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Dahlkemper, Stanford's LaBonta are soccer All-Americans

 

UCLA senior defender Abby Dahlkemper of Menlo Park was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team All-American on Friday.

The Sacred Heart Prep grad, who led the Bruins to the national title last season, made the first team for a third time -- the only player so honored.


Stanford's Lo'eau LaBonta was a second-team All-American on the NSCAA honor squad. Photo by Stanford Athletics.
Meanwhile, Stanford senior midfielder Lo'eau LaBonta was named to the second team.

LaBonta, a captain from Rancho Cucamonga, became the 26th Stanford player to be named to the All-America team by the NSCAA. Those players have combined for 39 All-America honors. This is LaBonta's first All-America selection.

In addition, LaBonta is among four Stanford players named to the NSCAA All-Pacific Region team along with Dahlkemper, a first-team pick.

LaBonta and senior forward Chioma Ubogagu were first-team selections, and sophomore goalkeeper Jane Campbell and freshman midfielder Andi Sullivan were named to the second team.

The Stanford players will be in action Friday (4:30 p.m. PT; ESPNU) when Stanford (20-1-3) plays Florida State (22-1-1) in the NCAA College Cup semifinals.

LaBonta, also a semifinalist for the Missouri Athletic Club's Hermann Trophy as collegiate soccer's best player, leads Stanford in goals (13) and points (31). She also has five assists and has been a strong leader and playmaker. Dahlkemper also is semifinalist for the award.

— Stanford Athletics/Palo Alto Online Sports

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