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2015 Women's Soccer Awards

2015 Women's Soccer GSAC Co-Champions

2015 Women's Soccer GSAC Tournament Champion

2015 Women's Soccer All-GSAC Team
Athlete School Year Position Hometown
Jocelyn Aguilar-Lira Menlo Sr. Forward San Jose, Calif.
Danielle Allen Vanguard Jr. Forward Mountain View, Calif.
Lauren Aronson Vanguard So. Defender Henderson, Nev.
Madyson Brown Biola Fr. Defender Salem, Ore.
Jessie Burns Biola Jr. Midfielder Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Kristin Damon Hope International Sr. Defender Alta Loma, Calif.
Bianca Fard Hope International Sr. Defender Anaheim, Calif.
Sophie Fuller Westmont Jr. Defender Orinda, Calif.
Lynnae George The Master's Fr. Forward Mill Creek, Wash.
Alejandra Gonzalez San Diego Christian Sr. Midfielder Bell Gardens, Calif.
Asia Kleinmeyer Vanguard Sr. Defender Las Flores, Calif.
Brooke Lillywhite Westmont Jr. Midfielder Huntington Beach, Calif.
Jackie Lopez Westmont So. Forward Santa Barbara, Calif.
Madison Lopp Vanguard So. Forward Anaheim Hills, Calif.
Alison Marlow William Jessup Fr. Goalkeeper Huntington Beach, Calif.
Vivian Oray San Diego Christian Jr. Forward Nairobi, Kenya
Alanna Richards Westmont So. Midfielder Oceanside, Calif.
Xochitl Sandoval Hope International Sr. Forward Tustin, Calif.
Kelsey Steck Westmont Sr. Forward Valencia, Calif.
Tara Struiksma The Master's Sr. Defender Ontario, Calif.
Kaylin Swart Menlo So. Goalkeeper Port Elizabeth, South Africa
Taylor Venegas Biola Jr. Forward Castaic, Calif.
Samantha Verduzco Biola So. Forward Hacienda Heights, Calif.
Kayla White Biola Jr. Defender Las Vegas, Nev.

2015 Women's Soccer GSAC Annual Awards
Award Name School
GSAC Player of the Year Kelsey Steck Westmont
GSAC Newcomer of the Year Madyson Brown Biola
GSAC Coach of the Year Erin Brunelle Biola

2015 Women's Soccer GSAC Scholar-Athletes
Athlete School Year Major
Jessica Burns Biola Jr. Psychology
Kristin Damon Hope International Sr. Elementary Education
Raquel DeJesus Menlo Sr. Psychology
Kathryn Delgado Vanguard Sr. Kinesiology
Breana DuHamel Arizona Christian Sr. Elementary Education
Kaitlynn Durham Westmont Sr. Kinesiology
Sophie Fuller Westmont Jr. Kinesiology
Whitney Gomillion The Master's Jr. Communication
Angela Hook Vanguard Sr. Kinesiology
Kinley Kane The Master's Jr. Communication
Asia Kleinmeyer Vanguard Sr. Business Administration
Kelsey Kukaua The Master's Jr. Communication
Kristen Lum Vanguard Jr. Biology
Amanda Massey San Diego Christian Sr. Psychology
Ashley McCutcheon Vanguard Sr. Kinesiology
Tara McNaught Hope International Sr. Criminal Justice
Taylor Morrow Menlo Sr. Business Management
Ashleigh Nelin Menlo Jr. Accounting
Vivian Oray San Diego Christian Jr. Kinesiology
Carly Richardson Westmont Sr. Kinesiology
Michelle Sandage William Jessup Jr. Psychology
Samantha Schmidt San Diego Christian Sr. English
Bailey Seltzer Arizona Christian Sr. Behavioral Health
Kaycee Smith Vanguard Sr. Marketing
Tara Struiksma The Master's Sr. Liberal Studies
Kaitlyn Swift Westmont Sr. Kinesiology
Mariah Ziemer Biola Jr. Studio Arts


  • September 7, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Catherine Newberry - Biola
      • Sophomore - 5-6 - Defender - Anaheim, Calif.
      • Catherine Newberry played all 100 minutes as Biola held NCAA DII opponent Cal State University San Marcos scoreless and without a single shot in OT to stay undefeated. The Biola Eagles carry a record of 3-0-1 after their first two weeks of play.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Xochitl Sandoval - Hope International
      • Senior - 5-2 - Midfielder - Tustin, Calif.
      • Xochital Sandoval netted four goals on the week for the Royals. The senior forward helped take down Soka and Chapman University, scoring two goals in each game.
  • September 14, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Katherine Koury - San Diego Christian
      • Senior - 5-5 - Goalkeeper - Santa Clarita, Calif.
      • Katherine Koury registered a school-record 20 saves against Marymount for a double overtime tie against the Mariners. Koury then had two saves in the clean-sheet win against Soka. The senior goalkeeper holds a record of 3-1-1 on the season.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Danielle McCarthy - Menlo
      • Junior - 5-1 - Forward - Sacramento, Calif.
      • Junior Danielle McCarthy had a breakout week for the Oaks, notching her first hat trick of the season in a 5-0 win over Sierra Nevada. She followed it up with a two-goal effort against Providence Christian. McCarthy moved into a tie for third place in goals all-time at Menlo College with 23.
  • September 21, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Miranda Flores - Hope International
      • Junior - 5-6 - Midfielder - Whittier, Calif.
      • Miranda Flores was a key part in denying Marymount California scoring opportunities. Flores played 96 of the 110 minutes and helped Hope International enter conference play unbeaten for the first time since 2007. Flores also is a key part of the defense that has allowed only one goal on the year and has posted five shutouts.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Vivian Oray - San Diego Christian
      • Junior - 5-5 - Forward - Nairobi, Kenya
      • Vivian Oray tallied five goals and four assists in two games last week helping the Hawks improve to 5-1-1 on the season. The junior's eight goals and five assists on the season lead all GSAC players heading into conference play.
  • September 28, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Angela Brown - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-7 - Defender - Menifee, Calif.
      • Angela Brown led the Westmont defense that allowed just one goal in two Golden State Athletic Conference wins last week. Brown provides great distribution out of the back, organizes and adds composure to the defense.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Danyelle Allen - Vanguard
      • Junior - 5-8 - Forward - San Clemente, Calif.
      • Danyelle Allen led No. 12-ranked Vanguard to a 2-0 week and the top of the GSAC standings. In a match up with the then 13th-ranked The Master's College, Allen scored both goals in the match. This was her fourth game winning goal which ranks her 3rd in the nation. She is fifth in the conference with 6 goals in 8 outings.
  • October 5, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Kayla Jensen - Hope International
      • Freshman - 5-4 - Goalkeeper - Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
      • Kayla Jensen made nine saves to ensure a 1-0 road game shutout victory for Hope International which upset No. 12 Vanguard. Jensen earned her third shutout victory of the season with the win.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Kelsey Steck - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-7 - Forward - Valencia, Calif.
      • Kelsey Steck provided the No. 9 Warriors three goals last week in a 2-2 tie with Biola and a win against Arizona Christian. The senior leads the Warriors in both goals (8) and points (20). Her shots-on-goal percentage for the season is .556.
  • October 12, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Marina Rodriguez - Biola
      • Senior - 5-6 - Goalkeeper - Menifee, Calif.
      • Marina Rodriguez recorded two conference wins last week, which both came by shutout. The senior goalkeeper from Menifee had five saves on the week and has helped the Eagles get into second place in the conference standings just two points behind first place Westmont.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Madison Lopp - Vanguard
      • Sophomore - 5-7 - Forward - Anaheim, Calif.
      • Against San Diego Christian, Madison Lopp paced Vanguard to the tune of four goals. She is the leading scorer for the Lions and is tied for the GSAC leader in goals scored.
  • October 19, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Kaylin Swart - Menlo
      • Sophomore - 5-8 - Goalkeeper - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
      • Sophomore keeper Kaylin Swart posted a pair of shutouts in conference play for Menlo. Swart made four saves including a huge penalty kick save to keep the shutout intact against No. 21-ranked The Master's and lead the Oaks to their first victory over a ranked NAIA opponent in program history. She followed it up with another 90 minutes of shutout soccer in a 3-0 win over Arizona Christian.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Kelsey Steck - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-7 - Forward - Valencia, Calif.
      • Kelsey Steck scored the goal winner for No. 8-ranked Westmont against top-ranked Lindsey Wilson in the 10th minute, heading in a corner kick from Angela Brown. In the 80th minute, the senior forward recorded an assist on the Warriors' third goal which sealed the victory. Against No. 15-ranked Vanguard, Steck scored on a loose ball in front of the Lion's goal in the 19th minute. She recorded an equalizer in the 81st minute when she scored off a cross from Haley Parzonko. Steck is tied with San Diego Christian's Vivian Oray for the most goals in the conference this season (11).
  • October 26, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Kaycee Smith - Vanguard
      • Senior - 5-9 - Goalkeeper - Moreno Valley, Calif.
      • Kaycee Smith was excellent in the upset win against No. 11-ranked Biola early in the week. She stopped 5 shots as Biola launched 11 attempts. In the rout of Arizona Christian, Smith was flawless in one half of play.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Katherine Day - San Diego Christian
      • Junior - 5-8 - Forward - Jamul, Calif.
      • Katherine Day, a junior forward, tallied two goals and an assist, including the game winner against Hope International last week.
  • November 2, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Marina Rodriguez - Biola
      • Grad Student - 5-6 - Goalkeeper - Menifee, Calif.
      • Marina Rodriguez only had to defend two shots on Saturday, but she did well to keep a clean sheet over the Firestorm. Her two saves clinched a 1-0 win for the Eagles and earned Biola a share of the 2015 GSAC Championship. It was the 9th shutout of the season for Biola.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Kelsey Steck - Westmont
      • Senior - 5-7 - Forward - Valencia, Calif.
      • Playing on Senior Day, Kelsey Steck tied a team record, scoring five goals against San Diego Christan after scoring two goals at Hope International earlier in the week. For the week, she took 22 shots, placing 11 on goal (50.0%) and scoring on 7 (31.8%). Steck leads the Warriors with 19 goals on the season, which ties for fifth on the team's season scoring records.
  • November 9, 2015
    • Defensive Player of the Week
      • Kaylin Swart - Menlo
      • Sophomore - 5-8 - Goalkeeper - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
      • Kaylin Swart had a huge game for Menlo in a double-overtime, 12 round shootout draw at The Master's College in the opening round of the GSAC tournament. Swart made nine saves during regulation then was between the posts during the marathon penalty kick session, making the critical final save to seal the deal, with Menlo advancing 11-10 on penalty kicks. She also was called upon to take a PK, which she promptly buried.
    • Offensive Player of the Week
      • Haley Bruce - Vanguard
      • Freshman - 5-4 - Defender - San Diego, Calif.
      • In the first round of the GSAC Tournament, freshman defender Haley Bruce put the Lions on her back as she scored the first two goals of the game to push Vanguard into the semifinals with a 3-0 win against San Diego Christian. This is the first multi-goal game as a Lion.