Wyoming's Anne Moore Garners MWC Coach of the Year Honors
Nov. 4, 2003
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -
The Mountain West Conference announced its 2003 Women's Soccer postseason awards this evening at its pre-championship banquet. The league's seven head coaches selected the all-conference teams, coach, offensive and defensive 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 were selected as the Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year, respectively. Utah's Amanda Feigt garnered Freshman of the Year honors.
Regular-season champion Utah and second-place BYU led the way with six all-conference selections each. UNLV placed four athletes on 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 for second 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 MWC regular-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 with three game-winning goals, was tied for first in goals scored (four), tied for second in total points (nine) and goals per game (0.67), and tied 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 the ball. She helped the Cougar defense hold their opponents to 18 goals on the season, including shutouts of two top-25 teams (No. 17 Michigan 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 points during league play and had 16 total points on the year. She also had eight assists and two game-winning goals on the season.