Dec. 23, 2015
LASN WOMEN'S COLLEGE HONORS
Fullerton's Wilson is Player of the Year
Rebecca Wilson produced one of the best seasons in Big West Conference women's soccer history as Cal State Fullerton won a share of the regular-season title and captured the tournament crown to reach the NCAA Division I women's tournament, and her efforts are rewarded with the LA Soccer News women’s college player of the year award.
The senior forward from Placentia was a first-team All-America selection and the Big West Conference's offensive player of the year for the second straight season after scoring 19 goals -- 10 of them game-winners -- with 10 assists to lead the Titans.
She scored 34 goals with 19 assists in 88 career games at CSUF, scoring 29 goals with 13 assists in her final two seasons, after an injury forced her to redshirt as a junior in 2013.
Wilson had four multigoal games in 2015, including an Oct. 11 hat trick against Hawaii, and contributed three assists in a 4-2 victory Nov. 5 over fellow regular-season champ UC Santa Barbara in a Big West semifinal.
Loyola Marymount's Michelle Myers is the coach of the year, UC Santa Barbara's Mallory Hromatko the freshman of the year, and Virginia All-American Makenzy Doniak is the out-of-area player of the year.
A full list of honors:
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Rebecca Wilson (Cal State Fullerton)
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Mallory Hromatko (UC Santa Barbara)
COACH OF THE YEAR
Michelle Myers (Loyola Marymount)
OUT OF AREA PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Makenzy Doniak (Virginia)
ALL-LA SOCCER NEWS TEAM
Sammy Jo Prudhomme (USC), jr., Aliso Viejo, Calif.
Morgan Batcheller (Cal State Fullerton), sr., Carlsbad, Calif.
Melanie Fox (Long Beach State), sr., Valencia, Calif.
Kayla Mills (USC), jr., West Covina, Calif.
Callie Taylor (Loyola Marymount), sr., Long Beach, Calif.
Morgan Andrews (USC), jr., Milford, N.H.
Jocelyn Blankenship (Loyola Marymount), sr., Eastvale, Calif.
Christina Burkenroad (Cal State Fullerton), sr., San Diego
Mimi Rangel (Long Beach State), jr., Chino, Calif.
Mallory Hromatko (UC Santa Barbara), fr, Danville, Calif.
Rebecca Wilson (Cal State Fullerton), sr., Placentia, Calif.
F Tyler Cunningham (UC Riverside), sr., Fairfield, Calif.
M/D Mandy Freeman (USC), jr., Royal Palm Beach, Fla.
D Sydney Fuertes (UC Santa Barbara), jr., San Clemente, Calif.
F Ashley Gonzales (Long Beach State), so., Ontario, Calif.
F Morgan Hilby (Loyola Marymount), sr., Manhattan Beach, Calif.
M Kodi Lavrusky (UCLA), sr., Yucaipa, Calif.
D Amber Marani (UC Riverside), sr., Walnut, Calif.
F Cynthia Sanchez (Cal State Northridge), so., Gilroy, Calif.
OUTSIDE GREATER L.A.
(Local players for out-of-area colleges)
Rachel Boaz (BYU), jr., Murrieta, Calif.
Maddie Bauer (Stanford), jr., Newport Beach, Calif.
Christina Murrillo (Michigan), sr., Ojai, Calif.
Samantha Witteman (California), sr., Redondo Beach, Calif.
Jessica Nakae (San Francisco), jr., Torrance, Calif.
Haley Rosen (Stanford), sr., Rolling Hills, Calif.
Shannon Simon (Washington), so., Torrance, Calif.
Danielle Weatherholt (Santa Clara), sr., Capistrano Beach, Calif.
Makenzy Doniak (Virginia), sr., Chino Hills, Calif.
Kaitlyn Johnson (Washington State), jr., Torrance, Calif.
Arielle Ship (California), jr., Westlake Village, Calif.
LOWER DIVISION PLAYERS OF THE YEAR
NCAA Division II: Danielle Telles (Cal State Los Angeles)
NCAA Division III: Savannah Laursen (Redlands)
NAIA: Kelsey Steck (Westmont)
Junior College: Carolina Jaramillo (Cerritos)