White Named to All-Region Team

December, 2004

Olympia, WA - The Evergreen State College women's soccer team received another post-season award today as junior forward Alisha White was named to the NAIA Region I All-Region Team.

White had already been named to the Cascade Collegiate Conference All-Conference Team and received Newcomer of the Year honors as well. She was also one of two Geoducks nominated for Conference Player of the Year honors.

White led the Geoducks in scoring with 15 goals on the season. Fourteen of those goals came against conference opponents to lead all conference scorers in goals against conference foes.

With five multiple goal outings this season including hat-trick wins against Cascade College and Albertson College, White led the Geoducks to their best-ever conference season. Evergreen posted an 8-2-1 record against conference opponents earning third place in the league.

Evergreen finished the 2004 regular season with an 8-8-2 record. All of the losses the Geoducks suffered were to teams ranked in the top five in region one, or to NCAA Division II programs, including a 2-1 loss to perennial power Simon Fraser University who finished the season ranked fourth in the country, and a 0-0 tie with sixth-ranked Concordia University, who lost in the finals of the National Tournament.

The junior forward will return for her senior season in 2005, as will all eleven starters and 18 of 19 players, to lead the Geoducks in their quest for their first national tournament berth.

2004 NAIA Region I All-Region Team

Postion Name Class College Hometown
Defender Sarah Miles Junior Simon Fraser University Port Moody, B.C.
Goalkeeper Michele Gademans Sophomore Simon Fraser University Langley, B.C.
Defender Caitie Davidson Senior Concordia University Boring, OR
Defender Whitney Lilly Sophomore Concordia University Gresham, OR
Defender Julie Baird Senior Western Baptist College Lake Oswego, OR
Midfielder Amy Jackson Senior Concordia University Eugene, OR
Midfielder Carlen Oates Junior Simon Fraser University West Vancouver, B.C.
Midfielder Cassidy Merrick Sophomore Carroll College Helena, MT
Midfielder Leslie Gibbens Senior Simon Fraser University North Vancouver, B.C.
Forward Naomi Eguchi Junior Simon Fraser University Kobe, Japan
Forward Valerie Feltz Freshman Carroll College Portland, OR
Forward Jennifer Hughes Senior Concordia University Orem, UT
Forward Alicia White Junior Evergreen State University Bremerton, WA

Region I Player-of-the-Year:
Caitie Davidson Concordia University

Region I Coach-of-the-Year:
Shelley Howieson Simon Fraser University

Second Team

Positon Name Class College Hometown
Goalkeeper Kim Mendenhall Sophomore Western Baptist College Windsor, CA
Defender Lindsey Loraas Sophomore Carroll College Helena, MT
Defender Jeannie Mc Gonagle Junior Rocky Mountain College Buncrana, Ireland
Defender Stacy Ermini Junior Southern Oregon Eugene, OR
Defender Lisa Smith Senior Simon Fraser University Kamloops, B.C.
Midfielder Marrisa Gillingham Senior Southern Oregon Medford, OR
Midfielder Tara Tinner Senior Warner Pacific University Portland, OR
Midfielder Jennifer Craig Senior Simon Fraser University Burnaby, B.C.
Midfielder Krystel Silva Senior Rocky Mountain College Aurora, CO
Forward Sarah Muri Junior Western Baptist Steilacoom, WA
Forward Eileen Brennan Sophomore Carroll College Helena, MT
Forward Kristen Rice Sophomore Eastern Oregon Eugene, OR
Forward Claire Crosbie Sophomore Rocky Mountain College Edinburgh, Scotland