WALNUT CREEK, Calif. -
The ninth-ranked UC San Diego women's soccer team placed a conference-high seven players on the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) all-conference team, it was announced on Wednesday.
Senior forward Annette Ilg was selected Newcomer of the Year and junior goalkeeper Kristin Armstrong, junior midfielder Anne Wethe and junior defender Lisa Bradley represented the Tritons on the first team. Junior forward Sarah McTigue and junior midfielder Shelby Wong earned All-CCAA Second Team honors. Sophomore defender Hayley Johnson was named to the All-Honorable Mention Team.
Ilg ranked eighth in the CCAA with eight goals and seventh in the conference with 20 points. A graduate student studying Chemistry and Biochemistry, Ilg spent four seasons with the UCSD women's basketball team from 2006-09, earning All-CCAA Second Team honors during her final year as an undergrad. In soccer, she earned CCAA Player of the Week for the week of Aug. 30 - Sep. 5, tallying six points in helping the Tritons to a pair of shutout victories over Dominican and Notre Dame de Namur.
It marks the second consecutive year Armstrong and Wethe have taken home All-CCAA First Team honors. Armstrong started all 18 of her team's matches and ranked second in the CCAA with a 0.55 goals against average, .861 save percentage and 11 shutouts. She provided the anchor for a UCSD defense that allowed a meager 10 goals during the regular season.
Wethe started in every match during the 2010 campaign, scoring three goals on 12 shots on frame. Her four assists are tied for second-best on the squad and she has scored three game-winning goals. She earned CCAA Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 4-10 after recording an assist and a goal in wins over Cal State Dominguez Hills and Cal State L.A. It is also the second consecutive year Wethe has earned first team honors.
Bradley has been named to an All-CCAA Team in each of the four seasons she has wore Triton colors. Named to the All-CCAA First Team for her performances her junior and senior year, Bradley won CCAA Freshman of the Year and was placed on the second team her sophomore year. She has tallied two goals and two assists on the season.
McTigue, who tied with Ilg for most goals on the team with eight, was placed on the All-CCAA Second Team for the second consecutive year. Her 48 shots were seventh-best in conference and she put the lights out on three separate occasions with game-winning goals. McTigue was named CCAA Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 27 - Oct. 3 scoring a pair of goals in victories over Cal State San Bernardino and Cal Poly Pomona.
Wong also made the second team for the second consecutive year, starting all 18 matches on her way to recording four assists and two goals. She notched an assist and added a goal in UCSD's 3-0 win over Cal State Stanislaus on Oct. 17.
Johnson led the Tritons with seven assists during the regular season, fourth-most in the CCAA. It is the first time the Santa Rosa, Calif. native has been named to an All-CCAA squad. She currently leads the team in minutes played with 1,643 and started all 18 matches in the regular season.
UCSD (14-2-2 overall, 12-2-2 CCAA) is preparing to face San Francisco State (11-4-3 overall, 10-4-2 CCAA) in the opening round of the CCAA Championships, Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Turlock. The Tritons are riding a 10-match win streak and remain unbeaten in their last 13 contests. The winner of UCSD-SFSU will play the winner of CSULA and Cal State Stanislaus on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
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