Jessie Fleming and Ashley Sanchez (photo by Percy Anderson)
Percy Anderson
First-team All-Pac-12 honorees Jessie Fleming and Ashley Sanchez

Women's Soccer

Nine Bruins Receive Pac-12 Postseason Honors

Seven UCLA women's soccer players were selected to the All-Pac-12 team, led by first-team All-Pac-12 honorees Jessie Fleming and Ashley Sanchez. Hailie Mace and Viviana Villacorta were named to the second team, and Anika Rodriguez, Karina Rodriguez and Delanie Sheehan earned third team acclaim.

Additionally, Lauren Brzykcy and Maricarmen Reyes were named to the All-Freshman Team.

Fleming, a junior midfielder from London, Ontario, earns first-team acclaim for the third consecutive year. Fleming, who has been limited in action while on national team duty, has recorded two goals and three assists in seven games this season. A finalist for the MAC Hermann Trophy a year ago, Fleming is also on this year's MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

Sanchez, a sophomore forward from Monrovia, Calif., is UCLA's leading scorer with eight goals, eight assists and 24 points. She has scored a goal or an assist in each of the last nine games, all UCLA victories. A first-team All-Pac-12 honoree for the second-straight year, Sanchez is also on the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List.

Mace, a senior from Ventura, Calif., was selected to the second team as a defender for the second time in her career. Last season, she earned first-team honors as a forward during an All-American season in which she scored a career-high 15 goals. In 2018, Mace has scored five goals with four assists in just nine games, ranking second on the team in points with 14. She ranks fifth in the Pac-12 in points per game (1.56).

Villacorta, a sophomore midfielder from Lawndale, Calif., earns her first career all-conference nod. She has played in various positions in the UCLA midfield this season, seeing action in all 18 games and recording three goals and three assists for nine points.

Anika Rodriguez, a junior forward from Torrance, Calif., received her second career All-Pac-12 honor. She previously received second-team selection in 2016. Rodriguez ranks third on the team in scoring with 13 points on four goals and five assists in 11 games played. She has been out since incurring an injury in the first half of the Arizona State game on Oct. 4.

Karina Rodriguez, a sophomore defender from Torrance, Calif., earned her first All-Pac-12 selection. A two-time Pac-12 Defender of the Week, she has led a Bruin defense that has posted nine shutouts and allowed just 15 goals for a 0.82 goals against average. Karina leads the team in minutes played with 1655, playing in all but 40 minutes this season. She has also scored two goals with one assist.

Sheehan, a sophomore from Brentwood, Calif., converted from attacking midfielder to outside back and has helped the Bruins earn nine shutouts while playing in 17 games. She ranks fifth on the team in scoring with 11 points (4 goals, 3 assists).

Brzykcy, a redshirt freshman goalkeeper from San Clemente, Calif., has played in eight games, making seven starts and posting a 0.77 goals against average that ranks third in the Pac-12. She has recorded two solo shutouts and one shared shutout.

Reyes, a midfielder from Santa Ana, Calif., has played in 17 games and scored three goals.

Pac-12 postseason honors are determined by a polling of the Conference coaches. The coaches selected Stanford head coach Paul Ratcliffe as the coach of the year for the fourth-straight year. Stanford players were also voted Forward of the Year (Catarina Macario), Midfielder of the Year (Jordan DiBiasi) and Defensive Player of the Year (Alana Cook). USC's Kaylie Collins was named the Goalkeeper of the Year, and Penelope Hocking the Freshman of the Year.

First Team:
Kaylie Collins, GK, USC
Alana Cook, D, STAN
Savannah DeMelo, MF, USC
Jordan DiBasi, MF, STAN
Jessie Fleming, MF, UCLA
Taylor Kornieck, MF, COLO
Catarina Macario, F, STAN
Tegan McGrady, D, STAN
Ally Prisock, D, USC
Leah Pruitt, F, USC
Ashley Sanchez, F, UCLA
Morgan Weaver, F, WSU

Second Team
Jorian Baucom, F, COLO
Julia Bingham, D, USC
Jaye Boissiere, MF, STAN
Madison Haley, F, STAN
Maddy Haro, D, WSU
Penelope Hocking, F, USC
Alison Jahansouz, GK, STAN
Hailie Mace, D, UCLA
Kiara Pickett, D, STAN
Sophia Smith, F, STAN
Paola Van der Veen, MF, UTAH
Viviana Villacorta, MF, UCLA

Third Team
Lainey Burdett, GK, ARIZ
Naomi Girma, D, STAN
Abigail Kim, F, CAL
Tara McKeown, MF, USC
Maegan O'Neill, MF, WSU
Amanda Porter, MF, ARIZ
Anika Rodriguez, F, UCLA
Karina Rodriguez, D, UCLA
Delanie Sheehan, D, UCLA
Hailey Skolmoski, D, UTAH
Jada Talley, F, ARIZ
Jalen Tompkins, GK, COLO

All-Freshman Team
Lauren Brzykcy, GK, UCLA
Nicole Douglas, F, Arizona State
Naomi Girma, D/MF, Stanford
Zoe Hasenauer, F, Oregon
Penelope Hocking, F, USC
Emily Knous, F/MF, Arizona
Mykiaa Minniss, D, Washington State
Maricarmen Reyes, MF, UCLA
Marleen Schimmer, F, Arizona State
Sophia Smith, F, Stanford
Hailey Stodden, D, Utah
Summer Yates, F, Washington

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