This honor recognizes top student-athletes for both their performances on the field and in the classroom. The country is divided into eight districts and District VIII spans eight states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington, as well as Canada. Half of the student-athletes on the NCAA Division I Second Team from District VIII are from schools in the state of Washington.
As a sophomore, Verdoia currently leads the Redhawks in goals (8), points (17), shots (49), and game-winning goals (3) through the 2012 regular season. She recorded the team’s third hat trick of the season in a 5-1 win over Idaho in Seattle U’s first home conference match this year. For the performance, she was named the Western Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the week of Oct. 1-7. Off the field, she currently has a 3.96 cumulative GPA and is majoring in political science.
Vandermause, a redshirt senior, walked at graduation in June 2012 but returned to the field this season to help lead the Redhawks in their first year in the WAC. She started all 18 games through the 2012 regular season, and has been an anchor in the Seattle U defense. She has started 41 career games through the 2012 regular season, including every game of 2011 and 2012 thus far. Off the field, she is very involved with Professionals Without Borders, with which she’s done service projects in Nicaragua, Zambia, and more. In the classroom, she has a 3.51 cumulative GPA in civil engineering.
This is the first NCAA Division I All-District honor for the Redhawks since reclassifying to NCAA Division I. The last All-District honor for Seattle U women’s soccer was in 2010 when Lauren Munechika was named to the All-District Third Team, University Division District VIII.
Seattle U takes on Louisiana Tech in the first round of the Western Athletic Conference tournament starting at approximately 1:30 p.m. PT. The winner will advance to face Utah State at 1:30 p.m. PT on Friday, Nov. 2. The championship game will take place at 12 p.m. PT on Sunday, Nov. 4. All five matches will be video streamed on www.WAC.tv for a one-time fee of $10.95. Live stats will be available for the SU matches on www.GoSeattleU.com and for all matches on www.utahstateaggies.com.
NCAA DIVISION I, District VIII (AK, AZ, CA, HI, NV, OR, UT, WA, Canada)
Kylie Wassell, GK, UNLV, Jr., Las Vegas, Nev., 4.00, Secondary education
Diane Buzzard, D, N. ARIZONA, So., Flagstaff, Ariz., 3.90, Environmental engineering
Natalie Norris, D, UTAH STATE, Sr., Sandy, Utah, 3.95, Nutrition, dietetics & food science
Jasmine Roth, D, ARIZONA STATE, Jr., West Covina, Calif., 4.00, Biochemistry
Chelsea Stewart, D, UCLA, Jr., Highlands Ranch, Colo., 3.56, Economics
Courtney Botelho, M, UNLV, Jr., Mililani, Hawaii, 3.91, Kinesiology
Brandi Dawson, M, OREGON STATE, Jr., Gaston, Ore., 3.96, Human dev. & family science
Mariah Nogueira, M, STANFORD, Sr., Westminster, Calif., 3.63, Psychology
Amanda LeCave, F, PEPPERDINE, So., Windsor, Calif., 3.60, Undeclared
Elinor Priest, F, NORTHERN ARIZONA, Jr., Portland, Ore., 4.00, English / psychology
Courtney Verloo, F, STANFORD, Jr., Tualatin, Ore., 3.50, Human biology
Kari Davidson, GK, WASHINGTON, Sr., Portland, Ore., 3.48, Visual comm art / urban design
Caitlin Allen, D, UNLV, Sr., San Diego, Calif., 3.66, Environmental studies
Lindsey Bos, D, WASHINGTON, Jr., Snohomish, Wash., 3.74, Business administration
Sarah Bridges, D, PORTLAND, Jr., Portland, Ore., 3.80, Political science
Rachael Doyle, D, WASHINGTON STATE, Jr., North Epping, Australia, 3.92, Movement studies
Kaitlyn Pavlovich, D, ARIZONA STATE, Jr., Gig Harbor, Wash., 3.96, Elementary education
Ana Pontes, D, PEPPERDINE, Sr., Houston, Texas, 3.72, Sports medicine
Renee Vandermause, D, SEATTLE U, Sr., Madison, Wisc., 3.51, Civil engineering
Faustine Dufka, M, WASHINGTON, Sr., San Francisco, Calif., 3.80, Medical anthropology & global health
Marisa Fraticelli, M, SAN DIEGO STATE, Sr., Pleasanton, Calif., 3.82, Nursing
Kristine Hilliard, M, PEPPERDINE, So., North Ogden, Utah, 3.95, Pre-business administration
Cassie Black, F, E. WASHINGTON, So., Battle Ground, Wash., 3.76, Pre-medicine
Stephanie Verdoia, F, SEATTLE U, So., Salt Lake City, Utah, 3.96, Political science
Jenn Wolfe, F, UNLV, Jr., Olathe, Kan., 3.55, Hospitality management