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Stanford women place five on All-Pac-12 hoop squads

 

Stanford juniors Erica McCall, Lili Thompson, Karlie Samuelson, sophomore Kaylee Johnson and freshman Marta Sniezek all received recognition from the league's coaches when the All-Pac-12, All-Defensive and All-Freshman teams were announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon.

McCall was named to both the All-Pac-12 squad and the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. Thompson earned her second straight All-Pac-12 accolade and also was voted Pac-12 All-Defensive honorable mention while Samuelson received an All-Pac-12 honorable mention nod. Johnson was a Pac-12 All-Defensive honorable mention pick and Sniezek landed on the Pac-12 All-Freshman honorable mention team.

McCall headlines the class with the first conference postseason honors of her career. She leads Stanford in rebounding (9.4) and blocks (2.1) and is second in scoring (14.1). Fifteen of her 17 career double-doubles have come this season and McCall ranks 14th nationally in that category.

Thompson earned her second selection to the All-Pac-12 squad in her junior season. She is Stanford's leading scorer at 14.4 points per game and tops the team in assists with 3.5 per game, both marks ranking 10th in the league. Against Colorado on Jan. 10, Thompson became the 36th Stanford player to surpass 1,000 career points.

Samuelson is 62 of 137 from behind the arc this season and is fifth in the nation in 3-point field goal percentage (.453). A career 40.7 percent 3-point shooter, Samuelson has made 135 from deep in her career. Eighty percent (483-of-626) of her career points have come on 3-pointers (405) and free throws (95).

Johnson is fifth in the league averaging 1.6 blocks per game. She has come on strong in the past 22 games, averaging 7.4 points on 53.8 percent shooting (64-of-119) to go along with 7.4 rebounds. Johnson opened the year averaging 1.1 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 22.2 percent from the floor in the Cardinal's first eight. She has scored at least 10 points nine times in those 22 games after doing it all of six times as a freshman.

First-year point guard Sniezek rounded out Stanford's honorees. She is averaging 4.0 assists in Stanford's past nine games with a 2.2 assist-to-turnover ratio. In the first 20 games of the year, the freshman was handing out 1.8 assists and owned an assist-to turnover ratio of 0.9. On the year, she is averaging 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists.

Former Stanford play, Charli Turner Thorne, meanwhile, was named the John R. Wooden Pac-12 Coach of the Year. In her 19th season as Arizona State's head coach, Turner Thorne earns the honor after leading ASU to a share of the Pac-12 regular-season title and a top-10 national ranking for most of the season.

ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE

Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown

Jillian Alleyne *** Oregon F Sr. Fontana

Kristine Anigwe California F Fr. Phoenix, Ariz.

Sophie Brunner ** Arizona State F Jr. Freeport, Ill.

Jordin Canada UCLA G So. Los Angeles

Elisha Davis Arizona State G Sr. Oakland

Temi Fagbenle USC F Sr. Ibadan, Nigeria

Nirra Fields *** UCLA G Sr. Montreal, Canada

Ruth Hamblin ** Oregon State C Sr. Houston, B.C.

Katie Hempen Arizona State G Sr. Highland, Ill.

Erica McCall Stanford F Jr. Bakersfield

Kelsey Plum *** Washington G Jr. Poway, Calif.

Emily Potter Utah F So. Winnipeg, Texas

Lili Thompson ** Stanford G Jr. Mansfield, Texas

Jamie Weisner ** Oregon State G Sr. Clarkston, Wash.

Sydney Wiese *** Oregon State G Jr. Phoenix, Ariz.

**two-time All-Pac-12 honoree; ***three-time All-Pac-12 honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Monique Billings, UCLA (F, So.); Maite Cazorla, ORE (G, Fr.); Paige Crozon, UTAH (G, Jr.); Borislava Hristova, WSU (F, Fr.); Courtney Jaco, USC (Compton, Calif.); Kennedy Leonard, COLO (G, Fr.); Chantel Osahor, WASH (C, Jr.); Lexi Petersen, ORE (G, Sr.); Courtney Range, CAL (F, Jr.); Danielle Rodriguez, UTAH (G, Sr.); Karlie Samuelson, STAN (G, Jr.); Jamee Swan, COLO (F, Sr.); Talia Walton, WASH (F, Sr.)

ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM

Name School Pos. Hometown

Kristine Anigwe California F Phoenix, Ariz.

Kennedy Burke UCLA G Northridge

Maite Cazorla Oregon G Las Palmas, Spain

Borislava Hristova Washington State F Varna, Bulgaria

Kennedy Leonard Colorado G

Southlake, Texas

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Sabrina Haines, ASU (G, Fr.); Katie McWilliams, OSU (G, Fr.); Alexis Robinson, COLO (G, Fr.); Marta Sniezek, STAN (G, Fr.); Asha Thomas, CAL (G, Fr.)

ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM

Name School Pos. Yr. Hometown

Jillian Alleyne ** Oregon F Sr. Fontana.

Jordin Canada UCLA G So. Los Angeles

Elisha Davis Arizona State G Sr. Oakland.

Ruth Hamblin *** Oregon State C Sr. Houston, B.C.

Eric McCall Stanford F Jr. Bakersfield

** two-time All-Defensive team honoree

*** three-time All-Defensive team honoree

HONORABLE MENTION (receiving at least one point): Kristine Anigwe, CAL (F, Fr.); Sophie Brunner, ASU (F, Jr.); Temi Fagbenle, USC (F, Sr.); Gabby Green, CAL (G, So.); Caila Hailey, WSU (G, So.); Gabriella Hanson, OSU (G, Jr.); Nirra Fields, UCLA (G, Sr.); Kaylee Johnson, STAN (F, So.); LaBrittney Jones, ARIZ (F, Jr.); Kelsey Moos, ASU (F, Jr.); Emily Potter, UTAH (F, So.); Danielle Rodriguez, UTAH (G, Sr.); Lili Thompson, STAN (G, Jr.); Talia Walton, WASH (F, Sr.); Jamie Weisner, OSU (G, Jr.)

— Stanford Athletics

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