Willis Earns Women's Soccer First-Team All-American Nod
University of Redlands senior midfielder Becky Willis (Escondido, CA) earned NSCAA/adidas® Women's Division III First-Team All-American accolades following an outstanding 2008 season in the Bulldog midfield, according to an announcement by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA).
This marks the first occasion in program history that a Bulldog women's soccer student-athlete has landed on the First-Team All America.
Willis led the women's soccer team this year in assists with eight and tied for the team lead in goals with eight for a total of 24 points. Her eight assists tied Marissa Santa Cruz's program record for assists in a season. For her dominance in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC), Willis earned the SCIAC Player of the Year award.
In 2007, she picked up a spot on the All-American Second Team following a campaign where she scored five goals and contributed two assists. Only three other members of the 2008 First-Team All America have earned past NSCAA All-American honors.
For a complete list of the honorees from all collegiate divisions, visit the NSCAA online at http://www.nscaa.com/ and click on the "Awards, Rankings and Results" tab.
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