Andrews, Freeman, Anthony and Prudhomme Earn NSCAA All-Pacific Region Honors|
Nov. 30, 2016
LOS ANGELES - Morgan Andrews and Mandy Freeman earned First Team All-Pacific Region honors, while Alex Anthony and Sammy Jo Prudhomme were named to the second team, it was announced today by the NSCAA.
For Andrews, who was recently named a semifinalist for the prestigious MAC Hermann Trophy Award, this is her second-straight season of being named First Team All-Pacific Region. Last year she was also named to the NSCAA All-American Second Team. In 2016 Andrews earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors and has started all 23 games, ranking second on the team with nine goals, second with 21 points (9 goals, 3 assists). She is also tied for the team lead with four game-winning goals. Overall Andrews has scored in six different games, three of those being multi-goal outings. Andrews has a knack for coming up big in big games, scoring two goals, including the game-winner on Oct. 6 as the Trojans upset then-No. 1 Stanford 3-0. She also scored the game-winning goal against then-No. 8 North Carolina on Sept. 11 as the Trojans upset the Tar Heels 3-0. She also tallied two goals at Oregon on Sept. 29th and two goals against Eastern Washington in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Freeman earned first team honors for the first time in her career, after being named to the second team last season. The 2016 Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year, Freeman also earned All-Pac-12 First Team honors. She has assisted in 15 shutouts on the season to put USC eighth in the nation in shutout percentage (0.562). USC led the Pac-12 in goals against average at 0.47 throughout the regular season. USC finished the regular season with 47 goals scored and nine goals allowed, the second-best goal differential in the league. Through the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament, the Trojans have only allowed 10 goals in 23 games.
Anthony earned NSCAA All-Pacific League second team honors during her first year as a Trojan. The Maryland transfer leads the team with 10 goals and five assists for at team-high 25 points. Her five assists rank second on the team. At the end of the regular season, Anthony ranked all over the Pac-12 offensive categories, including third in shots, sixth in points and eighth in goals.
Prudhomme, the Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Year earned NSCAA All-Pacific Region honors for the first time in her career. She has started all 23 games in goal, tallying a USC regular-season high of 14 shutouts. Her .906 save percentage ranks sixth nationally, while her 14 shutouts are third-best in the nation. Overall she led the Pac-12 by only allowing an impressive nine goals in 19 games during the regular season. Earlier in the season she led the team on a seven-game shutout streak, tallying 726 minutes of shutout soccer over eight games, good for 27th best nationally all-time. She also earned Pac-12 Goalkeeper of the Week honors four times.
The Trojans are set for an NSCAA Semifinal match on Friday, Dec. 2 as they take on Georgetown at 4:30 p.m. PT at Avaya Stadium in San Jose, Calif.