2014 SCIAC All-Conference Honors

2014 SCIAC All-Conference Honors


SCIAC Women's Soccer Athlete of the Year:  Julie Khil, Occidental College

The 2014 SCIAC All-Conference Women's Soccer Athlete of the Year is Julie Khil. The Occidental sophomore forward started in all 16 contests for the Tigers in 2014. Khil netted 8 goals to lead her team and the league in scoring. She is described as quick, skillful and clever in her movement and has a tremendous work ethic. The Honolulu, Hawaii native added 3 assists on the year to give her a total 19 points.

SCIAC Newcomer of the Year:  Abby Onderwyzer Gold, Pomona-Pitzer

Abby Onderwyzer Gold had an immediate impact for Pomona-Pitzer in her freshman season, playing primarily as an attacking midfielder. With her creativity and natural finishing ability she led the Sagehens in scoring with 15 points on six goals and three assists.

Onderwyzer Gold scored a goal in her collegiate debut against the University of Chicago. Her season long efforts helped Pomona-Pitzer to a 8-2-4 SCIAC record, good for a third-place finish.

Brine Award of Distinction:  Taryn Ng, Occidental College

The 2014 SCIAC Brine Award of Distinction is awarded to Taryn Ng of Occidental College. The senior defender is a four year starter, three year captain and team leader. As the heart of the Tigers defense the Biochemistry major from Milpitas, Calif was honored as First Team All-Conference in 2013 and 2014 as Second Team All-Conference in 2012.

SCIAC Coach of the Year:  Keri Sanchez, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

Keri Sanchez began her 11th year at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps after a career in the WUSA (San Jose & Boston) and seven years assisting with the University of Oregon women's soccer team.  She has led the Athenas to two SCIAC Championships and four SCIAC Tournament titles including one in 2013.

Sanchez is a 1995 graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she majored in Physical Education while competing on four NCAA Championship soccer teams.  While at UNC she earned various honors as a player, including Academic All-American for three years and captain/MVP her senior season. She was a member of the US Soccer National Team Pool. She was also an all conference track athlete (400M hurdles).

Sanchez has a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Oregon. She has experience with various soccer constituencies, including Olympic Development, club soccer, youth soccer, and soccer camps.