2014 Mountain West Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams Announced

 

Colorado Springs, Colo. – The Mountain West announced the 2014 Women’s Soccer All-Conference teams today. Wyoming freshman forward Kaitlyn Lomsnes was named both the Offensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, while Utah State senior defender Taryn Rose earned Defensive Player of the Year honors. Wyoming head coach Pete Cuadrado garnered Coach of the Year accolades. The individual awards and two All-MW teams were selected by the league’s 12 head coaches.

Lomsnes is the first freshman in the history of the MW to earn the Conference’s Offensive Player of the Year award, and the first Cowgirl to claim the honor since Tamika Wilson was Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2007. The forward led the Conference in goals (10) and points (22) to pace Wyoming to a second-place finish in the regular-season standings with an 8-3 mark.

Rose anchored a Utah State defensive unit that allowed the least amount of goals in league play. The Aggies surrendered just seven goals in their 11 Conference matches. Rose started all 11 of those contests and played a total of 998 minutes. In addition to her stellar defensive effort, she contributed on the offensive end, scoring a goal in Utah State’s 2-0 win at New Mexico on Oct. 19.

Coach of the Year honors went to Wyoming’s Cuadrado. The Cowgirls opened league play with a 7-1 mark and finished with an 8-3 record in Conference matches, including a perfect 5-0 at home. The Cowgirls’ second-place finish in the regular-season standings is the highest finish for a Wyoming team since the inception of the Mountain West in 1999.

San Diego State, the three-time regular-season and two-time defending tournament champion, led all teams with five All-Conference honorees, including three first-team members in senior midfielder Kelsey Booth, senior forward Haley Locker and senior midfielder Katie Perry.

The 2014 MW Women’s Soccer Tournament is set for Tuesday, Nov. 4, Thursday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 8 at the SDSU Sports Deck on the campus of San Diego State University. All five matches of the six-team, single-elimination tournament will be broadcast live and for free on the Mountain West Network. Viewers can watch the tournament action at http://www.themw.com/#!/watch-live.

2014 MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
Name Class Position Institution
Mikhalia Bowden^ Sr. D Boise State
Brooke Heidemann& Jr. MF Boise State
Jessie Ayers Sr. MF Colorado College
Sarah Schweiss Jr. F Colorado College
Jaycee Bingham Sr. MF/F Fresno State
Kelsey Booth^ Sr. MF San Diego State
Haley Locker Sr. F San Diego State
Katie Perry Sr. MF San Diego State
Zoe Makrigiannis Jr. GK San José State
Taryn Rose^ Sr. D Utah State
Kaitlyn Lomsnes Fr. F Wyoming
2014 MOUNTAIN WEST WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
Name Class Position Institution
Rachel Herron Sr. MF/F Colorado College
Kaeli Vandersluis Sr. MF/F Colorado College
Chrisalyn Fonte Sr. MF Nevada
Emily Chavez R-Fr. D New Mexico
Dylann O’Connor^ Jr. MF New Mexico
Cassie Ulrich Jr. GK New Mexico
Hannah Keane& Sr. F San Diego State
Stacie Moran Fr. D San Diego State
Denali Murnan Jr. MF UNLV
Lexie Morgan Sr. MF Utah State
Alison Clarke Sr. D Wyoming

Offensive Player of the Year: Kaitlyn Lomsnes, Fr., F, Wyoming

Defensive Player of the Year: Taryn Rose, Sr., D, Utah State

Freshman of the Year: Kaitlyn Lomsnes, Fr., F, Wyoming

Coach of the Year: Pete Cuadrado, Wyoming

& = indicates a three-time selection ^ = indicates a two-time selection