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Stanford women place eleven on all-Pac-12 soccer team

 
Stanford senior Andi Sullivan was named the Pac-12's Women's Soccer Midfielder of the Year. Photo courtesy of Stanford Athletics.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Tierna Davidson, Catarina Macario and Andi Sullivan were named Pac-12 Women's Soccer Players of the Year and Stanford coach Paul Ratcliffe was named Pac-12 Coach of the Year for the eighth time, as announced Tuesday by the conference.

Stanford had a conference-best 11 players selected to all-conference squads. Three of the past four Freshman of the Year honors belong to Stanford: Andi Sullivan won the award in 2014 before Alana Cook claimed it in 2015.


Jaye Boissiere
Ratcliffe's Coach of the Year honor was his third straight and eighth overall. No other coach has every won the award more than twice.

Macario earns Pac-12 Forward of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors after a scintillating regular season.

Entering Saturday's NCAA first-round matchup against Utah Valley, she leads the team and Pac-12 conference in virtually every offensive category: goals (14), assists (10), points (38), shots (101), and game-winning goals (4, tied with Jordan DiBiasi).

Sullivan, the reigning Pac-12 Player of the Year, picks up Midfielder of the Year honors having appeared in 17 games during the regular seasons – her two absences were due to her involvement with the full United States National Team. Sullivan has one goal and six assists on the season, and is Stanford's on-field leader in the midfield.

A two-time All-America and one of the premier players in all of college soccer over her four-year career, Sullivan was named to the MAC Hermann Trophy watch list for the third time this season. She has been named to the All-Pac-12 first team in each of her four seasons at Stanford.

Davidson played nearly every minute of the regular season in the midfield and defense for the Cardinal, starting the last 16 games at center back alongside Alana Cook.

Over that span, Stanford allowed just three goals, including one from open play (Oct. 29 at USC). From Sept. 21-Oct. 29, Stanford went 788:28 minutes without allowing a goal. Davidson is also a potent threat to attack, pitching in two goals and four assists.

Joining Davidson, Macario and Sullivan on the all-Pac-12 first team is Cook. A starter in all 63 appearances at Stanford since her freshman season in 2015, she played nearly every minute of the season at center back. A team captain, Cook took 14 shots in 19 regular season games and assisted the only goal of Stanford's 1-0 win at No. 6 UCLA on Oct. 26.

Menlo School grad Jaye Boissiere, Kyra Carusa, DiBiasi, Tegan McGrady and Michelle Xiao were each named to the all-Pac-12 second team.

Boissiere ranks fourth on the team with 20 points, including eight assists, which ranks fourth in the Pac-12. DiBiasi ranks fourth in the conference in points (21), while her nine assists ranks second on the team and in the Pac-12.

Carusa's career year continues, ranking third in the conference with 27 points. Her 12 goals are a career high and rank third in the conference, and she has started all 19 games.

Xiao's 14 points rank third in Pac-12 play, and she has scored six times in Stanford's last nine games. McGrady has made 13 appearances at left back this season, totaling three assists.

Joining Macario on the All-Freshman team are Civana Kuhlmann and Kiki Pickett. Kuhlmann's eight goals rank tied for fourth in the Pac-12, and her 18 points rank sixth on the team.

Pickett has started all but one game at right back, totaling four assists and her first career goal in Stanford's Pac-12 title-clinching win at No. 5 USC on Oct. 29.

Men's golf

Stanford is one stroke off the lead through 36 holes at the St. Mary's Invitational contested at Poppy Hills Golf Club.

The Cardinal is 12-under after Tuesday's round of 11-under 273, the second-best score on the day. USC (-13) leads the 18-team field.

Brandon Wu is tied for third at 5-under, including Tuesday's 4-under 67 which included six birdies.

Franklin Huang used five birdies during his 2-under 69, moving to 3-under overall and a share for 10th.

Isaiah Salinda (-1) is tied for 20th, Jeffrey Swegle (E) is tied for 22nd and Bradley Knox (+1) is tied for 26th.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Athletics

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