WPFC Alumna voted as a 1st team NSCAA All-Far West Region selection
Led by All-American Kelsey Jenkins, Seattle Pacific placed three players on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) West Region first team all-star squad for NCAA Division II competitors.
Joining Jenkins on the first team were Falcons teammates Megan Lindsay and Josie Graybeal.
Jenkins was earlier honored as a third-team All-American by Daktronics as selected by sports information directors. Lindsay was an honorable mention member on that team.
That talented quartet helped the Falcons (17-3) win their third consecutive Great Northwest Athletic Conference championship and qualify for the NCAA Division II Tournament for the ninth straight season. SPU posted a 4-0 opening-round victory over Grand Canyon before losing 2-1 to Cal State L.A. in the West Region semifinal.
A product of Kentwood High School, Jenkins is a senior midfielder who received the 2011 GNAC Player of the Year award. She was the league leader with 11 assists. Three of her four goals were game-winners.
Jenkins completed her collegiate career with 17 goals and 23 assists. She is the daughter of former Seattle Sounder (1976-70) Tommy Jenkins.
2011 NSCAA ALL-WEST REGION WOMEN’S SOCCER TEAM
K, Kristin Armstrong, Sr., UC San Diego
D, Hayley Johnson, Jr., UC San Diego
D, Jacqueline Hannah, Sr., Cal State L.A.
D, Josie Graybeal, So., Seattle Pacific
D, Molly Downtain, Sr., Chico State
M, Anne Wethe, Sr., UC San Diego
M, Kelsey Jenkins, Sr., Seattle Pacific
M, Alexia Poon, Jr., Cal State Stanislaus
F, Sarah McTigue, Sr., UC San Diego
F, Karenee Demery, So., Cal State Stanislaus
F, Megan Lindsay, Jr., Seattle Pacific
K, Jamie Arthurs, Jr., Western Washington
D, Vanessa Cervantes, Sr., Cal State Stanislaus
D, Alicia Patten, Sr., Western Washington
D, Jennifer Larsen, Jr., Montana State Billings
D, Emily Warman, Sr., Western Washington
M, Rachel Shelby Wong, Sr., UC San Diego
M, Lisa Ohberg, Sr., Cal State L.A.
M, Fabiola Zanelle Da Silva, Sr., Cal Baptist
M, Justina MacDowell, Sr., Western Washington
F, Carson Mckole, Jr., Central Washington
F, Casey Hirsch, Sr., Cal State San Bernardino
F, Jessica Murphy, Sr., Cal State Dominguez Hills
F, Kellie Zakrzewski, So., Seattle Pacific
F, Janet Mendez, Sr., Cal State L.A.
K, Jessie Walworth, Sr., Cal State L.A.
D, Hilary Franks, Sr., Central Washington
D, Whitney Siler, So., Montana State Billings
D, Paige Peel, Sr., Cal State Dominguez Hills
D, Melina Barragan, Sr., Cal State L.A.
D, Carly Singer, So., Chico State
M, Nicole Vanni, Jr., San Francisco State
M, Cassandra Callahan, Fr., UC San Diego
M, Kasey Wall, Sr., Chico State
M, Taylor Colacion, Sr., Sonoma State
F, Eugenie Foote, Jr., Cal State East Bay
F, Amy Pate, Sr., Central Washington
F, Heidi Greenback, So., Montana State Billings
F, Sarah Biser, Sr., Notre Dame De Namur