Sullivan named Player of the Year in Pac-12 women's soccer


Stanford junior Andi Sullivan was named Pac-12 Player of the Year and Paul Ratcliffe earned Coach of the Year honors in women's soccer, the conference announced Tuesday.

Stanford, which earned the overall No. 1 seed for the NCAA tournament that begins Friday with a home match against Houston Baptist at 7 p.m., earned three first-team honors, three second-team honors, a pair of honorable mention and an all-freshman team selection.

Sacred Heart Prep grad Tierna Davidson was named to the all-freshmen team while defender Maddie Bauer and goalkeeper Jane Campbell joined Sullivan on the first team.

Davidson, Alana Cook and Kyra Carusa were named to the second team and Jordan DiBiasi and Teagan McGrady were honorable mention.

Sullivan, a member of the 2016 MAC Hermann Trophy Preseason Watch List, helped Stanford win the Pac-12 championship. She leads the league in total points with 29 and an average of 1.71 points per game.

Sullivan scored 11 goals on the season and is tied for second in the conference. Of her 11 goals, three were game-winning goals. The junior also distributed seven assists. She was the leader of a prolific offense that leads the conference in goals (47), points (131), and goals per game (2.47).

For the seventh time in the last nine years, Ratcliffe has been named Pac-12 Coach of the Year.

This year, he led a Cardinal program that earned its sixth Pac-12 title in the last eight years. Ratcliffe's squad earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament for the third-straight year, posting a 17-1-1 overall record and going 10-1 in Pac-12 play. Stanford has the third-best won-loss-tied percentage in the country on the year at .917.

— Palo Alto Online Sports


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