LTCC's women's soccer program had an historic 2018 season on every possible level:
highest national ranking in program history (No. 2) and highest final national ranking
in program history (No. 3); most wins in program history (20); most wins/ties over
nationally ranked opponents (seven); first undefeated regular season in program history;
highest win percentage in program history (.880); first appearance in the CCCAA State
Championship game; most playoff wins in a single season in program history (5); first
time as the NorCal region’s top seed in the state playoffs; first All-Americans in
program history (two players), most All-West Region players in program history (three
players), most Scholar All-Americans in program history (two players); and most all-conference
honorees in program and conference history (nine). It was quite a year! And 2019 begins
with the women's team ranked #4 in the nation!
The Lady Coyotes finished with a 20-1-4 record, and watched their national title and
undefeated season hopes end with a 1-0 loss to Santiago Canyon in the state title
game at Ventura College in December 2018. They outscored all opponents 103-7, which
was the second straight season with 100 goals scored. LTCC also won its second straight
Golden Valley Conference title by posting yet another undefeated record in conference
and outscoring league opponents 67-1, and outscored conference opponents 149-2 over
the past two seasons.
Sophomore center back Madison Boyd (Las Vegas, NV) and sophomore goalkeeper Claudia
Janese (South Lake Tahoe, CA) were named first-team All-Americans by the United Soccer
Coaches. Boyd and Janese, along with freshman forward Emily Roberts (Mammoth Lakes,
CA), were also named to the USC All-West Region teams. Roberts led Northern California
with 30 goals scored. All three players were named conference players of the year
in their respective categories (MVP/Defensive, Goalkeeper and Offensive).
Freshman defender Valerie Sue Meyer (Carson City, NV) freshman midfielder Angie Hurtado
(Sparks, NV) and sophomore forward Annie Brejc (South Lake Tahoe, CA) were all named
to the conference’s first team, while freshman Isabella Wakeling (Carson City, NV),
sophomore midfielder Graciela Palencia (Reno, NV) and freshman defender Cheyenne Banks
(Las Vegas, NV) were named to the conference’s second team. In all, a conference-record
nine LTCC players earned some sort of recognition.
Academically, sophomore Annie Brejc (South Lake Tahoe, CA) was named first-team Scholar
All American, and sophomore Eleanor Boothman (Peterborough, England) was named second-team
Scholar All-American. This was the first time in program history that multiple players
earned Scholar All-American honors. Meyer, Brejc and Boothman were also named academic
all-state, which helped make 2018 the most successful season on the field and in the
classroom in the history of LTCC women’s soccer.
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