Occidental's senior women's soccer student-athlete Sydney Tomlinson was named a Third Team All-American by United Soccer Coaches as recently announced by the organization.
The senior goalkeeper and co-captain of the Tigers' women's soccer team was named a United Soccer Coaches Third Team All-American last week after leading Occidental to its best season in program history.
Tomlinson, who hails from Bellevue, Wash., has already been named First Team All-SCIAC, First Team All-West Region and was the SCIAC Tournament MVP. The Tigers won at California Lutheran in the SCIAC Postseason Tournament semifinal and then at Pomona-Pitzer in the SCIAC tournament final, advancing to their first NCAA Division III Championship.
Occidental then fell to Trinity (Texas) at Hardin-Simmons, 1-0 in the first round of the national tournament. The Tigers finished 10-3-5 overall and tied for second place in the SCIAC at 8-2-4.
With Tomlinson as the anchor, the Tigers had an outstanding defensive season, allowing just seven goals all campaign. She started every game, making 83 saves with a goals-against average of 0.37.
Tomlinson was one of several members of the Occidental program that were recognized for their part in helping the team to a great season. Head coach Colm McFeely and his assistant coaches were named the SCIAC Coaching Staff of the Year, Isabella Bonomi was named the SCIAC Newcomer of the Year, Karla Alas-Lopez and Nicole Castro were also named First Team All-SCIAC, and Elleni Bekele was named Second Team All-SCIAC.
Castro and Alas-Lopez were also named All-Region along with Tomlinson.
-- Courtesy of Occidental Sports Information --