BOISE, Idaho Junior defender Patrice Godwin earned her first career WAC postseason honor, being named to the All-WAC second team, the Western Athletic Conference announced Wednesday night.
Godwin’s honor marks the third consecutive season Nevada has had at least one player named to All-WAC post season team.
Godwin, a native of Reseda, Calif., has started all 17 matches for Nevada this season and has helped anchor a defense that has recorded three shutouts. She has played a team-high 1544 minutes for Nevada this season out of a possible1550 minutes. Godwin recorded her first career assist earlier this season against Arizona.
Nevada, who earned the sixth seed in this year’s WAC Tournament, will open tournament play tomorrow at 3 p.m. MT against #3 Fresno State. The winner of the Nevada/Fresno State game will face #2 Boise State on Friday at 3 p.m. MT. The championship match is scheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. MT with the winner earning the conference’s automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Nevada is the defending WAC Tournament Champion and made its first NCAA appearance in program history in 2006.
F Ambree Ako, So., Hawaii
F Taryn Fukuroku, Jr., Hawai’i
F Shannon Saxton, Fr., Boise State
MF Jessica Domingo, Sr., Hawai’i
MF Abby Hunt, Sr., Utah State
MF Amanda Reyes, Sr., Fresno State
MF Alison Sill, Jr., Fresno State
D Tehane Higa, Jr., Hawai’i
D Nicole Mikula, Fr., Hawai’i
D Lindsey Smart, So., Utah State
GK Kaitlyn Revel, Fr., Fresno State
F Candice Clark, Jr., Utah State
F Nicole Gutierrez, Jr., Fresno State
F Lauren Hansen, Fr., Utah State
MF Brittany Dugger, Sr., Boise State
MF Erin Wofford, Sr., Boise State
MF Jackie Zabek, Sr., San Jose State
D Andrea Alires, Sr., Fresno State
D Chelsea Deptula, Fr., Hawai’i
D Selena Gill, Jr., Fresno State
D Patrice Godwin, Jr., Nevada
GK Kori Lu, Jr., Hawai’i
Offensive Player of the Year: Ambree Ako, So., F, Hawai’i
Defensive Player of the Year: Tehane Higa, Jr., D, Hawai’i
Freshman of the Year: Shannon Saxton, Fr., F, Boise State
Coach of the Year: Pinsoom Tenzing, Hawai’i