Seven MW Women’s Soccer Student-Athletes Named to NSCAA All-Pacific Region Team
KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Led by first-team selection Sarah Schweiss of Colorado College, seven Mountain West women’s soccer student-athletes were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Pacific Region Team. Schweiss is joined on the squad by second-team honorees Brooke Heidemann of Boise State and San José State’s Zoe Makrigiannis, along with third-team selections Dorthe Hoppius of San José State, Jessica Brooksby of Utah State, and Wyoming’s Alisha Bass and Shaina Ashouri.
Schweiss, the 2015 MW Offensive Player of the Year, earns all-region accolades for the second consecutive season after being named to the second team in 2014. A First-Team All-MW selection, Schweiss paced the league in goals with nine and finished second in points with 18 during the Conference season.
Heidemann and Makrigiannis both garner the first all-region honors of their careers. Heidemann, a First-Team All-MW award winner, tallied 17 points on six goals and five assists. The reigning MW Defensive Player of the Year, Makrigiannis recorded six shutouts and a goals-against average of 0.86.
Third-team honorees Hoppius, Brooksby, Bass and Ashouri each land on the all-region squad for the first time in their careers. Hoppius scored eight goals on the season, five of which came in Conference play, to garner First-Team All-MW accolades. Brooksby, a First-Team All-Conference honoree, tallied a league-best 12 goals, while finishing second in points with 26. Bass concluded the 2015 campaign with two goals and an assist, while Ashouri notched 25 points on nine goals and seven assists. Ashouri was named to the All-MW First Team, while Bass was a honorable mention selection.
The seven NSCAA All-Pacific Region award winners are the most in a season for the Mountain West since eight players were named to the team in 2012. Schweiss becomes the first, first-team honoree since Haley Palmer of San Diego State in 2013.