Jan. 2, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS, Va.--Four Atlantic 10 women's soccer players were named All-American by the NSCAA. Richmond sophomore Becca Wann was selected to the first team and Dayton junior Colleen Williams and La Salle sophomore Renee Washington and freshman Kelsey Haycook were all named to the second team.
Wann was the 2011 A-10 Offensive Player of the Year and an A-10 first team selection. Wann also was crowned the 2010 A-10 Rookie of the Year. Wann finished her sophomore season second in the conference and 13th in the nation in goals (15), 17th in points (36) and fourth in game-winning tallies (7).
Like she has every season at UD, Williams led the Flyers in scoring. She led the Atlantic 10 in points (47), goals scored (16) and assists (15). This year she broke several UD career records. She is first in career assists with 36 and also moved into first all-time for career points with 118. Williams also broke the single-season assist record this year with 15. She was named to the 2011 Hermann Trophy Watch List after a season that saw her earn A-10 Offensive Player of the Year honors. Last year, as a sophomore, she also earned Third Team NSCAA All-America honors.
Washington followed up a sensational freshman season with an equally productive sophomore campaign. After moving into the midfield position due to injuries in the preseason, Washington scored 11 goals, six of them being game-winners, and added five assists. The former Pennington Prep standout scored two golden goal winners in overtime against Dayton and UMass.
Haycook burst onto the scene as a freshman and led the conference with 16 goals, 10 of them coming in Atlantic 10 play. She is currently tied for eighth in the country in goals and was also awarded Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year honors. Haycook also broke the La Salle single-season goal scoring record for a freshman and is currently one goal shy of the all-time scoring record held by Lisa McDermott who scored 17 goals back in 1987.
The dynamic duo became the first two NSCAA All-Americans in La Salle women's soccer history. Haycook was just one of two freshman honored along with fellow rookie Abigail Dahlkemper of UCLA. Visit the NSCAA homepage for the complete list of the 2011 Division I All-America Team.