Natick, Mass.

D, Ali Riley, Sr., Stanford, Pacific Palisades, Calif.

D, Brittany Taylor, Sr., Connecticut, Campbell Hall, N.Y.

D, Andrea Willis, Sr., Brigham Young, Riverside, Calif.

M, Ashley Bowyer, Sr., Ohio State , Aliso Viejo, Calif.

M, Mariah Nogueira, Fr., Stanford, Westminster, Calif.

M, Rebecca Thomas, Sr., Central Florida, Burlington, Wash.

F, Kaley Fountain, Sr., Wake Forest, Austin, Texas

F, Lauren Fowlkes, Jr., Notre Dame, Lee's Summit, Mo.

F, Laura Heyboer, So., Michigan State, Hudsonville, Mich.

F, Sydney Leroux, So., UCLA, Vancouver, B.C.

F, Katie Schoepfer, Sr., Penn State , Waterford, Conn.