COLLEGE: 2005 Soccer America Women's Awards

2005 Women's Player of the Year

Christine Sinclair, Portland

In a season marked by exceptional individual performances, Sinclair stood out, setting an NCAA Division I record for goals in a season with 39. Her last two goals came in PortlandÆs 4-0 victory over UCLA in the WomenÆs College Cup final. The title was the second for Sinclair, who led UP to the 2002 championship.

2005 Women's MVPs

Danesha Adams, UCLA

The sophomore midfielder out of Ohio emerged as one of the biggest threats in college soccer. She set an NCAA Tournament record with four goals against Virginia.

Lori Chalupny, North Carolina

The senior midfielder from St. Louis finished her career with her third straight selection to the SA MVPs. She helped the Heels win their 17th ACC title in 19 years.

Sarah Huffman, Virginia

Another repeat selection, the senior midfielder led the Cavaliers in assists with eight and ended her Cavalier career with 28 career assists, the second most in school history.

Lindsey Huie, Portland

A member of the SA All-Freshman team in 2002 and an SA MVP in 2003, Huie, a midfielder, closed out her college career with a second national championship.

Sel Kuralay, Florida State

The 2004 Australian Olympian was just one of several first-year players to have a big impact on the Seminoles program. The junior forward led FSU with 16 goals and 41 points.

Stephanie Lopez, Portland

After redshirting to play in the USA at the U-19 WomenÆs World Championship, Lopez, a sophomore, returned to anchor the UP defense that allowed only nine goals in 25 games.

Erin McLeod, Penn State

The Canadian senior played a big role in the LionsÆ unbeaten season. One of her 12 shutouts came in the semifinal shootout loss to Portland.

Jill Oakes, UCLA

The senior from nearby West Hills, Calif., led the Bruin defense that posted five straight shutouts en route to its second straight appearance in the womenÆs final.

Christine Sinclair, Portland

The Canadian star finished her career with 110 goals, second most in NCAA Division I history, and 25 post-season goals, an NCAA record.

Katie Thorlakson, Notre Dame

The 2004 SA Player of the Year led the nation in 2005, her senior season, with 35 assists (second most in NCAA history) and finished second nationally with 71 points.

Tiffany Weimer, Penn State

The senior from North Haven, Conn., led Penn State with 32 goals and tied Sinclair for the new NCAA record for consecutive games with a goal (17).

2005 Women's Coach of the Year

Mark Krikorian, Florida State

The former WUSA coach left his job as the U.S. U-19 womenÆs national team coach to lead the Seminoles, unranked in the preseason, to the NCAA Division I semifinals.

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