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Two Women's Soccer Players Earn All-Academic Honors
Nov. 23, 2016

SAN BRUNO, Calif. – The West Coast Conference is pleased to announce the 2016 West Coast Conference Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team.  Higlighting this list are a pair of University of San Diego womne's soccer player, seniors Julia Sherwood and Caitlyn Kretzschmar


Julia Sherwood of San Diego is making her third consecutive appearance on the team. Five players are making their second appearances, including Jessica Nakae of San Francisco, Bizzy Phillips Bowen of BYU, Julie Vass of Santa Clara, Bri Visalli of Pepperdine and Amanda Whittle of San Francisco.




This season, 16 student-athletes posted a GPA of 3.75 or better, including two with perfect 4.00 GPA’s in sophomore’s Kendall Bietsch (Pacific) and Sarah Jones (Portland). 


At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each WCC-sponsored sport. To be considered, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average while also being a significant contributor to her team.


Name  School  Class  GPA - Major

Ellie Boon  Portland - Sr. - 3.47 - Biology

Dizzy Phillips Bowen  BYU - Jr. - 3.88 - Management (Marketing)

Sarah Carter  Gonzaga - Sr. - 3.76 - Nursing

Eliza Hard - Pacific - Sr. - 3.90 - SpeechLanguage Pathology

Jessica Nakae - San Francisco - Sr. - 3.81 - Kinesiology

Kiana Quarrels - Saint Mary’s - Sr. - 3.89 - Business Administration

Julia Sherwood - San Diego - Sr. - 3.97 - English and Philosophy

Michele Vasconcelos  BYU - Sr. - 3.54 - Exercise and Wellness

Julie Vass - Santa Clara - Sr. - 3.98 - Economics

Bri Visalia  Pepperdine - Jr. - 3.77 - Economics

Amanda Whittle - San Francisco - Sr. - 3.74 - Kinesiology



Hailai Arghandiwal, Santa Clara; Taylor Ayers, Pacific; Karley Baggerly, Gonzaga; Julia Beck, Pacific; Kendall Bietsch, Pacific; Emily Carman, Loyola Marymount; Shelby Cormier, Loyola Marymount; Hannah Diaz, Saint Mary’s; Samantha Dion, Saint Mary’s; Anyssa Dominguez, Saint Mary’s; Jacquelyn Dutton, Saint Mary’s; Alyssa Edenstrom, Portland; Jasmine Edwards, Saint Mary’s; Ebony Ezeji, Pacific; Jill Farley, Loyola Marymount; Sonja Giraud, San Francisco; Janae Gonzalez, Santa Clara; Hannah Griffiths Boston, Portland; Lily Higashino, Pacific; Jenna Holtz, Santa Clara; Paige Hunt Barker, BYU; Jessica Imbrie, Saint Mary’s; Jazmin Jackmon, Santa Clara; Devlyn Jeter, Portland; Sarah Jones, Portland; Caitlyn Kretzschmar, San Diego; Valerie LaForge, Saint Mary’s; Melissa Lowder, Santa Clara; Julia McDonald, Saint Mary’s; Elena Medeiros, BYU; Kellie Peay, Santa Clara; Lena Perry, Pacific; Stephanie Ringwood Ney, BYU; Jenna Roering, Santa Clara; Ali Schaffer, San Francisco; Meghan Schoen, Pepperdine; Hannah Seabert, Pepperdine; Heather Seybert, Saint Mary’s; Madie Siddoway, BYU; Kristin Standish, Gonzaga; Sarah Swanson, Gonzaga; Hannah Terry, Pacific; Emma Tyrnauer, Loyola Marymount; Jodi Ulkekul, Gonzaga; Kaycie Young, Portland

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