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Ten SCIAC Women's Soccer Student-Athletes Secure USCA All-West Region Honors

Ten SCIAC Women's Soccer Student-Athletes Secure USCA All-West Region Honors

United Soccer Coaches Release

Ten women's soccer student-athletes from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) were named United States Soccer Coaches Association (USCA) All-West Region honorees as recently announced by the organization.

Cal Lutheran led the SCIAC with four selections including First Team All-West Region honoree  defender Olivia Leyva, while the 2017 SCIAC Athlete of the Year forward Kali Youngdahl and the 2017 SCIAC Newcomer of the Year defender Trinity Martinez were named Second Team All-Region. 

Pomona-Pitzer's midfielder Abigail Onderwyzer-Gold was the SCIAC's only other representative on the all-region first team. 

Forward Samantha Cornejo of the Regals was named Third Team All-West Region, while Chapman defender Faith Holloway, La Verne defender Alina Cobian, and Whittier midfielder Leah Kolek were named to the third team. La Verne and Redlands forwards Jessica Hernandez and Madison Mills also secured third team recognition respectively. 

Leyva was named First Team All-SCIAC after helping pace Cal Lutheran to a record of 11-1-2 in conference action and the tournament's top seed. After falling in the semifinals of the SCIAC tournament, the Regals earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship and advanced to the third round of the national postseason tournament and finished the season 16-4-3 overall. 

Onderwyzer-Gold helped direct Pomona-Pitzer to the second seed in the SCIAC Tournament and finished the 2017 campaign with a team-high eight goals and 17 points. For her efforts during the regular season, Onderwyzer-Gold was named First Team All-SCIAC. The Sagehens fell to Whittier, 1-0 in the conference tournament championship game. 

Cobian, Kolek and Hernandez each garnered First Team All-SCIAC honors, while Cornejo, Holloway and Mills secured Second Team All-SCIAC praise.