Cal Pac News
 
Women's Soccer - Tue, Nov. 18, 2008

Dominican University won or shared all five individual honors and also placed six players on the first team of the California Pacific all-conference women's soccer squad, Commissioner Don Ott announced today.

Junior midfielder Eleanna Mendez earned the Player of the Year award after and her coach, Jon Delano, in his 3rd year with the Penguins, won Coach of the Year award. Dominican went through the conference season undefeated but later had to forfeit six matches for using an ineligible player.

Mendez was joined by five of her teammates on the first team - sophomores Bridget Folan, Michelle Mason, the Cal Pac leader in assists with 17, and Christine Coleman, plus freshmen Julianna Bratsberg and Shayna Elkins. 

 

Holy Names' Jessica Gottschalk made the first team for the second time and is joined by her teammate Brittanie Perez, a freshman midfielder. Menlo College freshman Amanda Torres and Simpson University sophomore Courtney Opie, the Cal Pac leader in goals with 21, are also first team picks.

 

The Newcomer of the Year award is shared by William Jessup's Corrisa Jacomini and Dominican's Katie Brown. The Defender of the Year is Dominican's Alicia Paulsen and the Freshman of the Year is Dominican's Julianna Bratsberg.

Player of the Year:     Eleanna Mendez, Dominican

Newcomer:                Sandy Hanania, William Jessup
                                     & Katie Brown, Dominican

Defender:                   Alicia Paulsen, Dominican

Freshman:                 Julianna Bratsberg, Dominican

Coach:                       Jon Delano, Dominican
 
First Team
 
 
 
 
 
Name
School
Pos.
Year
Height
Hometown
Ryanne Bergstrom
Menlo
F
SR
5'5
Everett, Washington
Julianna Bratsberg
Dominican
MF
FR
5'2
Santa Rosa, California
Christine Coleman
Dominican
D
SO
5'6
Clayton, California
Shayna Elkins
Dominican
MF
FR
5'5
Santa Rosa, California
Bridget Folan
Dominican
F
SO
5'6
Pacifica, California
Jessica Gottschalk
Holy Names
D
JR
 
El Dorado Hills, California
Michelle Mason
Dominican
D
SO
5'3
Santa Rosa, California
Eleanna Mendez
Dominican
MF
JR
5'4
Windsor, California
Courtney Opie
Simpson
 
SO
5'3
Sonora, California
Brittanie Perez
Holy Names
MF
FR
 
Bellflower, California
Amanda Torres
Menlo
MF
FR
 
Redwood City, California
 
    Second Team
         
    Name
School
Pos.
Year
Height
Hometown
    Katie Brown
Dominican
D
FR
5'5
San Diego, California
    Rosie Brown
Bethany
GK
SR
5'10
Santa Rosa, California
    Jacque Cassell
William Jessup
MD
FR
 
San Ramon, California
   Megan Gray
Menlo
F
SR
5'6
Saratoga, California
   Melissa Grimmond
Holy Names
D
JR
 
Clayton, California
   Allison Hahn
William Jessup
MF
SR
 
Campbell, California 
   Sandy Hanania
William Jessup
F
JR
 
Folsom, California
   Natalie Hull
Menlo
D
SR
5'5
Pleasant Hill, California
   Emily Meike
Mills
GK
SO
5'5
San Diego, California
   Lynsey Musante
Holy Names
D
SR
 
Walnut Creek, California
   Lauren Romero
Menlo
D
SR
5'7
Turlock, California
  Ally Tamayo
Dominican
MF
FR
5'6
San Pablo, California
 

Honorable Mention:

Bethany: Sharon Burley; Dominican: Taylor Houston, Anika Lindemuth; Holy Names: Annie Canalin, Breanna Lisle, Monique Reyes; Menlo: Megan Finney, Miranda Zumbahlen; Mills: Katja Davis; Simpson: Morgan DeFazio, Jordan England, Rachelle Jones, Heather Perez, Christina Wade; William Jessup: Dixie Blackwell, Lily Chavez, Rachel Constantini, Lindsey Cesena, Nancy Pena, Melissa Plinski, Katelyn Wilson