Eight Earn All-Pacific Region Women's Soccer Honors
Dec. 6, 2012
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - San Diego State and UNLV combined to place five players on the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-Pacific Region squad. The first-team honorees include Aztec sophomore goalkeeper Rachel Boaz, senior forward Megan Jurado and junior defender Haley Palmer. Garnering second-team accolades were SDSU senior defender Tiffany Hurst and junior midfielder Carli Johnson and UNLV senior defender Caitlin Allen, senior midfielder Macy Jo Harrison and junior forward Jennifer Wolfe.
Boaz, a native of Murrieta, Calif., finished her second year at SDSU with a school-record goals-against average of 0.60. The MW all-tournament team selection had 11 shutouts on the season, tying for the most in Aztec single-season history.
Jurado, the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, netted 15 goals, including seven game-winners, and nine assists for a team-high 39 points. The San Jose, Calif., product's 15 goals and 39 points each rank second-most in school history for a single season, while her nine assists are tied for eighth. Jurado's success resulted in her also receiving NSCAA All-America honors.
Palmer, the Mountain West Defensive Player of the Year, started all 24 games on the season and played in 2,056 of the Aztecs' 2,195 total minutes in 2012. The Windsor, Calif., native was part of a defense that tallied 13 total shutouts, while holding opponents to just 15 goals on the season.
Hurst, an All-MW first-team selection from Santa Rosa, Calif., tallied five goals and three assists while also being a member of an Aztec backline that allowed just two goals in the second half or overtime all season.
Johnson, the MW Tournament Most Valuable Player and an all-MW first-team selection, started all 24 games and saw action in all but 19 minutes of the season. In addition to keying a starting backline that helped the Aztecs finish with a goals-against-average of 0.61, the Santa Rosa, Calif., product contributed two goals and four assists on the offensive side of the ball.
Wolfe was the Rebels' top offensive player in 2012, finishing with 12 goals and two assists. The first-team All-MW honoree's 12 goals ranks second-best in school history, while her 26 points put her third all-time. Six of the Olathe, Kan., product's 12 goals were game-winners, which ranked among the Top 10 nationally.
Allen, a first-team All-MW selection, anchored a Rebel defense that shut out seven of its last 10 opponents in 2012. The San Diego, Calif., native also contribued two goals on the season, including one game-winner.
Harrison set a new UNLV record this season with eight assists and added four goals for 16 points on the year. Hailing from Napa, Calif., Harrison also received first-team All-MW accolades.