HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. -
Junior defender Hayley Johnson
and senior goalkeeper Kristin Armstrong
of the UC San Diego women's soccer team were named to the Daktronics Division II Women's Soccer Soccer All-America Team, it was announced Wednesday.
Johnson was selected to the second team, while Armstrong was a third team honoree. Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and
conferences selected the three Daktronics All-America teams, beginning
at the regional level with all first team all-region picks advancing to
the national ballot. Johnson and Armstrong were named to the All-West Region First Team
on November 15.
Johnson had a prolific season at left back for the Tritons. An All-CCAA
First Teamer, her 13 assists are tied for third-most in a single season in school
history and she tied for seventh-most in the nation in DII. Johnson
played one-third of a Triton back line that boasted the lowest goals
against average in NCAA DII (.211) and had the lowest amount of goals
allowed in the regular season with 4. Now 10th in UCSD history with 27
career assists, Johnson registered eight assists in five games between
September 18 and October 2, including three multiple-assist games.
Armstrong, who was dubbed the CCAA Defensive Player of the Year and the Daktronics West Region Player of the Year, led a Triton defense that ranked first in NCAA DII in goals against
average (.211), total shutouts (14) and four goals-against during the
regular season. She had the lowest individual goals-against average in
DII at .211 and her .935 save percentage ranked second nationally.
Between October 16 and October 20, Armstrong shutout five consecutive
opponents while tallying 18 saves. She finished the regular season
ranked first in the CCAA in shutouts, save percentage and goals against.
UCSD went 13-3-4 overall in 2011 and won the CCAA South with a 12-1-3 conference mark. The Tritons earned the No. 1 seed in the West Region for the NCAA Tournament, but were ousted by Chico State 1-0 n the Second Round on November 13.