Three Cougars named to All-WCC Preseason Women’s Soccer Team
SAN BRUNO, California — BYU women's soccer All-American Mikayla Colohan, along with teammates Jamie Shepherd and Cameron Tucker, were named Thursday to the 2020-21 All-WCC Preseason Spring Women’s Soccer Team.
The All-WCC team features 11 of the conference’s best players including the 2019 WCC Player of the Year in Colohan, the 2019 WCC Defensive Player of the Year in Alex Loera from Santa Clara, as well as her teammate Izzy D’Aquila, who was the WCC’s top freshman last season.
Colohan, a senior from Kaysville, Utah, accounted for 16 goals and seven assists on her way to player of the year honors. She was a finalist for the Honda Sports Award, semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, was named first-team United Soccer Coaches All-America and CoSIDA Academic All-District 8. Colohan was recently selected by the Orlando Pride with the 14th overall pick in the 2021 National Women's Soccer League Draft. She will compete for BYU this spring, then finish her collegiate eligibility in the fall before turning professional.
Tucker, from Highland, Utah, also returns for her senior campaign after registering 12 goals and nine assists in 2019. She started all 23 games for the Cougars in 2019 and scored four game-winning goals. She was named 2019 All-WCC honorable mention.
Shepherd started 22 games in 2019 as a true freshman out of American Fork (Utah) High School. She tallied two goals and four assists on her way to being named to the WCC All-Freshman Team and All-WCC honorable mention.
Four members of the 2020-21 All-WCC Preseason Women’s Soccer Team were also named to the prestigious 2020-21 MAC Hermann Trophy watchlist, including Joelle Anderson (Pepperdine), Colohan (BYU), Loera (Santa Clara) and Kelsey Turnbow (Santa Clara). All four were repeat selections from the 2019 All-WCC Preseason Women’s Soccer Team.
2020-21 All-WCC Preseason Spring Women's Soccer Team
|Izzy D'Aquila||Santa Clara||So.||F|
|Julie Doyle||Santa Clara||Sr.||M|
|Alex Loera*||Santa Clara||Sr.||M|
|Kelsey Turnbow*||Santa Clara||Sr.||F|
* Repeat selection from the 2019 WCC Preseason Women’s Soccer Team
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