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2016 Women's Soccer Awards

2016 Women's Soccer GSAC Champion
School
Vanguard

2016 Women's Soccer GSAC Tournament Champion
School
Vanguard

2016 Women's Soccer All-GSAC Team
Athlete School Year Position Hometown
Marisa Ortiz Arizona Christian Fr. Forward Phoenix, Ariz.
Destinee Adams Westmont Jr. Midfielder Huntington Beach, Calif.
Lauren Aronson Vanguard Jr. Defender Henderson, Nev.
Maddi Berthoud Westmont Fr. Forward Rowley, Mass.
Madyson Brown Biola So. Defender Salem, Ore.
Haley Bruce Vanguard So. Midfielder San Diego, Calif.
Jessie Burns Biola Sr. Midfielder Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Katherine Day San Diego Christian Sr. Forward Jamul, Calif.
Jazzmyn Esquivel Hope International So. Forward Hacienda Heights, Calif.
Lynnae George The Master's So. Forward Mill Creek, Wash.
Nina Lee Menlo Jr. Defender Sacramento, Calif.
Grace Lemley Westmont Sr. Defender Mount Vernon, Wash.
Brooke Lillywhite Westmont Sr. Midfielder Huntington Beach, Calif.
Madison Lopp Vanguard Jr. Forward Anaheim, Calif.
Haley Magana Vanguard Fr. Goalkeeper Los Alamitos, Calif.
Rachel McCloskey Menlo Jr. Midfielder Runnells, Iowa
Cat Newberry Biola Jr. Defender Anaheim, Calif.
Vivian Oray San Diego Christian Sr. Midfielder Nairobi, Kenya
Kayla Peterson The Master's Fr. Defender Federal Way, Wash.
Kaylin Swart Menlo Jr. Goalkeeper Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Jacqueline Talley Hope International Sr. Goalkeeper Whittier, Calif.
Taylor Venegas Biola Sr. Forward Castaic, Calif.
Samantha Verduzco Biola Jr. Forward Hacienda Heights, Calif.
Jessica Zubia The Master's Sr. Goalkeeper Bakersfield, Calif.

2016 Women's Soccer GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Brooke Lillywhite Westmont
GSAC Newcomer of the Year Maddi Berthoud Westmont
GSAC Co-Coach of the Year Erin Brunelle Biola
GSAC Co-Coach of the Year Randy Dodge Vanguard

2016 Women's Soccer GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Jessica Burns Biola Sr. Psychology
Katherine Day San Diego Christian Sr. Liberal Studies
Kellie Drew San Diego Christian Sr. Kinesiology
Sophie Fuller Westmont Sr. Kinesiology
Whitney Gomillion The Master's Sr. Communication
Kinley Kane The Master's Sr. Communication
Alana Kualapai Menlo Jr. Sports Management
Kristen Lum Vanguard Sr. Biology
Serenity Masterson Arizona Christian Sr. Criminal Justice
Janae Megorden Biola Jr. Sociology
Brianna Mikalson Biola Jr. English
Aileena Moreno San Diego Christian Jr. Kinesiology
Ashleigh Nelin Menlo Sr. Accounting
Catherine Newberry Biola Jr. Biological Science
Makenna Newman Arizona Christian Sr. Elementary Education
Vivian Oray San Diego Christian Sr. Kinesiology
Haley Parzonko Westmont Jr. Sociology
Daniella Petersen Arizona Christian Sr. Elementary Education
Taylor Rowden The Master's Jr. Kinesiology & Physical Education
Michelle Sandage William Jessup Sr. Psychology
Marissa Sanders William Jessup Jr. Biology
Alaina Vetnar Arizona Christian Sr. Business
Erica Wadell Vanguard Jr. Communications
Mariah Ziemer Biola Jr. Studio Arts

2016 Women's Soccer Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School
Jessica Burns Biola
Katherine Day San Diego Christian
Kellie Drew San Diego Christian
Sophie Fuller Westmont
Whitney Gomillion The Master's
Kinley Kane The Master's
Alana Kualapai Menlo
Kristen Lum Vanguard
Serenity Masterson Arizona Christian
Janae Megorden Biola
Brianna Mikalson Biola
Aileena Moreno San Diego Christian
Ashleigh Nelin Menlo
Catherine Newberry Biola
Makenna Newman Arizona Christian
Vivian Oray San Diego Christian
Haley Parzonko Westmont
Daniella Petersen Arizona Christian
Taylor Rowden The Master's
Michelle Sandage William Jessup
Marissa Sanders William Jessup
Alaina Vetnar Arizona Christian
Erica Wadell Vanguard
Mariah Ziemer Biola

2016 WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  • September 5, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Kaylin Swart - Menlo
      • Grad Student - 5-8 - Goalkeeper - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
      • Kaylin Swart had a huge game for Menlo in a non-conference match against NCAA Div. II Dominican last week. The junior keeper sent away 11 shots in a double overtime scoreless draw to move the Oaks to 2-1-1 on the season.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Haley Bruce - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-6 - Midfielder - San Diego, Calif.
      • Haley Bruce led Vanguard to a thrilling 1-0 victory in overtime as her corner kick was sunk directly into the back of the net for a golden goal victory against Rocky Mountain (Mont.).
  • September 12, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Lauren Aronson - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-11 - Defender - Henderson, Nev.
      • Lauren Aronson is a big reason why 10th-ranked Vanguard has four straight wins. Anchoring a backline with no other returning starters on the field, the junior defender helped keep Lions' opponents scoreless. On the offensive end, she had her best career week recording two goals (including a game winner) and an assist in her last 182 minutes on the field.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Brooke Lillywhite - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-5 - Midfielder - Huntington Beach, Calif.
      • Brooke Lillywhite is an offensive force for the Warriors, scoring three goals last week - one at NCAA Div. III Redlands and two against No. 24 Embry-Riddle (Ariz.). The senior midfielder leads the Warriors and the GSAC with nine goals scored.
  • September 19, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Kayla White - Biola
      • Senior - 5-2 - Defender - Las Vegas, Nev.
      • Kayla White was one of just two Biola players to play all 180 minutes in Biola's two non-conference victories last week. The senior back helped keep Antelope Valley off the board in the week's opener for Biola's third shutout of the season. She scored a goal in that match to get on the board for the first time this season. Then, she was a part of the back line that withstood 16 shots from NCAA Division II California Baptist to earn a big win for the Eagles.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Alexis Von Schottenstein - Menlo
      • Sophomore - 5-6 - Forward - Gardnerville, Nev.
      • Alexis Von Schottenstein had a breakout week for Menlo and helped the Oaks to a 2-0 record to wrap up non-conference play. The sophomore forward started her week with a game-winning goal against UC Santa Cruz and concluded it with a two-goal effort against Soka University in a 5-2 victory.
  • September 26, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Haley Magana - Vanguard
      • Freshman - 5-5 - Goalkeeper - Los Alamitos, Calif.
      • Freshman goalkeeper Haley Magana recorded two shutouts with six saves as No. 10 Vanguard won its first two conference games of the season. The Lions have won seven consecutive games during which Magana has not conceded a goal.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Brooke Lillywhite - Westmont
      • Sophomore - 5-5 - Midfielder - Huntington Beach, Calif.
      • Brooke Lillywhite recorded the game-winning penalty kick against Hope International and added two more goals against San Diego Christian as No. 3 Westmont won both of its GSAC games last week. The senior midfielder leads the GSAC in goals scored with 14 in ten games and is currently fourth in the NAIA.
  • October 3, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Brianna Mikalson - Biola
      • Junior - 5-3 - Defender - Long Beach, Calif.
      • Brianna Mikalson played 173 of 180 minutes in Biola's two victories last week. The Eagles' right back played a huge role as the defense put up two shutouts. She also made the highlight reel with the biggest goal in the conference this week. She scored on a rocket to lift the No. 12 Eagles past No. 10 Vanguard, 1-0, in the national game of the week.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Jazzmyn Esquivel - Hope International
      • Sophomore - 5-6 - Forward - Hacienda Heights, Calif.
      • Jazzmyn Esquivel scored four goals last week for Hope International. Thes sophomore forward notched two goals against Johnson & Wales, including the game-winner, and one each against Saint Katherine and GSAC foe San Diego Christian. Esquivel has now scored a goal in the last five consecutive matches, including three GSAC opponents, most notably No. 3 Westmont.
  • October 10, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Christina Rodriguez - Biola
      • Freshman - 5-5 - Goalkeeper - Menifee, Calif.
      • Christina Rodriguez recorded her fourth and fifth shutouts of the season on the road last week. The freshman goalkeeper had to make seven saves to keep the pair of clean sheets, with her heaviest lifting coming in the Eagles' win at No. 4 Westmont. Rodriguez and the team have put up four shutouts in a row in extending their undefeated record to 11-0-1. Rodriguez was selected as the NAIA Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Haley Bruce - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-6 - Midfielder - San Diego, Calif.
      • Haley Bruce scored an unassisted goal for No. 11-ranked Vanguard offense against Hope International, which sealed the Lions fourth conference victory. The sophomore midfielder is second on the team with 12 points this year.
  • October 17, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Haley Magana - Vanguard
      • Freshman - 5-5 - Goalkeeper - Los Alamitos, Calif.
      • Haley Magana made eight saves and allowed only one goal as No. 9 Vanguard won both of its GSAC games. The Lions have vaulted to the top spot in the GSAC thanks to her conference-leading 10th shutout against Menlo. She has allowed just four goals all season and two of those came in her first collegiate game against No. 2 Lindsey Wilson.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Brooke Lillywhite - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-5 - Midfielder - Huntington Beach, Calif.
      • Brooke Lillywhite continues to be the offensive leader for Westmont and in the GSAC. In the Warriors' two conference games last week, the senior midfielder scored three goals and has a total of 19 goals on the season.
  • October 24, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Madyson Brown - Biola
      • Sophomore - 5-6 - Defender - Salem, Ore.
      • Last week Madyson Brown played 180 minutes in leading the Eagles to two victories and a 7-1 goal differential advantage. She also scored a goal and assisted on another to make her impact on the score sheet. The Biola defense has only allowed six goals in 14 matches.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Maddi Berthoud - Westmont
      • Freshman - 5-3 - Forward - Rowley, Mass.
      • As a freshman center forward, Maddi Berthoud is an all-around contributor up top for the Warriors. Last week Berthoud set up her teammates to score goals with three assists and also scored a pair of goals herself. She has 11 goals and eight assists on the season for a total of 30 points. She is third in the GSAC in points and assists. She is also fifth in the GSAC in goals.
  • October 31, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Haley Magana - Vanguard
      • Freshman - 5-5 - Goalkeeper - Los Alamitos, Calif.
      • Haley Magana tallied eight saves as No. 9 Vanguard recorded two wins, including a shutout, last week. The freshman goalkeeper has allowed only five goals all season and only three in conference play. Magana has contributed to 12 shutout victories in 17 matches.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Hayley Gonzalez - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-6 - Forward - Huntington Beach, Calif.
      • Hayley Gonzales turned on the after burners down the stretch of GSAC play and over the final week was key in Vanguard securing the GSAC Championship. The senior forward recorded two assists against San Diego Christian before scoring the game winner and championship-winning goal on Senior Day against The Master's.
  • November 7, 2016
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Jessica Zubia - The Master's
      • Senior - 5-6 - Goalkeeper - Bakersfield, Calif.
      • Goalkeeper Jessica Zubia, who also earned all-conference honors earlier in the week, tallied three saves for The Master's University in the GSAC Tournament first round game. Notably, Zubia outlasted Hope International in the penalty kick round of the thrilling match by stopping two Royal shots.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Kira Nemeth - Westmont
      • Freshman - 5-3 - Forward - San Clemente, Calif.
      • Kira Nemeth did not enter the GSAC Tournament first round game until the start of the second overtime period. Twenty-two seconds later, she scored the game's only goal to advance No. 11 Westmont to the semifinals.