Nov. 4, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The Mountain West Conference announced its 2003 Women's Soccer postseason awards thisevening at its pre-championship banquet. The league's seven head coaches selected the all-conference teams, coach, offensive anddefensive player and freshman awards.
Wyoming head coach Anne Moore captured Coach of the Year honors, while Utah's Amber Brower and BYU's Aleisha Rose wereselected as the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. Utah's Amanda Feigt garnered Freshman of the Yearhonors.
Regular-season champion Utah and second-place BYU led the way with six all-conference selections each. UNLV placed four athleteson the all-conference team, followed by third-place Wyoming with three. San Diego State had two players on the all-league team,while Air Force and New Mexico each had one.
Anne Moore earned coach of the year honors after leading the Cowgirls to a 4-2-0 conference record (10-8-0 overall) and tied forsecond place in the conference standings with BYU.
Utah senior midfielder Amber Brower was selected Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Utes to their first outright MWCregular-season title. The Hyrum, Utah, native, is leading the MWC in game-winning goals (five), tied for first in goals scored (eight),second in points per game (1.12) and goals per game (0.47) and third in total points (19). In conference play, she led the league withthree game-winning goals, was tied for first in goals scored (four), tied for second in total points (nine) and goals per game (0.67), andtied for third in points per game (1.50). Brower was also named the MWC Offensive Player of the Week once this season.
BYU senior midfielder Aleisha Rose was named the inaugural Defensive Player of the Year for her play on the defensive side of theball. She helped the Cougar defense hold their opponents to 18 goals on the season, including shutouts of two top-25 teams (No. 17Michigan and No. 7 Tennessee). On the offensive side of the ball, Rose led the MWC in assists with 10.
Freshman of the Year honors went to Utah's Amanda Feigt, a forward, from Sandy, Utah (Jordan HS). Feigt tallied 10 total pointsduring league play and had 16 total points on the year. She also had eight assists and two game-winning goals on the season.
First Team Mercy Adetoye Wyoming F 5-4 So. Englewood, Colo. (Littleton HS)
Amber Brower Utah M 5-5 Sr. Hyrum, Utah (Mountain Crest HS)
Krissa Campbell BYU M/F 5-4 Jr. Folsom, Calif. (Folsom HS)
Amanda Feigt Utah F 5-11 Fr. Sandy, Utah (Jordan HS)
Jennifer Fielding BYU F 5-4 Sr. Pasco, Wash. (Dixie College)
Annii Magliulo UNLV F/M 5-4 Jr. Pengrove, Calif. (Petaluma HS)
Aleisha Rose BYU M 5-10 Sr. Lakewood, Colo. (Green Mountain HS)
Alexis Solovij San Diego State M 5-2 So. Santa Barbara, Calif. (Dos Pueblos HS)
Kristin Stangl Wyoming D 5-6 Fr. Lone Tree, Colo. (Dakota Ridge HS)
Tracy Stratton Utah D 5-10 Jr. Bountiful, Utah (Bountiful HS)
GoalkeeperLori Scheider Wyoming GK 5-9 Sr. Littleton, Colo. (Portland State)
Bobbie Benegas Utah M/F 5-3 Sr. Aurora, Colo. (Rangeview HS)
Terra Bigelow BYU F 5-5 Sr. Livermore, Calif. (Livermore HS)
Cookie Day Air Force M 5-3 Jr. Mansfield, Texas (Mansfield HS)
Lauren Field Utah D/F 5-6 Jr. High Point, N.C. (SW Guilford HS)
Nicole Jensen BYU D 5-6 Fr. Denver, Colo. (Green Mountain HS)
Tania Lee UNLV D/M 5-8 Sr. Thornton, Colo. (Horizon HS)
Marissa McBride New Mexico M/F 5-6 So. Denver, Colo. (Denver East HS)
Jenny Ruiz UNLV D 5-5 Jr. Corona, Calif. (Corona HS)
Amanda Swiader San Diego State D 5-9 So. Virginia Beach, Va. (Frank W. Cox HS)
Claire Thomas BYU D 5-11 Fr. Poway, Calif. (Poway HS)
Jenna Huff UNLV GK 6-0 So. Huntington Beach, Calif. (Edison HS)
Ashley Mason Utah GK 5-9 Fr. Sunnyvale, Calif. (Homestead HS)
Offensive Player of the Year - Amber Brower, Utah
Defensive Player of the Year - Aleisha Rose, BYU
Freshman of the Year - Amanda Feigt, Utah
Coach of the Year - Anne Moore, Wyoming