Six Soccer Players Named All-NWCBy Rachel Levitsky Sports Information Intern
FOREST GROVE, Ore. – Six members of the record-breaking 2012 women's soccer team were named to the All-Northwest Conference (NWC) women's soccer team, released Thursday, Nov. 8th.
Emily Thompson earned first team All-NWC honors for her rookie season, finishing with six goals, coming from 52 shots, 24 of which on goal. Thompson also had two assists during the season.
In her senior season, Traci Nakamura also earned recognition, named second team All-NWC. Nakamura, a defender, finished the season with four goals and one assist. Nakamura was named to the honorable mention list last season.
Four Pioneers made the All-NWC honorable mention, midfielders Emilia Emmetti and Kylie Carera, and forwards Anna Thorndike and Taylor Hudson. Through the course of the season, Emmetti broke the school record for most assists in a career, seven, and tied the record for most assists in a season, five. Emmetti was also named to the honorable mention list in 2011.
Carera contributed four assists throughout the season, and had 14 shots, seven of which on goal. Thorndike, despite an injury early in the season, finished with five goals and two assists. Hudson also missed playing time due to injury, but finished the season with four goals coming from 27 shots, 16 of which on goal.
The team finished with their best conference placement since 1985, broke the record for most conference wins in a season and tied the record for most wins in a season, as well as broke the records for least number of goals allowed in a season and most goals scored in a conference game.