White Named All-America

December 6, 2004

Olympia, WA - Capping a rush of post-season awards, Alisha White has been named to the NAIA All-America team for her high-octane offensive performance this season. White was an honorable mention pick making her the third All-America women's soccer player from Evergreen in the last four seasons.

White led the Geoducks to their best-ever conference record (8-2-1) and a spot in the Cascade Collegiate Conference post-season tournament. She scored 14 goals in conference play to outpace all other scorers in the league. White had already been named to the All-Conference team and given Conference Newcomer of the Year honors. Last week she was also named to the Region I team.

A Bremerton, Washington native, White came to Evergreen after a stellar two-year stint at Walla Walla Community College where she was an NWAACC All-Star selection. Recruited by Eastern Washington University, White ended up at Evergreen on a tip from her Walla Walla coach, John Charman.

"We are fortunate to have her here," said Erik Gibson-Snyder, head coach for the Geoducks. "I only had about three weeks after I got this job to find players for this season. John put me on to her and she is the one recruit we landed. It wouldn't have been the same season with out her. She did some great things on the field. But she is just as impressive off it. She is one of the nicest and most responsible players I have ever coached.

White will return next year for her senior season-as will 18 of 19 players and all eleven starters-as the Geoducks hope to earn their first-ever national tournament berth.

Go to the NAIA website for a complete list of the NAIA All-America selection.