Palo Alto Weekly

Sports - December 9, 2011

Noyola, Taylor are up for soccer honor

Castilleja grad Lindsay Taylor and Palo Alto grad Teresa Noyola have shared their lives growing up on the local soccer fields. Now seniors at Stanford, they share a national title, 95 college wins and now both have been named a semifinalist for the Hermann Trophy, college soccer's highest honor.

The former youth club teammates are among 15 still in the running for the Missouri Athletic Club award. Three finalists will be announced on Friday and voted on by NCAA Division I head coaches.

The finalists will be invited to the Missouri Athletic Club in St. Louis for the awards announcement on Jan. 6.

Noyola, an attacking midfielder, and Taylor, a forward, first played together with the Mountain View-Los Altos Mercury youth team and renewed their partnership at Stanford, leading the Cardinal to a 25-0-1 season and a combined four-year record of 95-4-4 while making four College Cup appearances, including three in the final.

Noyola, the Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, had nine goals and 15 assists this season. Her season and career (60) assist totals placed her one away from Press' school records in each category.

Taylor, the Pac-12 Player of the Year, scored 20 goals and had six assists, becoming the third different Stanford player in as many years to reach the 20-goal standard. The others were Hermann Trophy winners Kelley O'Hara in 2009 and Christen Press in 2010. No school has had three consecutive Hermann Trophy winners since North Carolina won four in a row from 2001-04.

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