HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Senior defender Lisa Bradley of the national runner-up No. 12 UC San Diego women's soccer team earned 2010 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-America Third Team honors, it was announced last week.
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. Bradley was named to the All-West Region First Team on November 16.
Bradley, a team captain, started all 25 matches for a Triton squad that went 19-3-3 overall in 2010, its best mark since going 20-2-2 in 2006. She led a back line that topped the California Collegiate Athletic Association in goals against average (.62) and shutouts (16). She scored twice, added two assists and logged 2,171 minutes in 2010- fifth most on the team.
The accolade marks the 13th postseason award given to UCSD, a team that this year ventured the farthest it has gone in the NCAA Tournament since taking home the national championship in 2001.
University of West Florida senior forward Shakira Duncan repeated as the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year. 12 members of teams UCSD faced in the 2010 NCAA Tournament and two fellow California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) players joined Bradley as being named All-America. National Semifinal foe, No. 1 Saint Rose, placed five players on the All-America First Team. No. 5 Grand Valley State, whom UCSD fell to in the national championship, had three players named to the first team.
A total of 39 student athletes representing 24 different institutions filled out the three teams.
Bradley and her teammates recently visited the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, Ky. as a part of the Division II National Championships Festival opening ceremonies and documented their experience.