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Sullivan named first-team All-American in soccer by NSCAA

 

Stanford women's soccer sophomore Andi Sullivan was named a National Soccer Coaches Association of America first-team All-American, it was announced Friday.

Sullivan is the 14th first-team All-American in program history and the first since Alina Garciamendez and Rachel Quon earned honors in 2012.

The sophomore co-captain was named one of 15 semifinalists for the MAC Hermann Trophy -- an annual award given to the nation's best player -- and an NSCAA first-team All-Pacific Region selection earlier this week.

Sullivan is the only Pac-12 representative on the All-America first team and is one of five Pac-12 players to receive All-America recognition. She is the only sophomore and one of two underclassmen on the first team.

Sullivan is an elite two-way player, leading Stanford in points (12), goals (5) and game-winning goals (3) for a majority of the season while also leading one of the nation's best defenses as a holding midfielder. She started every game and played all but 37:30 minutes during the season.

Sullivan led the Cardinal to an undefeated conference season and Pac-12 title, was an All-Pac-12 First Team selection and earned Player of the Week honors during the season from the Pac-12 and TopDrawerSoccer. Academically, she earned the first Pac-12 All-Academic honor of her career.

Sullivan was named Freshman of the Year in 2014 by Soccer America, TopDrawerSoccer and the Pac-12. She was the youngest player on the 2014 U.S. FIFA U-20 Women's World Cup team and captained the team to the championship.

In other soccer news, Sullivan joined four teammates on the NSCAA All-Pacific Region team.

Four Cardinal players earned first-team recognition, including Sullivan, Maddie Bauer, Jane Campbell and Haley Rosen. Freshman Alana Cook earned second-team honors.

Stanford's four first-team regional selections are the most of any program in the nation and its five honors are the most in the Pacific region.

— Stanford Athletics

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