Los Angeles Soccer: Golden State Athletic Conference

COLLEGE: Women's all-conference teams

November, 29, 2011
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Stanford swept the Pacific 12 Conference's women's soccer awards, but six players from runner-up UCLA were honored on the all-conference team.

Cal Baptist won four awards after claiming the Pacific West Conference title in its first season at the NCAA Division II level. Kristen St. Clair was chosen Coach of the Year, Kylee Nicassio (Alta Loma/Los Osos HS) was Newcomer of the Year, Kimberly Allard (Riverside/La Sierra HS) was Freshman of the Year and Nicoline Jorgensen was Goalkeeper of the Year.

Here are the last three local women's all-conference teams:

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COLLEGE: Men's all-conference teams

November, 28, 2011
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UCLA's Kelyn Rowe is the Pacific 12 Conference Player of the Year and Bruins coach Jorge Salcedo, a former Bruins (and Major League Soccer) star from Cerritos, is Coach of the Year.

In the Big West Conference, UC Irvine's Miguel Ibarra (Lancaster/Lancaster HS) and UC Riverside's Cesar Diaz Pizarro (Chino/Ayala HS) were co-Offensive Players of the Year. UCI's Andrew Fontein was honored as top goalkeeper, and Riverside's Nat Gonzalez was Coach of the Year. UC Santa Barbara's Luis Silva (Los Angeles/Salesian HS) won Midfielder of the Year honors, and James Kiffe was the best defender.

California Collegiate Athletic Association champion Cal State L.A. dominated the league's awards, with UC Santa Barbara transfer Taylor Rivas (Lancaster/Lancaster HS) winning for Most Valuable Defensive Player, Rosario Bras for Newcomer of the Year and Chris Chamides as Coach of the Year. Cal Poly Pomona star Luis Gonzalez (Long Beach/Millikan HS and Cerritos College) was the Most Valuable Offensive Player.

Redlands' Cody Carlson (Burbank/Burbank HS) is the Southern California Collegiate Athletic Conference Athlete of the Year.

Here are all of the local men's all-conference teams:

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COLLEGE: UCLA heads to Sweet 16

November, 13, 2010
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Elise Britt and Sydney Leroux scored on each side of halftime, and UCLA held off Central Florida, 2-1, Saturday night at Drake Stadium to reach the final 16 in the NCAA Division I women's tournament.


The Bruins (13-7-2), who have struggled this season and weren't one of 16 national seeds in the tournament, are two wins from an eighth successive College Cup final four berth.

It's an unlikely prospect; UCLA likely is headed to No. 1 Stanford for next weekend's third-round match. The Cardinal (19-0-2) face Santa Clara (13-6-2) in a second-rounder Sunday.

Britt, a senior, scored her first collegiate goal in the 42nd minute, heading home a Dana Wall corner kick. Leroux, on the cusp of the U.S. women's national team, netted her 13th goal of the year in the 49th, heading in a cross from Lauren Barnes (Upland/Upland HS) after a quick restart near midfield.

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