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Utah Soccer Looks Back At 2011-12

Senior captain Lauren Porter fought back from an early-season knee injury and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.

Senior captain Lauren Porter fought back from an early-season knee injury and was named the team's Most Valuable Player.

May 18, 2012

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With the 2011-12 academic year in the books, Utah women's soccer takes a look back at its inaugural season in the Pac-12 Conference. After posting a winning record as a newcomer in arguably the nation's most elite women's college soccer conference last fall, head coach Rich Manning and his squad kicked off the spring exhibition season with a nine-day trip to Italy in March. All-in-all it was a terrific way to begin a new era in Utah soccer.

"We had a very good first season in the Pac-12," Manning reflected. "It was a great adventure that we set out on. There was much to be uncertain about last fall, yet this group of players shook off a rough start and plowed through to a 5th-place finish. I am so proud of the players and staff. They have set the foundation for big things for Utah Soccer. To top it off, our seniors were fantastic. They are great players and people and will continue to be successful in whatever they do. Congratulations to all."

Overall Record: 10-9-1
Pac-12 Record (Finish): 6-5 (5th)

Team Awards
Most Valuable Player
Lauren Porter

Offensive Player of the Year
Erin Dalley

Defensive Player of the Year
Lauren Dudley

Most Improved Player
Sarah Duncan

Most Inspirational Player
Katie Martinez

Rookie of the Year
Avery Ford

 

 

Academic Excellence Award
Lauren Porter & Lauren Dudley

Athletic and Academic Award Winners
2011 CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District 6
Lauren Dudley

NSCAA Scholar-Athlete all-West Region
1st Team - Erin Dalley
3rd Team - Lauren Porter
Honorable Mention - Hannah Turpen, Lauren Dudley

Pac-12 All-Academic Team
1st Team - Lauren Porter
2nd Team - Jenny Hutton, Lauren Dudley
Honorable Mention - Erin Dalley, Hannah Turpen, Allie Wisner, Jen Ericson, Leslie Muirhead, Harley Spier

PAC-12 Player of the Week
October 4 - Erin Dalley
October 18- Erin Dalley

All-PAC 12 Team
2nd Team - Erin Dalley
Honorable Mention - Lauren Porter
All-Freshman Team - Avery Ford

NSCAA All-Pacific Region
3rd Team - Erin Dalley

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