Nov. 9, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Junior Brandi Vega was named to the All-Pac-12 Conference Women's Soccer First Team, Wednesday, highlighting four Cougars to receive conference recognition.
Sophomore defender Rachael Doyle was a second team selection and freshman forward Jocelyn Jeffers received honorable mention. Jeffers and midfielder Nicole Setterlund were named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team.
A native of Carson City, Nev., Vega has six goals and is tied for the team-lead for assists at five, along with Jeffers. Three of her goals are game-winners, tied with Jeffers for tops on the squad.
"There are a lot of great players in the Pac-12 and it is nice to be recognized with them," Vega said. "This is not an individual award though because my teammates have contributed to our success all season."
Doyle has been part of a backline that has been instrumental in the Cougars allowing 14 goals in 2011, a regular season school record. The Australian has also contributed a goal and three assists.
A native of Peoria, Ariz., Jeffers leads the team in goals (seven) and points (19). Setterlund has a goal and two assists this season. The Surrey, British Columbia native has started each of Washington State's 21 matches.