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Highlights from the Class of 2007

Jordan Benson took a redshirt for his freshman season at Sonoma State. The Sea Wolves finished the year with an outstanding record of 19-3-3, making it to their conference championship game boasting a 17 game consecutive win streak on the season. In the Division II NCAA tournament the team advanced all the way to the quarterfinal round of play.

Clay  Campbell helped the Hawaii Vulcans to the best year in the program’s brief history by adding 1 goal and 2 assists in 14 games played as a Freshman at the Forward spot. Luis Lanz played in 19 games for the Vulcans, starting in 13 contests during his Freshman year. For the season, he scored 6 goals and added 3 assists for 15 points, second best on the squad. The team ended the year with a record of 8-10-1 and finished 3rd in the Pacific West Conference.

John Paul Hernandez , Rey Miranda, Jesus Ortiz, and Ruben Palacias helped Pima Community College finish second in their region to eventual national champion and perennial powerhouse Yavapai College. The Aztecs finished with a record of 14-6

Heather Burke had an exciting year as a freshman with the San Diego Torreros who ended the 2007 season with a record of 15-3-3 and made an appearance in the first round of the NCAA tournament. The Torreros had many highlights in their season including an appearance on national TV and an upset win versus league rival and powerhouse Santa Clara University. Heather played in 8 matches for a defensive side that only allowed .69 goals per game for the season.

Brandy Carr finished her first year at Northern Arizona University, where the Lumberjacks recorded one of their best years in school history with an overall record of7-7-5 in the Big Sky Conference. Brandy scored her first collegiate goal in a 7-0 victory against Lamar, the 7-goal mark a record for the NAU program

Alana Clark started in the midfield for McNeese State in 20 of the 21 matches played during 2007. She ended her impressive freshman campaign with 6 goals and 7 assists for a total of 19 points, which was best for 2nd on the team and earned her Southland Conference Honors as well as a Co-Freshman Athlete of the Year honor from the Louisiana State Sportswriters Association, among other honors received for the year. MacKenzie Hosford also suited up for the Cowgirls in the midfield, attempting 5 shots on goal in 14 games played. McNeese finished the year at 12-5-4 after earning their first Southland Conference title in school history.


Katie Mc Dermott had an outstanding freshman year for Fordham University’s soccer team. In her first year, Katie played midfield in all 20 games for the Rams, starting in 19 contests. She was named 3rd team all Northeast region by the NSCAA and to the A-10 All Rookie and A-10 All Conference 2nd team. She collected 4 goals and 2 assists for 10 points on the year and was named to the A-10 Tournament Championship team, a game which the Rams advanced to for their 2nd consecutive year. The team finished the season with an overall record of 10-5-5

Analisa Marquez’s Arizona Wildcats had a tough year beset with many devastating injuries and ended the year with a record of 6-13-1. Analisa played as a forward in 18 games during the season and scored 3 goals and added 1 assist in her sophomore season.

Kelcee Newell’s team, the Pima College Aztecs had a remarkable season making it all the way to the National Championship semifinals for Division I Junior Colleges after a regular season where the squad went undefeated. Kelcee was a regular starter in a defense which allowed a stingy .40 goals per game. The team ended the year with a record of 17-1-1, finishing 3rd in the nation.

Alanna Pawlowski started her freshman year as the lone backup to the 1st team All American goalkeeper at Penn State University. The Nittany Lions recorded their 10th consecutive Big 10 title in 2007, which is the longest conference championship streak in Division I soccer history. Alanna saw action in 3 games, recording 1 save and 0 goals against for a Penn State team that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA tournament as one of four # 1 seeds in the nation. The team ended the year ranked at #12 in the country with an overall record of 18-4-2. Alanna and her team also received national NSCAA academic honors for a cumulative team GPA of 3.24.

Kristen Touche joined the Ohio State Buckeyes goalkeeper quartet in 2007, opting to redshirt her Freshman season. Ohio State enjoyed one of their best seasons in the program’s history rattling off 6 consecutive home wins to start the season, including an upset win over San Diego, who was ranked in the top 25 nationally for most of the year. Playing in one of the most competitive conferences in the country, the Buckeyes strength of schedule landed them a spot in the first round of the NCAA tournament where they finished the season at a mark of 12-10-1.

Sara Walker joined the back line of the Utah Valley State University Wolverines in 2007 and saw action in 19 games, with 12 games started. Even in her defensive role, Sara was able to score 2 goals and add 1 assist for her team. The Wolverines played a tough non-conference schedule which resulted in an overall record of 6-13-1, but went 4-1 in United Soccer conference play, earning the squad their first conference championship in school history.