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Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:48 pm

What a great honor for her! So well deserved... she had 4 goals and a WCC best 10 assists.

Player of the Year: Megan Rapinoe, Portland
Defensive Player of the Year
: Brittany Cameron, San Diego
Freshman of the Year: Danielle Foxhoven, Portland
Coach of the Year: Garrett Smith, Portland

2008 All-WCC First Team
Brittany Cameron, San Diego
Ashley Copp, Pepperdine
Danielle Foxhoven, Portland
Sheridan Jones, Gonzaga
Jen Mello, San Diego
Megan Rapinoe, Portland
Katherine Reynolds, Santa Clara
Amanda Rupp, Pepperdine
Sophie Schmidt, Portland
Lily Sorentino, Loyola Marymount
Jackie Zinke, San Diego

2008 All-WCC Second Team
Kelsey Davis, Portland
Michelle Enyeart, Portland

Amy Epsten, San Diego
Kristina Hall, San Francisco
Tiffany Harrison, Loyola Marymount
Amanda Lernor, Loyola Marymount
Shannon Omahen, Loyola Marymount
Kendra Perry, Santa Clara
Elli Reed, Portland
Natalie Vinti, San Diego
Emily Wynne, Pepperdine

2008 All-WCC Honorable Mention
Charney Burk, Portland
Alyssa Clark, Loyola Marymount
Laura Cole, Pepperdine
Lori Conrad, Gonzaga
Kim Feeney, Loyola Marymount
Julie Gallaudet, Loyola Marymount
Maxine Goynes, Santa Clara
Sam Hire, Pepperdine
Katherine Kimure, San Francisco
Ashley Kirk, San Diego
Elissa Magracia, San Diego
Meagan McCray, Santa Clara
Ashley Nied, Saint Mary’s
Stephanie Ochs, San Diego
Michelle Olivier, Portland
Courtney Peacock, Gonzaga
Stefani Rocco, Saint Mary’s
Hayley Siegel, Santa Clara
Myriah Stockman, Pepperdine
Kayla Stolte, Pepperdine
Jessica Tsao, Portland
Keelin Winters, Portland


2008 All-WCC Freshman Team
Margueritte Aozasa, Santa Clara
Charney Burk, Portland
Laura Cole, Pepperdine
Danielle Foxhoven, Portland
Natalie Garcia, San Diego
Bianca Henninger, Santa Clara
Elissa Magracia, San Diego
Stephanie Ochs, San Diego
Michelle Olivier, Portland
Courtney Peacock, Gonzaga
Myriah Stockman, Pepperdine

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:49 pm

Some other goodies from the press release:

After missing most of the last two seasons due to injury, Rapinoe stormed back with four goals and a conference-best 10 assists this year as the league’s top playmaker. She is the seventh Pilot in WCC history to earn the league’s player of the year award, following former UP standouts Angie Woznuk (2007), Christine Sinclair (2005, 04, 02), Erin Misaki (2000), Justi Baumgardt (1996), Shannon MacMillan (1995, 93), and Tiffeny Milbrett (1994, 92).


Foxhoven is the 10th Pilot overall and fourth consecutive to be named the WCC Freshman of the Year. She follows teammates Keelin Winters (2007), Michelle Enyeart (2006) and Megan Rapinoe (2005), as well as former UP standouts Lindsey Huie (2002), Christine Sinclair (2001), Michelle French (1995), Holly Pierce (1994), Justi Baumgardt (1993), and Shannon MacMillan (1992).

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:49 pm

Elli and Michelle 2nd team??? Haha maybe I'm just biased but uhhhh....

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:52 pm

Couple of things...

1) How great is it that Megan won? I feel just really, really good about that. It's been such a treat to see her come back from those devastating injuries... her determination and hard work have really been an inspiration this year.

2) Four WCC freshmen of the year in a row??? Just have to tip your hat to the coaching staff for that. Not only for recognizing and recruiting talent, but for putting them in a position to succeed as freshman.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:53 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Elli and Michelle 2nd team??? Haha maybe I'm just biased but uhhhh....

I know. And Keelin honorable mention?

But when you think about it... they usually only played in the second half of games. And they each missed some games too... Michelle especially.

So... I guess it makes sense. If they're going from pure talent, obviously they are first-teamers. But if you're going on playing time and actual contribution to Portland's wins, well, I can understand.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by aleppiek on Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:01 pm

And if I am not mistaken these awards only take into account WCC matches. So makes sense that playing less than half of the WCC minutes they would fall down the chart. But what a great story that Megan was named the WCC player of the year... so deserving, I think she is finally back to top form, just in time.

Hope to see her back on with the full national team one of these days soon.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Stonehouse on Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:04 pm

It should also be noted... we had 10 players earn recognition. Pretty darn impressive.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:06 pm

Indeed, haha half the roster receiving post season awards?? I thought that only happened after bumblebee soccer seasons...

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Auto Pilot on Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:51 pm

Quite impressive. We were well represented as we should have been being the convincing conference winners. However I know I am biased but we easily could have filled out the complete first team with our players. It is like the oscars some go for lifetime acheivment.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by ohhh_yeah on Wed Nov 12, 2008 4:53 pm

Congrats to Megan and the crew. It will be sad to see her go. She is just so magical on the ball.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by SoreKnees on Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:03 pm

I'm very pleased that her 100% effort is being recognized, despite her not scoring a goal a game. Who votes on these awards? Coaches?

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by mattywizz on Wed Nov 12, 2008 5:54 pm

Six of the last nine POYs. Can't hope for much better than that.

Maybe six of the last eight FOYs...

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by fozziewozzie on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:24 pm

when i first saw this thread naming the conference selections, i was pretty ticked off that keelin was completely overlooked!!! what a shame!! she is the captian of the u-20 club an she is only an honorable mention in the wcc??

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by DaTruRochin on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:52 pm

I suppose it's a result of the aforementioned cut in PT once WCC play started... And while she may be a lock down player in the midfield there when she does play, that doesn't necessarily show up in the box score

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Harry Redknapp on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:58 pm

The U20s did not start in the WCC games. They are playing in the World Cup right now. No biggie.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Auto Pilot on Wed Nov 12, 2008 8:59 pm

I have a feeling that we fans care more about these awards than the players do.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by purple haze on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:00 pm

It's Megan's world. We just buy the tickets.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by FANatic on Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:35 am

purple haze wrote:
It's Megan's world. We just buy the tickets.
Perfect haze! So short and sweet, and true!!! sunny

BTW - love the new avatar.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Poopdeck Pappy on Thu Nov 13, 2008 9:49 am

Megan is so deserving of this award (and national awards as well). She is one of those players that makes everyone else on the team better when she is on the field. Her take-no-prisoners style of play is often breathtaking and is, no doubt, an inspiration to her teammates. It has been a pleasure to watch her over the years and I will miss her when she goes.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Auto Pilot on Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:39 pm

Can anyone remember any players out of the Redding area of Megan and Rachael's caliber?

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by GUPhantom on Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:10 pm

Not female...but I believe Landon Donovan is also from Redding!

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by DaTruRochin on Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:07 pm

Don't even get me started on Landon Donovan...

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by KFTC on Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:13 pm

Seriously, DTR.

And Phantom, he is from Ontario, CA and went to Redlands East Valley HS...which is where you may be getting the Redding connection. But he's a SoCal kid.

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by GUPhantom on Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:22 pm

Thanks for correcting KFTC! How's that saying go again? "Trust but Verify"?

I should know better than to try to slide a "guess" here in PN! study

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Re: Megan Rapinoe Named WCC Player of the Year!!!

Post by Shadrach on Thu Nov 13, 2008 8:45 pm

I can't let this topic go by without posting a word of personal affection and appreciation for Megan Rapinoe. It has been such a privilege to witness her play on the Bluff for the Pilots. We have enjoyed and admired the play of so many great Pilot women at Merlo Field - you all know who they are - but Megan is special in every way. I am so thankful she gets to finish her wonderful career playing her trademark game in the playoffs - only 6 wins away from another national championship to add to her future Pilot Hall of Fame resume. Thanks Megan, for everything. GO PILOTS!!

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